Top 15 Best Science Fiction Series to Watch on Netflix
Want to get out of our ordinary world, are you looking for the best Netflix sci-fi series? Teleportation, extraordinary power, space travel, interconnection… science fiction has various characteristics. Long before anyone thought of going to the moon, science fiction had already shown what lunar space looked like. It is known: a series of this kind are used to taking us out of our usual framework.
15 Best Sci-Fi Netflix Series
Are you ready to travel? Here are the 15 best Sci-Fi Series on Netflix. You haven’t seen any of them you must-see series if you like futuristic stories where technology has an important place.
1. Black mirror: the flip side of technology
Created by Charlie Brooker, a journalist from The Guardian, Black Mirror has been broadcast since December 4, 2011. Anthology TV series, it was a great success when it was released. Still, in progress, this science fiction series already has 5 seasons of 22 episodes.
Between the episodes of this series, there is only the idea that remains; the cast and the script are constantly changing. The general issue of this series is to show the relationship between man and technology. As technology keeps improving on a daily basis, Black Mirror tries to show the impact of it on society.
2. The OA: the angel who was blind
Atypical Science-fiction series, OA is a creation of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. It is a 2-season work with 16 episodes. It aired from December 16, 2016, to March 22, 2019. 7 years after disappearing, a young blind woman, Prairie Johnson, is mysteriously back.
Stranger thing, she is no longer blind as she was before her disappearance. More than her lost blindness, the young woman now refers to herself as the original angel (OA). It does not take more to intrigue others who wonder about the contexts of her disappearance and what she has become.
3. Dark, a journey through time every 33 years
German TV series of science fiction, Dark was broadcast three seasons of 26 episodes, from 1 st December 2007 to 27 June 2020. Created by Baran bo Odar, the series revolves around a complex plot. In the mysterious town of Winden, disappearances and strange events take place every 33 years. In 2019, the 12-year-old son of police officer Ulrich Nielsen, Mikkel passed away.
33 years earlier, in 1986, it was the young brother of the policeman who had disappeared under such mysterious circumstances. 4 other families were also affected by its events. Determined, the policeman and his colleagues embark on investigations to shed light on this repetitive story. Dark secrets will then emerge.
4. Stranger Things: Netflix’s Best Retro Sci-Fi Series!
This series whose first season was released in 2016 is already cult, so much so that a fourth season is scheduled for 2021! Created by the Duffer brothers, it perfectly blends horror sci-fi style with a touch of fantasy. This clever mix is inspired by cult films and series of the 80s and 90s salts of ET Extraterrestrial, the Goonies, Gremlins, Alien, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Terminator.
This Netflix sci-fi series takes us to 1983 in Hawkins, a fictional town in Indiana, United States. The story begins around the mysterious disappearance of Will Byers, a young boy of about ten. His friends then set out to find him and they will discover supernatural events linked to a parallel dimension where a watch nicknamed the Demogorgon reigns. The young boys will team up with “Eleven”, a strange young girl endowed with powers…
5. Snowpiercer: the dystopian series about a train in a frozen world
This series is an adaptation of the series of graphic novels “Le Transperceneige” and the film Snowpiercer by Bong Joon-Ho (2013). A dystopian and post-apocalyptic Netflix series created by Josh Friedman and Graeme Manson and part of our pick of the best 2020 series. Snowpiercer Season 2 is already slated for 2021.
The story takes us 7 years after the world became one vast frozen expanse where it is impossible to survive. The few survivors found refuge in a huge train of 1001 wagons which must imperatively remain in motion so as not to freeze. Aboard the survival train, a merciless class struggle reigns.
6. Star Trek Discovery: A Modern Series About The Sci-Fi Franchise
To face the competition Disney + which offers the entire Star Wars franchise, Netflix has bet on its side on the rival sci-fi franchise by resurrecting the Star Trek series. Broadcast since 2017, season 3 of “ Star Trek: Discovery ” has just been released. We already know that it will soon have the right to a season 4!
The series follows the famous USS Discovery and its crew as they face the return of the Klingons, a power-hungry alien people. Michael Burnham, the heroine of this saga, finds himself in the middle of a cold war unleashed after a century of peace.
7. Sense8: more than Homo Sapiens
American TV series of 2 seasons with 24 episodes, Sense8 is an original Netflix production created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, producers of Matrix. It aired from June 5, 2015, to June 8, 2018. Beyond the theme of science fiction, Sense8 is above all a plural series that explores unusual themes, including sexuality, politics, religion, gender, etc.
