A list and overview of the new sci-fi series of 2013. Besides the newest tv shows, we will have a look at the new seasons of currently airing science fiction series. Next to that, we will provide release dates of the best sci-fi series of 2012 now out on DVD. From horror and action sci-fi series to more subtle futuristic science fiction shows.
Original new science fiction series of 2013 – American productions
In light of some truly great new Sci-fi movies like the new Star Trek movie, Pacific Rim and Cloud Atlas in 2012 and 2013, hopes are also up for a great science fiction year for television. However, science fiction genre television has been struggling, and several projects, like Terra’s Nova and the second season for the 2012 American NBC series ‘Awake’ have been cancelled. There were also some good things though. When it comes to European televison – Scandinavian series are dominating, now also in the scifi arena with the great Swedish sci-fi series ‘Real Humans’, which will get an English remake by Kudos (probably not in 2013 yet). Here are actual new tv shows scheduled for 2013 on American television.
Defiance – New online gaming / action sci-fi series on Syfy
Very promising production which is currently being filmed. Syfy is about to bring Science fiction back to regular television with a lot of highly anticipated scripted tv shows (mainly drama series). For 2013 eyes are mainly on Defiance, an action series that brings the world of online gaming and series together. This show directed by Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion) is set in the near future where earth is completely changed by an all-out universal worldwar. In the midst of devestation a group of people has to build a new society. The fate of this people is tied to what happens in a video game (an MMO) and visa versa. The US release date is set on April 2013.
Another very interesting Syfy production is the series Rewind about a counter-terrorism team that uses timetravelling to prevent terrorist attacks from occurring. It is currently being developed in Toronto with big names like David Cronenberg.
Orphan Black – BBC production that is more Near-fi than sci-fi
Another show to look out for is the BBC produced new sci-fi series ‘Orphan Black’. It has strong science fiction elements in the sense that it deals with clones and futuristic technology, but without resorting to space ships and other over the top extraterritorial things. The creators want to give it a believable feel. It is about a young woman, played by Tatiana Maslany who witnesses her own clone commiting suicide. The show will be on BBC America in 2013. No fixed release date for this action sci-fi drama has been announced yet, but it will be in 2013. They are currently filming in Toronto, Canada.
Currently airing sci-fi shows in the US 2012/2013
Here a list of the tv shows that are being aired in 2012 and 2013 or that are about to get a new season in 2013.
- Arrow – superhero sci-fi series
- Revolution -the final episode of this NBC series is in 2013 (J.J. Abrams)
- Last Resort – a popular futuristic military action show on ABC
- The Neighbors – Comedy series about a family with extraterrestrials running in 2012/2013
- 666 Park Avenue – Pretty succesful new seductive horror sci-fi series
- Elementary – a modern and American adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story (CBS)
More new cool upcoming series:
New sci-fi series out on DVD & Blu-ray in 2012/2013
The above mentioned series are about to be released in 2013. Exact DVD release dates are not yet released. As soon as they are announced we will report about it here. For now, have a look at the most recent best selling sci-fi shows on Amazon in 2012 and 2013.
Best shows of 2012 in our opinion
Real Humans - Äkta människor - The Swedish series sensation after the detective series The Bridge and Wallander – Available on DVD and Bluray in Europe, not yet in the USA.
Awake – Unfortunately already cancelled NBC Show. We thought it was one of the best series of 2012. DVD release date of 2013 is to be announced.
Terra Nova (2011) – Also cancelled. Only had 1 season in 2012, now out on DVD via Amazon.com