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The Walking Dead – season six – returns in UK on 15 February 2016

Posted by Rich Cross on February 14, 2016

The second part of season six of zombie post-apocalyptic series The Walking Dead returns to UK TV screens on the Fox channel at 21:00 on Monday 15 February 2016 (one day after its premiere in the US).

AMC have released a teaser video of the first four minutes of new episode “No Way Out”, which has been picked up on a number of YouTube channels, including Entertainment TV-ONE [since withdrawn], and reported in UK newspaper The Independent.

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You, Me and the Apocalypse – Sky 1

Posted by Rich Cross on August 25, 2015

You, Me and the Apocalypse

‘Edge of the apocalypse’ comedy drama You, Me and the Apocalypse will premiere on Sky 1 later in 2015. The US-British co-production, starring Rob Lowe and Jenna Fischer, will air on the NBC network in the United States.

The story follows an eclectic group of seemingly unconnected characters around the world as their lives start to intersect in the most unexpected ways. All triggered by the news that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course towards earth.

You, Me and the Apocalypse will see Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston, Survivors 2008-2010) return to the realm of end-of-the-world TV. Joseph takes the role of General Gaines: “who has rapidly risen through the ranks of the army, becoming a 5 Star General with responsibility for briefing the President of the United States on high-level military matters.”

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The Walking Dead – Season five – begins 13 October 2014

Posted by Rich Cross on October 6, 2014

AMC have released new trailers to promote season five of zombie post-apocalyptic serial The Walking Dead which begins on 13 October at 22:00 on the FOX channel in the UK (the day after it screens in the US).

The Walking Dead: Hunt

The Walking Dead: You Are Not Safe

Season four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.

Season five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.

Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them:

After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…

Who do they become?

Also available on YouTube are 13 original ‘webisodes’ set in the universe of The Walking Dead TV series.

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Falling Skies – recommissioned for a fourth series, showing summer 2014

Posted by Rich Cross on October 15, 2013

Alien-invasion post-apocalyptic TV drama Falling Skies concluded its third season run in the UK (on cable station FOX) on 21 September 2013. Earlier in the summer, US cable company TNT confirmed that it had commissioned a 12-episode fourth season of the show, which would begin transmission in the summer of 2014.

TNT have since released an advance trailer for the new season, which is currently in production (*** containing numerous spoilers ***):
 

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Season two of Revolution premieres Sunday 16 October on Sky 1 in UK

Posted by Rich Cross on October 14, 2013

The second series of US post-apocalyptic blackout drama Revolution premieres in the UK at 22:00 on Sunday 16 October on Sky 1 and Sky 1 HD, continuing weekly on Sunday evenings. Season two has been commissioned as a full 22-episode run (in contrast to the original 10-episode commission for season one – which was later extended to 20 episodes part-way through the run). Revolution‘s second series began transmission in the US on 25 September.

Interestingly for UK viewers, Sky has scheduled season two in a timeslot where expectations for viewing figures are lower than for season one, which was shown at 21:00 on Fridays. Sky has not commented on the reasons for the programme’s rescheduling

NBC’s official show site promotes the new series as follows (*** with mild spoilers towards the end ***):

Revolution is an epic, swashbuckling drama from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. With sweeping scope and intimate focus, this show centers on the Matheson family’s struggle to survive 15 years after a mysterious worldwide blackout. Their post-apocalyptic world is juxtaposed with bucolic, overgrown cities and a journey of hope, rebirth and retribution.

Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off with ICBMs speeding toward Atlanta and Philadelphia. Last season, Rachel’s (Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost) relentless quest to avenge her son’s death sent her on a heroic journey to The Tower, where she could turn the power back on, so the Rebels and Georgians could wage war against General Sebastian Monroe (David Lyons, ER) and defeat his treacherous Militia. Aaron Pittman (Zak Orth, Romeo + Juliet), a major player at Google, joined her on this suicide mission with the hope of restoring the world’s technology. Miles (Billy Burke, The Twilight Saga) discovered that Monroe was waiting at The Tower for Rachel and mounted a rescue mission with Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos, Being Human [US]), Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad), Jason Neville (JD Pardo, The Cinderella Story) and Nora (Daniella Alonso, My Generation).

But our heroes soon discovered that former Department of Defense Secretary Randall Flynn (Colm Feore, The Borgias) had outwitted Monroe and hijacked The Tower for a sinister “Patriot” scheme. With help from a very reluctant Aaron, Randall turned the power back on and used the surge to send nuclear bombs to the Eastern seaboard.

For four minutes, the power came on across the globe, creating what became known as the Surge. But something mysterious happened to our heroes during this phenomenon…

This season, Revolution returns to its powerless roots and settles into Willoughby – a small town in the great nation of Texas. We flash forward three months to find Miles, Rachel and Aaron licking their wounds and lying low, aided by the town doctor, Gene Porter (Stephen Collins, 7th Heaven). Charlie sets off on a vision quest in the Plains Nation and a desperate Neville and Jason search a Georgian refugee camp for their beloved Julia. Though our heroes are scattered around the continent, one thing is clear: that harrowing trip to The Tower created some peculiar circumstances and altered the political landscape of the continent.
 


