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The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows in 2019

Updated January 10, 2020 12.8k votes 1.5k voters 54.6k views43 items

List RulesOnly science fiction television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that offer galactic levels of excitement.

UPDATED: Check out The Most Exciting Sci Fi TV Shows of 2020!

The most exciting sci-fi TV shows new or ongoing in 2019 are some of the most fun and entertaining to watch on television, but which is the most exciting new or returning show? Determining which science fiction TV series is the best isn't an easy task given the plethora of options available, but this list might make it just a bit easier. These days, with the use of digital streaming via multiple options such as Netflix, Hulu, and others, there is a ton of content available but which of these current sci-fi shows are the best of them all in terms of excitement?

For a science fiction series to be truly exciting, it has to be the kind that depicts more than just cool new tech, it has to show a conflict between one or more groups of people, aliens, robots, or whatever in which survival is key. The only way to find out which is the best is to vote up your favorite science fiction series below, but remember, this list is all about excitement! Which new sci-fi series available in 2019 is more exciting than the one below it? For this list, the series either has to be new to 2019 programming, or it has to be a pre-existing series with new episodes premiering in 2019.

Don't forget to add your favorite new or returning sci-fi show to the list if it's missing and vote for your favorites below! Then check out what exciting sci-fi series are back in 2020.

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  • 1
    The Expanse
    877
    111

    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Sci-Fi

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    The Mandalorian
    194
    21

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    The Boys
    362
    109

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    The Orville
    491
    215

    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Science fiction

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Stranger Things
    471
    209

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Umbrella Academy
    383
    162

    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Star Trek: Discovery
    511
    253

    Star Trek: Discovery

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones

    Genres (Tv)Science Fiction

    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek:... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Lost in Space
    430
    209

    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Westworld
    392
    186

    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Black Mirror
    292
    147

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    The 100
    365
    207

    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Action

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Killjoys
    265
    147

    Killjoys

    Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore

    Genres (Tv)Sci-Fi

    Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Love, Death & Robots
    218
    116

    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    Genres (Tv)Television anthology, Horror, Comedy, Fantasy, Science fiction

    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    The Man in the High Castle
    216
    117

    The Man in the High Castle

    Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans

    Genres (Tv)History, Drama, Dystopian, Thriller, Sci-fi

    The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Counterpart
    165
    82

    Counterpart

    J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller, Drama

    Counterpart is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    259
    157

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Adventure Film, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Legion
    219
    132

    Legion

    Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Action, Horror, Drama, Superhero

    Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Russian Doll
    165
    113

    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Final Space
    103
    67

    Final Space

    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Sci-fi, Comedy

    Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Krypton
    158
    124

    Krypton

    Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell

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

    Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    The Flash
    180
    150

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

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

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Future Man
    114
    87

    Future Man

    Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe
    Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    The Passage
    114
    97

    The Passage

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Watchmen
    34
    15

    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Swamp Thing
    94
    92

    Swamp Thing

    Andy Bean, Derek Mears

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Fantasy

    Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button