The world of tech TV series is blowing up, and we're not complaining. Recently, we've seen shows like Black Mirror and Altered Carbon rake in the viewers. So if you haven't binged those tech series yet, you definitely should. Now, however, it's time to look to the future to see what other gripping sci-fi and futuristic tech-driven dramas the powers at be can come up with. One thing's certain, 2021 isn't likely to disappoint. Here, we check out the best tech TV series to keep an eye out for in 2021. And, if you're too impatient to wait, there are ones to watch now. This is what you can expect...
New tech series coming in 2021
This is a gritty cop show set in a technologically-advanced world and based on Sir Terry Pratchett's famous “Discworld” creations. The City Watch, an unlikely group of misfits, finds the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon, which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. From lead writer and executive producer Simon Allen, the modern and inclusive series is inspired by many of Sir Terry Pratchett’s characters, including the captain of The City Watch Sam Vimes (Richard Dormer), the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin (Lara Rossi), the naïve but heroic Carrot (Adam Hughill).
In seems that in 2021, Marvel is going to have an impressive year, with a total of six new series coming out featuring our favourite superheroes. Given Vision's unique abilities and android origin, we thought this one was the most 'tech' of them all. WandaVision blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)— two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives — begin to suspect everything is not as it seems. The series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer. Watch the trailer below...
Based on a book by John Marrs, this DNA tech drama tackles a unique premise: What if we could find our perfect partner through DNA matching?
THE ONE is set five minutes in the future, in a world where a DNA test can find your perfect partner – the one person you’re genetically predisposed to fall in love with. No matter how good your relationship, which one of us can honestly say we haven’t thought about whether there is someone better out there? What if a hair sample is all it takes to find them? The idea is simple, but the implications are explosive. We will never think of love and relationships in the same way again.
Stream on Netflix from 12 March.
The Book of Boba Fett
Boba Fett is back. And his story is just beginning. As teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the season finale of The Mandalorian, the legendary bounty hunter’s journey will continue. The Book of Boba Fett is set within the timeline of The Mandalorian and star Temuera Morrison as the titular bounty hunter, along with Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand. Robert Rodriguez — who directed Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian, a thrilling installment that reintroduced Boba Fett to the Star Wars galaxy — joins Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni as executive producer.
Tech TV series to watch now
Raised by Wolves
Amanda Collin and Travis Fimmel star in this sci-fi drama set many years in the future. From award-winning executive producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner), you're promised brilliant storytelling and cutting-edge technology. In the series, two androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet when the Earth is destroyed in a great war.
Stream now on Showmax
Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc (John Slattery from Mad Men) discovers that the Artificial Intelligence system he created (NEXT) might spell the end of humanity. He joins forces with Agent Salazar when a global crisis unfolds.
Stream now on Showmax