We are in a golden age of television, with the best shows creating a more sustainable audience over time – music to the ears of networks and streaming services. We are in a world now where Netflix and Amazon are now accepted producers of challenging, exciting shows. Though the words ‘prime time’ have far less meaning now, it is an exciting time as we’re getting a far more diverse range of shows, with far greater production values enabling these stories to play out.

One of the shows we’re keeping an eye on for 2016 is Dystopia from Runaway Features and Michael Copon Studios. It is a show about the end of the world, and the slender control of the doomed future a corporation is seizing. Time travel looks to play a big part in this show, which has a kickstarter to finish off the production of the nine hour long episodes. Check that out, and for more details on the show, here.

The show’s director Paul Tanter spoke to us exclusively about the premise, his hopes for the series, and where they are currently.

“It’s a post apocalyptic future that sees people travel back in time to our near future – 2017 to be exact, so there are influences from The Book of Eli, The Road, and the Terminator franchise.

“I’m really excited for people to see it because amongst all the action, VFX and time travel, are great performances from actors telling stories of love, loss, revenge and betrayal that all audiences will empathise with. I’m looking forward to getting the series out there for everyone to enjoy!

“We’re moving on to the big task of post-production, which is a huge undertaking for a high concept sci fi done independently. But we are always looking forward to the future and so are already plotting the stories for season 2. Whilst the show doesn’t have a network yet, we’re in talks with several.”

Check out the new trailer and posters for the show below.

Synopsis? Right you are…

It is the year 2037. Our world is dying, slowly, from a virus that has rendered mankind infertile. Not a single child has been born in 25 years. Governments are now powerless puppets for the biggest corporations and Biocorp, the world’s biggest, keeps promising a cure that never comes. A pair of scientists (Michael Copon and Simon Phillips) attempting to create the world first teleporter manage to create something even more powerful: time machines. They travel back to 2017 in order to change the events of their past and prevent the virus from ever taking hold. But their actions have unintended consequences, with the butterfly effect taking hold. As their partners (Sheena Collette and Eve Mauro) fight to protect them, their actions in the past escalate to mass murder in order to save billions in the future.