Some science fiction (sci-fi) films and TV are set in space. They give us a hypothetical look on what life could be if we have reached the point we could travel to outer space and interact with extraterrestrial beings. Here are the top five sci-fi series for 2019 set in outer space.

Star Trek: Discovery

This is the prequel to the Original Series (Captain Kirk, centered on the crew of the starship USS Discovery. This is set decades before Captain Kirk and company embarked on their Five-Year Mission. What makes this series unique is the central character is not a captain but the First Officer – Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green). In the second season, things got more interesting with the appearance of the USS Enterprise under the command of Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount). Other cast members

Lost in Space

This is a reimagining of the 1966 sci-fi series of the same name (and the 1998 film adaptation) and the novel Swiss Family Robinson. This takes place after the destruction of Earth and the survivors seek a new world to live. Center to this story is the Robinson family who are separated from the colonists after a mishap and landed on an unknown planet. Like Swiss Family Robinson, they try to cope with their situation while trying to find a way to make it back to their colony. The series stars Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Ignacio Serricchio, Parker Posey, and Brian Steele.


From the same person who gave us The Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) George R.R. Martin comes this sci-fi series combined with horror. It centers on the crew of the spacecraft named Nightflyer. Its crew have made contact with alien life-forms and terrifying events have followed, making them question each other while they fight to survive. The series stars Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, Brian F. O’Byrne and Gretchen Mol.

The Expanse

This is based on the series of novels by James S.A. Corey. This is set in the distant future at the time when humanity colonized the solar system. The protagonists are a disparate group of antiheroes who try to unravel a conspiracy which threatens the peace, balance of power and the survival of humanity. The series stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Paulo Constanzo, Florence Favre, Shawn Doyle, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Frankie Adams.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian

This series is part of the Star Wars franchise set to launch in November this year. This series will be set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi (Star Wars Episode VI). It follows a lone Mandalorian gunfighter who travels the expanse of the New Republic. Mandalorians are a fictional race of humanoids with a warrior culture. They are often depicted as mercenaries and bounty hunters such as Jango and Boba Fett. The series is inspired by westerns and Japanese samurai films. Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal will play the titular character. Other cast members are Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, Taika Waititi, Bill Burr and Mark Boone, Jr.