Best new Political TV Shows in 2022 & 2021 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & TV List)


List of the latest political TV series in 2022 on tv and the best political TV series of 2021 & the 2010's. Top political TV series to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or on tv right now.

New political TV series in 2022

Top series up for release in 2022
  • Gaslit

    CREATOR: Robbie Pickering
    CAST: Julia Roberts, Sean Penn & Dan Stevens
    The Watergate scandal marked a rocky time in American politics, where President Richard Nixon was placed in the crosshairs for such a discovery. This series follows the key figures of Martha Mitchell, an Arkansan socialite and John N. Mitchell, husband to Martha and Nixon’s loyal Attorney General, who learn fo Nixon’s corruption. This discovery leads to them questioning their relationship and who to side with when the President is in the wrong. Based on the book Slow Burn by Leon Neyfakh, this political thriller stars Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham, Darby Camp, and Aleksandar Filimonović. Read more

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  • The First Lady

    CREATOR: Aaron Cooley
    CAST: Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer & Aaron Eckhart
    There’s a long history of women in the White House, particularly within the East Wing. This anthology drama depicts the many wives of the President of the United States that helped shape the nation. Their stories were mostly hidden but are some of the most important tales for how much of an impact these historical ladies in forming the America we know today. Created by Aaron Cooley, this drama series stars Viola Davis, O. T. Fagbenle, Michelle Pfeiffer, Aaron Eckhart, Dakota Fanning, Gillian Anderson, Kiefer Sutherland, Jayme Lawson, Judy Greer, Rhys Wakefield, Regina Taylor, and Lily Rabe. Read more

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  • The Ipcress File

    CAST: Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton & Tom Hollander
    Based on the novels by Len Deighton, this spy-thriller series follows the adventures of Harry Palmer. He was once a criminal but has reformed his ways to become a spy and avoid prison time. He’s placed on a covert mission called The Ipcress File where Harry needs to use all his skills to track down a British scientist. Directed by James Watkins (McMafia) and written by John Hodge (Trainspotting), the series stars Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton, and Tom Hollander. Read more

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Best political TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2022

2021, 2020, 2019 & the 2010's best rated political TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime & Hulu).
  • Mayor of Kingstown

    CREATOR: Hugh Dillon
    CAST: Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest & Kyle Chandler
    The McClusky family are the most powerful players living in Kingstown, Michigan. They specialize in the only sure business of such an area: incarceration. Crime and punishment is their bread and butter as they thrive in such an industry. But building such a controversial empire comes with quite the price. Topics of systemic racism, corruption and inequality come about as this questionable business of locking people up progresses into dark territory. Created by Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon, this crime-thriller saga stars Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Emma Laird, Derek Webster, Taylor Handley, Hugh Dillon, Pharez Lass, Tobi Bamtefa, Kyle Chandler, and Aidan Gillen. Watch the trailer of Mayor of Kingstown

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  • Gaslit

    CREATOR: Robbie Pickering
    CAST: Armie Hammer, Julia Roberts & Joel Edgerton
    Based on the podcast series Slow Burn, Gaslit is a modern take on the historical Watergate scandal. Aside from the likes of Nixon and Deep Throat, this historical drama focuses on the lesser seen characters of this scandal, featuring Julia Roberts in the role of Martha Mitchell, the wife of Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell. Developed by Sam Esmail, other such notable names of this political saga includes the all-star casting of Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, and Joel Edgerton. Watch the trailer of Gaslit

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  • Anatomy of A Scandal

    CREATOR: David E. Kelley
    CAST: Naomi Scott, &
    The elites of England find that their standings are called into question after a troubling sexual consent scandal arises. Based on Sarah Vaughan’s 2017 book of the same name, the story follows a Westminster politician who has been accused of rape. This discovery rocks his world by reshaping his political career and calling his marriage into question. The politician’s wife believes her husband is innocent and seeks to prove he has not committed such a crime. But an educated and ambitious lawyer thinks differently. This legal thriller is brimming with thrilling feuds that highlights major issues of privilege and politics. Watch the trailer of Anatomy of A Scandal

