40 fantasy and sci-fi shows to watch this year

Image: Netflix/The Witcher
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2022 was an epic year for fantasy and sci-fi TV. It brought us highly anticipated series like HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel The Rings of Power, and Netflix’s Witcher prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin, as well as a whole bunch of other things that weren’t prequels like Interview With The Vampire, The Orville: New Horizons, Star Wars: Andor and more.

Okay, that last one was also technically a prequel, but whatever, it was really good. All that’s in the past! We’re now into 2023, which means a whole new crop of exciting shows are heading our way. Here are 40 of the series we’re most looking forward to this year, updated as of May 2023. Television!


Based on the bestselling novel series by Hugh Howey, this Apple TV+ show is a post-apocalyptic thriller in which the last 10,000 people on Earth live in an underground silo. They’ve been there for generations and no one knows why the silo was built, only that to venture outside means death.

Or at least, that’s what they’re told. Silo features an unraveling mystery, and it’s shaping up to be an exciting ride.

After a loved one is murdered in the silo, engineer Juliet (Dune’s Rebecca Ferguson) seeks to unravel the mystery of their death. However, it may lead to larger secrets about the nature of the silo and what lies beyond. The series features an impressive ensemble cast in addition to Ferguson, including David Oyelowo, Rashida Jones, Common, Chinaza Uche, Ferdinand Kingsley, Will Patton, Geraldine James, Tim Robbins, Harriet Walter, Iain Glen and Avi Nash.

The first two episodes of Silo premiered on Apple TV+ on May 5. Subsequent episodes of its 10-episode first season drop every Friday.