Dystopian TV Series

Dystopian TV Series
List of the best dystopian TV series selected by visitors to our site: Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, The Plot Against America, Brave New World, Weird City, The Man in the High Castle, 86: Eighty Six, The Handmaid's Tale, The Devil Judge, The Defenders, Rugal.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
StyleDystopian, By manga

In the year 2045, after global capitalism has defaulted, Japan's elite Section 9 begins conducting covert cyber operations.

The Plot Against America (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
PlotSecond world war
StyleDystopian, Action, By books

An alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

Brave New World (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
PlotRevolution, Politics, Technology, Uprising, Drug addiction
StyleDystopian, Atmospheric, Unexpected ending, Makes me think

In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.

Weird City (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, comedy
StyleDystopian, Fascinating

Set in the not-too-distant future, this comedy anthology explores the issues of everyday life in the metropolis of Weird — stories that can only be told through the prism of sci-fi and comedy.

The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada

Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.

86: Eighty Six (2021)
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlaceMilitary bases

Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in name. In reality, they are piloted by the Eighty-sixers—those considered to be less than human and treated as mere tools. Determined to achieve his own mysterious ends, Shin, the captain of Spearhead Squadron, which is comprised of Eighty-sixers, continues to fight a hopeless war on a battlefield where only death awaits him.

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Pregnant women, Maids, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Religion
StyleDystopian, Sad, Dark, Fascinating, Women in the lead roles

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

The Devil Judge (2021)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, action, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersJudges, Lawyers
StyleDorama, Dystopian

The court system is corrupted and old-fashioned. People desire a new system that can satisfy the crowds. However, are the crowds always correct? The drama shows how judges discover the truth about people in court. It centers around a chief judge who doesn’t believe in justice, but only makes judgements that the crowds will satisfy with. An assistant judge starts to question his motives and tries to find the truth.

The Defenders (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CharactersJudges, Lawyers, Partners

The Defenders is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.

Rugal (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea

A police detective who loses everything to a criminal organization seeks payback when he gains special abilities through biotechnology.

10 more tv-series
Humans (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
CharactersFamily, Androids, Robots
PlotInvestigation, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Fate
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Makes me think

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, anime
PlotGenetic experiments

In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yuya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light?

Homecoming (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersPsychologists, Military, Soldier, Veterans
PlotTravel, Mystery, Lost memory
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Heidi Bergman is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, living with her mother and working as a waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor questions why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi quickly realizes that there's a whole other story behind the story she's been telling herself.

The Truth Will Out (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Investigation, Political
StyleAction, Fascinating, Based on real events

Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.

Kiss Me First (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Hackers, Teachers, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Investigation, Virtual Reality, Computer games, Mystery

To escape reality 17-year-old Leila turns to a secret virtual paradise. Her real journey begins when this digital Eden turns dark.

The Promised Neverland (2019)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, cartoon, detective, anime
CharactersFamily, Demons, Childrens, Orphans
PlotRevenge, Survival, Death, Adventures
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching, By manga

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

50 States of Fright (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
PlotSupernatural, Love, Death, Relationship

A horror anthology series based on urban legends that takes viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of America.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, military
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier

UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.

Sacred Games (2018)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia, USA

A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.

Legion (2017)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CharactersSuperhero, Psychologists
PlotSuperpowers, Adventures, Teleportation, Power
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, USA
StyleMarvel, Spectacular, Action, Fancy, Fascinating

David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.