8 Sci-Fi Movies That Would Make Great TV Shows


As we’ve explained elsewhereWestworld is the latest hot ticket on television. A loose adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie about a robot theme park gone wrong, it’s an ingenious 21st century update of the source material that keys into modern concerns and ideas, like artificial intelligence and the uncanny valley.

Given Westworld‘s success, we imagine TV networks will be looking to pick other classics of sci-fi cinema off the shelf and give then a small screen reboot or off-shoot. Whether related to Westworld or not, two new TV shows based off pre-existing sci-fi properties have recently been announced – a new War of the Worlds adaptation and, oddly enough, a series inspired by Jim Carrey memory loss movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 

Which other science fiction films really need a TV adaptation though, either because the original movie was so great that it deserves to be continued, or because the potential of the premise was not mined enough? Read on for our eight choices, and as always, be sure to leave your own in the comments below.