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An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.


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Series cast summary:
Julie Graham ...  Abby Grant 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Max Beesley ...  Tom Price 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Paterson Joseph ...  Greg Preston 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Zoë Tapper ...  Anya Raczynski 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Phillip Rhys ...  Aalim Sadiq 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Chahak Patel Chahak Patel ...  Najid Hanif 12 episodes, 2008-2010
Robyn Addison ...  Sarah Boyer 11 episodes, 2008-2010
Nicholas Gleaves ...  Whitaker / ... 9 episodes, 2008-2010
Ronny Jhutti ...  Sami Masood 6 episodes, 2008-2010
Nikki Amuka-Bird ...  Samantha Willis 5 episodes, 2008-2010


An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.

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One virus. Millions dead. All that's left is hope. (Season 1) See more »


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23 November 2008 (UK) See more »

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Roger Lloyd Pack is the only cast member to have acted in both the original series and the 21st Century remake. See more »


A major plot point of Series 2 is that the scientists must reinfect Abby with the virus in order to extract her blood and make a cure. They even go so far as to say they don't know how her body will react as she is the only person to ever be infected twice. A person cannot be reinfected with an identical strain to a virus their body has already fought off once, because your body has developed antibodies to it. See more »


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Big fans in the USA want another season!
30 April 2010 | by ardee00See all my reviews

I know that BBC has decided against a third season, and nothing a viewer in the USA says will likely change that, but here goes anyway: My wife and I watch a lot of programs, both British and American. We were completely sucked in by Survivors and are continually impressed by how unpredictable and exciting each episode is. We watch "24" and have enjoyed other edge-of-your-seat shows like "Alias" and "Prison Break" in the past, but we agree that Survivors is usually more entertaining than any of them.

Perhaps the total number of viewers in the UK hasn't been up to hopes, but maybe if demographics (average income, education level, etc.) are taken into account, PLUS you add in American viewers (via BBC America), the BBC should reconsider its decision and renew this riveting program for a third season (or "third series," as they call it) and beyond.

The premise of the show seemed fairly mundane: a virus wipes out most of humanity and we view the struggles of a ragtag bunch of survivors. But, despite a few logical lapses, the execution is excellent and the program is exciting to watch. Most of the characters are very well realized and acted, and the plot (episode-by-episode and ongoing too) is much better than one would expect. We look forward to watching the program every week.

They brought Doctor Who back (and we love it). Survivors deserves at least another few seasons -- especially given the miniscule 6-episode British seasons, which are about 1/4 as long as seasons of most American programs!

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