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.
- 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
- Moiraine takes five people on a journey, thinking one might be the reincarnation of the Dragon.
- In a world decimated by plague, Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors struggle to survive.
- Exiles embark on a journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of an empire.
- Event Horizon (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction horror television series and adaptation of the 1997 sci-fi horror film "Event Horizon."
- 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
- A group of misfit cops rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city.
- Two androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet.
- Survivors of a devastating flu attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world.
- Green 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
- Retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard steps into the next chapter of his life.
- A utopia's peace hinges upon control of monogamy, privacy and history itself.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix) 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
- Ragnarok (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
- The classic anthology series is reimagined to transport everyday characters into worlds of wonder.
- Teenage sorceress Nimue joins forces with young Arthur on a mission to save her people.
- The war for Eternia begins again in what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor.
- A young software engineer believes her employer is behind her boyfriend's murder.
- Cora embarks on a harrowing trip as she seeks true freedom while being hunted by a slave catcher.
- A young woman wakes up in a morgue with inexplicable powers.
- A man is able to choose his own afterlife after his untimely death.
- 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.
- 23In the near future, a company can pair people with their perfect partner based on their DNA samples.
- Demimonde (HBO, 2022), is an American science fiction drama television series created by J. J. Abrams. The show is centered around Olive Reed, who is torn away from her husband and daughter in a ...more
- Monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen tangle with evil -- and drama with their teenage twins.