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The 12 Best Science Fiction Web Series That Will Keep You Hooked For Days!

The 12 Best Science Fiction Web Series That Will Keep You Hooked For Days!

We have all had days when all we wish to do is curl up in a blanket and forget the world around us. Escapism, but in a small, necessary dose. Speaking of which, few things come close to giving you a well-deserved break as an impeccably made web series. With characters, plot lines, thrilling elements and much more to keep you hooked, fantasy and fiction has a way of taking all imagination to the next level. And if we are on the subject, one cannot forget mentioning science fiction, which creates fantastic worlds you feel like you are a part of. Incorporating comedy, mystery, drama, dystopia and more, we rounded up the best sci-fi web series to watch on OTT platforms. Not only can you view them from your bed, but you can also forget the state of things, meaning the world, your pile of laundry, the dishes and well, you also get it, right? Ready to take a deep dive? We certainly are. 

Best Sci-Fi Web Series

 

From ones that have been raved about and been all over your feed in the past to new shows you haven’t given a try yet, here’s a list of sci-fi web series to choose from. 

Stranger Things

 

 

Things change rapidly in Hawkins when 12-year-old Will Byers suddenly goes missing. As his three mates and his family, including his mother Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) and police chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour), start looking for Will, they stumble upon mysteries that go beyond any explanation. To add to it all, an unnamed mysterious girl (Millie Bobby Brown) soon arrives in town, apparently escaping from the Hawkins National Laboratory and having supernatural powers. Set in the 1980s, the multiple award-winning science fiction web series incorporates alternate dimensions, kinetic powers and binge-watch worthy cliffhangers that will keep you hooked. 

Stream on: Netflix
Rating on IMDb: 8.8/10

Dark 

 

 

Don’t even think of scrolling through your phone when watching this one. And that’s simply because to understand this complex sci-fi web series on Netflix, you will want all hands on deck. A German original, the series ran through three seasons, narrating a complicated fictional take on time travel. Set in a small town called Winden, Dark takes viewers through the lives and difficulties of its many characters and how the handful of families that reside there are more interconnected than one could think. Revolving around the Kahnwald, Nielsen, Doppler, and Tiedemann families, the series runs in three timelines in different years—2019, 1986 and 1953. A take on time travel like never before, you will want to know all the possible theories once you begin. 

Stream on: Netflix
Rating on IMDb: 8.8/10

Black Mirror  

 

 

The makers of this sci-fi web series have taken it upon themselves to forecast the perils of technology and boy, it will leave you reeling for days. Each episode is unique, meaning you don’t have to watch in any specific order. All of them relay the underlying theme of tech, gadgets, apps and how a dependency on them leads to crises. The dystopian, fictional series by Charlie Brooker also gave way to a ‘choose your own adventure’ film titled Bandersnatch, whose plot also revolved around the same overarching theme, with multiple endings and stories involved based on what the viewer chose. 

Stream on: Netflix
Rating on IMDb: 8.8/10

Outlander 

 

 

A sci-fi web series that is made on the theme of time travel? Sign us right up! The story follows Clare Randall who, after World War II, travels to Scotland with her husband, a historian. In a strange occurrence at the Craigh na Dun rocks, she finds herself transported to 1743. The customs and traditions of the past aren’t all that she has to soak in; her identity and the fact that she accidentally time-travelled is also to remain hidden. A nurse by profession, Clare starts to lead her life by helping others but in a turn of events, the only way to survive is to marry Jamie Fraser, a Scot she soon falls head over heels in love with. Spanning over many years as she is forced to choose and travel back to her world once again, Outlander, based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, marries romance, drama and science fiction to present a spellbinding show. 

Stream on: Netflix
Rating on IMDb: 8.4/10

The Umbrella Academy 

 

 

Based on the comic book series by Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy is one of the best science fiction web series to watch. The show revolves around seven children, each born inexplicably on the same day and adopted by a billionaire. Surprisingly, all of them have superpowers of their own and when six of them come together under the same roof after several years, distinctive personalities and family drama make up for quite some clash. 

