9 of The Best New Sci-Fi Series in August

Watch: All-new Star Wars, Invasion, Strange Planet and One Piece– these are the most anticipated new sci-fi series in August 2023

Jedis, mech and alien invaders. From epic space series to zombies, alien invasions, new planets and more on Netflix, Disney+ and AppleTV. These are the most anticipated new sci-fi series in August 2023.

Complete with titles, dates, trailers, where it releases and links to watch your fave streaming science fiction series right now…

Upcoming New Sci-Fi Series in August 2023


Gala Films, 1 August 2023

Dark secrets lurk in the strangest corners of the online world. Set in a dystopian future, it is a world that exists almost entirely online with the aid of implants and cryptocurrencies. Hackers and criminals of all sorts can fulfil any desire or turn worlds upside down in this sci-fi thriller saga that holds a chilling mirror up to our tech-based world. The show features a cast that includes Richard Cabral, David Bianchi, and Danny Trejo. Don’t miss the thrilling sci-fi within the Blockchain-powered RZR.

Watch: The RZR Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Crime
Streaming Gala Films | Watch it

Zombieverse (Game Show)

Netflix, 8 August 2023

Here’s a unique one: Horror and reality merge for the most unorthodox of reality game shows. The show, set in South Korea, asks its participants what they would do if there was a zombie outbreak. This goes far beyond being trapped in a few rooms. This is the ultimate challenge of avoiding traps, solving problems, and trying to stay one step ahead of the undead seeking to eat their flesh. Inspired by zombie apocalypse stories, this large-scale reality series takes escape games to the next level for Zombieverse.

Watch: Zombieverse Trailer

Genre Reality, Game Show, Comedy
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

Strange Planet

Apple TV+, 9 August 2023

Earth looks much different from the perspective of aliens. Aliens observe humanity and how it has progressed on Earth. Their findings are both hilarious and insightful about the absurdity of our world. Based on the New York Times bestselling graphic novel, this adult-animated comedy comes from producer Dan Harmon (Rick & Morty) and features the voices of Tunde Adebimpe (Rachel Getting Married), Demi Adejuyigbe (The Amber Ruffin Show), Lori Tan Chinn (Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens), Danny Pudi (Community) and Hannah Einbinder (Hacks). Find out what the aliens discover about us in Strange Planet.

Watch: The Strange Planet Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy, Animated
Streaming Apple TV+ | Watch it

Mech Cadets Season 1

Netflix, 10 August 2023

For the young one! Robots and teenagers are called upon to save the day. With the Earth in danger, it’s up to the young group of cadets to work alongside the mechanical space aliens known as Robo Mechs. If they can work together, they’ll be able to keep Earth safe from a slew of intergalactic invaders. This sci-fi animated series features the voice talents of Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), Ming-Na Wen (The Mandalorian), Brandon Soo Hoo (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) and Debra Wilson (MADtv). Find out if they have what it takes in Mech Cadets.

Watch: Mech Cadets Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Animated
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

My Dad the Bounty Hunter Season 2 

Netflix, 17 August 2023

Taking your kids to work is not easy when you have a dangerous job. An intergalactic bounty hunter tries to keep his profession a secret from his two children but it doesn’t work. They now join him on missions of tracking down outlaw aliens, making for an unforgettable family bonding experience. Excitement follows for the family that encounters all manner of robots, lasers, danger, and more in the animated adventures of My Dad the Bounty Hunter.

Watch: My Dad the Bounty Hunter Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Adventure, Action, Animated
Streaming Netflix | Watch it


Disney+, 23 August 2023

A lone Jedi’s adventures continue! Ahsoka Tano was a Jedi member of the council but fled amid the events of the coming of the Empire. Now that the Empire has been torn down, she travels the galaxy trying to stop evil, as a new threat looms for the Star Wars universe. Spinning off from The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson reprises her role as the titular character that’s been popularized since The Clone Wars. Now she gets to shine in her own show, ASHOKA.

Watch: The AHSOKA Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Star Wars
Streaming Disney+ | Watch it

Invasion Season 2

Apple TV, 23 August 2023

Humanity continues to struggle against an invading alien force. When aliens visit and threaten Earth, chaos soon unfolds in ways that force humans to question their own future on the planet. Their plight is portrayed through five different perspectives across the globe as they all try to get used to a life with alien invaders. Created by Simon Kinberg (X-Men) and David Weil (Citadel), there are many angles to explore in the continuing drama that is Invasion.

Watch: The Invasion Season 2 Trailer

Genres Science Fiction
Streaming Apple TV | Watch it

Ragnarok Season 3

Netflix, 24 August 2023

Something strange is going down in a small Norwegian town. Straight out of Norse mythology, the Jötunn pose as a normal family in modern-day Norway, destroying the environment with their factories. The only one who can oppose them is Magne, a teenage boy that is the reincarnation of Thor. When Magne’s friend dies in the carnage, he’s committed to the fight. He’s not alone as more Norse gods join in on the fight for the planet in the fantasy drama of Ragnarok!

Watch: The Ragnarok

Genres Fantasy, Drama
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

One Piece (Live-Action)

Netflix, 31 August 2023

The hit pirate anime makes the voyage into live-action. Set in a world of fantasy and high-seas excitement, the series centres around bands of pirates hunting for the legendary treasure of the Pirate King. The young Monkey D. Luffy, a strange boy with the power of stretching limbs, sets off for this quest with an unlikely ship crew. Based on both the long-running manga and anime series, this pirate adventure stars Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu, and Emily Rudd, bring to life the legend of One Piece.

Watch: One Piece Trailer

Genres Action, Adventure, Comedy
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

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