12:30 pm EDT, June 15, 2017

If you liked ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ try these 7 dystopian shows

Do you need to replenish your dystopian cravings now that The Handmaid’s Tale is over? Check out these seven incredible shows that give a glimpse into an equally fascinating but scary future.


Similar to The Hunger Games, this Brazilian Netflix original is set in a world divided between the affluence of the “Offshore” and the poverty of the “Inland.” At the age of 20, humans can compete for a place in the Offshore through what is called The Process. Unsurprisingly, The Process is challenging and many times fatal and shrouded in mystery, not unlike the inner workings of Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale.

Where you can watch: Netflix


This drama, created by Joss Whedon, follows a woman who takes on different personalities and identities to please clients. Although lasting only two seasons, this show made some great commentary on how society treats women’s bodies. Like The Handmaid’s Tale, Dollhouse explores the true worth of a human life.

Where you can watch: Netflix (U.S.)

‘The Leftovers’

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Based on Tom Perrotta’s novel, this dystopian drama is set three years after an unexplained and sudden disappearance of 2% of the world’s population. Those who remain must learn to adapt from the sudden departure. The Leftovers explores the role of religion in the face of apocalyptic social upheaval, something seen in The Handmaid’s Tale.

Where you can watch: HBO

‘The Man in the High Castle’

Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle explores what life would be like in 1960s America if the Axis powers had won WWII. Like The Handmaid’s Tale, this drama explores the corruption and misuse of power and how the elite affect those at the bottom of the social hierarchy.

Where you can watch: Amazon Prime

‘Black Mirror’

Like The Handmaid’s Tale, Black Mirror dives deep into the “what if” questions and gives us glimpses into a near future where it is nearly always corrupted by some form of technological advancement. Although it may not look as dark as The Handmaid’s Tale, its borderline apocalyptic universe will leave your head spinning.

Where you can watch: Netflix


Commonly voted amongst the top cult shows, Jericho is set in the fictional city of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a series of surprise nuclear attacks on the U.S. Similar to The Handmaid’s Tale, Jericho explores the limits of humanity’s ability to adapt when faced with catastrophic disasters.

Where you can watch: Netflix

‘Attack on Titan’

This one is a bit of a curve ball, but if you enjoy dystopian dramas and anime, it might just be for you. Based on the manga of the same name, Attack on Titan is set in a world where humans have been forced to live in cities surround by walls to protect themselves from gigantic humanoid beings. The presence of fear and the nagging anxiety of the unknown is very similar to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Where you can watch: Funimation, Crunchyroll

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