10 TV Shows Like ‘Halo’ | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Halo isn’t just a game—it’s a sprawling sci-fi universe that’s captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide with its well-written story, and protagonist, John-117, also knows the Master Chief. 

The game’s success has led to countless sequels and even an HBO exclusive, now in its second season. If you’re craving more intergalactic adventures where there is no shortage of aliens and heroes, you’ve come to the right place.

Well without further wait, here are 10 TV shows with a similar premise to watch if you like Halo!

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Despite being more than a decade old, Battlestar Galactica is still able to hold its own. A modern spin on the 1970s classic, Battlestar Galactica zeroes in on the space war between humans and their robotic creations, the Cylons.

After a devastating nuclear attack, the survivors are on the hunt for a new home while battling the Cylons. With themes touching on humanity, religion, and destiny, this series isn’t just about spaceships but also how unbreakable the human spirit really is. 

The Expanse (2015)

The Expanse will take you on an odyssey to the far reaches of the Solar System, where politics, resources, and ideas split humanity. We meet a band of unlikely heroes who find themselves in the center of a conspiracy that can shatter the peace between Earth, Mars, and the Belt.

Based on James S. A. Corey’s novels, it’s hailed for its realistic science, well-written characters, and political drama that mirrors the real world. The show ran for six seasons, so you’ll have plenty much on before streaming the finale.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)

If you’re a Star Trek buff, you might think you’ve seen it all, but Star Trek: Deep Space Nine flips the script. Set on a space station near a wormhole, it explores all the shady drama, politics, and clashes between different living species and cultures. 

With a miscellaneous crew led by the first African American Starfleet captain, Benjamin Sisko, it’ll take you to the corners of space you’ve never visited at warp speed. Even if it’s not your cup of tea, giving the show a shot won’t surely melt your fingers (pun intended).

Defiance (2013)

In the post-apocalyptic world of Defiance, our planet, Blue, is home to both humans and aliens. They try to get by in a town built amidst the ruins of St. Louis. At the heart of the series is Jeb Nolan, an ex-soldier turned lawkeeper, and his alien daughter Irisa as they dabble with the perils and enigmas of this new reality.

Defiance pours everything we like about sci-fi, action, and drama into a one-of-a-kind experience. Plus, it’s the series that came with an accompanying video game of the same name.

Dark Matter (2015)

Dark Matter is a mind-bending series that’ll have you questioning your own identity. Imagine waking up with no memories— that’s the reality for the crew of the Raza, a spaceship full of wanted criminals whose pasts have been wiped clean.

Dark Matter will keep you hooked from start to finish, thanks to its brilliant premise and cinematography. Also, did you know that it actually draws from the comic book series by the same creators as Stargate? It is also one of the rare shows that will have you rooting for the anti-heroes. 

Earth: Final Conflict (1997)

Earth: Final Conflict by legendary Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek fame transports binge-watchers to the near future, where Earth encounters a mysterious alien race called the Taelons. Offering advanced tech and wisdom, these visitors spark both awe and suspicion among humans, igniting a conflict between those who welcome them and those who resist.

With its bold blend of sci-fi, action, and drama, the series delivers an original and gripping narrative. With Von Flores, Leni Parker, Lisa Howard, and Kevin Kilner on the frontlines, Earth: Final Conflict is an unforgettable journey through the unknown (not an exaggeration).

Andromeda (2000)

Calling Andromeda just a show would be a sin. Much like Star Wars, it is a  voyage to a distant galaxy, where a lone starship battles to revive a fallen civilization. Captain Dylan Hunt and his ragtag crew aboard the Andromeda Ascendant as they play their cards with enemies, friends, and unexplained things across the cosmos.

Inspired by the genius of Gene Roddenberry, Andromeda welcomes you to the world of stars, history, and the boundless future, all while making you a die-hard fan of Roddenberry. 

The 100 (2014)

The 100 will have you ask yourself just how much you’d endure to stay alive in a world that has gone kaput. A band of troublemakers is banished from a dying space station to Earth, unaware that the planet doesn’t take kindly to uninvited visitors.

Based on Kass Morgan’s novels, this series dominated the charts for seven long seasons until its finale, which aired in 2020. The series was so successful that it even scooped up a Primetime Emmy and a People’s Choice Award. 


Firefly (2002)

Firefly is the type of show that’ll have you wishing it lasted longer than just one season. The show chronicles Captain Malcolm and the eclectic crew of the spaceship Serenity as they make their way to the fringes of the galaxy, taking on any job, legal or not, to make ends meet.

Created by Avengers Alum Joss Wheadon, Firefly stars Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, and Morena Baccarin in the lead roles. It’s a shame that it was shelved after only one season.

Farscape (1999)

In Farscape, a human astronaut by the name of John Crichton finds himself lost in a wormhole and stranded in a strange galaxy. To survive, John joins forces with a crew of colorful characters, which includes a warrior, a priestess, a thief, a pilot, and a renegade.

Created by Rockne S. O’Bannon, the mastermind behind Alien Nation and SeaQuest DSV, Farscape plays with humor and sci-fi like no other show. Farscape proves why O’Bannon is one of the best storytellers in Hollywood.

So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished watching Halo!

What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!

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