The technological revolutions of the last twenty years have made some shows (and movies) outdated. Sci-fi and its special effects are a lot more sophisticated nowadays, on the other hand, and can even hold a mirror onto our contemporary use of technology. As such, recent sci-fi series are a very interesting genre to accustom to, even if you’re not into Star Wars. Here’s what’s been interesting (or still is) the last four years up to 2014. A few foreign sci-fi tv shows, but mainly British and American science fiction television. From your typical Dystopian, Cyberpunk and Space tv shows to more uncommon alternate history shows. Please note that many superhero or comic book shows are listed in that section of our website.
|science fiction TV series||2017|
|Popular actors||Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell & Rory Kinnear|
|Trending TV Series||The Whispers, Orphan Black & The Leftovers|
2017 releases - most anticipated science fiction TV series to watch
Star Trek: Discovery (Wednesday January 4, 2017)Creator Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman Actors Jason Isaacs
This upcoming Star Trek series will be set 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek series, and will take place in another time frame than the feature films....Read more
Altered Carbon (Wednesday January 4, 2017)Creator Laeta Kalogridis Actors Chris Conner
Netflix is getting into sci-fi. In Alter Carbon, humans can, 500 years from now, download their personalities into brand new bodies. A wealthy man who is about to die hires a private detective to investigate what really happens. ...Read more
Best science fiction TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016Best science fiction TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).
Black Mirror (Sunday December 4, 2011)Creator Charlie Brooker Cast Chris Martin Hill
A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology. Orwellian images of our future not only appear in books – BBC’s Black Mirror brilliantly paints a picture that is as shocking as it is near. Each episode introduces a new theme, cast and forecast. The dark side of life and technology is played out in near-future scenarios in which technology has quite a disputable influence. Most of these scenarios are not even fully improbable, which, along with the dramatic powerplay, constitutes it’s strength. The only bother in Black Mirror: its first episode is the best one by far, which make the following episodes seem inferior. Beyond that, an absolute must watch....Read more
Utopia (Tuesday January 15, 2013)Creator Dennis Kelly Cast Adeel Akhtar
A group of London youngsters seem to have an innocent passion: a cult graphic novel called Utopia. Their love for this book appears to be quite dangerous when two hitmen show up and slaughter everyone who might stand in the way of finding the manuscript of Utopia’s follow up. In a vast tempo, the series unfolds into a very interesting conspiracy-thriller, doused with plot-thickening turns and brutal violence. Utopia is well written, well casted and its cinematography is astonishing. In my opinion, it is one of the better shows made these last two years....Read more
The Leftovers (Sunday June 29, 2014)Creator Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta Cast Justin Theroux
How do people come to terms with the fact that two percent of the earth’s population has suddenly disappeared? Can they? HBO’s The Leftovers zooms in on a small community in a town called Mapleton dealing with this question, where it’s chief of police tries to maintain a grip on the community and his personal life. The story is told from a varied perspective, presenting several new mysteries without solving too much of them. HBO’s The Leftovers understandably has been met with mixed reviews. Its seriousness is sometimes tough to look at. Some storylines are simply annoying. The show is rewarding, however; lead actor Justin Theroux does a very good job carrying this unusual show....Read more
Fringe (Tuesday September 9, 2008)Creator J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Cast Anna Torv
Olivia Dunham is a FBI special agent with a complicated task: she needs to look into weird stuff, together with a scientist, his son and a junior FBI agent . Whilst doing so, they come across connections to their own lives and a paralel universe. Yes, that sounds like The X-files, but The Fringe clearly found it's own voice. Very recommendable. ...Read more
Orphan Black (Saturday March 30, 2013)Creator John Fawcett, Graeme Manson Cast Tatiana Maslany
A young and streetwise woman witnesses the suicide of a girl that looks just like her. She then discovers that she’s been cloned, that she has many other clones spread throughout the world and that someone wants her dead. Naturally, malicious organizations and mystic key figures come across her long and surprising journey. ...Read more
Science Fiction genre statistics
|Familiar faces||Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell & Rory Kinnear|
|Trending shows||The Whispers, Orphan Black & The Leftovers|
89 science fiction TV series scheduled for release this year.
Talk about booming. The genre output has almost doubled in 7 years time. 2017 has still few releases, but more will be announced soon.