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The Most Anticipated New Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV Shows of 2021

Updated June 30, 2021 15.2k votes 1.9k voters 62.9k views32 items

List RulesVote up the science fiction shows and fantasy series you're most excited to watch in 2021.

The upcoming sci-fi and fantasy series of 2021 out of this world - literally. Some of the new science fiction TV shows and fantasy series in 2021 were supposed to premiere last year but didn't, making the most anticipated fantasy and sci-fi shows of 2021 even more anticipated. From new additions to favorite franchises to SFF literary favorites making their way to the small screen the upcoming science fiction and fantasy TV series are ready to fill your watch list. From streaming to network, which of the anticipated fantasy and sci-fi series are you most excited to see?

If you’ve been itching to spend more time in a galaxy far, far away, then Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+ is for you. Maybe you want your fantasy set closer to home? Both Trickster and the animated Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai are both set in a world just a little weirder than our own. But if high fantasy is your thing? Then don’t worry because Amazon’s The Lord Of The Rings is coming in 2021. Epics just as big are coming in 2021 for science fiction too, with the adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation on Apple TV+. And if you're just here for the comic book heroes, don't worry, both Green Lantern and Loki promise to make this year's sci-fi and fantasy super.

What new science fiction shows and upcoming fantasy series are you looking forward to the most in 2020? Vote up the TV shows you can't wait to watch.

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  • Photo: Foundation / Apple TV+
    Foundation (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 band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it....  more
    • Actors: Lee Pace, Jared Harris
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  • Photo: The Lord of the Rings / Amazon Video
    The Lord of the Rings (Amazon Video, 2021) 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 the Second Age, beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth....  more
    • Actors: Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Peter Mullan, Peter Tait, Cynthia Addai-Robinson
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  • Shadow and Bone (Netflix, 2021) is an American fantasy series created by Eric Heisserer and is based on the book series Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Set in the Grishaverse - a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country, but as she struggles to hone her power, thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are waging war against each other, and it will take more than magic to survive....  more
    • Actors: Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young
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  • Photo: Loki / Disney+
    Loki (Disney+, 2021) is an American television limited series based on the Marvel Comics' character Loki (Tom Hiddleston). The series follows the version of Loki who stole the Space Stone in 2012 during the events of Avengers: Endgame....  more
    • Actors: Tom Hiddleston
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