Utopian/Dystopian TV Shows (


The utopia and its derivative, the dystopia, are genres of literature that explore social and political structures. Utopian fiction portrays a setting that agrees with the author’s ethos, having various attributes of another reality intended to appeal to readers. Dystopian (or dystopic) fiction (sometimes combined with, but distinct from apocalyptic literature) is the opposite: the portrayal of a setting that completely disagrees with the author’s ethos.

3% skull-crossbones

A bleak future where only 3% get to live in Utopia.

Airdates: 2016 - current

After Oil star

After all the oil is gone, what’s left but each other?

Airdates: 2017


Zombies. Brains. Boy problems.

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Airdates: 2015 - 2016

Day 5

Nearly everyone falls asleep and dies. Well. That’s fun.

Airdates: 2016 - 2017


In a dystopian future Earth, an international coalition known as The Polity fights a hostile, autocratic invading force known as The Union.

Airdates: 2019 - current

The Handmaid’s Tale warning skull-crossbones

A dystopian drama web series created by Bruce Miller, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 seminal dystopian feminist novel of the same name.

Airdates: 2017 - current

Into the Badlands warning

If you like Game of Thrones as a concept but wish it wasn’t so violent and brutal, watch this show instead. You’ll like it.

Airdates: 2015 - 2019

Knights of Sidonia

A thousand years after the destruction of Earth by gigantic aliens called Gauna, mankind is living on massive spaceships and are protected by giant robots.

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Airdates: 2014 - 2015

The Last Man on Earth

Everyone dies. Except it’s not everyone. It would be a pretty boring show if it was everyone, I guess…

Airdates: 2015 - 2018

The Man in the High Castle warning

What if the Nazis won? Everything would suck.

Airdates: 2015 - 2019

The Purge skull-crossbones

People discover how far they will go to survive a night where all crime is legal for 12 hours.

Airdates: 2018 - current


When a deadly virus wipes out most of the world’s population, a handful of survivors struggle to stay alive.

Airdates: 2008 - 2010