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

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

Post-apocalyptic TV round-up – end of June 2014

Revolution axed Loss-of-electric-power TV series Revolution has been the latest high-profile post-apocalyptic TV drama to be axed, being dropped by the NBC network after completing its second season run. After a strong initial showing, with 11.65m million viewers tuning-in in the US for the series’ premiere in September 2012 Revolution had struggled to retain ratings… Read More Post-apocalyptic TV round-up – end of June 2014

The Walking Dead – season four, part two – premiers in UK on 10 February 2014

The second part of season four of post-apocalyptic zombie serial The Walking Dead premiers (in the UK) on the Fox cable channel at 21:00 on Monday 10 February 2014 (the day after US transmission), continuing weekly thereafter for the remainder of the season. It was confirmed in October 2013 that the show had been commissioned… Read More The Walking Dead – season four, part two – premiers in UK on 10 February 2014

AMC renews The Walking Dead for a fifth series

With only a handful of series four episodes broadcast, AMC has already announced that it has renewed zombie post-apocalyptic TV series The Walking Dead for a fifth series. Making what AMC president Charlies Collier called “one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever”, he confirmed that the opening episode of series four “broke viewership records… Read More AMC renews The Walking Dead for a fifth series

Remake of Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7 takes new turn

The tortuous story of the long-running plan to revive and remake Survivors‘ creator Terry Nation’s space drama Blake’s 7 has taken yet another turn this week. In April 2013 it was announced that FremantleMedia International would produce a 13-episode series remake of Blake’s 7 to be broadcast of the cable channel SyFy. This was to… Read More Remake of Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7 takes new turn

Season three of Falling Skies post-apocalyptic drama – UK premiere on 16 July

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

Online spin-off series from Zombieland movie cancelled – after poorly received pilot

Despite the current popularity of a wide range of post-apocalyptic serial dramas, the genre is still not immune from abrupt cancellations. As a follow-up to the 2009 big-screen, post-apocalyptic ‘zombie comedy’ Zombieland, Amazon commissioned a pilot for an online-only Zombieland series in early 2013, with a view to producing a full episodic spin-off show. Director… Read More Online spin-off series from Zombieland movie cancelled – after poorly received pilot

The Walking Dead season four – video preview with cast and production team

Cable television channel AMC has produced a video preview for season four of the acclaimed post-apocalyptic zombie TV drama The Walking Dead, which will be broadcast in the US in the autumn of 2013 (UK transmission dates have not yet been confirmed). The preview which includes ***many series three spoilers***, features interviews with cast and… Read More The Walking Dead season four – video preview with cast and production team

Survivors shown on Portuguese pay-TV station Black AXN

The number of countries in which Survivors has now been shown continues to grow with the show’s broadcast on Portuguese pay-TV station Black AXN Series one of Survivors was shown in December 2012, with series two premiering this month (February 2013) on Saturday evenings.   The AXN trailer (with Porteguese subtitles) for series one is… Read More Survivors shown on Portuguese pay-TV station Black AXN

Post-apocalyptic TV drama – new series and recommissions

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

The Walking Dead – series two – premieres on terrestrial Channel 5 in UK

Series two of post-apocalyptic zombie drama The Walking Dead premiered on terrestrial Channel 5 in the UK today (22:00, 14 May 2012), following its earlier showing on the FX cable and satellite channel. Opening episode What Lies Ahead is available to view on the streaming Demand 5 service until 21 May. Rick leads the group… Read More The Walking Dead – series two – premieres on terrestrial Channel 5 in UK