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Post-apocalyptic TV round-up – March 2013

Posted by Rich Cross on March 25, 2013

The Walking Dead continues to be the most critically acclaimed of the new wave of post-apocalyptic dramas now screening. Transmission of series three paused in the autumn on 2012, and recommenced in February 2013. In the UK, The Walking Dead has been shown on on the Fox channel (previously FX), with new episodes airing every Friday evening. Series three will conclude its UK transmission in April 2013. The AMC cable TV channel, which produces the show, confirmed in December 2012 that The Walking Dead had been renewed for a fourth season. Two spin-off computer games have been released, beginning with Telltale Games five-episode The Walking Dead for PS3, Xbox, and iPad in 2012, and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct for PS3 and Xbox in March 2013.

Renewed in 2012 for a third series, alien-invasion post-apocalyptic drama Falling Skies will return to US TV screens on cable channel TNT in June 2013. It is expected that Falling Skies will be shown in the UK on the Fox Channel this summer. The first in a series of Falling Skies graphic novels was published in 2011, with the follow-up The Battle of Fitchburg following in October 2012.

Cancelled post-apocalyptic TV show Jericho is continuing a canonical life in print. A graphic novelisation of ‘series three’ entitled Civil War was published in 2011, with a novelisation of ‘series four’ scheduled for publication in July 2013.

The pilot for new post-apocalyptic drama series Revolution broadcast in the US in September 2012, with a further nine episodes showing before the end of the year. After a winter break, the remaining ten episodes of series one began transmission on the NBC Network in late March 2013. The series has been licensed for transmission in the UK by Sky, and the pilot will air on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on 29 March 2013, with the remaining 19 episodes of series one being shown weekly on Fridays. There has been no word yet on the prospect of the series being renewed for a second season.


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