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  • Roadkill

    CREATOR: David Hare
    CAST: Hugh Laurie, Helen McCrory & Pippa Bennett-Warner
    As a part of the Masterpiece anthology series, Roadkill follows the crumbling personal life of the troubled politician Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie). But rather than be deeply affected by the guilt of his own shameless actions, he pushes forward for his own selfish agenda. As he does so, however, there are others in the shadows scheming to plot his downfall from office. Peter soon finds himself on the defensive trying to keep all his secrets locked away and maintain his political career. Watch the trailer of Roadkill

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  • Mr. Mayor

    CREATOR: Tina Fey
    CAST: Ted Danson, &
    Neil Bremer (Ted Danson) was a wealthy businessman who had a much grander goal in mind than merely buying a bigger house. He turns his eyes to politics as he runs for mayor of Los Angeles and actually wins. The only problem is that he’s not exactly sure what to do once he gets in office. Neil soon finds himself struggling not only with handling policy but also trying to gain the respect of his staff and his teenage daughter. Watch the trailer of Mr. Mayor

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  • The Plot Against America

    CREATOR: David Simon
    CAST: Winona Ryder, John Turturro & Zoe Kazan
    An alternative reality of American history is retold through the perspectives of Jewish characters. Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated by Charles Lindbergh for the presidency and antisemitism has begun to rise in America. The Roth family of Newark, New Jersey become a target of this persecution and victims of the fascism of the era under Lindbergh’s rule. Based on the novel by Philip Roth, which was based on his experience of growing up with American politics. Watch the trailer of The Plot Against America

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  • Mrs. America

    CREATOR: Dahvi Waller
    CAST: Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne & Sarah Paulson
    The Equal Rights Amendment brought about much controversy for the conservative figure of Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett). In this battle of feminism, a culture war rages in 1970s America that would soon form the Moral Majority group and shift the landscape of politics forever. Created by Dahvi Waller, this historical and political drama boasts an all-star cast of Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, Margo Martindale, John Slattery, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tracey Ullman, and Sarah Paulson. Watch the trailer of Mrs. America

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  • The Morning Show

    CREATOR: Jay Carson
    CAST: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass
    The Morning Show is the most-watched morning talk show in New York City but also becomes the subject of controversy when long-time anchor Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) faces a sexual misconduct scandal. When Mitch is fired, his co-anchor Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) struggles to maintain her position on the program. This won’t be an easy fight, especially with rival reporter Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) now acting as her new co-host in this dramatic take on morning talk shows. Watch the trailer of The Morning Show

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  • The Loudest Voice in the Room

    CREATOR: Tom McCarthy
    CAST: Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts & Sienna Miller
    Roger Ailes, the fallen Fox News Founder, did not survive the #metoo movement. This series takes place before that, focusing on the decade he became the Republican Party's most powerful voice via his media empire. Watch the trailer of The Loudest Voice in the Room

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  • The Politician

    CREATOR: Ryan Murphy
    CAST: Gwyneth Paltrow, Barbra Streisand, Ben Platt
    A Rich Santa Barbarian, Platt Playton, and his political aspirations. Watch the trailer of The Politician

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  • City on a Hill

    CREATOR: Chuck MacLean
    CAST: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O'Brien
    It's Boston in the nineties. An African American District Attorney moves there from Brooklyn and intends to change things up. In achieving this he strikes up an unlikely collaboration with a corrupt FBI Agent. Watch the trailer of City on a Hill

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  • Designated Survivor

    CREATOR: David Guggenheim
    CAST: Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone & Maggie Q
    Kiefer Sutherland is incredible in this suspense political drama about a l low-level Cabinet member who becomes the President of the United States after a terrorist... RATING: 81/100

