The German co-produced science fiction TV series ‘The Swarm’ is adapted from Frank Schätzing’s same-named novel. The plot revolves around humankind’s struggle against an unfamiliar swarm of intelligence living in the depths of the sea. The series premiered on February 19, 2023.
Following is a list of other science fiction television series that you might be interested in if you are intrigued by the plot of ‘The Swarm’.
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Top 10 Television Series Like The Swarm:
Dark – Number of Seasons: 3
Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar created the German sci-fi thriller TV series the plot of which follows four estranged families and their members navigating through a sinister time travel conspiracy spanning several generations.
Set in the fictional town of Winden, Germany, the series unravels the existential implications of time and how it affects life and human nature. The series ran from December 1, 2017, to June 27, 2020, on Netflix.
Space Patrol Orion – Number of Seasons: 1
The German title of this TV series is ‘Raumpatrouille Orion’ whose full title is ‘Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion’. The series marks the first German sci-fi TV series.
The plot is set on a united Earth where nations no longer exist and humans fly Flying saucers with aliens flying fighter jet-like aircraft.
The series is primarily focused on the titular spaceship which is the newest starship in the fleet of mankind as well as the fastest spacecraft that has ever been created by humans.
The series gained huge success and had several reruns. In Germany, it has acquired a distinct cult status over the years. The series ran from 17th September to 10th December of 1966.
The Man in the High Castle – Number of Seasons: 4
Frank Spotnitz created this American sci-fi dystopian alternate history tv series that is loosely adapted from the same named novel by Philip K. Dick.
The plot explores a hypothetical world in which the outcome of World War II has turned out differently with the Axis powers winning the war and the United States being divided into three parts one of which is controlled by the Japanese, another by Nazis, and the other is a buffer zone between those two.
The series ran from January 15, 2015, to November 15, 2019, on Amazon Prime Video.
Lexx – Number of Seasons: 4
This sci-fi television series follows a band of mismatched individuals abroad Lexx, an organic spacecraft, as they find themselves traveling through two universes while encountering planets including a parody of Earth. The series ran from April 18, 1997, to April 26, 2002.
Tribes of Europa – Number of Seasons: 1
This German science fiction drama TV series the plot of which is set in the year 2070 follows three siblings encountering a journey of changing the fate of Europe following a global catastrophe that forty-three years ago fractured it into numerous micro-states that have begun to fight for dominance.
Henriette Confucius, Emilio Sakraya, and David Ali Rashed played the roles of the three siblings Liv, Kiano, and Elja respectively in the series. It premiered on February 19, 2021, on Netflix.
Alpha Alpha – Number of Seasons: 1
This German science fiction fantasy TV series the plot of which focuses upon an agent alpha (played by German actor Karl Michael Vogler) of an anonymous secret organization that investigates psychic and technical phenomena, mysteries, and alien encounters. The series ran from 17th May to 2nd August 1972.
Das Blaue Palais – Number of Seasons: 1
This is a series of five science fiction television feature films directed and written by German filmmaker and author Rainer Erler.
Titles of those five films are ‘Das Genie’, ‘Der Verräter’ whose English title is ‘The Traitor’, ‘Das Medium’ whose English title is ‘The Medium’, ‘Unsterblichkeit’ whose title in English is ‘Immortality’, and ‘Der Gigant’. The series ran from October 15, 1974, to November 16, 1976.
Total Recall 2070 – Number of Seasons: 1
This science fiction tv series is influenced by the work of Philip K. Dick. The plot revolves around a police detective named David Hume who, along with his Android partner named Ian, often finds himself traveling to Mars in order to solve crimes.
American film actor Michael Easton played the role of David Hume in the series. It ran from 5th January to 8th June of 1999.
Defying Gravity – Number of Seasons: 1
James D. Parriott created this multi-nationally space travel sci-fi TV series the plot of which is set in the year 2052 the plot revolves around eight astronauts four of whom are women and four men belonging from four countries on a six-year-long space mission through the Solar System while they are monitored via a real-time communication system from Earth. The series ran from 2nd August to 23rd October 2009.
Primeval – Number of Seasons: 5
This sci-fi British TV program follows a group of scientists investigating the case of prehistoric and futuristic creatures entering the present and at the same time trying to save the world. The series ran from February 10, 2007, to June 28, 2011.