SURVIVORS on BBC America Preview and Photos


SURVIVORS is a new show that will premiere on BBC America on Ferbuary 13, 2010, at 8pm. It tells the story of a group of people that survive a virus that decimated almost the whole population.

Now this might sound like something we’ve seen before, but if you take a look at the preview, I think you might be convinced to give it a shot. I found the execution really well done and I think it’s definitely worth giving it a shot, but I’ll talk more about that in my review for the show. For now enjoy a preview and a few photos from Survivors below.

Survivors Synopsis: Set in the present day, Survivors 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) and Al, a former playboy who becomes surrogate father to streetwise urchin Najid. Then there is Tom, outwardly handsome and charming, but actually a dangerous and ruthless man who, unbeknown to the others, was a high-security prisoner before the virus hit.

This brave new world brings an opportunity for new beginnings, but also terrible dangers – not just the daily struggle for food and water, but also a deadly threat from other survivors. The cast includes Julie Graham as Abby Grant, Paterson Joseph as Greg, Freema Agyeman as Jenny, Max Beesley as Tom Price, Phillip Rhys as Al, Zoë Tapper as Anya, Nikki Amuka–Bird as Samantha Willis, Shaun Dingwall as David and newcomer Chahak Patel as 11-year-old Najid.