Both series of the new Survivors are also available for purchase through iTunes.
The cancelled show attracted renewed audience interest in the US, when both series one and series two of Survivors were licenced by the Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu service streaming services.
In the UK, in 2012, the BT Vision service began to offer both series for streaming download, as part of its range of TV channel packages and on a pay-per-episode basis.
In July 2013, audio-drama publishers Big Finish announced that they would be producing collections of new audio dramas based on the original (1975-1977) Survivors. The first series of new Survivors audio adventures was released (on CD and as a digital download) in June 2014.
An audio-book of the 1976 Survivors novel (on which the 2008-2010 remake of Survivors is based), voiced by Carolyn Seymour (who played Abby Grant in the 1975 TV series) was released by Big Finish productions in December 2014.
In April 2015, series four and series five of these new Big Finish Survivors audio adventures were commissioned, for release in June 2016 and November 2016.
We just found this show and cant believe it was cancelled! It had everything, good storyline, relatsble characters, suspense and beautiful production. What a waste not to proceed!! Bring it back on Netflix as a series?! PLEASE!
I was outraged when I came to the last episode of season 2. There is so much left untold. The cast, crew, setting, etc. was perfect. The story line was more than a story but a survivor guide, the cast grabs you and makes you feel what life would be like in such catastrophic events. If BBC won't finish the job, maybe someone else will. Not changing a sin […]
I finally watched both series last night, I was THAT hooked on it. I love The Walking Dead, my favourite show, but Survivors has something the TWD just doesn't (or has grown out of) and that's consistent pacing of the story and no (poorly done) 'bottle' episodes I think another 2 or 3 series would really allow this series to grow into one […]
It's a total shame such a great show very interesting My family just got into the show and it came to season two episode six we're waiting for more Until we found out the rest of the show got canceled real disappointment
Should have made season 3, 4 million plus viewers isn't enough? BBC will probably make some dumb reality show about people who think they aren't pretty enough. I feel sorry for the actors on this show, they all did a wonderful job. Chris...USA
OMG!!! I just found this and WANT MORE!! Why the crap would you cancel a show on such a cliffhanger?!?!?! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring it back... this could easily have gone on for years to come.. at least 5 seasons. I'm so sad that this ended as it did.. I would pay $$ to purchase seasons of this to have it at home to watch again and again...
Based on the original series of Survivors (1975-1977), this first set of new audio adventures will compromise four stories, featuring new characters and several of the leading characters from the original series.
A new film adaptation of the classic 1951 John Wyndham post-apocalyptic novel of ‘carnivorous plants in a world-gone-blind’ may soon enter production. The Day of the Triffids has already been adapted for the small-screen twice by the BBC (in 1981 and 2009), and a 1962 big-screen adaptation was helmed by director Steve Sekely. In addition, there have been three separate BBC radio adaptations.
Media reports suggest that the new film version is to be directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings And A Funeral, Donnie Brasco); with the script provided by Neil Cross (Luther, Doctor Who). It is reported that the film will be produced by Ghost House Pictures.
Fans of post-apocalyptic literature (at least those based in the UK) can currently enjoy a radio adaptation of Walter M Miller Jr’s A Canticle for Leibowitzcurrently being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra and available for a week following transmission on the BBC iPlayer. This adaptation, which covers the first Fiat Homo (Let There Be Man) section of the three-part Canticle story, is read by Nigel Lindsay.
First published in 1960, A Canticle for Leibowitz opens in the environs of a Catholic monastery deep in the south-western USA long after a nuclear war has devastated the planet. With a storyline spanning many thousands of year, the novel explores the efforts of an order of monks to discover, interpret and preserve the fragmentary remains of the scientific knowledge of humankind all-but-lost in the aftermath of the apocalypse as human society is rebuilt.
The Victorian crime drama Ripper Street, cancelled by the BBC due to falling viewing figures after two series, is to return to BBC screens for a third series following a deal with Amazon.
The announcement of the deal with Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service delighted fans of the series who had been lobbying the BBC to reverse its cancellation decision.
Amazon will cover the majority of the production costs, in return for the rights to premiere the series on Prime Instant Video. The BBC will retain the right to broadcast the show on BBC One some time later. Co-funding arrangements with BBC America and the Irish Film Board will also remain in place.
The BBC indicated that series three would retain the previous eight-episode format, and be produced on a similar budget to the first two series.
BBC controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson commented: “This is an exceptional opportunity to bring back Ripper Street for a third series by working with the right partners […] This deal gives fans another series of the show they love at excellent value to the licence fee payer.”