Stream on: Netflix
Rating on IMDb: 8/10

Altered Carbon

 

 

What would happen if human bodies could be changed amongst one another, and it were possible to live forever? Set in the future where technology has made both of these possible, Altered Carbon is one of the best sci-fi web series on Netflix. With a gripping plot spread over two seasons, the action-packed series has mystery, drama, thrills and all that you could expect from an overall gamechanger. Trust us when we say that you will want to watch all of the 18 episodes in one go once you begin. 

Stream on: Netflix
Rating on IMDb: 8/10

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 

 

 

Still looking to choose from the best science fiction web series? We got one that merges it with on-point comic timing, meaning you can expect a light-hearted watch at the end of a tiring day. Nothing really seems to be going well for Todd, but when he becomes embroidered in a murder that he has nothing to do with, things get much worse. Enter the fascinating Dirk Gently who solves crimes and in whose words ‘Everything is connected. Nothing is also not connected’. Take a deep dive into it for some more of that eccentricity. 

Stream on: Netflix
Rating on IMDb: 8.3/10

Gotham 

 

 

If you are a long-time Batman fan, this one is worth a watch. Though more action and crime and less science-fiction, Gotham does have its moments of the genre. For one, you will get the backstory on how Bruce Wayne became the way he did, exploring the billionaire’s life as a child. It also introduces detective James Gordon, who is solving the murder of Bruce’s parents, along with a slew of villains who are thriving in Gotham city. A thriller+ sci-fi web series that explores the superhero’s prior life, Gotham will keep you busy. 

Stream on: Netflix
Rating on IMDb: 7.8/10

Watchmen 

 

 

A must-watch, this sci-fi series on Hotstar is based on the eponymous 1986 version by DC Comics. Set in a dystopian world while drawing from instances that happened in history, the limited drama series begins with scenes from the Tulsa Massacre, before going on to move towards present day and age, and the rise of white supremacy. When the entire police force of the city is targeted by a racist group of supremacists called the Seventh Kavalry, the government reforms laws for police to hide their faces. Between the rising wave of polarisation, constant attacks and vigilantes, a detective tries to solve the murder of the police chief but there is more than what meets the eye. With a number of awards and accolades under its belt, the sci-fi meets drama series will keep you glued till the very end. 

Stream on: Disney Hotstar
Rating on IMDb: 8.1/10

Westworld

 

Spanning different timelines, this show tops most of the sci-fi web series list, thanks to its engaging and unique plot. Arnold Weber and Robert Ford work as partners, creating a distinct theme park that humans can visit. The ones who run it are the hosts or robots, who are created by the two partners and unknown to them, run on the whims of their creators. Soon, chaos erupts when the robots begin to sense things and gain ‘consciousness’. A dystopian show that will keep you hooked, Westworld is much like a puzzle that goes on. 

Stream on: Disney Hotstar
Rating on IMDb: 8.7/10

The Mandalorian 

 

 

Another addition to the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian is one of the best sci-fi web series to watch. Following the events of The Return of the Jedi, the show revolves around a bounty hunter and his adventures. With Pedro Pascal (of Narcos fame) in the lead, the Emmy award-winning series has a gripping plot, and not just for Star Wars fans alone! In case you need further hints, it’s where all those baby Yoda memes are from. 

Stream on: Disney Hotstar
Rating on IMDb: 8.7/10

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams 

 

 

Based on stories written by Philip K. Dick, the anthology series comprised 10 episodes, each one different. Engaging and new, the science fiction web series on Amazon Prime explores new territories through its stories, ones that keep you hooked right till the end. Add to that a stellar cast and you will be binge-watching this one for certain!

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video
Rating on IMDb: 7.3/10

Katla

Best Science Fiction Webs Series - Katla

Katla is a fantastic sci fi web series from Iceland that will chill you from the core. The show is a mixture of Icelandic folktale and science fiction which is also visually appealing. Baltasar Kormákur depicts the web series.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 7.4/10

Better than us

A phenomenal sci fi tv series is all about a family that takes in a robot for duties related to household chores. The web series stars Paulina Andreeva, Kirill Käro, Aleksandr Ustyugov.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 7.4/10

Snowpiercer

If you are a fan of apocalyptic shows, then this web series is just perfect for you. The story follows where Snowpiercer is the train and the only place to sustain life in a frozen world due to global warming. The web series stars Daveed Diggs, Iddo Goldberg, and Mickey Sumner.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 6.9/10

Love Death + Robots

Love Death + Robots is one of the best sci fi web series that revolves around a collection of small stories that have several genres, including horror, science fiction, and comedy. The web series is all about wicked surprises, dark comedy, terrifying creatures, and more. The best part? Every episode has a great shocking twist. The web series stars Michael B.Jordon, Elodie Yung, and Joe Dempsie.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 8.5/10

Loki

An American television web series that features the character of the same name. The series takes place after the events of the famous film Avengers: Endgame in which an alternate version of Loki made a new timeline. The genres of this web series are science fiction, action, fantasy, thriller.

