The Top 5 New Sci-Fi Shows Coming to Netflix in 2018
Stranger Things and Sense8 might have cemented Netflix as the go-to destination for streaming sci-fi, but the future promises even more innovative new sci-fi series from the streaming giant. Lost in Space Altered Carbon Osmosis Kingdom The Rain
Netflix has even picked up several well-loved shows that have already been canceled, some of which we've already featured. But Netflix isn't just resting on its copious Emmys—it's slated to release even more new sci-fi shows in 2018.
Here's five of the most exciting new sci-fi shows coming to Netflix in 2018.
Lost in Space reboots the 1965–1968 CBS television series of the same title, which also had a film adaptation released in 1998. Deadline claims the series revolves around the Robinson family, who were launched into space to serve as pioneers only to find themselves fighting for their lives in an alien environment.
Parker Posey has been confirmed to play the role of Dr. Smith, originally a male character. There's no word yet if the cast from either the film or the original series, including the likes of Heather Graham, Matt LeBlanc, and Lacey Chabert will be appearing in the 10-episode series.
If those high-profile stars don't appear in the upcoming film it will probably be because they are busy with other projects. LeBlanc, best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani in Friends, currently serves as a host of the BBC's Top Gear.
Graham showcases her versatility as an actress not only through mainstream and indie films, but with many other unique roles as well. Earlier this year, she was revealed as the new face fronting popular UK gaming brand Foxy Bingo.
Along with Foxy Bingo recently launching its Google Play app, Graham's appointment was among the latest strategies that the platform laid out to help expand operations.
Lacey Chabert, meanwhile, lent her voice to a variety of animated shows, including Zeta the Sorceress on Shimmer and Shine, Zatanna Zatara on Justice League Action, and Nyma on Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Altered Carbon is a steampunk series, set at a time when consciousness had been digitized and stored into people's spines. This allows them to escape physical death by having their memories and consciousness uploaded into new bodies.
The story revolves around Takechi Kovacs, a soldier who was commissioned by the aristocrat Laurens Bancroft.
The mission is to discover who murdered his physical body just hours before his latest memory was backed up on his stack. It left him with no clue as to who was the assailant, and this is ultimately what the story revolves around.
Netflix ordered ten episodes of Altered Carbon. Kristin Lehman, Joel Kinnaman, and James Purefoy will be co-starring in the series.
Online dating is very popular nowadays.A quick look at Google Play gives you an idea of the number of dating apps available right now, with OkCupid and Tinder at the forefront of the industry. Osmosis uses this subject as the concept for its story.
The series revolves around a dating app that can match couples with 100 percent accuracy. However, not everything is as it seems—there is a price to be paid when you rely on an algorithm to find your perfect match.
The dangers even increase as you allow the system to get a look at your innermost secrets.
Fans of the South Korean zombie flick Train to Busan will get a kick out of Kingdom, a period drama filled with the undead. The Hollywood Reporter revealed details about the plot, which involves a crown prince tasked with discovering the reason why a mysterious outbreak occurred.
The Rain is a Scandinavian sci-fi thriller series. Screen Daily describes the show as centering on two siblings attempting to survive following a viral outbreak that devastated the human civilization.
Along the way, they join other survivors, and their group will attempt to find a safe place to live in order to re-establish humanity.
The cast includes Mikkel Boe Følsggard, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, and Lars Simonsen.
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