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Whether it was streaming on Netflix, or launched on standard cable, there were a host of geek-friendly TV shows in 2015. Here are 15 of the best that premiered this year.
Mr. Robot follows a young hacker, Elliot Alderson, living in New York City. Acting as a vigilante, he works to take down a company known as E Corp.
Premiering in April was Netflix’s take on the origin of Marvel’s Daredevil. The show, like the original comic, follows blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who fights crimes as his alter ego, Daredevil.
Heroes Reborn is a miniseries that follows up on the success of original drama series Heroes. Evolved humans, or “Evos,” are characters in the show with special abilities.
Humans is a British TV show that takes a look at artificial intelligence and robotics in society. The show debuted in the summer and a second season is planned for 2016.
DC Comics character Supergirl, the cousin of Superman, got her own TV show in 2015. Melissa Benoist plays the title character in the series who is working to recover her abilities.
Sense8 revolves around eight characters around the world who become linked in their emotional and mental capabilities out of the blue. The show got its first run on Netflix in the summer.
Another Marvel character to get the small screen treatment in 2015 was Jessica Jones. This Netflix series stars Krysten Ritter as Jones, who uses her detective work to fight a villain who controls people with his mind.
The Last Man on Earth
The Last Man on Earth is a post-apocalyptic comedy starring Will Forte as—you guessed it—the last man on earth. The second season is slated for September 2016.
This series, based on the Powers comic books by Marvel, is exclusive to the Playstation Network. A former superhero, Christian Walker, works as a detective investigating crimes involving superhero.
The Expanse is a science fiction drama based on books written by James S. A. Corey. The show follows a futuristic detective and will be playing on Syfy in late December.
Based 1995’s 12 Monkeys, the television series of the same name premiered in January. The show has time travel, a deadly virus, and evil geniuses—very geeky.
The Astronaut Wives Club
This show is based off of a book by Lily Koppel and it follows the story of the wives of the astronauts of Mercury Seven. The show premiered in June, but was canceled after its first season.
The Man In The High Castle
The Man In The High Castle is an alternate history story about the results of the Axis powers winning World War II, instead of the Allies. It’s based off of Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel of the same name.
Originally developed for the CW, iZOMBiE is a television adaptation of the comic book with the same name. It originally aired in late March, and follows the story of a woman coming to terms with her new life as a zombie, and the appetite for brains that comes with it.