The science fiction TV library has a lot to offer – if you want to check out its latest catalog. Prime Video has chosen three of the best science fiction series: Counterpart, and . If you’ve seen this important trio before, there are other great science fiction series worth trying.
Scroll down to see our top picks for the best sci-fi TV shows you can currently stream on Prime Video.
For tricky science fiction that begs you to turn on your wild theory generator, look no further than Outer Range. The science fiction western takes place at the Abbey Family Ranch, where Patriarch Royal (Josh Brolin) is hiding an almighty secret. When a stranger comes to the city (Imogen Putz), he is forced to face his past, present and future, and not only in a metaphorical sense. Strange in ways you wouldn’t expect, Outer Range is a solid sci-fi trip worth sticking to.
This science fiction horror focuses on a small town tormented by mysterious and terrifying events. When a family is lost, they are sucked into a nightmare involving deadly creatures and equally deadly city dwellers. With enough intrigue to keep you hooked and a strong character in Harold Perino’s Sheriff Stevens, From is an attractive destination for spending time.
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The Man Who Fall to Earth (2022—)
This series, based on the Walter Tevis novel, includes a stunning cast: Chivetel Egiofor plays an alien who lands on Earth in search of help from a brilliant scientist, and Bill Nye plays Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien who fell to Earth in the 1976 film. adaptation. The role was originally played by David Bowie and each episode in this sequel 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, be careful.
Amazon saved The Expanse from the field of canceled television by increasing the series to six seasons. Thank God it happened because The Expanse is intelligent science fiction with realistic characters, high production values and a touch of detective noir. In a future in which humanity has colonized the solar system, a conspiracy threatens to start a cold war between the greatest powers. A group of antiheroes find themselves in the center. Expect more space western themes in the consistently excellent later seasons.
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Black Mirror comparisons are inevitable with this British series about technology that went wrong. Located in futuristic London, The Feed focuses on implants that allow people to broadcast their lives live without having to press a button on the phone. No, absolutely nothing went wrong. Impressive cast includes David Tulis and Michelle Fairley. Although not as polished or deeply cut as Black Mirror, The Feed is still worth a look.
The Upload plan combines Black Mirror and The Good Place to present a carefree look at the virtual afterlife. In the near future, people can be uploaded to the digital sky, where they can still interact with the living. Even when he is dead, computer programmer Nathan cannot escape from his powerful girlfriend. Meanwhile, he is helping to solve what may have been his own murder. Occasionally a witty comedy that unfolds in an eternally intriguing digital space.
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A Guide to the Hitchhiker’s Galaxy (1981)
Before the 2005 film starring Martin Freeman, Douglas Adams’ classic sci-fi franchise brought this cult 80’s TV series. Making the most of visual tricks, the six-episode series successfully brought Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian, Zaphod Beeblebrooks and Marvin to the small screen.
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People may not be completely original, but the assembled parts sing. A British family buys an artificially intelligent robot called a “synth” to help them with their busy lives. This sound approach to intelligent, possibly dangerous robots is one of the biggest strengths of humans. In the sweet center: an innocent relationship between the youngest daughter of the family and the elegant and effective synthesizer of Gemma Chan Anita. Mystery draws the family to the origins of robots, which explore the necessary philosophical topics such as humanity, pain, memories and reality.
Electric dreams (2017-2018)
Electric Dreams lives up to its name, each episode of the anthology series is a living, polished product that revolves around the ideas of its source material: the work of Philip K. Dick. As with most anthologies, some episodes are better than others, but if you want to tell stories with settings similar to Black Mirror, let that dream surpass you.
The man in the high castle (2015-2019)
The man in the high castle imagines an alternative story in which the Axis powers (Rome-Berlin-Tokyo) win World War II. Based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, the series follows characters from the 60’s who live in a parallel universe where Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire control the United States. But impossible newsreels appear for a world in which Germany and Japan are losing the war, leading some to revolt. To reveal his true anti-utopia, The Man in the High Castle is directed by producer Ridley Scott. Fully realized and with a focused plot, this is a fascinating television.
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Counterpart stars JK Simmons play against JK Simmons. Get excited about it for a second. Set in Germany during the Cold War, the sci-fi thriller follows a modest official grunt, dejected by his gloomy life. Then one day he shakes to work and meets himself, but a better version of a parallel world. The secrets, the intense action and the masterful performance with double lead from Simmons make Counterpart a must-see.
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Tales from the snare (2020—)
Not just another show for a small town where strange things happen, Tales from the Loop has layers beneath its beautiful surface. Based on a narrative art book by Swedish artist Simon Stolenhag, the series is stunning to watch. Precise, symmetrical frames somehow give off a picturesque feel. The interconnected inhabitants of the city are similar nuances, their stories exploring loneliness, aging and the impact of technology.
In more ways than one, Orphan Black is Tatiana Maslani’s show. Before she became famous thanks to Disney Plus’ upcoming She-Hulk, see how she plays at least 14 characters in a series, including a hallucinating scorpion. Just let it sink for a second. Orphan Black sews intelligent science fiction concepts into a fast-paced thriller, galloping along with added mystery and comedy in its course. A sci-fi series you should watch, exploring a debate about nature versus upbringing.
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