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

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

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?

Survivors shown on Portuguese pay-TV station Black AXN

The number of countries in which Survivors has now been shown continues to grow with the show’s broadcast on Portuguese pay-TV station Black AXN Series one of Survivors was shown in December 2012, with series two premiering this month (February 2013) on Saturday evenings.   The AXN trailer (with Porteguese subtitles) for series one is… Read More Survivors shown on Portuguese pay-TV station Black AXN

Outcasts – new BBC One ‘post-apocalyptic’ off-world drama

The new eight-part BBC One science fiction series Outcasts begins this evening (7 February 2011) at 21:00. Outcasts follows the travails of a disparate group of survivors sent from Earth to create a new frontier community on the distant planet of Carpathia, leaving behind a world that has suffered an (initially unexplained) apocalyse. More information… Read More Outcasts – new BBC One ‘post-apocalyptic’ off-world drama

IESB.net interview with Julie Graham and Paterson Joseph

As the premiere of Survivors on BBC America continues to attract press attention on the other side of the Atlantic, the IESB.net site has published an interview with Julie Graham (Abby Grant) and Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston), in which the pair discuss working together before Survivors; the development of their characters in series one of… Read More IESB.net interview with Julie Graham and Paterson Joseph

BBC America launches Survivors site ahead of series one premiere

The BBC America web site has launched a Survivors mini-site ahead of the premiere of episode one of series one in the United States on Friday 13 February 2010. The mini-site includes: a guide to show and its characters; an episode guide; video previews (multimedia content is only viewable from within the US); photo galleries;… Read More BBC America launches Survivors site ahead of series one premiere

Full Survivors series to be available on BBC iPlayer

All six episodes of series two of Survivors will be available for streaming (or time-limited download) on the BBC iPlayer service. Rather than the standard seven-day access to a single episode (after which a new episode replaces the previous one) the entire series will be ‘stacked’ on the iPlayer, with each new episode joining those… Read More Full Survivors series to be available on BBC iPlayer

BBC – three Survivors trailers being shown

Three different trailers for Survivors series two are being shown on the BBC: the ‘original’ (first shown on 29 December 2009) which remains the most heavily used; and alternate versions focusing separately on the characters of Greg and Anya. The BBC is trailing Survivors extensively at present – running trailers in slots throughout the day,… Read More BBC – three Survivors trailers being shown