Max is a genetically-enhanced human prototype hunted by her former military handlers through the edgy, underground street life version of 21st century America. Max is aided in her quest - both to avoid capture and reunite with her "siblings" scattered in the aftermath of their escape - by Logan Cale, an idealistic cyber-journalist battling repression and corruption in post-apocalypse.
During the theme, the opening voice-over was as follows:
They designed her to be the perfect soldier...
a human weapon...then she escaped. In a future not far from now...in a broken world...
she is haunted by her past. She cannot run, she must fight...to discover her destiny.
Dark Angel was filmed on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.