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.
Genres (Tv): Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, AdventureThe 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 colonized... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Adventure, Action, Science fictionThe 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
Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Adventure, FantasyThe Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.... more
Genres (Tv): Comedy drama, Science fictionThe Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship 400... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Science fiction, Horror, ThrillerStranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), a... more
Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Mystery, FantasyThe 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
Genres (Tv): Science fiction, DramaStar Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series,... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Science fictionWestworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild... more
Genres (Tv): Science fictionLost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in spacetime... more
Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Drama, AnthologyBlack Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker. The show features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Science fiction, AdventureThe 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Adventure, Science fiction, CrimeKilljoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as they... more
Genres (Tv): Anthology, Comedy, Horror, Science fiction, FantasyLove, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror,... more
Genres (Tv): Historical drama, Science fictionThe Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Science fiction, ThrillerCounterpart is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When lowly UN employee Howard Silk (J. K. Simmons) discovers his agency is guarding a gateway to a parallel... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Science fiction, AdventureMarvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 2013) is an American action drama superhero series created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel Comics organization... more
Genres (Tv): Adventure, Science fiction, DramaLegion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens)... more
Genres (Tv): Comedy dramaRussian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape from a... more
Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Sitcom, AnimatedFinal Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series created by Olan Rogers. An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark on... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Science fictionKrypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Adventure, FantasyThe Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant Gustin)... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, History, Science fiction, Action, RomanceFor 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
Genres (Tv): DocumentaryThe 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
Genres (Tv): Science fictionPandora (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
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Genres (Tv): Action, DramaWatchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof and based on the comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Set 34 years after the events... more