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  • The Looming Tower

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp
    The Looming Tower is an intelligent yet controversial take on how the CIA and FBI were at odds with each other in their fight against Osama Bin Laden. It is a politically... Watch the trailer of The Looming Tower

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  • The Spanish Princess

    CREATOR: Emma Frost
    CAST: Charlotte Hope, Ruairi O'Connor, Richard Pepper, Olly Rix
    The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne. Read more

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  • El Lobista

    CREATOR: Patricio Vega
    CAST: Rodrigo de la Serna, Darío Grandinetti & Leticia Brédice
    The Argentine Lobbyist Matías Franco manipulates and pressures politicians into succumbing to the demands of big corporations. An interesting show about one of the... Read more

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  • Lykkeland

    CAST: Malene Wadel, Pia Tjelta & Per Kjerstad
    The night before Christmas 1969, the gas flare at the Ocean Viking is lit. Phillips has found the largest sub sea oil basin in history. And everything is about to change. Read more

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  • A Very English Scandal

    CREATOR: Russell T. Davies (adaptation), John Preston (book)
    CAST: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw & Alex Jennings
    It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been legalised and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. Read more

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  • Succession

    CREATOR: Jesse Armstrong
    CAST: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong & Kieran Culkin
    Logan Roy (Brian Cox) may be the successful owner of the international media company Waystar Royco, but he won’t live forever. He’s well aware that his time is coming when he won’t be able to run his business anymore and seeks to find an heir within his own family. However, finding that heir may be easier said than done when his bloodlines engage in a collision of drama as Logan contemplates the tough call of who to choose for the leader of Waystar. Read more

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  • The Honourable Woman

    CREATOR: Hugo Blick
    CAST: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan & Katherine Parkinson
    A woman inherits her fathers arms business and decides to commit it to the task of promoting peace and camaraderie between Israelis and Palestinians but ends up landing... Read more

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    RATING: 81/100

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  • Deutschland 83

    CREATOR: Anna LeVine
    CAST: Jonas Nay, Sonja Gerhardt & Alexander Beyer
    Story of a Wast German spy who is a new recruit and is assigned an espionage assignment in West Germany but his naive sense of decision making constantly puts his cover... Read more

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    RATING: 82/100

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  • Borgen

    CREATOR: Adam Price
    CAST: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen, Freja Riemann
    The series depicts 'how power changes the convictions and morality of a person' in the political backdrop of Denmark; It depicts the rise of Denmark's... Read more

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    RATING: 85/100

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  • El Commandante

    CREATOR: Moisés Naim
    CAST: Albi De Abreu, Paulina Dávila, Andrés Parra, César Manzano
    The series is based on a real life military and political leader, as it features the life and controversial actions of and around the Venezuelan president 'Hugo... Read more

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    RATING: 72/100

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  • Babylon Berlin

    CREATOR: Tom Tykwer
    CAST: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries & Peter Kurth
    The series is a historical crime drama depicting the actions of a new police commissioner in Berlin during the political and social upheaval of the golden twenties. Read more

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    RATING: 80/100

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  • Homeland

    CREATOR: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
    CAST: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Maury Sterling
    The plot revolves around a returning Prisoner of War who is highly revered and appreciated but a CIA agent is totally convinced that the soldier has been brainwashed and... Read more

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    RATING: 84/100

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  • House of Cards

    CREATOR: Beau Willimon
    CAST: Robin Wright, Michael Kelly & Cody Fern
    A tale of betrayal and revenge; a power couple, a congressman and his equally efficient wife work together in order to exact revenge on the people who betrayed them. Read more

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    RATING: 90/100

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Intrigue, gossip, power games and flaming dialogues: there is a lot to like about political tv series. And fortunately, there’s more than House of Cards. Below, our selection.


Ever since The West Wing politics have never been this interesting. In the era of Trump even more people have become interested in politics. Plenty of Political series out there warn for the dangers of power, like House of Cards. We have collected the best of them.