Stream on: Disney+ Hotstar

Rating on IMDb: 8.4/10

 

Ragnarok

This is a teen drama about two brothers who find out that the stories they heard in childhood about myths related to Norse are actually true. What happens when they discover a fact that they are reincarnations of Thor and his mischief-making brother Loki? The web series stars David Stakston, Herman Tommeraas, Theresa Frostad Eggesbo.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 8.1/10

Under the dome

Under the dome is an amazing web series based on science fiction. The web series stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, and Alexander Koch. If you are looking to binge-watch a nice science fiction web series, then this is perfect for you!

Stream on: Amazon Prime

Rating on IMDb: 7.7/10

Killjoys

A fantastic science fiction web series ‘Killjoys’ follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hundred or maybe killjoys as they chase warrants that are deadly throughout the Quad. The web series stars Tamsen McDonough, Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke MacFarlane, Thom Allison.

Stream on: Amazon Prime

Rating on IMDb: 7.2/10

Glitch

Glitch is one of the most intriguing shows on Netflix which, tells the story of a doctor and a police officer who face an emotional mystery when seven local residents return from the dead in peak physical form. The web series stars Patrick Brammall, Genevieve O’Reilly, Emma Booth.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 7.3/10

Omniscient

What if everything around you was used as a device for surveillance? What if privacy was a past thing? This web series aims to answer all those questions for you. The web series stars Carla Salle, Sandra Corveloni, Jonathan Haagensen.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 7.5/10

Nightflyers

Nightflyers is a haunted and creepy house in space where the crew of the Nightflyer was tasked with communicating with a strange presence and weird occurrences that led the team to surmise that they might not be alone in space after all.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 5.9/10

Sweet Tooth

The focus of this amazing sci fi series is on a little boy known as sweet tooth and detailing the discrimination and humankind evil as one of the most surprising events in human history takes place. The performances and events in the show are amazing and the concept comes from the DC comic series. The web series stars Nonso Anozie, Christian Convery, Adeel Akhtar.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 8.1/10

Star Trek: The Next Generation

If you are looking for some amazing sci fi series, then why not go for this one! This holds a special place in our hearts, and with a total of seven seasons of Picard, crew exploring and finding the final frontier, there are many episodes to keep you busy and entertained.

Stream on: Netflix

Rating on IMDb: 8.6/10

More Web Series To Binge

 

Read through our sci-fi web series list? We got some more genres picked out for you. Continue reading to see what else is up for a cool at-home viewing experience.

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Romantic Web Series on Netflix: If you are in the mood for something cute and romantic, these web series fit the bill. 
Best Horror Web Series: Are you a horror fan who just cannot stop? Us neither. And here are the shows that don’t require you to. Fair warning though, keep the lights on!   
Best Crime Web Series: Check out our list of mail-biting, edge-of-your-seat best crime web series now!
Best Series on Amazon Prime: From shows with on-point comic timing to thrillers that leave you with cliff-hangers, take a look at the best shows that are perfect for a Sunday binge. 
Best Series on Netflix: Classics, new-age, sitcoms, drama, thriller, mystery, well you get the drift right? All of it is listed out for you, so why wait any longer?
Best Zee5 Web series: Looking for good web series to watch on weekend. Here’s list of zee5 web series list to binge on.
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Hollywood Web Series: We have a list of the best Hollywood web series available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube that you won’t get tired of watching!

 

Now if you have picked your favourite sci-fi web series (and the rest) to watch, all that remains is getting under the covers and giving that binge-watch the green light.  

Featured Image: Stranger Things On Instagram/Netflix

 

16 Dec 2020

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