Post-apocalyptic TV round-up – November 2015

Now showing The Walking Dead Series six of zombie-apocalypse series The Walking Dead began transmission on the Fox channel in the UK in October (the day after its US transmission). With this latest series, Fox has opted to extend the broadcast of the follow-on chat-and-guests show The Talking Dead to the UK. Previously this tie-in… Read More Post-apocalyptic TV round-up – November 2015

Channel 5: End of the World weekend

In the UK, Channel 5 is promoting its ‘End of the World weekend’ (19-20 September) – which features a range of edge-of-the-apocalypse and post-apocalyptic movies, namely: Asteroid: Final Impact (2015) – Saturday 19 September, 3.15pm Left Behind (2014) – Saturday 19 September, 6.55pm Independence Daysaster (2013) – Sunday 20 September, 2.40pm The Time Machine (2002)… Read More Channel 5: End of the World weekend

Fear The Walking Dead – premieres in the UK this evening

The opening ninety-minute episode of zombie apocalyptic drama Fear The Walking Dead (a spin-off from AMC’s critically acclaimed The Walking Dead) premieres in the UK at 21:00 today (31 August 2015). The full series will only be available to subscribers to BT television services (though Fear The Walking Dead will also be available on Amazon… Read More Fear The Walking Dead – premieres in the UK this evening

Post-apocalyptic comedy ‘The Last Man on Earth’ to air on Dave

The first series of award-nominated US post-apocalyptic comedy The Last Man on Earth airs in the UK on Dave in August. Creators the Fox network renewed the show for a second series in April before transmission of the first had completed. In the UK, The Last Man on Earth will premiere on Dave with a… Read More Post-apocalyptic comedy ‘The Last Man on Earth’ to air on Dave

New Survivors audio adventures based on the original 1970s series

Today (2 June 2015) genre audiobook producers Big Finish release the second series of audio adventures set in the time and place of Terry Nation’s original 1970s Survivors TV series: containing four new episodes, available on CD and as a digital download. Please note: these adventures are NOT set in the world of the 2008-2010… Read More New Survivors audio adventures based on the original 1970s series

New reality TV show – I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse – BBC Three

The proliferation of different types of post-apocalyptic TV show continues – this time into the realm of ‘reality TV’. Taking inspiration from the phenomenon of city-centre ‘zombie tag’ games (such as 2.8 Hours Later) and Charlie Brooker’s ‘zombie and reality TV satire’ Dead Set, BBC Three launches new reality elimination show I Survived A Zombie… Read More New reality TV show – I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse – BBC Three

New British post-apocalyptic TV comedy: Cockroaches, ITV2

ITV2 launch a new “post-apocalyptic romantic-comedy” this month, set in England nine years after a nuclear war has decimated the planet. The commission of Cockroaches is further evidence of the growth of the sub-genre of ‘humorous’ end-of-the-world TV and film dramas. Cockroaches (ITV2) Cockroaches, a 6×30 post-apocalyptic romantic-comedy written and created by Freddy Syborn (Bad… Read More New British post-apocalyptic TV comedy: Cockroaches, ITV2

Original Survivors novelisation – review of the audio-book

Over on the original Survivors (1975-1977) series blog, I’ve just posted a review of the new audio-book version of the 1976 Survivors novel written by the show’s creator Terry Nation. This is the novel that provided the inspiration for the BBC’s remake of Survivors in 2008-2010, and acted as the sourcebook for showrunner Adrian Hodges… Read More Original Survivors novelisation – review of the audio-book

Falling Skies renewed for fifth and final season

Alien invasion post-apocalyptic drama Falling Skies has been renewed for a fifth and final series. Noah Wyle, who’s played the lead role of resistance fighter Tom Mason since the first episode, commented: We’re still here, and we’ll be back for a fifth and final season, So rarely in television do you get to choose your… Read More Falling Skies renewed for fifth and final season

Big Finish to release audio-book version of original Survivors novel

Audio-drama specialists Big Finish have confirmed their intention to release an audio-book version of Terry Nation’s 1976 Survivors novel – the book which was the inspiration and source material for the 2008-2010 BBC Survivors TV series. The audio version will be read by Carolyn Seymour (who played Abby Grant in the original 1975 TV version).… Read More Big Finish to release audio-book version of original Survivors novel

The Walking Dead secures spin-off TV series

Executives for the AMC network have confirmed that the putative spin-off series for the hugely successful post-apocalyptic zombie serial The Walking Dead will be going into production, probably arriving on US and UK TV screens in 2015. The planned companion series will “focus on other parts of the world coping with the zombie apocalypse.” The… Read More The Walking Dead secures spin-off TV series

Walking Dead season five preview and other post-apocalyptic TV news

The Walking Dead Fox have released a teaser trailer for the upcoming fifth series of post-apocalytic zombie serial The Walking Dead (Note: the trailer contains *many* plot spoilers). The new season of The Walking Dead will launch (in the UK) on the Fox channel on Monday 13 October 2014.     The Strain The Strain… Read More Walking Dead season five preview and other post-apocalyptic TV news

Cast and crew Tweet about the idea of a third series of the Survivors TV remake

In response to a YouTube video Tweet from fan Steve Smallwood [ https://twitter.com/stebullmiester ], Survivors (2008-2010) cast members Phillip Rhys (Al Sadiq), Julie Graham (Abby Grant), Robyn Addison (Sarah Bowyer), Max Beesley (Tom Price), Zoe Tapper (Anya Raczynski) and locations manager Andy Morgan briefly discussed the enticing possibility (however remote, at present) of a return… Read More Cast and crew Tweet about the idea of a third series of the Survivors TV remake

Post-apocalyptic TV round-up – end of June 2014

Revolution axed Loss-of-electric-power TV series Revolution has been the latest high-profile post-apocalyptic TV drama to be axed, being dropped by the NBC network after completing its second season run. After a strong initial showing, with 11.65m million viewers tuning-in in the US for the series’ premiere in September 2012 Revolution had struggled to retain ratings… Read More Post-apocalyptic TV round-up – end of June 2014