 

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Falling Skies – season three – trailer

Posted by Rich Cross on May 28, 2013

TNT have released a two-and-a-half minute trailer for season three of alien-invasion, post-apocalyptic TV drama Falling Skies.

Please be advised that the trailer contains ***numerous spoilers*** about upcoming events in the season.

The first episode of the new series will be screened in the US on Sunday 9 June 2013. Transmission dates in the UK have yet to be confirmed
 



 

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The Daily Beast – Adrian Hodges interview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 14, 2010

The Daily Beast site has published an interview with Survivors showrunner Adrian Hodges, as the publicity surrounding the premiere of series one on BBC America gathers pace.

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Survivors series two episode five preview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 13, 2010

The BBC has released a preview clip from the fifth episode of series two of Survivors (which is embedded below). Entitled ‘Running into trouble’, the clip is 1m 31s duration. Although advertised as being available on the BBC Survivors web site, the clip is only currently available through the BBC’s official YouTube channel

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BBC Press Office posts Survivors sixth episode preview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 4, 2010

The BBC Press Office has posted preview details of episode six of series two of Survivors (to be shown on 23 February 2010).

The Press Office’s guide to episode six contains major plot ***SPOILERS***.

Read the BBC Press Office’s introduction to episode six>>>

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BBC post clip from Survivors series two episode four

Posted by Rich Cross on February 4, 2010

A 2m 5s clip from episode three of series two of Survivors has been posted on the BBC Survivors web site. Entitled ‘Finding Billy’, the clip is embedded below.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Episode four is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC HD Channel at 09:00pm on Tuesday 09 February 2010.

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Julie Graham appearance on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’

Posted by Rich Cross on February 3, 2010

Julie Graham appeared on Loose Women today (3 Feburary 2010) for a five-minute feature interview, discussing Survivors, married life and her career, amongst other subjects. Her interview was preceded by a brief clip from episode three featuring Tom Price and Abby Grant. The video of her interview is available on the Loose Women site (select ‘Julie Graham’ from the video highlight list).

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BBC post clip from Survivors series two episode three

Posted by Rich Cross on January 28, 2010

A 1m 43s clip from episode three of series two of Survivors has been posted on the BBC Survivors web site. Entitled ‘Run out of gas?’, the clip is embedded below.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Episode three is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC HD Channel at 09:00pm on Tuesday 02 February 2010.

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BBC Press Office posts Survivors third episode preview

Posted by Rich Cross on January 17, 2010

The BBC Press Office has posted preview details of episode three of series two of Survivors (to be shown on 2 February 2010).

The Press Office’s guide to episode three contains major plot ***SPOILERS***.

Read the BBC Press Office’s introduction to episode three>>>

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Total SciFi interviews Survivors producer Hugh Warren

Posted by Rich Cross on January 17, 2010

The Total SciFi site has posted an interview with Survivors producer Hugh Warren, in which he talks about shifts in storytelling in series two; the move to Birmingham; audience and BBC feedback; viewing figures for series one; and the team’s plans for the future of the show.

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Max Beesley video interview – Angela and Friends – Sky One

Posted by Rich Cross on January 17, 2010

Sky have loaded a video interview with Max Beesley (Tom Price) from the Sky One show Angela and Friends onto the show’s site.

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What’s On TV – Paterson Joseph and Julie Graham video interviews

Posted by Rich Cross on January 13, 2010

The What’s On TV website has added a brief video interviews with Paterson Joseph (Greg) and Julie Graham (Abby) to its Survivors coverage.

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More series two press coverage today ahead of Tuesday first episode

Posted by Rich Cross on January 12, 2010

Online preview coverage of Survivors series two published in the last 48 hours includes:

Thanks, as ever, to intrepid researcher Adrian H for help with this

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BBC News – Survivors preview

Posted by Rich Cross on January 11, 2010

The second series of Survivors – the first episode of which is shown on BBC One and BBC HD on Tuesday 12 January – is previewed on the BBC News site in a feature by BBC News Entertainment Correspondent Tim Masters.

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Digital Spy: Survivors cast interviews

Posted by Rich Cross on January 9, 2010

As part of its continuing ‘Survivors week’, the Digital Spy website has posted a new video interview with Robyn Addison (Sarah) and has clips from other cast member interviews that will be posted in the coming days. All of these interviews were recorded at the Survivors series two ‘features’ press day held in London on 22 October 2009.

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Digital Spy posts video interview with Nicholas Gleaves

Posted by Rich Cross on January 8, 2010

The Digital Spy site has posted a video interview with Nicholas Gleaves (Whitaker), in which the actor talks about the role that the scientists’ storyline plays in Survivors‘ second series.

Text highlights from the interview are also available on the site.

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