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All the sci-fi TV and movies coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in December 2018

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Dec 19, 2018, 12:00 AM EST (Updated)

The holiday season has officially arrived, and with it comes a whole lot of fresh sci-fi fare across all your favorite streaming shows. From teen-centric superheroes to time-traveling heroes, there’s a lot to see.

Netflix’s big genre releases this month include the third season of the time traveling-adventure Travelers, the Christmas special for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and the streaming debut of Avengers: Infinity War. Beyond that, the debut season of SYFY’s dark dramedy Happy! hits the service, along with the third season of SYFY’s The Magicians and the eighth season of Voltron: Legendary Defender. Andy Serkis' Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle also debuts this month.

Hulu’s big premiere this month is the second season of The Runaways, and the service has also acquired all of Fox’s long-running action hit 24. The streamer also has some great genre movies coming in, including The Exorcist, Iron Man 2, and Apollo 13. Amazon Prime’s most interesting release looks to be the recent horror hit Hereditary, along with some deeper cuts like Event Horizon, Mars Attacks! and The Dark Crystal.

Check out our full rundown below, then let us know what you’ll be streaming.



Happy! Season 1: The first season of SYFY’s comic-based dark-dramedy series is about to be bingeable. The show follows a washed-up cop who sees an imaginary creature that helps him try to track down some missing kids. It’s twisty, darkly funny, and a lot of fun.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale: Netflix’s hit witchy drama is coming back sooner than expected with a Christmas special. How does Christmastime work in a town of supernatural creepy crawlies? We’re about to find out.

Travelers Season 3: The third season of Netflix’s Travelers continues the twisty adventure of a team of time-traveling heroes sent back to the present to try and save the future. The show is fantastic, and largely flew under the radar upon release. With the third season coming, it’s the perfect time to catch up. As for genre pedigree, the show comes from a former producer on Stargate SG-1.

Avengers: Infinity War: Just in time for Avengers 4, right? Netflix is landing the biggest comic book movie of the year for Christmas. It’s the perfect opportunity to refresh your memory on Thanos’ big win before we find out what the heck is happening next.

December 1
Astro Boy
Bride of Chucky
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
My Bloody Valentine
Shaun of the Dead
Terminator Salvation

December 2
The Lobster

December 3
Blue Planet II Season 1

December 4
District 9

December 6
Happy! Season 1

December 7
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

December 14
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale
Season 3
Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 8

December 21
3Below: Tales of Arcadia
Bird Box

December 24
The Magicians Season 3

December 25
Avengers: Infinity War

December 30
The Autopsy of Jane Doe

December 31
The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man



24: The Complete Series: Jack Bauer is back, baby. If you’re looking for an action-packed long-term binge, the entire decade-long run of 24 will be ready to roll. The show inspired countless imitators and helped establish a lot of the action beats we see every day on TV. 

Runaways Season 2 Premiere: It might not get the buzz of a Daredevil or Jessica Jones, but Hulu's Runaways is definitely holding its own. The comic adaptation follows a group of kids who discover their parents are super villains, so they go on the run. Season 2 really picks up in the meat of the comic storyline, and should hold plenty of action.

Into the Dark: New Year, New You: Episode 4 Premiere: Into the Dark, Hulu’s new horror anthology is dropping a special episode to celebrate New Year’s. You know, in case you want to ring in 2019 with some terror. 

December 1
24: The Complete Series
24: Redemption
BuzzFeed Unsolved: Sports Conspiracies Season 1
Killing Eve Season 1
UniKitty Season 1A
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
Angels & Demons 
Apollo 13 
Bad Girls from Mars 
Beverly Hills Vamp 
The Da Vinci Code 
Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts 
The Exorcist 
The Forbidden Kingdom 
Gargoyles: Wings of Darkness
Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past
Halloween VIII: Resurrection 
Happily N’Ever After 
Happily N’Ever After 2 
Krampus Unleashed 
The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery 
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 

December 2
The Powerpuff Girls (Reboot) Season 3A 

December 3
Adventure Time Season 10 

December 7
Into The Dark: Pooka! Episode 3 Premiere

December 13
Let’s Be Evil
NASA: Above and Beyond 

December 15
Along Came the Devil 
Snow Queen: Fire and Ice 

December 19
The Killing Seasons 1-4

December 21
Marvel’s Runaways Season 2 Premiere

December 24
Mighty Magiswords Season 2A 

December 25
Mr. Pickles: Season 3 
Iron Man 2

December 28
Into the Dark: New Year, New You Episode 4

December 29
OK K.O., Let’s Be Heroes! Season 2A

December 30
The Orville: Season 2 Mid-Season Premiere



Event Horizon: It’s a sci-fi horror classic, and it’s hard to believe the flick is now more than 20 years old. Not surprisingly, the cult classic has aged pretty well. If you want some throwback, 1990-era scares you could do far, far worse than this one.

Mars Attacks!: It’s a schlocky, tongue-in-cheek mess loaded with celebrity cameos from the era, and this one has aged pretty terribly. But still, it’s a lot of big, goofy fun.

Hereditary: One of the biggest indie horror hits of the year is finally coming to streaming. Fair warning, though — it’s absolutely terrifying and will probably make your skin crawl. In a good way. Just, you know, be warned. 

December 1
A Clockwork Orange
Bad Girls from Mars
Beverly Hills Vamp
Event Horizon
Happily N’Ever After
Happily N’Ever After 2
Mars Attacks!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Dark Crystal
Wild Wild West

December 8
Before I Fall

December 16
Evan Almighty

December 25
Iron Man 2

December 27

December 28
Niko and the Sword of Light Season 2