TV shows about the future

List of the best series about the future, selected by visitors to our site: The Passage, Pandora, Altered Carbon, Westworld, The Expanse, Love, Death & Robots, The Crossing, Better Than Us, Lost in Space, 1983
In the top there are new series of 2019, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.
The Passage (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
Duration03:35
CharactersVampire, Childrens
PlotGenetic experiments, Viruses
TimeFuture, Post-apocalypse
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.

Pandora (2019)
Mark2 (imdb: 3.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
PlaceSchool
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

In the year 2199, a young woman who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space Training Academy where she learns to defend the galaxy from intergalactic threats.

Altered Carbon (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersRich
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Investigation, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Netflix, 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.

Westworld (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantastic, drama, western, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersRobots, Tourists, Androids
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Love, Investigation, Relationship
PlaceWild West
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Spectacular

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.

The Expanse (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersAliens
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSpace, Mars
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Love, Death & Robots (2019)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, crime
Duration00:15
CharactersRobots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleNetflix

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

The Crossing (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
PlotTime travel, Investigation
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Fascinating

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.

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.

Lost in Space (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:57
CharactersAliens, Family, Childrens
PlotSurvival
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleNetflix

After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.

1983 (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
Duration01:34
CharactersPolice
PlotUprising
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Netflix

Twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1983 that halted the course of Poland's liberation and the subsequent downfall of the Soviet Union, an idealistic law student Kajetan and a disgraced police investigator Anatol stumble upon a conspiracy that has kept the Iron Curtain standing and Poland living under a repressive police state.

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MADE IN ABYSS (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantasy, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:59
PlotLove, Adventures
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

The “Abyss” is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, “Cave Raiders.” Within the depths of the Abyss, a girl named Riko stumbles upon a robot who looks like a young boy. Tantalized by the Abyss, Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness?

Dimension 404 (2017)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
PlotTechnology
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Spectacular, Action

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.

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersPregnant women, Strong women, Maids, Captives
PlotSurvival, Religion
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, 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.

A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
Duration01:33
PlotGenetic experiments
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yuya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light?

Weird City (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, comedy
Duration01:55
PlotTechnology
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Fascinating

Set in the not-too-distant future, this comedy anthology explores the issues of everyday life in the metropolis of Weird — stories that can only be told through the prism of sci-fi and comedy.

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.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrefantasy, adventure
Duration02:37
PlotAdventures
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Carnival Row (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
Duration02:09
CharactersDetectives, Poor
PlotMagic, Love, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceForest, England
TimeFuture
StyleDark

In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and must find the real killer to clear his name.

Years and Years (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, drama
Duration00:55
CharactersStrong women
PlotPolitics, Social networks, Technology
TimeFuture

As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, members of the Lyons family converge on one crucial night in 2019. Over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of their everyday lives are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could change the world.

See (2019)
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular, 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.

gen:LOCK (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, adventure
Duration01:51
CharactersRobots
PlotWar, Survival, Adventures
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

Fifty years in the future, an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience that powers devastating mecha, but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world.

Love and Lies (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryJapan
PlotLove
PlaceSchool, Japan
TimeFuture

In a futuristic society, Japan has implemented a complex system referred to as "The Red Threads of Science" to encourage successful marriages and combat increasingly low birthrates. Based on a compatibility calculation, young people at the age of 16 are assigned marriage partners by the government, with severe repercussions awaiting those who disobey the arrangement. For Yukari Nejima, a teen that considers himself average in every way, this system might be his best shot at living a fulfilling life.However, spurred by his infatuation for his classmate and long-time crush, Misaki Takasaki, Yukari defies the system and confesses his love. After some initial reluctance, Misaki reciprocates his feelings in a moment of passion. Unfortunately, before the two can further their relationship, Yukari receives his marriage notice. He is then thrown into a confusing web of love and lies when his less-than-thrilled assigned partner, Ririna Sanada, becomes fascinated with his illicit romance.

The Feed (2019)
CharactersHackers
PlotVirtual Reality, Technology
TimeFuture

In the near future, people’s minds are connected to The Feed, giving them instant connectivity. When something or someone invades it, everyone is at risk.

Carole & Tuesday (2019)
CharactersFriends
TimeFuture

Fifty years have passed since mankind began migrating to the new frontier: Mars. It's an age where most culture is produced by AI, and people are content to be passive consumers. There's a girl. Scrapping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, she's working part time while trying to become a musician. She's always felt like something is missing. Her name is Carole.There's a girl. Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. She feels like the loneliest person in the world. Her name is Tuesday.A chance meeting brings them together. They want to sing. They want to make music. Together, they feel like they just might have a chance. The two of them may only create a tiny wave. But that wave will eventually grow into something larger...

Marvel's Runaways (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other must unite against a common foe – their parents.

Land of the Lustrous (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration00:47
PlotWar, Survival
TimeFuture

In the mysterious future, crystalline organisms called Gems inhabit a world that has been destroyed by six meteors. Each Gem is assigned a role in order to fight against the Lunarians, a species who attacks them in order to shatter their bodies and use them as decorations.Phosphophyllite, also known as Phos, is a young and fragile Gem who dreams of helping their friends in the war effort. Instead, they are told to compile an encyclopedia because of their delicate condition. After begrudgingly embarking on this task, Phos meets Cinnabar, an intelligent gem who has been relegated to patrolling the isolated island at night because of the corrosive poison their body creates. After seeing how unhappy Cinnabar is, Phos decides to find a role that both of the rejected Gems can enjoy. Can Phos's seemingly mundane assignment lead both Phos and Cinnabar to the fulfillment they desire?

