In 2020 we began living in the future. Even though 2020 didn't't turn out like science fiction predicted, there's no way the past could predict how great some of the most anticipated shows of 2020 would be. From favorite franchises and adaptations taking their stories to the small screen to new stories, 2020's science fiction TV shows and fantasy series were making today's future something to look forward to.
Snowpiercer is both an adaptation of a French comic book series and a reboot of the 2013 film's continuity, is a post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller that blends gorgeous imagery with a cold (both emotionally and climate-wise) future. Television adaptations of science fiction novel classics such as the Foundation series and Brave New World joined 2020's TV lineup alongside adaptations of much-loved fantasy novels such as The Watch and The Wheel Of Time.
But even with the anticipation of returns from shows such as Battlestar Galactica, there are new fantasy and sci-fi series to look forward to as well. The sci-fi comedy series Avenue 5 takes a humorous look at space tourism, while Raised By Wolves will bring the drama from creators Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski . There are also family-friendly fantasy and science fiction series such as The Fungies and Monsters At Work. The musical dramedy Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist also offers a more lighthearted take on the genre.
What new sci-fi and upcoming fantasy series were you looking forward to the most in 2020? Vote up the TV shows you couldn't wait to watch.
Genres: Action, Adventure, FantasyThe Wheel of Time (Amazon Video, 2021) is an American sci-fi fantasy television series based on the novels by Robert Jordan. Moiraine embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and women, and ...more
Genres: Drama, FantasyThe Lord of the Rings (Amazon Video, 2022) is an American fantasy television series based on the book series The Lord of the Rings. Set during the 3,441-year period, known as the Age of Númenor, or ...more
- Dune: The Sisterhood (HBO Max) is an American science fiction television series set in the 'Dune' universe. The series centers on the lives of the Bene Gesserit and will serve as a prequel to the ...more
Genres: Drama, Science FictionFoundation (Apple TV+, 2021) American science fiction television series based on the book series of the same name by Isaac Asimov. Foundation chronicles the thousand year saga of The Foundation, a ...more
- Battlestar Galactica (Peacock, 2020) is an American science fiction television series and the fourth series in the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The series will explore a new story within the ...more
- Event Horizon (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction horror television series and adaptation of the 1997 sci-fi horror film "Event Horizon." ...more
Genres: Horror, ThrillerThe Stand (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American apocalyptic horror drama television miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made ...more
Genres: Drama, Science FictionStar Trek: Picard (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American television series created by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman and it features the Star Trek character Jean-Luc ...more
Genres: Action, Adventure, FantasyAvatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix, 2022) is a live-action adaptation of the animated series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Aang and his friends fight to save the world by ...more
Genres: Science FictionRaised by Wolves (HBO Max, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski. Androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious ...more
Genres: Action, Drama, FantasyThe Watch (BBC America, 2021) is a fantasy police procedural television series based on the series of fantasy novels by Terry Pratchett. Misfit cops fight to save a ramshackle city of normalized ...more
Genres: Drama, Science FictionBrave New World (Peacock, 2020) is an American sci-fi dystopian drama series based on Aldous Huxley's book of the same name. A utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the ...more
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, FantasyCursed (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. Nimue (Katherine Langford), a teenage heroine with a ...more
Genres: Sci-FiGreen Lantern (HBO Max, 2021) is an American sci-fi live-action television series based on the DC character of the same name. The series depicts the adventures of a multitude of Lanterns, including ...more
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi,Fantasy, Post ApocalypticStation Eleven (HBO Max, 2021) is an American post-apocalyptic television miniseries based on the novel by Emily St. John Mandel of the same name. Survivors of a devastating flu pandemic try to ...more
Genres: DramaRagnarok (Netflix, 2020) is a television drama series created by Adam Price. A small Norwegian town experiencing warm winters and violent downpours seems to be headed for another Ragnarok — unless ...more
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, ThrillerDevs (FX, 2020) is a sci-fi thriller television series created by Alex Garland. A computer engineer (Sonoya Mizuno) investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes ...more
Genres: Science FictionUpload (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy satire television series created by Greg Daniels. In the future, Nathan (Robbie Amell) meets his early death, and is uploaded into ...more
Genres: Action, Drama, FantasyWarrior Nun (Netflix, 2020) is a supernatural drama television series created by Simon Barry, based on the comic book Warrior Nun Areala. After waking up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a ...more
- Demimonde (HBO, 2021), is an American science fiction drama television series created by J. J. Abrams. The show is centered around a world's battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. ...more
Genres: Action, Adventure, Animation, FantasyMasters of the Universe: Revelation (Netflix, 2021) is an American animated television series created by Kevin Smith, continuing the stories from the original 1983 animated TV series He-Man and the ...more
Genres: Drama, ThrillerneXT (Fox, 2020) is an American crime thriller, sci-fi drama television series. Brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO, Paul Leblanc (John Slattery), joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent (Fernanda ...more
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Science FictionAmazing Stories (Apple TV+, 2020) is an American fantasy anthology television series based on the 1985 television series of the same name created by Steven Spielberg. ...more
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Science FictionOctober Faction (Netflix, 2020) is an American supernatural drama web television series created by Damian Kindler, based on the comic series by Steve Niles and Damien Worm. The series follows the ...more
- Strange Adventures (HBO Max) is a superhero anthology television series based on the comic books of the same name. The series will feature characters from across the DC canon. ...more