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The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 10, 2020 1k votes 394 voters 26.5k views 21 items

List Rules Only science fiction (not fantasy) television shows that premiered their first season in 2019.

UPDATED: Check out The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows of 2020!

The best sci-fi shows of 2019 have a lot to live up to. The previous year's selection of science fiction series set new standards of innovation and awe, but the great sci-fi series released in '19 are ready to live up to them. From horror to action to superheroes and drama, the newest sci-fi on TV is ready to rock your world and the worlds beyond.

Aliens and Area 51 may be one of the most classic sci-fi concepts and it's got a new spin with the drama Roswell, New Mexico. If you like your science fiction as speculative setup, the mysterious cause that created the superhero characters of The Umbrella Academy may be more your speed. The new sci-fi shows of 2019 also include action shows like Halo and speculative horror with NOS4A2, as well as some of the most exciting sci-fi shows in 2019.

Vote up your favorite 2019 sci-fi shows from the list below, and vote down those that just didn't work for you. You can also add any new shows that may have not made the list. Then check out what new sci-fi series are airing in 2020.

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Disney+

Genres (Tv): Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction

The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. Taking place after the events in Return of the Jedi, but ...more
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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
matthew.murfitt added Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Sci-Fi

The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more
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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more
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Halo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Pablo Schreiber, Yerin Ha

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Action

Halo (Showtime, 2019) is a sci-fi action television series based on the video game franchise.
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Another Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
stormac3 added Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair, Tyler Hoechlin

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Drama

Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin. An astronaut, Niko Breckinridge-Wallace (Katee Sackhoff) commands a crew on a mission to explore the ...more
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For All Mankind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones

Network: Apple TV+

Genres (Tv): Drama, Science fiction

For All Mankind (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American science fiction drama television series. The show explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: CBS All Access

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series based on the 1959 television series. An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various ...more
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Raising Dion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young, Sammi Haney

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Sci-fi, Drama

Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by Carol Barbee, based on the short film and comic book by Dennis Liu. A single mom must hide her young ...more
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NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Olafur Darri Olafsson

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Supernatural horror, Drama

NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami O'Brien, based on the novel by Joe Hill.After discovering a supernatural ability to unlock portals, ...more
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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn

Genres (Tv): Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina Adly Mackenzie. After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter (Jeanine Mason) ...more
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See is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Jason Momoa, Alfre Woodard, Yadira Guevara-Prip

Network: Apple TV+

Genres (Tv): Drama

See (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American science fiction drama television series. The show takes place in a future when the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ...more
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The Feed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Guy Burnet, Nina Toussaint-White, David Thewlis

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Drama, Psychological Thriller

The Feed (Amazon Video, 2019) is a British psychological thriller drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Nick Clark Windo. In a near future London, people’s minds are ...more
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V-Wars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriler, Horror, Vampires

V-Wars (Netflix, 2019) is a drama web television series based on the anthology. Dr. Luther Swann (Ian Somerhalder), enters a world of horror when a virus is released in ice melting due to ...more
15
Pandora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Priscilla Quintana, Ben Radcliffe, Raechelle Banno

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Action, Drama

Pandora (The CW, 2019) is an American science fiction action television series. Set in the year 2199, a young woman (Priscilla Quintana) who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space ...more
16
Wu Assassins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Iko Uwais, Katheryn Winnick, Byron Mann

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama

Wu Assassins (Netflix, 2019) is an American action television series. A young chef (Iko Uwais) discovers he is chosen to round up the powers of an ancient, supernatural, triad as the Wu
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Weird City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Levar Burton, Dylan O'Brien, Ed O'Neil

Network: YouTube Premium

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Sci-fi, Comedy

Weird City (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American comedy science fiction anthology web television series. In the not-too-distant future, the middle class has completely vanished, dividing the ...more
18
Osmosis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Osmosis Hugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer, Nicolas Van Beveren

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Drama

Osmosis (Netflix, 2019) is an upcoming French science fiction television drama. Set in near-future Paris, a new dating app called “Osmosis” can decode true love, digging deep into its users’ ...more
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Critters: A New Binge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Joey Morgan, Stephi Chin-Salvo, Bzhaun Rhoden

Network: Shudder

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy

Critters: A New Binge (Shudder, 2019) is an American horror-comedy television series and a reboot of the original franchise. Standing in the way of the outlaw Krites' plans are a group of high ...more
20
Love Alarm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Kim So-hyun, Song Kang, Jung Ga-ram

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Romantic Comedy, Comedy

Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the webtoon of the same name by Chon Kye-young. The story revolves around the societal disruption that ...more
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Carole & Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019
Miyuri Shimabukuro, Kana Ichinose, Sumire Uesaka

Network: Fuji TV, Netflix

Genres (Tv): Animation, Science Fiction

Carole & Tuesday (Fuji TV & Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese science fiction anime television series. The show is set fifty years in the future as humankind is migrating to Mars and young ...more