Watch: All-new Futurama, Twisted Metal, Superman and loads of anime – these are the most anticipated new sci-fi series in July 2023
New Fry and Bender (after 10 years!), cars with Gatling guns and crazy post-apocalyptic adventures. There’s not much in the way of traditional science fiction series this month on Netflix, Disney+, Adult Swim, Hulu and Peacock. But there are a lot of new anime, animations and unique shows among the new sci-fi series in July 2023.
Upcoming New Sci-Fi Series in July 2023
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire
Disney+, 5 July 2023
A special new anthology short film series featuring some of Africa’s top animation talent. Films by creators from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe paint 10 exciting new pictures of what Africans think the future will look like in Disney+’s Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire.
Watch: The Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire Trailer
Genres Afrofuturism, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Animation, Anthology
Streaming Disney+ | Watch it
My Adventures with Superman
Adult Swim & HBO Max, 6 July 2023
Promising to be a new and fun look into the life of a young-ish Clark Kent exploring his identity and origins as Superman. While Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen team up to sleuth out the juiciest stories for the Daily Planet in My Adventures with Superman.
Watch: The My Adventures with Superman Trailer
Genres Action, Adventure, Superhero, Animation
Streaming HBO Max & Adult Swim | Watch it
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Season 1
Hulu & Netflix US, 9 July 2023
To celebrate the upcoming live-action Netflix movie adaptation (2 August) of the quirky Haro Aso Japanese manga series, Netflix and Hulu are streaming the animated series in July. A disillusioned office worker questions his humdrum life until a zombie apocalypse re-awakens a fire and passion in his soul. So he creates a bucket list of things he wants to do before he dies – amidst the madness of a zombie-infested city, in Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead.
Watch: The Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Trailer
Genres Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Streaming Hulu & Netflix | Watch it
Futurama Season 8
Hulu, 24 July 2023
10 years after the finale of the infamous and controversial seventh season, the original creators are back with an all-new Hulu edition of Futurama. This time, they convert the “Planet Express” into an airline, Bender makes mini copies of himself (and haints Fry for a bit), while Fry decides to run off and join the police academy – plus so much more episodic madness in Futurama Season 8.
Watch: The Futurama Season 8 Teaser
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adult, Animation
Streaming Hulu | Watch it
Peacock, 27 July 2023
Don’t take it too seriously! This all-new live-action adaptation of the Twisted Metal PlayStation game series is a comedy. But could be fun. A motor mouth has one shot at changing his life by making a treacherous delivery across the now-barren wasteland of America in Peacock’s Twisted Metal.
Watch: The Twisted Metal Teaser
Genres Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Comedy
Streaming Peacock | Watch it
Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy, Season 2
Netflix, 31 July 2023
And for something quite different… Ravaged by the Dark Rebel Army, the city of The Kingdom of Meta-llicana has fallen. And they say the only thing that might be able to stop the Four Divine Kings from resurrecting the god of destruction now is resurrecting the treacherous great wizard, Dark Schneider. Problem is, his soul is trapped in the body of Tia Noto Yoko’s childhood friend. But she can release Dark Schneider with a kiss in Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy, Season 2.
Watch: The Bastard!! Season 2 Trailer
Genres Dark Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Post-Apocalyptic
Streaming Netflix | Watch it
Not Sci-Fi but So Worth It
The Witcher Season 3, Volume 2
Netflix, 27 July 2023
The second part of The Witcher Season 3 is coming on 27 July. And, yes, it’s still Henry Cavill as Geralt for this one last time. But not even the politics behind the scenes can dampen our excitement. Season 3 has focussed more on Geralt and Ciri, as he tries to keep her safe. But can anyone stop the Wild Hunt? We find out in Volume 2 of The Witcher Season 3.
Watch: The Witcher Season 3 Trailer
Genres Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Action, Drama
Streaming Netflix | Watch it
In case you missed it
Recent Sci-Fi Series (from last month) to Check out
Foundation Season 2
Apple TV+, 14 June 2023
A dose of classic sci-fi while we wait for Dune; Foundation is a new series based loosely on Isaac Asimov’s inimitable Foundation book series. And Season 2 drops this month with a promise: Empire is crumbling. The Cleons are coming apart as a new queen threatens to destroy Empire from within. And events in the outer reaches are pitching Foundation against it. Can civilisation survive the Second Crisis? We find out in Foundation Season 2.
Watch: The Foundation Season 2 Trailer
Genres Science Fiction, Ensemble, Asimov, Adaptation
Streaming Apple TV+ | Watch it
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2
Paramount+, 15 June 2023
Lauded as the return to the ‘60 art style and episodic format that made all the original series great, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds return for Season 2. Set a decade or so before the original Kirk-and-Spock Star Trek, Strange New Worlds is the story of Captain Christopher Pike and his crew aboard the USS Enterprise. And, basically, if you’re a fan of the classic episodic Star Trek series, you’ll love Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2.
Watch: The Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 Trailer
Genres Science Fiction, Adventure, Drama, Space, Star Trek
Streaming Paramount+ | Watch it
Black Mirror Season 6
Netflix, 15 June 2023
Yes, it’s back! We get 5 all-new episodes of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror this month. That’s 5 new lives, 5 new realities and 5 new nightmares. Look out for Selma Hayek in this season, an all-new episode actually set in space (but not as cringy as the one from Season 4) and a play on both its own and Netflix’s brand with an episode featuring “Red Mirror” in Black Mirror Season 6.
Watch: The Black Mirror Season 6 Trailer
Genres Science Fiction, Anthology, Dystopian, Mind-Bending
Streaming Netflix | Watch it
Disney+, 21 June 2023
It’s here! Marvel’s Secret Invasion is the story of disgraced former SHIELD (from the Avengers) director Nick Fury who discovers a secret conspiracy of super aliens (Skrulls) that have infiltrated Earth and taken up various positions of power in an attempt to invade and conquer. Problem is the Skrulls have data on all the former Avengers, and it’s impossible to tell if any new heroes are actually from Earth or Skrull replicas in Marvel’s Secret Invasion.
Watch: The Secret Invasion Trailer
Genres Action, Superhero, Adventure, Thriller
Streaming Disney+ | Watch it
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