Best Sci-fi Shows to Stream on HBO

It has been over a century now that Sci-fi stories/ Sci-fi Shows have been an integral part of not only our entertainment culture but also of the way to perceive and analyze civilization.

Since H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine, the use of imagination to depict crude reality has been very popular in literature and pop culture. Though at that time sci-fi stories used to hypothesize the future only, today’s sci-fi stories more often than not depict a parallel university running along with our ignorance.

In the industry of TV Series, the sci-fi genre has become very popular too. And on HBO a plethora of sci-fi tv series is streamed every year. Among them, this article has listed a number of series which are a must-watch.

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List of Sci-fi Shows streaming on HBO that you cannot miss:-

Person of Interest:

Number of Seasons- 5

Person of Interest

Jonathan Nolan has created this American sci-fi crime series that revolves around an ex-Special Forces soldier and CIA operative John Reese and a reclusive billionaire software Harold Finch as the latter has built for the U.S. government a computer system capable of predicting future terrorist activities by monitoring surveillance video feeds and electronic communications.

Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson play the roles of John Reese and Harold Finch in the series. The series ran from September 22, 2011, to June 21, 2016, on CBS. It scored 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Raised by Wolves:

Number of Seasons- 2

Raised by Wolves

American sci-fi series ‘Raised by Wolves is created by Aaron Guzikowski that revolves around two androids known as Father and Mother.

They are residents of a colony where they raise human children after a great war has destroyed the Earth.

Amanda Collin and Abubakar Salim have portrayed Mother and Father respectively. The series ran from September 3, 2020, to March 17, 2022, and scored 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.


Number of Seasons- 3

Vanity Fair

This popular dystopian sci-fi series in the neo-Western genre is created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan.

The plot of the series is set in the 2050s and features an American Old West-themed park named Westworld where rich people come to indulge in their desires as the “Hosts” of the park, who are actually biomechanical robots, do not resist the park visitors.

The series premiered on October 2, 2016, and scored 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Station Eleven:

Number of Seasons- 1

Station Eleven

This sci-fi series is a post-apocalyptic dystopian miniseries that is based on the same named novel of 2014 written by Emily St. John Mandel.

The plot of the series is set after twenty years of the civilization’s collapse due to a flu pandemic. The story follows a group of survivors who make living by being traveling performers. As they come across a violent cult, they get introduced to the leader who is linked to a member of that troupe.

Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, David Wilmot, Nabhaan Rizwan, Daniel Zovatto, and Lori Petty are some of the cast members of the series. The series ran from December 16, 2021, to January 13, 2022, and made 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Doctor Who:

Number of Seasons- 13

Doctor Who

Sydney Newman has created this sci-fi series that follows the alien adventurers who are known as “Doctors” as they embark upon adventures into time and space along with their Earthly companions.

Matt Smith who has recently portrayed Prince Daemon Targaryen in ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragons’ stars in the series. Other cast members of the series include Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, David Tennant, Nicholas Briggs, etc. The series aired in 2005 and scored 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Babylon 5:

Number of Seasons- 5

Babylon 5
The Verge

American space opera tv series ‘Babylon 5’ is created by J. Michael Straczynski. The plot of the series is set in the future years of 2257 – 2262 when Earth is ruled by a unified Earth government and the technology of faster-than-light traveling by the use of wormhole technology to transport through the alternate dimensions of hyperspace is available.

The primary cast members of the series include Bruce Boxleitner, Michael O’Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Andrea Thompson, Bill Mumy, etc. The series ran from February 22, 1993, to November 25, 1998, and can be streamed on HBO.


Number of Seasons- 2


Daniel Knauf has created this series that depicts the struggle between good and evil through the lives of people of a traveling carnival. The story also focuses on free will and destiny and uses the motifs of mythology, Gnosticism, Christianity, Masonic lore, etc.

Cast members of the series include Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Patrick Bauchau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson, Tim DeKay, etc. The series aired on HBO on September 7, 2003, and ran till March 27, 2005.

So there were some of the best Sci-fi Shows on HBO.

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