Best new Political TV Shows in 2021 & 2020 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & TV List)


List of the latest political TV series in 2021 on tv and the best political TV series of 2020 & 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 2021

Top series up for release in 2021
  • 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

    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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  • 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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2020, 2019, 2018 & the 2010's best rated political TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime & Hulu).
  • 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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  • 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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  • The Spanish Princess

    CREATOR: Emma Frost
    CAST: Charlotte Hope, Ruairi O'Connor, Richard Pepper, Olly Rix
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  • A Very English Scandal

    CREATOR: Russell T. Davies (adaptation), John Preston (book)
    CAST: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw & Alex Jennings
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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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    RELEASE DATE: February 27th, 2021

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  • Lykkeland

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    CAST: Anne Regine Ellingsæter, Amund Harboe & Pia Tjelta
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    RELEASE DATE: February 27th, 2021

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  • El Lobista

    CREATOR: Patricio Vega
    CAST: Rodrigo de la Serna, Darío Grandinetti & Leticia Brédice
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    RATING: /100

    RELEASE DATE: February 27th, 2021

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  • Babylon Berlin

    CREATOR: Tom Tykwer
    CAST: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries & Peter Kurth
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    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 15th, 2017

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  • El Commandante

    CREATOR: Moisés Naim
    CAST: Albi De Abreu, Paulina Dávila, Andrés Parra, César Manzano
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    RATING: 72/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 10th, 2017

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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...

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    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 21st, 2016

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  • House of Cards

    CREATOR: Beau Willimon
    CAST: Robin Wright, Michael Kelly & Cody Fern
    A vicious and very strategic Congressman has only one direction in mind: upwards. Together with his wife and chief of staff he plots his deliberate moves, determined to win the chess play of politics in the White House. House of Cards is a hit and rightfully so. Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood is a delight, the dark and self-serving games are thrilling and the political context seems very truthful. Very, very good show. Read more

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    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, Freja Riemann
    The series revolves around Birgitte Nyborg, Denmark’s first female prime minister, and her intrigues and manoeuvres to stay in power. Other than House of Cards, which only seems to be interested in showing politics’ immorality and corruption, Borgen gives a pretty nuanced idea of how politics work (in Denmark). Of course there is corruption, but there’s sincere idealism too, which we like to believe is true. Read more

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    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, Maury Sterling
    The premise of the tv show is straightforward – a war hero and prisoner of war returning from Iraq is welcomed back to the US as a lost son, but a female CIA officer suspects him of being turned. The show not only gives us an insight into the intelligence work countering international terrorism and crime, but takes us on a paranoia trip as the main character Clair Danes’ character suffers from mental illnesses. There are few shows with such surprising and mind-blowing plot twists as Homeland so you better hold on tight. Read more

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    RATING: 84/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 2nd, 2011

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  • Deutschland 83

    CREATOR: Anna LeVine
    CAST: Jonas Nay, Sonja Gerhardt & Alexander Beyer
    In 1983, a naive, East German soldier is given the task to spy in West Germany. Read more

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    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 17th, 2015

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  • The Honourable Woman

    CREATOR: Hugo Blick
    CAST: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan & Katherine Parkinson
    This show clearly plays into today's hot topic of international espionage. It revolves around a woman who inherits her father’s arms business, and decides to transform it into a company that facilitates the laying of cable network between the West Bank and Israel. Grown into a role as promoter of reconciliation, she gets caught up in an international ‘maelstrom’. Read more

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    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 31st, 2014

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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.