Dark Angel (TV series)

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Dark Angel is a science fiction television series, which was first aired in October 2000 and ran for two seasons. It was created by executive producers Charles H. Eglee and James Cameron, the director of Titanic (1997). The show was cancelled in 2002 due to low ratings after just two seasons. Avid fans of the show attribute the loss of ratings to a misjudgement on the part of Fox Network for airing the second season on Friday evenings instead of Tuesday evenings.

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Jessica Alba as Max Guevera in Dark Angel

In the year 2009, a genetically enhanced female child super-soldier named Max Guevara, also known as X5-452, escapes, along with others like her, from a secret government institution codenamed Manticore where they were made and trained to be soldiers. Months after her escape, terrorists detonate an electromagnetic pulse weapon which destroys the vast majority of computer and communication systems in the US, throwing the country into utter chaos.

Ten years later, 2019, the series follows the life of the now 19-year-old Max as she struggles to search for her Manticore brothers and sisters living in a post-apocalyptic world, while trying to live her life, learning to trust and love, and evading capture.

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Novels

Written by Max Allan Collins, a trilogy of novels expands upon the Dark Angel television series.

  • Dark Angel: Before the Dawn (2002) is a prequel to the television series, taking a more detailed look at Max's past between 2009 and 2019.
  • Dark Angel: Skin Game (2003) immediately follows the events of "Freak Nation," the final episode of Season 2, describing the days between March and May 2021.
  • Dark Angel: After the Dark (2003) follows Skin Game, describing the days in December 2021.

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