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...
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.
‘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.”
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.
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 ***):
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.
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
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).
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.
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.