Roger Lloyd-Pack (the only actor to appear in both the original Survivors [1975-1977] and the Survivors remake [2008-2010]) has died. The well-respected character and comedy actor passed away from pancreatic cancer on 15 January 2014, at the age of 69. In the original series, Lloyd-Pack appeared in a memorable guest-starring role in the two-part story… Read More Roger Lloyd-Pack dies (15 January 2014)
Series one and two of Survivors are now available for streaming download on the Hulu service (only currently available in the US). Hulu is an alternative and competitor to the Netflix service (which also offers Survivors for online streaming). Until 17 October 2013, all six episodes of series one are available free (to US residents… Read More Survivors being shown on the streaming Hulu service
American network NBC has renewed post-apocalyptic drama Revolution for a second season. The drama, which “centers on a family trying to reunite amidst a worldwide power failure”, secured a twenty-episode first season and has now been recommissioned for a twenty-two episode season two. Production on the second season, which begins in June, will relocate from… Read More Post-apocalyptic US drama ‘Revolution’ renewed for second season
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).
Both series of Survivors are now available for viewing (in the UK) on the BT Vision service, as part of one of the service’s TV Packs or through a pay-per-view option (but are only available to BT Vision customers). All twelve episode were initially offered until today (31 December 2012), but their availability has now… Read More Survivors series one and two available on BT Vision
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
Season two of post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama Falling Skies premieres in the UK on the FX channel this July – precise transmission dates are still to be confirmed. Ahead of the second season premiere, FX is repeating season one of Falling Skies on weekdays at 01:00am from 29 May 2012.
A repeat of series two of Survivors begins on the BBC HD channel at 22:00 on 28 February, following the conclusion of the series one repeat. This will be the first repeat of series two on the BBC HD channel since January 2010.
Samples of award-winning TV composer Edmund Butt’s music for Survivors are available for streaming on the Cool Music web site. Amongst an online collection of samples of Butt’s work are two extracts from his Survivors score – Survivors – Sacrifice (2m, 46s) and Survivors – Anarchy (1m, 35s), in streaming MP3 format. There is no… Read More Survivors theme composer – streaming extracts online
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 launch of series one and series two of Survivors on the Netflix on-demand streaming video service has led to a surge of interest in the series in the USA. Only available within the US, Netflix (USA) also offers a postal DVD rental service alongside its online video library. Both series one and series two… Read More Netflix leads to surge of interest in Survivors in USA
Four brief ‘bloopers’ from episodes of series two of Survivors feature in the 4 September 2010 edition of BBC One’s Outtake TV. The outakes are: * Julie Graham finding that her anguished facial expression is completely obscured by her hair, after she flinches from assaulting Whitaker * Max Beesley dropping the bottle of water he’s… Read More Survivors ‘bloopers’ on BBC One’s Outtake TV
Actor Max Beesley has denounced the BBC’s cancellation decision as ‘dreadful’, during an interview with Digital Spy. He told interviewer Paul Millar: “It’s a very difficult thing, this thing that’s happening now in the business, that is showbiz. It seems to be about ratings, and sustaining a market. “Certainly Survivors, when we put that series… Read More Max Beesley blasts ‘dreadful’ Survivors’ cancellation decision
The Region 1 (US and Canada) Survivors series one and two box set is reviewed on ComingSoon.net and on the Are You Screening? 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
The BBC America shop has included a lengthy set of reviews quotes to support its promotional of the Region One Survivors DVD set. Unsurprisingly, given the critical battering that the show endured in some quarters of the media, this is a selective set of positive assessments of the show (and includes some judicious extracts from… Read More BBC America Shop – Survivors reviews summary
All six episodes of the second series of Survivors are now available for digital download from the iTunes shop. For UK customers, individual episodes cost £1.89 to download, or £9.99 for all six – using a ‘Series Pass’. (To use the service, you will need to download the free iTunes client and register an iTunes… Read More Survivors – all six series two episode available on iTunes
A five-disc series one and two Survivors DVD set viewable in the US (Region one) will be released on 27 April 2010 – the day that the final episode of series two is broadcast on BBC America. This edition is currently available for pre-order from the US Amazon.com site. The Region one release features a… Read More Survivors – series one and two DVD set – Region one
The Amazon.com site is offering two brief promotional videos to support the release of the Survivors series one and two DVD set on April 27 2010. The videos are embedded below: Survivors: An Inside Look Survivors – Behind-the-scenes clip