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Photo Credit:  BBC America
  • Premiered: 
    November 23, 2008
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  • Network: BBC1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 1976 book by Terry Nation 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

Imagine what would happen if a virulent disease scoured the planet, wiping out 99% of the human race. It kills every member of your family, your lovers, friends, neighbors and probably everyone you have ever known. Imagine the world stripped of all the conveniences of the 21st Century -- no law, no shops, no communications, no transport, no electricity, no clean water. Set in the present day, this series focuses on the world in the aftermath of a virus where only a lonely few are left to start over in a devastated world where everything that was once safe and familiar is now strange and dangerous. In the middle of the story is a bewildered but resilient group of survivors led by Abby Grant, a woman whose strength comes from a burning need to find out if her young son is still alive. Other members of the group include: Greg, a good man who hides the pain of his past; Anya, a doctor who has seen too many people die; Al, a former playboy who becomes surrogate father to streetwise urchin Najid; and Tom, an outwardly handsome and charming man who was actually a dangerous, ruthless high-security prisoner before the virus hit.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced & distributed by BBC Worldwide