SPOILER ALERT!! - Reunited and on the road, the group travels South on the lookout for a new home. They encounter a small but thriving community of survivors and, after some initial trepidation, decide to take up their offer of hospitality. While Al (Philip Rhys) and Sarah (Robyn Addison) enjoy their new romance, Tom (Max Beesley) simmers as Anya (Zoe Tapper) makes friends with the new community’s leader, Judy (Morven Christie). Greg (Paterson Joseph) and Abby (Julie Graham) leave together to follow up their own investigations: Greg into a mysterious postcard he was sent shortly before the virus hit, and Abby into the Lab and the imprisoned survivors she met during her time there. Meanwhile, Sarah discovers an elderly couple dying from a new, mutant strain of the virus. Episode 11 airs Tuesday, April 20th @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.
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SPOILER ALERT!! - Fifty-year-old East Londoner Billy Stringer (Roger Lloyd-Pack) is a trader and opportunist, traversing the desolate roads of Britain in his well-stocked container truck. He meets the group and hands over vital supplies. Surprised but grateful for Billy’s generosity, the group decides to stay overnight in a cottage close by to help Abby (Julie Graham) recover from her terrifying ordeal at the Lab. Later, at Samantha’s (Nikki Amuka-Bird) compound, Billy reveals details of the group’s location, before dumping his young, innocent passenger, Kevin (Al Weaver), at another mysterious compound. Samantha orders her gun-totting henchman Dexter (Anthony Flanagan) to arrest Tom (Max Beesley). She intends to reintroduce the judicial system, putting Tom on trial for the murder he committed previously against one of her people. With Tom captured and under arrest, Abby has no other option but to lead Greg (Paterson Joseph) and Anya (Zoe Tapper) in pursuit, taking on the role of Counsel for the Defense, while Greg and Anya become members of the jury. Tom’s brutal past is finally revealed for all to hear, and the group is confronted with the reality of the man it’s harbored. As the trial threatens to fall apart, a string of betrayals and double-crosses ensues. Episode nine airs Tuesday, April 6th @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.
SPOILER ALERT!! - With Abby (Julie Graham) still missing, and Greg (Patterson Joseph) recovering from his injuries, the group is holed up in the city, scavenging for survival. While Naj (Chahak Patel) leaves graffiti messages across the crumbling landscape for Abby, Tom (Max Beesley) steals supplies from another group of survivors. The group learns that other people have been abducted in the same way as Abby, and the kidnappers bear the markings of PSJ, a pharmaceutical company with offices in the city. As Tom leads Al (Philip Rhys), Anya (Zoe Tapper) and Sarah (Robyn Addison) off on this trail, Greg and Naj find themselves confronted by the group Tom stole from. Meanwhile, in the lab, Abby is re-infected by Whittaker (Nicholas Gleaves), who will stop at nothing to find his miracle vaccine. Episode eight airs Tuesday, March 3oth @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.
SPOILER ALERT!! - As season two of Survivors begins, Abby (Julie Graham) is being held by James Whitaker (Nicholas Gleaves) and Fiona Douglas (Geraldine Somerville) at the Lab. There, she learns that the scientists have avoided infection and are looking desperately for a vaccine that they believe her unique immune system alone will generate. Meanwhile, the group races to save Greg’s (Patterson Joseph) life as he lies dying from a gunshot wound. Drawn into a burning hospital in search of the necessary medical equipment, Al (Phillip Rhys) and Anya (Zoe Tapper) are caught in an avalanche of rubble as the building collapses around them. Tom (Max Beesley) is faced with the stark challenge of rescuing his friends from a seemingly insurmountable disaster, with only Sarah (Robyn Addison) and Naj (Chahak Patel) to help. Episode seven airs Tuesday, March 23rd @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.
SPOILER ALERT!! - When a so-called spiritual leader called John (Kieran O’Brien) turns up at the survivors’ home with his group of followers, some in the house are suspicious of his motives. Charming and eloquent, John is a preacher with a unique perspective on the new world, but the family’s opinion of him is split. Some find comfort in his message, while others are deeply distrusting of his motives.
Linda (Claire Keelan), a woman in John’s group, is pregnant, and Abby (Julie Graham) allows her to stay until the baby is born. Anya (Zoe Tapper) fears that she will be forced to reveal the fact that she is a doctor if there are any problems with the birth. Worse than that, she picks up on some unusual remarks made by John, which make her concerned for the group’s safety.
