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.

The 100 warning skull-crossbones

100 attractive teenagers are dropped onto an ‘uninhabited’ and ‘irradiated’ earth to see if it’s survivable.

Airdates: 2014 - 2020

3% skull-crossbones

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

Airdates: 2016 - 2020

After Oil star

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

Airdates: 2017

Altered Carbon warning

Consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies.

Airdates: 2018 - 2019


An award-winning web series about love, friendship, neuropsychology, and zombies.

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Airdates: 2015 - 2016

Brave New World

TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s book set in dystopian future.

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Airdates: 2020


A viral plague has swept the earth, and in a matter of weeks, it decimated 99% of men. The 1% were sent to The Facility in New Zealand but didn’t survive. Or did they?

Airdates: 2021

Day 5

An unexplainable epidemic has swept across the globe affecting every human being. People are frantically searching for answers because if you fall asleep… You die.

Airdates: 2016 - 2017


Three young musicians (Bou, Joshi, and Artemis) make up Pure Vision. Once they discover that the government they’ve been representing is corrupt, Pure Vision becomes Falconette and thus begins their shift into a rebel punk group, fulfilling their thrasher destiny.

Airdates: 2019


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

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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