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
The third season of alien-invasion post-apocalyptic TV drama Falling Skies premieres on the FOX channel in the UK at 21:00 on 16 July 2013. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi epic Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle, is back to invade our TV screens on Tuesday 16 July at 9pm First on FOX. Last season, you witnessed the 2nd… Read More Season three of Falling Skies post-apocalyptic drama – UK premiere on 16 July
Writing on the SuperTechBlog site (18 January 2013), Colton Kaiser claims an ‘exclusive’, reporting that the streaming online film and TV company Netflix is in active talks with the BBC about commissioning a new, third series of Survivors. Kaiser provides no evidence for the claim other than that an “inside source familiar with the matter”… Read More SuperTechBlog claims ‘exclusive’: Netflix said to be in talks to bring Survivors back
To mark the arrival of 2013, a quick (unscientific) poll on the the question of responsibility for the cancellation of Survivors. Please vote by making a single choice; and add whichever additional thoughts you have in the Comments section (Note: to prevent spam and abuse, comments are moderated before publication).
In the UK, Survivors may have been cancelled after two series, and Outcasts after just one, but in the US post-apocalyptic TV drama is continuing to enjoy an unexpected (and diverse) renaissance. New dystopian, post-apocalyptic TV drama Revolution premieres in on NBC (in the US) on 17 September 2012. Created by Eric Kripke, and produced… Read More Post-apocalyptic TV drama – new series and recommissions
A rare opportunity to enjoy an episode from the original Survivors on the big screen is provided during the ID Fest film festival in Derby later in May. The series three episode Law of the Jungle, which features a memorable guest appearance by Brian Blessed is being screened on Saturday 26 May at 12:45pm. The… Read More Original series episode Law of the Jungle (with Brian Blessed) on the big screen in Derby
In a feature on forthcoming BBC scifi drama Outcasts in SFX No 205 (March 2011) Tim OgleThorpe suggests that the BBC drama department is no longer keen to for series’ finales to end on unresolved cliffhangers. Says Oglethorpe: Interestingly, [show creator] Ben Richards says that the first series [of Outcasts] will end “on a series… Read More BBC takes different view of end of series cliffhangers – says SFX
A new web site promoting the campaign to Continue Survivors has just been launched [http://www.continuesurvivors.co.uk/Backpage.htm]. With a design based on the ‘Hope Never Dies’ postcard featured in the series two story arc, the site promotes the Survivors series three online petition; the Survivors Series 3 please BBC Facebook group; as well as this blog.
The BBC FAQ which previously indicated that ‘no decision’ had been taken on the future of Survivors has now been updated to reflect the confirmed cancellation of the series. The revised FAQ answer to the question Will there be a third series of Survivors? now reads: The BBC is committed to making a broad range… Read More BBC FAQs updated to indicate Survivors’ cancellation
Many fans of Survivors are registering their displeasure at the cancellation of the show through the BBC’s online contact form. To join them select: Type of contact: Comment Topic: TV Channel/platform: BBC One Programme title: Survivors Then complete the remaining mandatory fields, and add your comment about Survivors‘ cancellation. Please continue to add comments to… Read More Fans complain to BBC of Survivors’ cancellation
The news that the BBC has opted not to commission a third series of Survivors has been picked up by the Press Association; the Metro newspaper; The Guardian; Scottish Daily Record; the Digital Spy site; the ATV network site; The Independent; the Birmingham Post; the Daily Mail; the Morning Starr; the Daily Telegraph; the New… Read More News of Survivors’ cancellation spreads…
The Total SciFi site reports ‘exclusively’ that the Survivors production team has learnt that the BBC will not be commissioning a third series of the show. Total Sci-Fi has learned that the BBC has decided not to commission a third series of Survivors, the reinvention of Terry Nation’s 1970s post-apocalyptic series. “Sadly the BBC aren’t… Read More Total SciFi reports BBC says ‘no’ to Survivors series three
In response to repeated enquiries the BBC has added an FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) to its website: Will there be a third series of Survivors?, to which the current (4 March 2010) answer is: It has not been confirmed at present whether there will be a third series. As soon as the BBC has confirmed… Read More BBC indicates ‘no decision’ yet taken on possible third series of Survivors
A Facebook group to lobby the BBC to commission a third series of Survivors has now been launched by Andy Priestner. The ‘Survivors series three please’ group asks: Do you want to know what Tom gets up to in ‘paradise’? If Greg’s wife and kids are alive? Whether devious Samantha will get her comeuppance? If… Read More Facebook group for a third series of Survivors