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Dystopian Live-Action Series

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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.7
War breaks out in the Middle East and the President of the United States is killed by a plane flown into the White House. In the chaotic aftermath, martial law is declared and the Constitution is suspended. But four soldiers do not go along with the military takeover, and along with other members of the resistance movement they work to restore freedom to the people.
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Charlie Jade is a rogue private detective in a world dominated by greedy multinational corporations. While on an investigation, Charlie explores a secret desert facility. A massive explosion propels him from his own universe (alphaverse) to a strange parallel universe (betaverse). Soon, Charlie is drawn into a conflict that involves these two universes and one other pacifist universe (gammaverse) with unsuspected terror at its heart.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 3.9
In a near-future world where an oppressive regime segregates society, one woman skirts the system to search for the daughter taken from her years ago.
A Sci-Fi-Mystery drama - episodes contain two shorter stories, the first half is set in 2017 called "Beta Project," and the second half in 2037 called "Grand New World." Aliens arrive on earth and humans take advantage of their knowledge and learn new skills from them, In the year 2037, humans emotions are controlled and regulated. The story centers on two brothers in both 'Beta Project' and 'Grand New World' as they try and figure out the mystery that surrounds them and find needed answers.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6
Curfew (2019)
In the near future, Earth is overwhelmed by an unstoppable virus of unknown origin. To protect the population from the virus sweeping across the United Kingdom, a totalitarian government impose a curfew in which anyone caught out between 7pm to 7am will be put into quarantine, if not worse. Curfew focuses on a few lucky groups that are offered the opportunity to compete in an illegal 1,000-kilometre (620 mi) street race where the finish line ends in the ultimate prize: sanctuary.
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Omniscient (2020)
In a city where citizens are monitored 24/7, a tech employee must outsmart her surveillance drone in order to investigate a murder.
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A Twilight Zone-esque look at the life and people living in a futuristic city where the haves and the have nots are strictly separated by a wall.
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
England, 1941. Germany, having successfully invaded in 1940, is now in control of the UK. The SS now run the country but for general law and order, a famed Scotland Yard detective. Archer walks a thin line, as his job requires him to work closely with the despised SS, the vanguard of Nazi fascism. To some this makes him a traitor. An English resistance movement exists but Archer believes that resistance is futile and will only lead to further bloodshed. Then a murder case draws him into the struggle, and into a plot of international proportions.
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
The deeply frozen Cold War is heating up. Twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1983 that halted the course of Poland's liberation and the subsequent downfall of the Soviet Union, an idealistic law student and a disgraced police investigator stumble upon a conspiracy that has kept the Iron Curtain standing and Poland living under a repressive police state.

