Online spin-off series from Zombieland movie cancelled – after poorly received pilot

Despite the current popularity of a wide range of post-apocalyptic serial dramas, the genre is still not immune from abrupt cancellations. As a follow-up to the 2009 big-screen, post-apocalyptic ‘zombie comedy’ Zombieland, Amazon commissioned a pilot for an online-only Zombieland series in early 2013, with a view to producing a full episodic spin-off show. Director… Read More Online spin-off series from Zombieland movie cancelled – after poorly received pilot

The Walking Dead season four – video preview with cast and production team

Cable television channel AMC has produced a video preview for season four of the acclaimed post-apocalyptic zombie TV drama The Walking Dead, which will be broadcast in the US in the autumn of 2013 (UK transmission dates have not yet been confirmed). The preview which includes ***many series three spoilers***, features interviews with cast and… Read More The Walking Dead season four – video preview with cast and production team

Survivors ‘Earth-from-space’ footage – sourced from BBC documentary series Planet Earth?

The research efforts of Survivors‘ enthusiast Adrian H have uncovered good evidence that the Earth-from-space sequences used in the opening and closing sequences of each episode of Survivors were drawn from existing HD (High-Definition) footage created two years earlier for the 2006 BBC documentary series Planet Earth. This footage was itself an integral part of… Read More Survivors ‘Earth-from-space’ footage – sourced from BBC documentary series Planet Earth?

Post-apocalyptic US drama ‘Revolution’ renewed for second season

American network NBC has renewed post-apocalyptic drama Revolution for a second season. The drama, which “centers on a family trying to reunite amidst a worldwide power failure”, secured a twenty-episode first season and has now been recommissioned for a twenty-two episode season two. Production on the second season, which begins in June, will relocate from… Read More Post-apocalyptic US drama ‘Revolution’ renewed for second season