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Guardian to Rattan: The Highest-Rated Sci-Fi Chinese Dramas to Binge Watch

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Despite the dominance of South Korean Entertainment shows, Mainland China is also fast-growing in terms of releasing new content for television shows and films. Besides the regular genres like romance and drama, the stories from the Science fiction genre including elements of time Travel and interstellar adventures have become the most popular among Chinese shows. With an ensemble cast and truly gripping storylines, some Chinese dramas have been rated the highest on IMDb as well. Here is our list of the best Chinese sci-fi dramas you should add to your to-watch list.

The massive success of Netflix’s recent sci-fi series 3 Body Problem (2024–) is proof that global audiences are hungry for sci-fi stories springing out of Chinese minds — the show is based on Chinese author Liu Cixin’s book series (though, it does differ from the source material quite a bit).

Created by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss and Alexander Woo, 3 Body Problem has been the most-watched show on the platform for two weeks straight according to Deadline. Clocking 15 million views from 25 to 31 March, it scored another 8.3 million views in the following week. It dethroned Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen TV series to take the top spot.

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, in case you forgot, were also behind another gargantuan production, HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011–2019).

Anyhoo, let’s embark on a journey to the future (or another world, as the case may be) and explore the best Chinese sci-fi dramas. These Science fiction Chinese dramas will ignite your imagination and, hopefully, leave you yearning for more.

Unveiling the best science fiction Chinese dramas: Futuristic and interstellar adventures

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