M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration10:00
CharactersRobots
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture

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The Asterisk War (2015)
PlotRevenge
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Action, Makes me think

Invertia was a meteor storm that caused an unprecedented disaster during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered. It allowed human technology to make rapid strides giving rise to a new species of super-powered humans, the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella). The Festas (Star Warrior Festivals) host battles between Genestella at a city of six academies called “Rikka,” also commonly known as “Asterisk.”Scholarship student Ayato Amagiri transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, swearing he too will fight in this city.

Plastic Memories (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration02:51
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture

After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation, known for its production and management of Giftia, androids that possess human emotions. Tsukasa’s position is in the terminal service department where the main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration, a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who is never given any responsibility other than serving tea to co-workers.

Knights of Sidonia (2014)
CharactersRobots
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

An alien race called Gauna has destroyed Earth. leaving humanity struggling to survive aboard the spaceship Sidonia. Even though it’s been a century since the last encounter with the Gauna, military service is mandatory. For Nagate Tanikaze, whose grandfather secretly hid him in the forgotten bowels of Sidonia, it’s a strange new world as he’s forced to come to the surface. Yet his recruitment comes just in time, for the Gauna have suddenly reappeared.

Star-Crossed (2014)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersAliens
TimeFuture

When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn't matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians. In the midst of the conflict, Roman, a 6-year-old Atrian boy, found his way to a shed behind Emery's house, where she temporarily protected him from harm, bringing him food, comfort - and friendship. Ten years later, the Atrians have been acclimated to life on Earth, but they are interned in a heavily-guarded camp known as the Sector to keep them separate from humans. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration. Emery and Roman find each other again in a school and a society that distrusts everything about the Atrians. While the world around them rages with anger and prejudice, their bond becomes increasingly strong and increasingly dangerous.

Monogatari Series Second Season (2013)
Mark2 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration00:25
CharactersTeenagers
TimeFuture

Tsubasa and Hitagi discover that Koyomi has gone missing and has urged them in a text message not to look for him. However, in his absence, new dangerous apparitions begin to appear and target Tsubasa, and Nadeko who are left to try and deal with them on their own. Meanwhile, Koyomi Shinobu, and Mayoi are dealing with serious problems of their own.

Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, detective, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:59
PlotDeath, Adventures
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating

The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it.

Halo: Nightfall (2014)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
Duration00:30
PlotSurvival
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra.

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.

12 Monkeys (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Duration00:42
PlotTime machine, Time travel, Fate, Viruses
TimeFuture

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.

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:38
PlotInvestigation
TimeFuture

"ACCA" is a giant unified syndicate residing in a kingdom split into 13 autonomous regions. ACCA was formed back when there was threat of a coup d'etat, and has continued to protect the peace for almost one hundred years. Jean Otus, vice-chairman of the inspections department at ACCA headquarters, wanders through the 13 districts, checking to see if there is any foul play afoot. His quiet everyday life slowly gets swallowed up into the world's conspiracies!

Minority Report (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation, Relationship
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

Minority Report follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals... before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs - "precognitives" Dash, Arthur and Agatha - who were able to see the future. Now, in 2065, crime-solving is different, and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on the instincts of the precogs.

The King's Avatar (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, drama, adventure, cartoon
CountryChina
Duration02:01
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture

In the multiplayer online game Glory, Ye Xiu is regarded as a textbook and a top-tier pro-player. However, due to a myriad of reasons, he is kicked from the team. After leaving the pro scene, he finds work in an Internet Cafe as a manager. When Glory launches its tenth server, he throws himself in to the game once more. Possessing ten years of experience, the memories of his past, and an incomplete, self-made weapon, his return along the road to the summit begins!

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:04
CharactersAliens
PlotSupernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

A diverse anthology of ambitious, moving tales inspired by Philip K Dick's short stories.

Me, Myself & I (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

A comedy examines one man's life over a 50-year span. It explores three distinct periods in his life - as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.

Last Hero Inuyashiki (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:06
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture

Inuyashiki Ichirou is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he’s constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he’s done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichirou stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something… different about himself. However, it turns out that these strange, new changes are just what Ichirou needs to take a new lease on life and now it seems like there’s nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before… unless, that is, there was someone else out there with these same changes…

Marvel's Rocket & Groot (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA
PlotAdventures
TimeFuture

Before becoming Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket and Groot were bounty hunters trying to get a ship.

Extinct (2017)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Adventures
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular

400 years after the extinction of the human race, a small group of humans are revived by an alien civilization. The colony of revived humans encounter struggles with the aliens who extinguished humankind centuries before, while trying to understand and get along with the mysterious aliens who revived them.

The Orville (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:48
CharactersAliens
PlotTravel, Adventures
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

Big Hero 6 The Series (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
Duration00:15
CharactersSuperhero team, Superhero
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

Picking up immediately following the events in the feature film, these are the continuing adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.

MEGALOBOX (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.9)
Genreaction, drama, cartoon, sport
CountryJapan
Duration01:13
PlotBoxing
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

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.

Humans (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
Duration01:00
CharactersRobots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleMakes me think

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.

Osmosis (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, melodrama
Duration01:53
PlotLove, Relationship, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating

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.

The Twilight Zone (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
Duration01:35
PlotTechnology, Survival
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric

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.

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