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The Tribe (1999– )

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A group of young adults struggle to survive in a world where all the adults have been killed by a mysterious virus.

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Series cast summary:
Caleb Ross ...
 Lex (260 episodes, 1999-2003)
Victoria Spence ...
 Salene (252 episodes, 1999-2003)
Meryl Cassie ...
 Ebony (236 episodes, 1999-2003)
 Trudy (226 episodes, 1999-2003)
Michael Wesley-Smith ...
 Jack (190 episodes, 1999-2003)
Jennyfer Jewell ...
 Ellie (170 episodes, 1999-2003)
 Bray (167 episodes, 1999-2003)
 Amber / ... (167 episodes, 1999-2003)
Jaimee Kaire-Gataulu ...
 Cloe (157 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Tai-San (148 episodes, 1999-2003)
 KC / ... (140 episodes, 1999-2003)
Laura Wilson ...
 May (133 episodes, 2000-2003)
Ryan Runciman ...
 Ryan (131 episodes, 1999-2003)
Ashwath Sundaresan ...
 Dal (122 episodes, 1999-2002)
Sarah Major ...
 Patsy (122 episodes, 1999-2002)
Nick Miller ...
 Pride (114 episodes, 2000-2003)
Vanessa Stacey ...
 Alice (110 episodes, 1999-2003)


'Where the virus came from, no-one knew... from deepest space, bacterial warfare or some nation's scientific experiments gone horrifically wrong? All the Adults are gone... All the teachers are gone... All peace and regular meals are gone... Just tribal instincts and war paint survive. If survival depends on not getting caught by the evil Locusts or rival cyber gang Demon Dogs or just finding your next meal... then the only option is to start your own Tribe.' Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tribu  »

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Did You Know?


One of the show's most popular characters, Zoot, was killed off in the eighth episode of the show's first season. The ways that he came back: flashbacks, pre-Tribe sequences, dreams, holograms and a computer virus. See more »


In the first episode of the first series when Lex is speaking to Zoot and the Locos he's asked why he wants to be a Locust. When he struggles to answer the question he responds by reading graffiti on the wall which read "Locos are scandalous" and replies to Zoot "You're scandalous". However later in the series when Lex is trying to cook for Zandra; Lex reveals to KC that he can't read. See more »


Tai-San: Not dancing Lex?
Lex: Not in the mood.
Tai-San: "Oh go on, make a girl happy. You want some?
Lex: I'm not drinking either."
Tai-San: It's ok it's herbal tonic, good for energy.
Lex: Ok thanks... augh!
Tai-San: Of course, it's not to everyone's taste.
Lex: Well it would be, if I really wanted to vomit.
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Post-apocalyptic wonder
9 July 2002 | by (Guy in London, UK) – See all my reviews

I first stumbled across this show back in 1999 on channel 5 here in the UK. I must admit at first i didnt really take a liking to it, as it does give you the impression that its a silly show when you first see it, due to the wacky hair and strange make up. But you soon realize that these characteristics are there to add to the tribe's amazing mood and personality. There is a certain quirkiness to it that draws you in, and once you're there, you're hooked. It makes you laugh, scream and sometimes cry. The Tribe is a mixture of action, adventure, conflict, growing up and love. During my time watching the show, i have witnessed some of the most poignant scenes i have ever seen .Brilliant characters, brilliant actors, my personal favourite is Beth Allen who plays the amazing Amber. Well done to everyone involved on the show. Series 4 has just finished over here with a massive climax, fingers crossed for a 5th series.

Keep the dream alive :)

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