This weekend, BBC America will launch their new apocalyptic series, Survivors. In this scenario, it’s a deadly virus that wipes out most of the world. The handful that are left must band together in order to survive, but you know how good we all are in a crisis situation. . .
“You could call Survivors sci-fi,” says series star Freema Agyeman (Dr. Who), “but first and foremost it’s a very powerful human drama. It’s very raw and it feels real. People will watch it and imagine how they might react in the same situation. Do we know ourselves well enough to know how we would handle it?”
In the first episode, panic sets in and hoarding begins as the virus runs rampant through the city.
“Survivors is about what it means to be human,” says writer and executive producer Adrian Hodges (co-creator and writer of Primeval). “It asks questions about our nature and confronts us with our deepest fears. When everything else is stripped away, would we band together and find the best in ourselves, or would we fall apart and retreat into barbarism and savagery?”
Speaking of Being Human, BBC America has picked up a second season of the series. It will go to air this summer, but you can watch a sneak peek right now at their website.
Watch Survivors, Saturdays at 9:00 on BBC America.
Survivors – Najid (Chahak Patel), Al (Phillip Rhys), Samantha (Nikki Amuka- Bird), Greg (Paterson Joseph), Abby (Julie Graham), Tom (Max Beesley), Jenny (Freema Agyeman), David (Shaun Dingwall) and Anya (Zoe Tapper)
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