TV shows about the future

List of the best series about the future, selected by visitors to our site: See, The Expanse, The Crossing, Continuum, Terra Nova, Humans, Westworld, Altered Carbon, The Passage, Black Mirror.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

See (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CharactersFamily, Twins, Warriors, Blind
PlotViruses, Survival, Weapons
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Atmospheric

A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.

The Expanse (2015)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersAliens, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Shootouts
PlaceSpace, Mars
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action

A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

The Crossing (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Adventures, Weapons
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleFascinating, Action, Twisted plot

Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center.

Continuum (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
PlotTime travel, Mystery, Time machine
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Action

The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to continue its violent campaign to stop corporations of the future from replacing governments, while the police officer endeavours to stop them without revealing to anyone that she and the rebels are from the future.

Terra Nova (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, adventure, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersScientists, Dinosaurs, Monsters
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventures
TimePrehistoric times, Post-apocalypse, Future

Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past.

Humans (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
CharactersFamily, Robots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Investigation, Fate
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Action

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

Westworld (2016)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, western, detective
CharactersRobots, Tourists, Scientists, Heroes, Androids
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Love, Survival, Technology, Investigation
PlaceWild West
StyleSpectacular, Popular, Twisted plot

A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Altered Carbon (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Investigation
StyleNetflix, Spectacular, By books

After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.

The Passage (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersVampire, Childrens
PlotGenetic experiments, Viruses
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular, Touching

A post-apocalyptic story about a botched U.S. government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.

Black Mirror (2011)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Social networks, Technology, Computer games
PlaceEngland, USA
StyleNetflix, Philosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think, Action

A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, drama, cartoon, sport, anime

A desolate land stretches out from the city of poverty. A motorcycle speeds recklessly, blowing clouds of sand and dust. The rider is the protagonist of this story – he has neither a name nor a past. All he has is his ring name, “Junk Dog” and a technique for rigging MEGALOBOX matches with his pal Gansaku Nanbu, which they use to support their hand-to-mouth lives. JD is bored, resigned, and unfulfilled. Yuri has been the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX for the past few years. He has the skills and presence of a true champion. This is a story of JD and his rival, Yuri.

The First (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CharactersScientists, Aliens
PlaceSpace, Mars
StyleFascinating, To cry, Makes me think

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.

Love, Death & Robots (2019)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, crime
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology

Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge in this NSFW anthology of animated stories presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CharactersSoldier, Pregnant women, Strong women, Lesbians, Maids
PlotReligion, Survival
StyleFascinating, Women in the lead roles, Dystopian, Dark

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

The Twilight Zone (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
PlotSurvival, Technology, Mystery, Mystery

Tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways. Next stop ahead The Twilight Zone.

Osmosis (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, melodrama
PlotLove, Technology, Relationship
StyleFascinating, To cry

In Paris of the near future, a dating app matches singles with their soul mates by mining their brain data. But decoding true love comes at a price.

Ergo Proxy (2007)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, cartoon, detective
CharactersRobots, Heroes
PlotApocalypse, Lost memory, Technology, Investigation, Adventures
PlaceParallel worlds, Japan
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric

Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on 25 February 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō Murase, with screenplay by Dai Satō et al.. Ergo Proxy has been described as a dark sciencefiction mystery with philosophical underpinnings. It features a combination of 2D digital cel animation, 3D computer modeling, and digital special effects.

12 Monkeys (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersLosers, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Apocalypse, Lost memory, Viruses, Survival
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleAtmospheric, Action

The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.

Dimension 404 (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Action, Twisted plot

Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.

Better Than Us (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CharactersScientists, Androids, Robots
StyleFascinating, Twisted plot

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.