Hulu has a massive library of sci-fi web series spanning decades and sub-genres. Whether you’re searching for some classic TV, a hit animated series, or a fresh take on aliens or dystopian futures, we’ve gathered the 11 best and most binge-worthy science fiction web series on Hulu.
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If you could get your hands on a time machine, where would you go? Would you prevent history’s most infamous atrocities? Maybe fix a few personal mistakes? The adaptation of the popular Steven King novel 11.22.63 explores the limits and dangers of messing with established timelines. In this story, the John F. Kennedy assassination takes center stage, with James Franco starring in a thrilling series.
2. The X-Files
The X-Files follows the investigations of two FBI agents as they uncover everything from the existence of cryptozoological creatures, magical abilities, and of course, whether extraterrestrials have really visited Earth. If you’ve never watched this incredibly important series, there’s no better time to enjoy it.
3. The Handmaid’s Tale
The Hulu Original The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, remains one of the platform’s best offerings. The few women who remain fertile are now Handmaids forced to bear children, and it’s difficult to tell who really believes and who’s playing a part to stay alive. Elisabeth Moss gives a stunning performance and leads an all-star cast on a show that will stay with you long after it ends.
4. Cowboy Bebop
Space western Neo-noir Cowboy Bebop isn’t just a great sci-fi adventure: It’s one of the best Anime shows of all time. Spike Spiegel and his comrades are space-hopping bounty hunters who find themselves in countless sticky situations in their quest for cash. Somehow, they always manage to stay a few steps ahead of the law and the vicious crime syndicates who hunt them.
5. Invader Zim
The early 2000s were a dark time for ambitious animation, but Invader Zim is a huge stand-out. Zim comes from an intergalactic empire bent on conquest, but with a social hierarchy based on height. So this little guy must settle on invading a “mystery planet” known as Earth. The humor here is a very Hot Topic in the best possible way.
6. Stargate SG-1
Space is massive, and behind every uncharted star, there may lurk alien invaders, like the parasitic snake-like Goa’uld. Luckily, the top secret Stargate Command scours the universe for alien allies and weapons to defend against the Goa’uld threat. Using the Stargate, our heroes can traverse massive distances. It’s the sequel series to the popular 1994 film, and we’d consider it essential sci-fi viewing.
7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is arguably one of the finest pieces of sci-fi fiction ever published. The 1981 BBC Two series is far more fleshed out than the very unpopular 2005 film. And in typical BBC science fiction tradition, everything from the props to the stage design looks cheap as heck. But that’s part of the charm.
8. Solar Opposites
From the creators of Rick and Morty comes Solar Opposites, an animated comedy about a family of aliens that crash-lands on Earth. Is this a good thing? That remains to be seen. In the meantime, Korvo, Terry, Yumyulack, and Jesse are going to make the most of it, and maybe, just maybe, make Earth their forever home.
9. Utopia Falls
Utopia Falls is set in a distant future where the last remnants of humanity live in the domed city of New Babyl, which protects them from the aftermath of a cataclysmic war. But when a group of teens stumbles upon an ancient archive of music and popular culture, it shakes the foundation of their society.
10. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future is often utopian, but Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has a grimmer view. The titular space station is helmed by Captain Benjamin Sisko, played to the hilt by Avery Brooks. The series delves deep into the dark side of Trek and explores themes of morality, the limits of humanity, and even religion. It may not be the most popular Trek series, but it’s as close to prestige TV as the series ever got in the ‘90s.
11. The Orville
The Orville is a sci-fi adventure sitcom helmed by comedian and well-known Trekkie Seth McFarlane. It takes tons of inspiration from Trek and does little to hide it. If you’re still not convinced, imagine if The Next Generation had dick jokes thrown in.
Those are our sci-fi faves on Hulu right now, but if you’re binging some classic or cutting edge sci-fi right now, be sure to share your picks in the comments below so other readers can get your recommendations. If you’re still not sure what to binge tonight, check out our other articles linked below.
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