6 of The Best New Sci-Fi Series in October

Watch: All-new Quantum Leap, Marvel’s Loki, Upload and brand-new Bodies – these are the most anticipated new sci-fi series in October 2023

Time travel, time variance and points in time. It’s a temporal ride on Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and NBC as we unpack the most anticipated new sci-fi series in October 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 October 2023

Quantum Leap Season 2

NBC, 4 October 2023

The reboot of Quantum Leap seamlessly toggles between Ben’s leaps into the past and the ongoing efforts of the Quantum Leap project team in the present day. Their collective mission? To offer Ben, portrayed by Raymond Lee, the guidance and resources he needs to find his way back home. Each episode unfurls a fresh and captivating tale as Ben quantum leaps into a new person’s existence within a different time period in Quantum Leap Season 2.

Watch: The Quantum Leap Season 2 Trailer

Genres Action, Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Showing NBC | Watch it

Loki Season 2

Disney+, 6 October 2023

Season 2 of Loki kicks off with the Marvel Universe’s God of Mischief embroiled in a high-stakes struggle for the very essence of the Time Variance Authority. Assisted by Mobius, Hunter B-15, and a host of both familiar and fresh faces, Loki embarks on an epic journey through a sprawling and perilous Multiverse. His mission? To reunite with Sylvie, confront Judge Renslayer, decipher the enigma of Miss Minutes, and unearth the profound significance of free will and one’s divine purpose in Loki Season 2.

Watch: The Loki Season 2 Trailer

Genres Action, Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Marvel
Streaming Disney+ | Watch it


Netflix, 19 October 2023

Whitechapel’s murder mystery unfolds through the lenses of four detectives across time. The overachieving Edmond Hillinghead from the 1890s, the dashing adventurer Karl Whiteman of the 1940s, the kickass Detective Sergeant Shahara Hasan from the 2010s, and the amnesiac Maplewood from post-apocalyptic 2050, each bring their unique skills and haunting perspectives. Starring Jacob Fortune-Lloyd and Shira Haas, this thrilling series promises to keep you on the edge of your seat as it weaves a complex tale across ages in Bodies.

Watch: The Bodies Trailer

Genres Crime, Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix

Netflix, 19 October 2023

In the dystopian world of 1992, once the United States but now Eden, a realm of propaganda and deceit, the super-soldier Dolph Laserhawk finds himself betrayed and imprisoned in the impenetrable Supermaxx facility. To survive, he assembles a band of rebel outcasts, embarking on perilous undercover missions. In this thrilling remix, join Laserhawk and his unlikely team as they battle corruption and fight for freedom in a world consumed by chaos and oppression in Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix.

Watch: Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix Trailer

Genres Action, Animation, Adventure
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

Upload Season 3

Prime Video, 20 October 2023

Nora and the newly downloaded Nathan are back, their love story at the heart of the action. As they strive to solidify their relationship, a menacing conspiracy looms on the horizon, poised to shatter the lives of countless individuals. Their mission? To halt the mysterious Freeyond in its tracks and pave the way for a life unburdened by digital chains. Join them on a high-stakes journey that will test the limits of their commitment and the boundaries of possibility in Upload Season 3.

Watch: Old Season 2 Trailer

Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Romance
Streaming Prime Video | Watch it


Netflix, 26 October 2023

In a distant future where sentient humanoid robots flawlessly imitate humans, a sinister force threatens to annihilate the world’s seven most advanced robots. Leading the charge is Gesicht, Europol’s brilliant detective, tasked with unravelling the enigma behind these perplexing robot serial murders. The twist? Gesicht is not just the investigator but also one of the seven coveted targets. Brace yourself for a riveting journey into a world where man and machine blur in Pluto.

Watch: Pluto Trailer

Genres Action, Animation, Drama
Streaming Netflix | Watch it

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Gentleman pirates, spine-tinging mysteries and that Outlander episode you asked for. It’s a real ride with these epic fantasy series in October, unmissable fantasy movies in October and epic sci-fi movies in October.

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