Keep this page handy as we celebrate and list what is deemed to be the Best and Highest-Rated Sci-Fi Tv Shows on Netflix in 2023.
Whether you’re into alternate histories, the multiverses, dystopian futures, or the rise of AI and its perils (we’re looking at you, Chat-GPT!), there’s a subgenre within the Science Fiction realm to suit all tastes.
As the big player it is, Netflix has been steadily releasing quality Sci-Fi series for years. From novel adaptations like Altered Carbon to the German mind-bender Dark to the excellent multi-language Sense8, there’s no shortage of imaginative series to make you question the future of humanity.
As last year saw the release of shows like The Imperfects and the highly-anticipated return of Manifest, it makes sense to keep an eye out for what science fiction has in store for Netflix subscribers during 2023.
Using Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB scores, we’ve put together a list of the best shows from the genre the streamer released this year. Of course, we’ll update this list as the year goes on so you stay on top of the best offerings from the Science Fiction realm.
We also have a Best Sci-Fi TV Shows on Netflix of All Time list, so check it out.
Best and Highest-Rated Sci-Fi TV Shows on Netflix in 2023
2. A Girl and an Astronaut (2023 – )
This Sci-Fi romance from Poland dropped on Netflix in February 2023 and has an interesting take on the love triangle trope. A married couple in their 50s comes face to face with the young man she was in love with before marrying her husband.
Being stuck in space for three decades means he looks exactly as she remembers him.
Despite its interesting premise, the show failed to impress audiences or critics.
Official Premise: An astronaut’s return after a 30-year disappearance rekindles a lost love and sparks interest from a corporation determined to learn why he hasn’t aged.
Cast: Vanessa Aleksander, Magdalena Boczarska, Magdalena Cielecka, Anna Cie?lak, Andrzej Chyra
IMDB Rating: 4.7/0
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 66%
1. Make My Day (2023 – )
This Netflix original anime series was initially meant to come out as a movie. But the streamer soon greenlit a full 8-episode series.
Despite the show receiving relatively low audience scores, critical reviews were positive thanks to the exciting story and character development.
Official Premise: Prisoners mine an energy-rich ore on a snowy, ice-covered planet, where a mysterious creature attacks them.
Cast: Masaomi Yamahashi, Ayahi Takagaki, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Akio Ohtsuka
IMDB Rating: 5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 44%
And that completes our Best and Highest-Rated Sci-Fi TV Shows on Netflix for 2023. What’s your favorite Sci-Fi show on Netflix in 2023 so far? Comment below.
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