Series about scientists

List of the best series about brilliant scientists selected by visitors to our site: Strange Angel, Genius, The Flash, Apple Tree Yard, Pure Genius, The Hot Zone, Day 5, Better Than Us, The First, Chernobyl
In the top there are new series of 2019, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.
Strange Angel (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersScientists
StyleBased on real events, Action

The story of the mysterious and brilliant Jack Parsons in 1940s Los Angeles as by day he helps birth the discipline of American rocketry and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.

Genius (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.4)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersScientists, Geniuses
StyleBased on real events, Fascinating

Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.

The Flash (2014)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSuperhero, Scientists
PlotTime travel, Adventures
StyleBy comics, Spectacular

After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only "meta-human" who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion -- and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won't be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become...The Flash.

Apple Tree Yard (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersLawyers, Scientists
PlotTreason
PlaceUSA

What starts out as a simple, reckless mid-life affair between a genetic scientist named Yvonne and a Westminster paper pusher takes an intriguing turn when she realizes he’s a spook – then suddenly gets very dark indeed. A provocative study of obsession, longing and just how far down a criminal path desire can take you.

Pure Genius (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration05:17
CharactersBusinessmen, Doctors, Scientists, Billionaires, Geniuses
PlotTechnology

A young Silicon Valley tech-titan enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, new school approach to medicine.

The Hot Zone (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
Duration01:00
CharactersDoctors, Scientists
PlotViruses, Investigation

Heroic U.S. Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax, working with a secret military specialized team, puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it spread to the human population.

Day 5 (2016)
CharactersScientists
PlotApocalypse, Investigation
StyleFascinating

After a fortuitous drug bender saves his life, addict Jake ventures out into the quiet streets… unaware that most of the world already died in their beds. Now, battling sleepless fatigue and encroaching delirium, Jake teams with a scrappy teenager, overnight doctor and red-eye pilot to search for answers… and just maybe find a way to sleep again.

Better Than Us (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, drama
Duration02:01
CharactersAndroids, Scientists
PlaceRussia
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating

Moscow in a not so distant future where human beings share their daily lives with robots. Georgy, a forensic who has a robot assistant, suddenly finds himself caught up in the first murder committed by a new kind of experimental humanoid.

The First (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersScientists
PlaceSpace, Mars
TimeFuture
StyleMakes me think, Fascinating

Follow the first human mission to Mars, exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. The story focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth.

Chernobyl (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 9.5)
Genredrama, history
Duration00:56
CharactersScientists
PlotDisasters, Politics
StyleAtmospheric, Based on real events, Worth watching, Short, Popular

The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

18 more tv-series
For All Mankind (2019)
CharactersScientists
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular

Explore an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams as told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families.

One Strange Rock (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.9)
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Scientists
StyleMakes me think

A mind-bending, thrilling journey exploring the fragility and wonder of planet Earth, one of the most peculiar, unique places in the entire universe, brought to life by the only people to have left it behind – the world’s most well known and leading astronauts.

Maniac (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersScientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence
StyleNetflix, Philosophical

Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they're assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.

Helix (2014)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:40
CharactersScientists
PlotGenetic experiments, Viruses

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation...or total annihilation.

Wonders of the Solar System (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersScientists
PlotTravel
PlaceSpace, Mars

Wonders of the Solar System is an award-winning 2010 television series co-produced by the BBC and Science Channel, and hosted by physicist Brian Cox. Wonders of the Solar System was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 7 March 2010. The series comprises five episodes, each of which focuses on an aspect of the Solar System and features a 'wonder' relevant to the theme. The series was described as one of the most successful to appear on BBC Two in recent years. On 31 March 2011, the series won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in documentary film-making.

Extant (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:42
CharactersRobots, Scientists
TimeFuture
StyleAction

An astronaut returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Survivors (2008)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:52
CharactersScientists
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Survival
StyleAction, Fascinating

Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, the series is not a remake of the 1970s BBC television series Survivors, created by Terry Nation, but is loosely based on the novel of the same name that Nation wrote following the first series of the 1970s series. Two series were produced of the new series. Series 1 ran on BBC One and BBC HD in November–December 2008, and series 2 ran in January–February 2010, ending with a cliffhanger. The BBC announced on 13 April 2010 that, due to poor viewing figures and other considerations, Survivors had been cancelled. The series had its premiere in South Africa on BBC Entertainment in September 2009, in France on DTTV channel NRJ 12 on 12 January 2010, and on BBC America in the United States on 13 February 2010. The series' Australian premiere was on Channel Nine, on 21 March 2010.

The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFriends, Scientists

The Big Bang Theory is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense.

The Venture Bros. (2004)
Mark5 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersScientists, bodyguards
PlotAdventures

Hank and Dean Venture, with their father Doctor Venture and faithful bodyguard Brock Samson, go on wild adventures facing megalomaniacs, zombies, and suspicious ninjas, all for the glory of adventure. Or something like that.

Eureka (2006)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersScientists

The sleep Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand. U.S. Marshal Jack Carter stumbles upon this odd town after wrecking his car and becoming stranded there. When the denizens of the town unleash on unknown scientific creation, Carter jumps in to try to restore order and consequently learns of one of the country's best kept secrets.

Better Off Ted (2009)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersScientists
PlaceOffice
StyleFancy

Better Off Ted focuses on the protagonist, Ted Crisp, a single father and the well-respected and beloved head of a research and development department at the fictional, soulless conglomerate of Veridian Dynamics.

Through the Wormhole (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrefamily, documentary, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersAstronomers, Scientists
PlotTime travel

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? Is there a creator? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race. Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories. Through the Wormhole brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science - Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more - to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.

Utopia (2013)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:50
CharactersScientists
PlaceEngland
StyleFancy, Makes me think, Atmospheric, Fascinating

The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.

Rick and Morty (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 9.3)
Genrefantastic, comedy, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersScientists
PlotAdventures
StyleFancy

Rick is a mentally-unbalanced but scientifically-gifted old man who has recently reconnected with his family. He spends most of his time involving his young grandson Morty in dangerous, outlandish adventures throughout space and alternate universes. Compounded with Morty's already unstable family life, these events cause Morty much distress at home and school.

Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 8.4)
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersScientists
StyleMakes me think, Fascinating

Stephen Hawking draws on 40 years of research to answer some of life's most compelling questions.

Steins;Gate (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration10:25
CharactersScientists
PlotTime travel, Time machine
PlaceJapan
StyleSpectacular

A group of friends have customized their microwave so that it can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.

Wonders of the Universe (2011)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:56
CharactersScientists
PlaceSpace
StyleFascinating

Wonders of the Universe is a 2011 television series produced by the BBC, Discovery Channel, and Science Channel, hosted by physicist Professor Brian Cox. Wonders of the Universe was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two from 6 March 2011. The series comprises four episodes, each of which focuses on an aspect of the universe and features a 'wonder' relevant to the theme. It follows on from Cox's 2010 series for the BBC, Wonders of the Solar System.

A Discovery of Witches (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersVampire, Witches, Demons, Scientists
PlotLove
StyleRomantic, For girls, Fascinating

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.

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