It doesn’t always look like that, butThe sci-fi TV library has a lot to offer – just make sure you browse its latest catalog. Amazon has selected the three best sci-fi series: Counterpart, i . Have you watched that essential trio yet? There are more great science fiction series worth trying.
Scroll down to see our best choices for the best sci-fi TV shows you can stream right now on Prime Video.
Night Sky is not the most interesting title, and the series does not reach the heavy science fiction that some people may be looking for. Although the series has a slow-burning mystery involving an alien planet, its greatest strength is the touching, sometimes surprisingly funny drama between the old couple, the most incredible protagonists. Faced with health problems, let alone dangerous new guests, Franklin and Irene York (huge JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek) do their best to design a portal to a mysterious, desolate planet.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022—)
The Star Trek series is just coming. Set in the decade before Star Trek: The original series, Strange New Worlds follows Captain Pike (Anson Mount) and the crew of the USS Enterprise as they bravely go where no one has been before. With a hint of episodic storytelling, narration and design from the previous series, Strange New Worlds brings a contemporary look to much-loved territory.
For exciting science fiction that asks you to turn on a wild theory generator, look no further than the Outer Range. The science fiction western is located on the ranch of the Abbott family, where Patriarch Royal (Josh Brolin) hides an almighty secret. When a foreigner comes to the city (Imogen Poots), he is forced to face his past, present and future, and not only in a metaphorical sense. Strange in a way you won’t expect, the Outer Range is a solid sci-fi trip worth holding on to.
This sci-fi horror focuses on a small town plagued by mysterious and terrifying events. When a family is lost, it is drawn into a nightmare that includes deadly creatures and equally deadly citizens. With enough intrigue to keep you and a strong protagonist in Sheriff Stevens Harold Perrineau, From is an attractive destination to spend time.
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (2022—)
This series, based on a Walter Tevis novel, has an amazing cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor plays an alien who lands on Earth in search of the help of a brilliant scientist, and Bill Nighy plays Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien who fell to Earth in a 1976 film adaptation. The role was originally played by David Bowie, and each episode in this sequel to the film is named after one of Bowie’s songs. More than a solid, fun series that is best watched without comparison to previous material. Although, if you’re not a fan of split timelines, beware.
Amazon saved The Expanse from the realm of canceled TVs, extending the series to six seasons. Thank God it is, because The Expanse is smart science fiction with realistic characters, high production values and a touch of detective noir. In the future in which humanity has colonized the solar system, a conspiracy threatens to start a cold war between the greatest powers. An antihero group is in the center. Look forward to more space western themes in consistently great later seasons.
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Comparisons of the Black Mirror are inevitable with this British series about technology that went wrong. Located in futuristic London, The Feed focuses on an implant that allows people to broadcast their lives without having to press a button on their phone. No, absolutely nothing goes wrong. The impressive cast consists of David Thewlis and Michelle Fairley. While not as sleek or deeply cut as Black Mirror, The Feed is still worth a look.
Upload’s design combines Black Mirror and The Good Place to provide a carefree view of virtual afterlife. In the near future, people could be placed in the digital sky, where they can still communicate with the living. Even when he is dead, computer programmer Nathan cannot run away from his superior girlfriend. Meanwhile, he helps solve what could have been his own murder. Occasionally a witty comedy set in an always intriguing digital space.
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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Prior to the 2005 film starring Martin Freeman, the classic science fiction franchise by Douglas Adams brought this cult 80s TV series. Making the most of visual tricks, the six-episode series successfully brought Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin to the small screens.
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People may not be quite original, but the assembled parts sing. A British family buys an artificially intelligent robot called “synth” to help them in a hectic life. This grounded approach to sensible, possibly dangerous robots is one of the greatest human forces. In the sweet center: an innocent relationship between the youngest daughter of the family and the elegant and efficient synthesizer Gema Chen Anita. The mystery draws the family to the origins of robots, who explore necessary philosophical themes such as humanity, pain, memories and reality.
Electrical substances (2017-2018)
Electric Dreams lives up to its name, each episode of the anthology series is a lively, sleek product teeming with ideas of its original material: The Works of Philip K. Dick. As with most anthologies, some episodes are better than others, but if you crave storytelling with Black Mirror-like settings, let this daydream pass you by.
The man in the tall castle (2015-2019)
The man in the high castle imagines an alternative history in which the Axis powers (Rome-Berlin-Tokyo) win World War II. Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, the series follows characters from the 60s who live in a parallel universe, where Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire control the United States. But impossible footage from film news about a world in which Germany and Japan are losing the war, causing a revolt of some, comes to the surface. To truly confirm his dystopia, The Man in the High Castle is hosted by producer Ridley Scott. Fully realized and with a focused plot, this is an amazing TV.
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Counterpart stars JK Simmons play against JK Simmons. Get excited about it for a moment. Set in Germany during the Cold War, the sci-fi thriller follows the humble office grumbling suppressed by his dark life. Then one day, he swings at work and meets himself, but a better version from a parallel world. Secrets, tense action and a masterful Simmons dual-lead performance make the Counterpart a must-see.
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Stories from the loop (2020—)
Not just another show about a small town where strange things happen, Tales from the Loop has layers beneath its beautiful surface. Based on the narrative art book by Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, the series is stunning to look at. Careful, symmetrical frames somehow give off a sense of painting. Interconnected citizens are similarly nuanced, their stories exploring loneliness, aging, and the impact of technology.
In many ways, Orphan Black is a show by Tatjana Maslany. Before it becomes a famous name thanks to the upcoming She-Hulk from Disney Plus, take a look at how it plays at least 14 characters in one series, including a hallucinating scorpion. Let it in for a second. Orphan Black sews smart science fiction concepts into a quick thriller, galloping with extra mystery and comedy in his stride. A must-see sci-fi series that explores the debate over nature and upbringing.
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