New Scandinavian post-apocalyptic series The Rain comes to Netflix

NEW SCANDINAVIAN POST-APOCALYPTIC drama The Rain has just launched on the subscription-based Netflix platform. The Rain is set six years after a brutal virus wipes out most of Scandinavia’s population, and follows two siblings who emerge from their bunker sanctuary to join a band of young survivors seeking safety and answers in a ruined and… Read More New Scandinavian post-apocalyptic series The Rain comes to Netflix

Julie Graham (Abby Grant) returns to world of Survivors – in original series audio

Julie Graham (Abby Grant, 2008-2010) will return to the world of Survivors later this year when she guest-stars in series six of new Survivors audio adventures (set in the time and place of the original 1970s’ BBC TV series) being released by Big Finish. Graham features in the sixth series episode “Revenge of Heaven”, one… Read More Julie Graham (Abby Grant) returns to world of Survivors – in original series audio

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

The 100 – series three – starts on E4 on 17 February 2016

Series three of high-concept US post-apocalyptic drama The 100 premieres in the UK on the E4 Channel at 21:00 on Wednesday 17 February 2016. The series follows the exploits of one hundred juvenile prisoners who are exiled from a failing space station (‘the Ark’) and returned to the abandoned planet earth to see if it… Read More The 100 – series three – starts on E4 on 17 February 2016

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 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

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