Dark Angel (2000–2002) was a cyberpunk science fiction television series, created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee. The show starred Jessica Alba as Max, a genetically-enhanced super-soldier spliced with feline DNA who searches for others of her kind, while trying to lead some semblance of a normal life.
The series was set in Seattle, Washington but was actually filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at Lions Gate Studios.
In the year 2009, a genetically enhanced female child (Cameron's term for this prototype is transgenic) super-soldier named Max Guevara, also known as X5-452, escapes, along with 11 others like her, from a secret government institution codenamed Manticore where they were made and trained to be soldiers and assassins. Months after her escape, terrorists detonate an electromagnetic pulse weapon which destroys the vast majority of computer and communication systems in the U.S., throwing the country into utter chaos.
The First Season begins ten years later in 2019. It 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 United States converted into a Third World nation (an element that was more or less dropped after 9/11), while trying to live her life, learning to trust and love, and evading capture. She is aided by Logan Cale
and her friends at Jam Pony, a courier company that she works for. Other X-5s are periodically introduced as well.
In the Second Season of the show, the tone changes as Max brings down Manticore, but finds that she has an even more deadly enemy in a millennia-old breeding cult structured similar to the Illuminati. This has resulted in humans even more formidable than the Manticore-produced transgenics, and now this cult is trying to hunt them all down. It turns out that a renegade from the cult, Sandeman, was largely responsible for Manticore's genesis. The villain Ames White
is Sandeman's son, which essentially makes him Max's brother. The series was cancelled before the producers could really play with this dynamic, however.
- From Wikipedia