Now, in 2003, after two decades of peace and prosperity, the leaders of the regime enact a secret plan made with an unlikely adversary in the 1980s that will radically transform Poland and affect the lives of every citizen in the nation - and the world. What these two men discover has the potential to ignite a revolution and those in power will stop at nothing to keep it a secret.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Barrier (2020)
In 2045, Spain like the rest of the western world has been driven into a dictatorial regime by the lack of natural resources. Life in the countryside is impossible, and in the city a fence divides peoples into the powerful, and the rest.
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Blood Drive is set in the dystopian "distant future" of alternate 1999, after the "Great Fracking Quakes" have literally split the United States apart, with a giant ravine called "the Scar" being formed roughly along the route of the Mississippi River. A megacorporation, Heart Enterprises, exploits strange discoveries from the bottom of the Scar to become ubiquitous across American politics, society, and the economy. Meanwhile, as a result of environmental decline, water has become scarce and gasoline prohibitively expensive.
People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Takes place in a dystopian Milwaukee in the year 2074, where many countries have gone bankrupt due to a number of crises and climate change. In the absence of effective government, powerful multinational corporations have become de facto governments, controlling areas called Green Zones. The remaining territories are called Red Zones, where governance is weak or non-existent.
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
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.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
The origin story of Alfred Pennyworth, a former special-forces soldier living in London and how he came to work for Bruce Wayne's father.
People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
During a 12-hour period when all crime - including murder - is legal, a group of seemingly unrelated characters cross paths in a city in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party. While the clock winds down, some will fight, some will hide, others will embrace what it means to purge to its fullest extent - whether for revenge, personal gain, protection, or unadulterated glee. As each character is forced to reckon with his or her past and plot how to better their futures, they soon discover how far they will go on Purge Night.
People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Years And Years follows the Lyons, a busy Manchester family. Daniel’s getting married to Ralph, Stephen and Celeste worry about their kids, Rosie’s chasing a new fella and Edith hasn’t been home for years. Presiding over them all is Gran, the imperial Muriel. But when their lives all converge on one crucial night in 2019, the story accelerates into the future, following the lives and loves of the Lyons over the next 15 years.
People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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A world divided into progress and devastation. The link between the two sides - Offshore and Inland - is a rigorous and painstaking system called The Process. Everyone in Inland has a chance to go through The Process to live a better life in Offshore. But only 3% make it through.
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Dark Angel (2000)
Max is a genetically-enhanced human prototype hunted by her former military handlers through the edgy, underground street life of 21st Century America. Max is aided in her quest - both to avoid capture and reunite with her "siblings" scattered in the aftermath of their escape - by Logan Cale, an idealistic cyber-journalist battling repression and corruption in post-apocalypse..
People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Begins less than a year after the arrival of aliens who occupy Earth. It follows the Bowmans and their extended family in Los Angeles. Their son, Charlie, was on a school sports trip and was separated from them when alien walls sectioned off part of the city. The father, Will Bowman, is a former FBI agent and retired Army Ranger who reluctantly joins the Redhats (humans collaborating with the aliens) and is tasked with tracking down members of the Resistance, after being threatened that he and his family would be sent to "the Factory" if he did not comply. Unbeknownst to Will, his wife, Katie, is an operative in the Resistance. She later reveals this, and they begin to trade information. Their son, Bram, discovers a way under the wall, and later joins a rival resistance group.
It is the year 1962. Having lost World War 2, the United States is now occupied by Germany and Japan. Germany occupies the eastern states and Japan the western, with the Neutral Zone in between. When her sister is killed by the Japanese, Juliana Crain is sucked into the covert, dangerous world of the American Resistance. Opposing her and her comrades are the most ruthless forces the Nazis and Japanese have to offer, lead by Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith of the SS and Chief Inspector Kido of the Kempeitai.

The Resistance's greatest hope appears to lie in films which show an alternate reality, a world where the US and its allies won WW2. While largely viewed as propaganda, these films could be more than that. At the centre of the manufacture and distribution of these films is one man, a figurehead in the Resistance: The Man in the High Castle.
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People who added this item 260 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story.
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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.
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2019 and Israel has split in two. On one side, Jerusalem has become completely Orthodox, and on the other, Tel Aviv is a secular state. Tensions between the two are suddenly exacerbated when a midwife reveals she switched two babies at birth, seven years before. A series based on a dark and disturbing premise.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.1
Living under an authoritarian regime in 2052 Beirut, a secluded man's life changes when a technical failure brings a fugitive woman to his doorstep.
Inspector Tyador Borlú, of the Extreme Crime Squad in the European city-state of Besźel, investigates the murder of Mahalia Geary, a foreign student found dead with her face disfigured, in a Besźel street. He soon learns that Geary had been involved in the political and cultural turmoil involving Besźel and its "twin city" of Ul Qoma. His investigations start in his home city of Besźel, lead him to Ul Qoma to assist the Ul Qoman police in their work, and eventually result in an examination

Dystopian, which literally means "bad" and "place" in Greek - refers to a setting primarily based around a society under the control of a repressive regime. The nature of these societies may vary. Not always explicitly political, some may be religious, corporate or criminal in nature. You can expect, as a normality, political and social oppression, secret police, open political corruption as well as a totalitarian scope to their power. Dystopian narrative often implicitly or sometimes explicitly offer dialogue about contemporary society.

They may also emerge as the byproduct of the crumbling of society, leaning into Post-Apocalyptic fiction.

This list does not include shows where a Dystopian setting is peripheral, or adjacent or only present within certain episodes of the show.

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