Al (Philip Rhys) is much more positive about John’s group. He spots a pretty woman called Louise (Louise Dylan) and uses his charm to seduce her. He is feeling much more like his old self - until he realises that Louise isn’t as innocent as she seems. Meanwhile, Anya’s fears are realized when Linda experiences complications and John’s serene facade starts to crumble. As the situation reaches crisis point, Anya is forced to confront some harrowing truths about her own past, putting her relationship with Tom (Max Beesley) on a new footing. Abby and the others also realize that, through a misguided act of kindness, they have put themselves in terrible jeopardy. Episode five airs Saturday, March 13 @ 9:oo p.m. EST on BBC America.
SPOILER ALERT!! - Abby (Julie Graham) learns of a group of young boys living at a nearby mansion called Waterhouse. She is determined to see if Peter is there, and leaves her new friends in order to find her son. When she arrives at Waterhouse, she walks into the middle of a land dispute between Jimmy Garland (Joseph Millson), an ex-Army officer who has an ancestral claim to the mansion, and an aggressive group of teenage boys who have taken up residence there.
In Abby’s absence, her surrogate family is in danger of falling apart. Tom (Max Beesley), Sarah (Robyn Addison), Al (Philip Rhys) and Najid (Chahak Patel) are drawn to the comfort and security that Samantha’s (Nikki Amuka-Bird) community provides. Tom settles into his new surroundings quickly and starts to see himself in a position of power in the new society that Samantha hopes to build.
Things quickly go wrong for Al, however, as he is ejected from the community when Samantha decides he will not fit in. Tom sees the chance to prove himself to Samantha, but will his criminal past catch up with him? Meanwhile, Greg (Patterson Joseph) and Anya (Zoe Tapper) are left to protect the survivors’ house alone, and an encounter with some unwelcome visitors provides a vivid reminder of how vulnerable they are without the group. Episode four airs Saturday, March 6th @ 9:00 p.m. EST on BBC America.
SPOILER ALERT!! - Abby Grant (Julie Graham) is a mother and housewife, married to David (Shaun Dingwall). The couple returns from vacation at the point where a virulent flu virus is beginning to sweep the world. Abby is worried about her 11-year-old son Peter, who recently recovered from leukemia and is on a school adventure holiday.
As the crisis deepens, Samantha Willis (Nikki Amuka-Bird), Junior Minister for Health, tries to keep public panic under control as essential services start to break down. Elsewhere, in a modern high-security prison, Tom Price (Max Beesley), a charismatic and dangerous inmate, is the only one who does not fall ill as the prison becomes a charnel house with prisoners dying one by one.
At a large inner-city hospital, services are at the breaking point. Jenny (Freema Agyeman), a bright and lively young teacher in a primary school, is overwhelmed by the chaos she sees all around her – but she is determined to save the life of her roommate, Patricia (Bryony Afferson).
Dr. Anya Raczynski (Zoe Tapper), beautiful junior doctor in the Accident and Emergency department, finds she can’t save her best friend Patricia from the virus which is killing virtually everyone who contracts it. In contrast, Al Sadiq (Philip Rhys), a wealthy playboy, is determined not to let the virus stop him from having fun (at this point no one understands how deadly it is). But the following morning he finds the girl he met at a club the night before dead in his bed. In the aftermath of the virus, Al finds himself responsible for Najid (Chahak Patel), a young Muslim boy. Al has never seen himself as the paternal type and initially proves to be a disaster as a father figure.
Greg Preston (Paterson Joseph), a former systems analyst, seems more prepared than most, his car is well-stocked and he seems calm in the face of the catastrophe. But when his car is involved in a collision with one of the survivors, Greg’s plans are temporarily derailed.
Meanwhile, Tom manages to escape from prison. He returns home to retrieve a bag full of cash and a gun…With a dangerous prisoner on the loose, and other survivors who will hoard whatever spoils they can, the brave new world is a precarious place for a mismatched group of survivors, who must stand together or die. Survivors – Episode 1 airs Saturday, February 13th at the special time of 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.
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SPOILER ALERT!! - With news of a strange murder in the capital, Mina (Zoe Tapper) and Galvin (Philip Glenister) investigate. Mina’s abilities give her terrifying visions and she begins to fear for Luke’s (Christian Cooke) safety. Then Ruby (Holiday Grainger) discovers that the entity chasing Luke can take the form of a woman in order to stalk her prey and alarm bells start to ring. Could Luke’s new girlfriend Alice be more half-life than human? Smitten airs Saturday, January 30th @ 9:oo p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.
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SPOILER ALERT!! - Galvin (Philip Glenister) grows suspicious when the reappearance of Quincey, a bad boy vampire from Mina’s (Zoe Tapper) past, prompts a change in her behavior. Mina confesses that Quincey is back. He has come for her and wants her to give into her half-blood heritage. Galvin reassures her that he, of all people, understands – but they both know that sentiment has no place in the smiting game. One thing’s for sure – a battle of epic proportions is in the offing. Suckers airs Saturday, January 23rd @ 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America.