Sense8 is the story of 8 people scattered around the world, Kala, Nomi, Wolfang, Will, Lito, Capheus, Riley, Sun. These are 8 young people who have to share their sensory, intellectual, and emotional experiences by connecting remotely. Unfortunately, they will be hunted down by an obscure organization called BPO.
8. Orphan Black: a clone in search of other clones
Canadian TV series, Orphan Black is a production of Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. The series is made in 5 seasons of 50 episodes. It is not a Netflix original series, but the platform subsequently released it on July 21, 2015.
In Orphan Black, we follow the adventure of a young orphan and thief mother, Sarah Manning. One day, she witnesses the suicide of Detective Beth Childs who threw himself under a train. The catch, Beth looks exactly like Sarah. After learning that the suicide had a savings account, Sarah Manning decides to put herself in her shoes.
But the revelations that follow will be overwhelming. Indeed, Sarah learns in a time that she is not a twin of Beth, as she had thought, but her clone and that there are many others. She then decides to go looking for them.
9. Time travelers: back to the 21st century
Originally known as Travelers, Time Travelers is a Canadian-American TV series. Series of 3 seasons with 34 episodes, it was created by Brad Wright. It aired from October 17, 2016, to December 14, 2018.
In this series, the weather changes. The action takes place thousands of years in the future. Unfortunately, the last men on Earth are threatened and the survival of the human species in danger. For its survival, a team of “travelers” is sent back to the 21st century by a “transfer of consciousness”.
10. The 100: they’re back
Inspired by the same name as Kass Morgan, The 100 is an American TV series created by Jason Rothenberg. Still, in production, it already has 7 seasons of 96 episodes. A nuclear holocaust has ravaged Earth for 87 years. Since then, the survivors have returned to space stations. Years pass and vital resources are exhausted and the extinction of the human race is looming.
So, measures are recommended: the death penalty for the oldest, no more than one child per couple. But in the shadows, the managers of the stations send 100 minors back to Earth to see if it has become habitable again. They will have to fight for their lives, once on Earth.
11. Lost in space: a drifting family
Created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Lost in Space is an American television series in production. It already has 2 seasons, including 20 episodes. It is an adaptation of the eponymous 1965 series. We are in 2024 and life on earth is becoming almost unlivable. The men, therefore, leave the earth in the direction of the Proxima Centauri b. But not everything goes as planned.
12. Altered Carbon: the bionic resurrection
Aired from February 2, 2018 – February 27, 2020, this series is the work of Laeta Kalogridis. It is made up of 2 seasons, including 18 episodes. Between action, police, and science fiction, it has many assets to seduce adept SF series!
The scene takes place in the future. About 250 after his death, a rebellious man is brought back to life. In this futuristic world, the memory of men saved in order to be able to resuscitate them in a new body called an “envelope”. But in exchange for this resurrection, he must solve the murder of the richest man in the world. And to achieve this, the revenant will have to find allies.
13. Love, Death, and Robots: a series of animated short films
This adult animated series is produced by Joshua Donen, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller, and Tim Miller. It is made up of 18 episodes each with a different style and story. Susceptible yogurt, lycanthropic soldiers, rampaging robots, trash monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders, and bloodthirsty hell demons: all these beautiful people come together in 18 inadvisable animated shorts to sensitive souls.
14. Jessica Jones: Superheroine in spite of herself
Created by Melissa Rosenberg, Jessica Jones is inspired by the character of the same name from Marvel Comics. American TV series, it is composed of 3 seasons with 39 episodes. Mixing drama, detective, action, and science fiction, the series aired from November 20, 2015, to June 14, 2019.
Hard to turn the page. Jessica Jones has lived her life as a superhero poorly, she reaps post-traumatic stress that leads her to abandon this life. She then decides to open a detective agency. But impossible to turn the page, her old demons will quickly come back to haunt her.
15. 3%: a futuristic Brazil against a backdrop of dystopia and science fiction
Released in 2016, this Brazilian series by Pedro Aguilera and César Charlone (The City of God) is to be seen because it has received very good reviews. All 4 seasons are available on Netflix.
This Netflix sci-fi series plunges us into a futuristic society divided into two: on the one hand the rich (3% of the population) and on the other the poor. To change class and become rich, applicants compete for trials and are only allowed one chance. A lively social criticism that will make you reflect on the human condition.