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.
Right before Max breaks into Logan's apartment for the first time, we see on the right corner of the scene the Vancouver Convention Centre. Dark Angel was set in Seattle, WA though filmed in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
When Max is holding the woman that Sketchy is having an affair with, in the window, by her feet, the mechanism that is holding her is visible, just next to her boot.
In the bar where Max and Logan talk after Max broke into his place, Original Cindy looks at her watch and says "Xena's on." Only, her mouth doesn't move.
TRIVIA: The proablility on getting a Royal Flush in Draw Poker is 2,598,960.
The package that Nathan sends Logan doesn't have a mailing address, only a return address and no postal/messenger markings.
TRIVIA: In the series, Max says her motorcycle is a Ninja 650. However the actual bike used in the series is a Kawasaki Ninja 450 imported from Taiwan with dual shocks and single disc brakes on the front and back.
TRIVIA: Max's bar code is stated to be 332960073452.
During the work slowdown, Sketchy has a pile of peanuts on his stomach. In alternate shots, the peanuts are missing.