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The Best New Sci-fi TV Shows Of 2019

Updated January 26, 2021 1.5k votes 455 voters 29.5k views21 items

List RulesOnly 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.

  • 1

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Adventure, Action, 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 before...  more
  • 2

    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy

    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 their...  more
  • 3

    The Twilight Zone

    Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Science fiction, Fantasy, Thriller

    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 tales...  more
  • 4

    The Passage

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    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 row...  more
  • 5

    Another Life

    Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science fiction, Thriller

    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
  • 6


    Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Action

    Halo (Showtime, 2022) is an American sci-fi action television series based on the video game franchise. Halo follows an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the...  more
  • 7

    For All Mankind

    Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman

    Genres (Tv)Drama, History, Science fiction, Action, Romance

    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....  more
  • 8

    Weird City

    Levar Burton, Dylan O'Brien

    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 city of...  more
  • 9


    Hugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction

    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’ brain...  more
  • 10


    Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal

    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, a...  more
  • 11

    The Unsettling

    Holly Taylor, Tequan Richmond

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

    The Unsettling (HBO Nordics, 2019) is an American crime fantasy horror mystery series created by Nick Maniatis, Adam Epstein, and Andrew Jacobsen. The series follows a young girl who arrives at a new...  more
  • 12


    Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Adventure, Action, Fantasy

    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 ways to...  more
  • 13

    Wu Assassins

    Iko Uwais, Byron Mann

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Martial arts

    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 Assassin....  more
  • 14

    Roswell, New Mexico

    Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy

    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) of...  more
  • 15

    Raising Dion

    Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science fiction, Children

    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 son's...  more
  • 16


    Priscilla Quintana, Oliver Dench

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction

    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
  • 17

    The Feed

    Guy Burnet, Nina Toussaint-White

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Thriller, Drama

    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
  • 18

    Carole & Tuesday

    Miyuri Shimabukuro, Kana Ichinose

    Genres (Tv)Music, Anime

    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 Carole (Miyuri...  more
  • 19


    Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes

    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 climate...  more
  • 20

    Love Alarm

    Kim Sohyun, Song Kang

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance

    Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the 2014 webtoon by Chon Kye-young. In a world in which an app alerts people if someone in the vicinity likes...  more
  • 21

    Critters: A New Binge

    Joey Morgan, Stephi Chin-Salvo

    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 school...  more