Survivors, Being Human S2 Come to BBC America

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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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  • http://www.kasterborous.com Christian Cawley

    “You could call Survivors sci-fi,” says series star Freema Agyeman (Dr. Who)

    Would it be too much to ask for you to perhaps research the show a little before blogging about it in such a “slave to the PR” manner?

    Freema Agyeman can in no way be described as a series star of Survivors. A quick visit to Wikipedia or imdb would clear this up immediately.

    Lazy.

  • http://www.sfuniverse.com Cynthia

    Christian, Freema is a TV star who acts in the series – thus she is a series star. It was not meant to imply that her part was any more or less important than anyone elses. I chose her quote because she is more well known to my readers than the other options I had available.

    Having never seen the show – I have no choice but to work from what is offered to me.

  • vincent

    when will season 2 of Survivors be aired?