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)
Beth Allen ...
 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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The set for the Phoenix Mall was the largest in the southern hemisphere at the time of completion. It is also still the largest set made in New Zealand for any TV show filmed there. 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 »


Lex: Thanks, Ruby.
Ruby: It's okay. I was going to feed it to the horses, anyway.
Lex: I mean for saving my life.
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Spin-off The New Tomorrow (2005) See more »

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please give us series 6!
13 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i love this show! i always have and always will! please give us a 6th season!!!!!!!!!. I was instantly hooked from the very first episode i saw!.what a shame channel five aren't going to commission a great show like the tribe again, what amazes me most is that they've commissioned the spin off 'the new tomorrow' which lets face it was truly awful!and not worthy of being linked in any way to the tribe!. I for one would like to see the tribe come back with a 6th series, they'd have plenty of story lines to follow, for one we aren't sure if bray is still alive! If you loyal tribe fans are still out there please please please get emailing channel five and tribe and demand another season of the tribe! Always a loyal fan Lauren xxx

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