10 Popular Sci-Fi Shows With The Most Stunning Visuals

Science-fiction as a genre has always fascinated us for a long time. From Frank Herbert’s Dune to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, the genre has grown in leap and bounds over the decades. Having started two centuries ago with Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, the genre is now defined by popular sci-fi shows with stunning visuals.

As the genre keeps evolving with time, the visuals also keep improving for sci-fi shows. Here is a list of 10 popular sci-fi shows with the most stunning visuals.

1. The Mandalorian

Popular Sci-Fi Shows The Mandalorian

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Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian became an instant fan-favorite, thus reviving the Star Wars legacy after the lukewarm reception received by the recent trilogy. The Mandalorian won the Outstanding Special Visual Effects at this year’s Emmy Awards.

2. Dark

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The German sci-fi show redefined time-traveling with its intricately crafted plot and absolutely stunning visuals.

3. Firefly

Popular Sci-Fi Shows Firefly

Before Joss Whedon became famous for Avengers, he was known for Firefly which won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in 2003.

4. Black Mirror

Popular Sci-Fi Shows Black Mirror

The anthological sci-fi show is known for its disturbing dystopian plotlines. However, Black Mirror is also popular for being a visually stunning sci-fi show.

5. Watchmen

Popular Sci-Fi Shows Watchmen

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Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen decimated this year’s Emmy Awards with a staggering 25 nominations. Continuing the story from Alan Moore’s critically acclaimed graphic novel, Watchmen received widespread acclaim for its story, acting, and visuals.

6. Westworld

Popular Sci-Fi Shows Westworld

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Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Westworld became one of the most popular sci-fi shows upon its release. From acting to visuals, Westworld received universal acclaim for having some of the most visually striking imagery on television.

7. The Umbrella Academy

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Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy is one of those rare gems which has stayed true to its source material. Revolving around a dysfunctional family of superheroes, The Umbrella Academy deftly balances its unique comic-book strangeness and realistic themes.

8. Stranger Things

Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things became one of the most-watched shows on Netflix. Set in the ’80s, Stranger Things is a perfect homage to the ’80s nostalgia and Stephen King’s thriller. The show has received widespread acclaim since its release.

9. Raised By Wolves

Created by Aaron Kuzikowski, Raised By Wolves is directed by the visionary director Ridley Scott who brings his grandiose to the small screen effortlessly. Raised by Wolves has received praise for exploring the concepts of Artificial Intelligence and religion.

10. Altered Carbon

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Netflix’s Altered Carbon is one of the most expensive sci-fi shows ever made. Starring Joel Kinnaman and Anthony Mackie, Altered Carbon is known for its pulpy, striking imagery inspired by cyberpunk classics.

Written by Akash Senapati

Akash is the Lead Content Strategist for FandomWire. Having started as a writer for FandomWire back in 2020, he now manages a global team of writers who share the same passion for motion arts, from Martin Scorsese to the latest MCU flick. He loves DC Comics, Anime, Pink Floyd, and sleeping in no particular order. His favorite graphic-medium writers are Grant Morrison, Chris Claremont, Christopher Priest, Garth Ennis, and Eiichiro Oda. Prep time > Aliens.