Top 2011 Sci-Fi TV Shows
Thought we should put together a list of what are the hottest sci-fi tv show titles for 2011. Syfy, HBO, Starz, Fox, TNT, AMC and BBC are kicking off the year right with a stunning list of the best science fiction shows like Being Human, Game of Thrones, Camelot, Terra Nova, Falling Skies, Torchwood: The New World, The Walking Dead Season 2, Locke & Key, Outcasts, Doctor Who Season 6 and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.
Syfy, January 2011
Syfy has taken the supernatural BBC hit and made it fit for an American audience. Being Human follows an unlikely trio of roommates that include: a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost. Our Vampire is trying to follow the noble path and not drink from humans anymore. The Werewolf cannot control his transformations as he shapeshifts into the wolf beast. The Ghost cannot move on to the afterlife and must work through the change to life after death. Together they will help one another and bring us a great tv show. Starring Sam Witwer (The Mist, Crank, Smallville 2001), Meagan Rath (You Are So Undead) and Sam Huntington (Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Superman Returns, Fanboys).
Game of Thrones
HBO, April 2011
Based on the terrific George R. R. Martin saga of A Song of Ice and Fire, HBO’s series stars Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings), Lena Headey (300, Terminater: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Peter Dinklage (Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian).
Starz, April 2011
Taken from classic Arthurian legend with yet another re-imagined twist stars Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) as Merlin, Eva Green (Casino Royale) as Morgan and Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight: New Moon) as Arthur. Seems to be the adult version of the classic tale and should have great sex and violence.
Fox, May 2011
Steven Spielberg produces this sci-fi tv show about a family who travels back in time to prehistoric time. Terra Nova is also gearing up to be ridiculously expensive at $4 million per episode. Tough times have been seen on the show already with David Fury, the executive producer from Buffy left the show because of “creative differences”. The writing staff was also fired but that shouldn’t matter with Steven Spielberg producing Dinosaurs. Terra Nova cast stars Jason O’Mara (Life on Mars) and Stephen Lang (Avatar).
TNT, June 2011
From Steven Spielberg and Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) comes the answer to what does mankind do after an alien invasion. Noah Wyle leads the resistance against our new alien masters.
Torchwood: The New World
Starz, Summer 2011
Taking place right after the mini-series Torchwood: Children of Earth, the fourth season of the Doctor Who spinoff stars Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) adventuring on American soil. Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer and Dollhouse‘s Dichen Lachman are joining the original cast to add that extra flavor to the screen.
The Walking Dead Season 2
AMC, Fall 2011
After shocking most sci-fi fans with the release of a flesh eating zombie tv show and then creating such a popular tv show amazed the entire science fiction genre. Flash forward through the first seasons’ six episodes and we now have the second season about to show with Frank Darabont, Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd.
Doctor Who Season 6
The TARDIS will now be in America. Imagine the possibilities of shooting Doctor Who in America.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
The press release says it all: “Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet … the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.” Looks like a great story.