We are talking about the apocalypse more and more every day. Still we rarely refer to the actual biblical scenario. A zombie outbreak, an alien invasion or a deadly virus are the first things that pop in our mind. Most of the following TV Series fall under this category, and the script is basically the same: the law doesn’t apply anymore, and the people have to deal with the given impact to survive. So, keep calm and read my list of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic TV series.
1. The Walking Dead (2010– )
I’m sure that you all know what this apocalyptic drama show is about, right? Based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead has the highest total viewership of any series in cable television history. The most recent tagline is “A Larger World”, which means that many important characters from the comics will appear on screens as well. The show gets better and better and its seventh season starts in October this year.
2. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )
This TV show is a prequel to The Walking Dead. The new AMC series is following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, a world full of flesh eating zombies. It shows how society fell apart piece by piece. Hopefully, by the end of the series, we will know why the outbreak appeared.
3. Z Nation (2014– )
Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the United States of America a team must transport the only known survivor of the plague where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. An interesting character is Simon Cruller a.k.a. “Citizen Z”. He is the sole remaining human presence at the NSA’s Northern Light listening post in the Arctic Circle. Citizen Z broadcasts over any transmission he can and steeped in hope that one day the world will go back to the way it was.
4. Dead Set (2008)
During a show of Big Brother a zombie outbreak occurs. The house-mates are unaware of the event outside until a scared girl arrives in their show and the crisis begins. The British Mini-Series, ”Dead Set” was nominated for “Best Drama Serial” at BAFTA.
5. The 100 (2014– )
”The 100” is based on the book with the same name, the first in a trilogy by Kass Morgan. After a nuclear holocaust, a group of 100 young delinquents is sent down to Earth from a spaceship in hope of re-populating the planet. Haven’t you ever wanted to see Desmond Hume from Lost trying to maintain the civilization and to be a leader to his people? If yes, please check this amazing TV show.
6. The Last Man on Earth (2015– )
Almost two years after a deadly virus wiped out most of the human race, Phil Miller only wishes for some company. The American post-apocalyptic comedy shows us that Phil is not actually the only man on the planet.
7. Survivors (2008–2010)
A terrible flu destroys 90 % of the world’s population. Those immune are trying to start over the world without any of the modern conveniences they were used to. The BBC TV series, are created by Terry Nation, who also created the Daleks for the Doctor Who series.
8. Terra Nova (2011)
In a near-future, the Earth is almost wrecked by pollution. The series focuses on the Shannon family who is transported back to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization. The best part of the series is that the dinosaurs still live among the humans.
9. Revolution (2012–2014)
”Revolution” was created by Eric Kripke, who also made Supernatural. The show is set in a post-apocalyptic future, in a world without electricity. After the global blackout, several areas are ruled by militias and their generals. A group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.
10. Falling Skies (2011–2015)
”Falling Skies” takes place on Earth six months after an alien invasion. The survivors are ready to fight for their lives against the nasty bugs from another planet.
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