The logo from the original series of the The Twilight Zone.
The original Twilight Zone series ran on television from 1959 to 1964.

Much like the contemporary hit Black Mirror, Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone might be considered the original TV show to explore the idea of dystopia, as many of the individual episodes were set in realities with strong and frightening dystopian tendencies.

Perhaps the term “TV show” has become an anachronism. Many people today talk about “long-form television series,” but even that seems outdated since much of them are not watched on TVs. The list on this page includes shows originally produced for network television and shows produced specifically for streaming services. Some were developed to run for multiple seasons, as we call them in the US, while others were developed as mini-series, essential a show with only one season.

This list is also unique in that many of the entries are titles that were based on titles from other formats first: movies, books, and games.

  • Altered Carbon
  • Amerika
  • Attack on Titan
  • The Barrier
  • Black Mirror
  • Blake’s 7
  • Blood Drive
  • Brave New World
  • Charlie Jade
  • Childhood’s End
  • Circle
  • Cleverman
  • Cold Lazarus
  • Colony
  • The Commons
  • Comrade Dad
  • Continuum
  • Dark Matter
  • DMZ (miniseries)
  • Dollhouse
  • Electric Dreams
  • Freedom
  • Ghoul (miniseries)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Incorporated
  • Into the Badlands
  • Knights of God
  • The Leftovers
  • Leila
  • The Man in the High Castle
  • 1983
  • 1990
  • The 100
  • The Purge
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Snowpiercer
  • SS-GB
  • 3%
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Ultraseven X
  • Utopia Falls
  • Weird City
  • Westworld

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