Best new Political TV Shows in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & TV List)

The Vore's TV staff selects the top best political TV series of 2018 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are our new Political genre creators?

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.

New political TV series in 2018

Top series up for release in 2018

  • The Looming Tower

    CAST: Sullivan Jones, Kelly P. Williams & Katie Flahive

    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 charged thriller with very... Read more

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Best political TV series of 2017

Top rated 2017 political TV series

  • Designated Survivor

    CREATOR: David Guggenheim
    CAST: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto & Italia Ricci

    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 attack that kills the entire US... Read more

    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 21st, 2016

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  • El Commandante

    CREATOR: Moisés Naim
    CAST: Albi De Abreu Andrés Parra Francisco Denis

    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 Chavez' Read more

    RATING: 72/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 10th, 2017

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  • Babylon Berlin

    CREATOR: Tom Tykwer
    CAST: Leonie Benesch Volker Bruch Liv Lisa Fries

    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

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 15th, 2017

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Best political TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated political TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • House of Cards

    CREATOR: Beau Willimon
    CAST: Kevin Spacey Michel Gill Robin Wright

    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

    RATING: 90/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 1st, 2013

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  • Borgen

    CREATOR: Adam Price
    CAST: Sidse Babett Knudsen Birgitte Hjort Sørensen Emil Poulsen

    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 first female Prime Minister and... Read more

    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 29th, 2011

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  • Homeland

    CREATOR: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
    CAST: Claire Danes Mandy Patinkin Rupert Friend

    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 turned against America by... Read more

    RATING: 84/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 2nd, 2011

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  • Deutschland 83

    CREATOR: Anna LeVine
    CAST: Jonas Nay Maria Schrader Ulrich Noethen

    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 in danger, forcing his agency... Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 17th, 2015

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  • The Honourable Woman

    CREATOR: Hugo Blick
    CAST: Maggie Gyllenhaal Stephen Rea Lubna Azabal

    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 in an international maelstrom.... Read more

    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 31st, 2014

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