TV series about the prison

List of the best jail series selected by visitors to our site: Castle Rock, Alcatraz, Escape at Dannemora, Prison Break, Generation War, The Driver, Jett, Defendant, Gangland Undercover, Alias Grace.

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

Castle Rock (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlacePrison, Small towns
StyleBy books

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Alcatraz (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada

Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. Switching between eras, the series focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was allegedly shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards. The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency. The series starred Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill and Parminder Nagra. The show was cancelled on May 9, 2012.

Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, biography
PlotRelationship, Prison Escape, Love triangle
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Prison Break (2005)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotPrison Escape, FBI
StyleAction, Spectacular

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Generation War (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.5)
Genredrama, military, history
PlotWar, Death

Berlin, summer of 1941, during the World War II. Five young Germans promise to meet again as soon the war ends… in Christmas: brothers Wilhelm and Friedhelm will go to the Russian front. Charlotte will serve as a nurse in a campaign hospital. Greta dreams of becoming a singer. Viktor, her Jewish boyfriend, works as a tailor with her father. But soon their naive wishes of peace and happiness will become a long and tragic nightmare.

The Driver (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Driver tells the story of Vince who, following a family mystery, blames himself and his inadequacies and, out of this crisis, he accepts an offer to start driving for a criminal gang.

Jett (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

Defendant (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea

Park Jung-Woo is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself in locked up at the police station. He has temporary amnesia. Park Jung-Woo is falsely accused and is sentenced to death. He must struggle to prove his innocence.

Gangland Undercover (2015)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA
PlacePrison, USA

This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the assignment to avoid spending 20 years in prison on drug charges, it eventually evolved into a quest for justice for him. “Gangland Undercover” documents the lives of outlaw bikers, who live in a world in which respect is earned through fear. The series is based on Falco's memoir, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws,” and documented historical research of gang rivalries.

Alias Grace (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A decade after, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall her past.

Banished (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlacePrison, England
StyleAction, Fascinating

At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.

Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure, cartoon
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Superpowers
PlacePrison, Japan
StyleAction, Spectacular

Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He's framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.

Criminal Justice (2008)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlacePrison, England
StyleFascinating, Dark

The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, has culminated in a dead girl and Ben covered in her blood, holding the murder weapon. All the evidence points to Ben. There are no other leads. But he didn t do it. He can t remember all the events of the night, but he s sure he didn t. Ben is about to see what the criminal justice system does to someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time

Superjail! (2007)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon, crime
CharactersRobots, Judges, Monsters, Criminals
PlotTime travel

Superjail! is an American animated television series produced by Augenblick Studios the first season and Titmouse, Inc. the second and third season. The series follows the events that take place in an unusual prison. The pilot episode aired on television on May 13, 2007, and its first season began on September 28, 2008. Superjail! is characterized by its psychedelic shifts in setting and plot and extreme graphic violence, which give the series a TV-MA-V rating. These elements are depicted through highly elaborate animated sequences, which have been described as "baroque and complicated and hard to take in at a single viewing". A fourth season was confirmed on David Wain's Twitter.

Killing Eve (2018)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.3)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, Strong women
StyleAction, Spectacular

A security consultant hunts for a ruthless assassin. Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.

Secret Love (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
CountrySouth Korea

A devoted woman makes the ultimate sacrifice for her boyfriend, only to learn that love doesn't always conquer all. Yoo Jeong is a sweet, upbeat person who has always stuck by her boyfriend, Ahn Do Hoon, all through school as he cared for a disabled father. But Do Hoon gets into a car accident that results in the death of a woman. Unable to face her boyfriend having to go to jail for a hit-and-run accident, the self-sacrificing Yoo Jeong takes the blame for the accident and serves time in prison in his place. Min Hyeok, a cold-hearted heir to a business empire, had just begun to open his heart to a woman when she is killed in the hit-and-run accident. Years later, he is engaged to Shin Se Yeon, a congressman's daughter. Can Yoo Jeong and Min Hyeok mend their wounded hearts and discover the real meaning of love?

Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersBikers, Friends, Criminals
PlacePrison, Small towns
StyleAction, Spectacular

An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.

Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Prison
StyleBy books, Action, Makes me think

The black sheep of the Argyll family, Jack Argyll, was accused of murdering their matriarch a year ago, but now a man shows up on their doorstep claiming Jack’s innocence. The family must come to terms with this news and the fact that the real killer might still be among them.

Oz (1997)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
StyleMakes me think

The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.