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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. This is the apocalyptic scenario facing the heroes at the center of this chilling new drama series, brought to you by the co-creator and writer of Primeval. 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. The 12-episode season of Survivors premieres Saturday, February 13th @ 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on BBC America, with subsequent episodes premiering at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST.
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 the surrogate father to streetwise urchin Najid. Then there is Tom, outwardly handsome and charming, but actually a dangerous and ruthless man who, unbeknownst to the others, was in 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 of Survivors includes Julia Graham as Abby Grant, Paterson Joseph as Greg, Freema Agyeman as Jenny, Max Beesley as Tom Price, Phillip Rhys as Al, Zoe Tapper as Anya, Nikki Amuka-Bird as Samantha Wills, Shaun Dingwall as David and newcomer Chahak Patel as 11-year-old Najid.
“Survivors is about what is means to be human,” says award-winning 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?”
Hodges’ Survivors is a re-imagining of the classic 70s BBC drama series, and is based on the novel by Terry Nation. Hodges adds, “Survivors is about adventure, fear, love, loyalty and friendship. But above all, it’s about new hope.”
Julie Graham as Abby Grant - Abby is a mother and homemaker to her son Peter (11) and husband David (Shaun Dingwall). Before the virus struck, Peter successfully defied a near-terminal illness and Abby had reluctantly agreed to let him go on an adventure holiday. She had also planned to resume her career and re-ignite her faltering relationship with her loving but exhausted husband. Fate, however, has decreed otherwise, and in the wake of the virus, Abby finds a strength within herself she never knew she had. Refusing to give way to grief and despair, she channels her energy into trying to find her son, who may or may not have survived. Joining forces with a few other survivors, she becomes the leader of the group and a living symbol of the resilience of the human spirit.
Paterson Joseph as Greg Preston - A former systems analyst for a big multi-national, Greg felt trapped and dreamed of a new life. But his wife, who had grown used to a wealthy and comfortable lifestyle, was appalled by his Utopian vision of a new, hardscrabble future. Nursing bitter personal wounds, Greg is now a man who believes he can live without love, friendship or family, but human nature is not so easily denied.
Freema Agyeman as Jenny Collins - Jenny is a bright and lively young teacher in a primary school. Overwhelmed bu the chaos she sees all around her, she is determined to save the life of her dying flatmate Patricia. Nothing will stop her taking her friend to the hospital and saving her life. But fate intervenes to confront Jenny with choices beyond anything she could have imagined.
Max Beesley as Tom Price - In prison when the story starts, Tom Price is handsome, charming and capable, but also very dangerous. A man who will stop at nothing to achieve his own ends, Price finds himself locked in his cell while all around him people are dying. As the long night of the virus wears on, survival and freedom become the only issues that matter.
Phillip Rhys as Al Sadiq - A rich, good-looking playboy, Al has lived a life of priviledge. In the aftermath of the virus, he finds himself responsible for Najid. Al has never seen himself as the paternal type and he initially proves to be a disaster as a father figure. But strangely, this frightening new environment ultimately makes him a better man than he would ever have been if he had continued his old life.
Zoe Tapper as Dr. Anya Raczynski - Anya is a young doctor who does her best to save as many people as she can when the virus hits. But with no cure and no vaccine, all her skill ultimately proves futile. While she struggles with the enormity of events, she is forced to stand by helplessly as her friend Patricia is among those brought to the hospital in the grip of the illness. In this new world, Anya knows that her skills make her a valuable commodity, the kind of commodity people might kill for.
Nikki Amuka-Bird as Samantha Willis - Samantha is a junior minister delegated to handle the press in the midst of the crisis. Dealing as best she can with an anxious media and her own stunned colleagues, at first Samantha has no idea how serious the crisis is becoming. Forced to put aside her love and concern for her own family, Samantha becomes the last contact between the Government and the people whom it can no longer protect. Her journey from innocence to full knowledge of the truth is laced with bravery and horror.
Shaun Dingwall as David Grant - David is a self-employed builder and a loving family man who is competent, brave and determined. Abby and David’s marriage is a solid and loving one, although they have been worn down by the illness of their beloved son Peter. But nothing in David’s life has prepared him for the crisis which is about to sweep away everything he ever knew and loved.
Chahak Patel as Najid - Eleven-year-old Najid is a lively little boy with all the normal interests of kids his age – football, his Gameboy, school. He is also a devout Muslim. On the night of the crisis he and his family go to the local mosque, but in the morning, Najid is forced to grow up very fast when the virus causes a violent change in his circumstances and his life is transformed in ways he could never have anticipated. His relationship with Al is at times funny and poignant, but in the end Al and Najid need each other, no matter how much they try to deny it.
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