Best Sci-Fi TV Shows On Amazon Prime Right Now

Best Sci-Fi TV Shows On Amazon Prime Right Now

Amazon Prime Video offers a wide purview of shows set in the science fiction genre. In addition to its own original content, the streaming service boasts a long and diverse list of shows from various networks. Some are recent hits while others are classics from the past.

Those looking for science fiction movies or shows set in space or a different kind of adventure infused with sci-fi themes have multiple streaming services they can turn to. Subscribers to Paramount Plus, Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+ all have access to shows that can’t be streamed anywhere else. The same applies to Amazon Prime, which has earned its reputation as a streaming giant.


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Over the years, Amazon Prime’s catalog of movies and TV shows has grown tremendously. Much of its focus and appeal relate to the shows produced by Amazon Studios, but as noted above, that’s far from the extent of what it has available. Here are the 12 best science fiction TV shows that can be watched right now with an Amazon Prime subscription.

The Expanse

Miller is a Belter in the Expanse

Based on a popular book series, The Expanse originated as a series that aired on the Syfy Network. When it was canceled after three seasons, Amazon Prime picked up and finished the show with an additional three seasons, which wrapped up in January 2022. As for the story, The Expanse deals with politics and war set in a distant future where the people of Earth have colonized various parts of the solar system. Complete with a well-developed science fiction world that’s completely unique to modern-day society, Amazon Prime’s The Expanse is widely regarded as one of the best sci-fi shows in recent memory.


Robbie Amell in Upload Amazon Prime

Starring Robbie Amell and created by Greg Daniels (The Office), Upload is an Amazon original that shows what happens when people extend their mortal lives by uploading their consciousnesses into a virtual afterlife called Lakeview. The comedy series follows Amell’s character and the cast of characters he meets once entering Lakeview. The show, which is still ongoing, has dropped two seasons thus far.


Gemma Chan looking at something in Humans.

British TV series Humans features a deep and meaningful exploration of one of the most popular themes in the science fiction genre, which is the topic of artificial intelligence. Humans revolves around the concept of “synths”, which are androids created to resemble humans and act as servants. The plot kicks off when some synths develop thoughts and ideas of their own.

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Easily one of the best science fiction shows to come out of the late 1990s and early 2000s was Farscape, a four-season series centered on the exploits of Ben Browder’s John Chricton, a modern-day astronaut suddenly plunged into a world full of aliens and intergalactic strife. As a result of his situation, Chricton puts together a crew and goes on a number of exciting adventures in space. The show was canceled before it could get a proper ending, but a miniseries titled Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars was made to tie up the loose ends. Thankfully, Amazon Prime offers both the full four seasons as well as the miniseries.

Starhunter Redux


Another sci-fi favorite from the early 2000s is Starhunter, a Canadian TV show that starred Michael Paré as the leader of a team of intergalactic bounty hunters. Throughout the series, the bounty hunters travel aboard a spaceship and engage in a number of battles across several planets. Almost two decades after its cancellation, the beloved series was remastered and updated with new special effects as Starhunter Redux, which is the version offered by Amazon Prime.

The Boys

Homelander looking at New York in The Boys

The Boys, which has been proven to be one of Amazon’s biggest original shows, is a twisted take on the superhero concept. It takes viewers into a world where superheroes are the antagonists. Having been granted superhuman abilities by a scientific formula known as Compound V, a team referred to as the Seven operates as pawns of a massive corporation. In this universe, the superheroes use their images to advance the goals of the corporation. The show shines the spotlight on the Boys, a group dedicated to taking down the so-called “heroes”.

Tales From the Loop

Tales from the Loop Amazon Technology

Developed and written by The Batman director Matt Reeves, Tales From the Loop is an eight-episode anthology series that draws its inspiration from a series of paintings by Simon Stålenhag. The show delivers an interesting mystery that unfolds in a small town loaded with high-tech gadgets. Underneath the town is a machine that sets each of the show’s individual, science fiction-oriented stories in motion.

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Eureka Cast Photo

In Syfy’s Eureka show, Colin Ferguson’s Jack Carter works as the sheriff of a highly secretive town full of geniuses. Since the people who live there are among the world’s brightest minds, Jack ends up stepping into a world that deals regularly with various science fiction concepts, including mind control, androids, alternate timelines, cloning, and other strange mysteries. Eureka ran for five seasons, which can all be watched on Amazon Prime.


Undone Season 2 :Alma Winograd-Diaz

Amazon just recently wrapped the second season of its Undone show, which is an animated time travel comedy about a woman whose near-fatal car accident has seemingly granted her some sort of ability to manipulate time. The visually unique and narratively innovative ways the show handles her powers has made Undone one of the most compelling time travel shows that can be found on Amazon Prime.

The Man In The High Castle

The Man in the High Castle, which ran for four seasons, is among the most successful shows created by Amazon Studios. The critically-acclaimed series is an alternate history set in a dystopian take on the 1960s. In the reality depicted in The Man in the High Castle, it was the Nazis – and not the Allies—who emerged victorious in World War II. As one might expect, this change completely reshaped the balance of power and allowed the show to build a world that’s fundamentally different from the one that existed in the 1960s.


JK Simmons in Counterpart Season 2

Starz’s Counterpart show puts J.K. Simmons in the dual roles of Howard Silk and Howard Silk Prime, who are different versions of the same person. In the two-season series, Simmons’ characters are connected to a government agency that controls a secret gateway to a parallel Earth. Alternative timelines of course aren’t new ideas, but Counterpart’s focus on the concept and how it combined it with elements of espionage makes for an intriguing tale.

Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Anna Paquin as Sarah in Electric Dreams

Like the aforementioned The Man in the High Castle, Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a live-action adaption of the work of the legendary science fiction author. Amazon Prime Video’s limited Electric Dreams series follows an anthology format, with each of the show’s ten episodes adapting one of Dick’s short stories. Since none of the ten stories are connected nor do they share the same world, every episode can be viewed independently.

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