Sunday, October 18, 2015

Post-apocalyptic television getting a refresh

The number of post-apocalyptic themed TV shows currently airing dipped to nine with the cancellation last week of Syfy’s “Defiance” and “Dominion.”
Syfy still has two PA-themed shows in production: “12 Monkeys” and “Z Nation.”
Hollywood is betting that America isn’t sick of post-apocalyptic set TV shows just yet.
FX is looking to bring the sci-fi comic book series “Y: The Last Man” to television. The series follows Yorick Brown, the last surviving man, and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, after a mysterious plague kills every other man and boy on Earth.
FX also is working on an animated series called “Cassius and Clay,” which is described as an action-buddy-comedy centered on two women living as bandits in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic America.
In January, MTV is scheduled to debut “The Shannara Chronicles,” a TV show based on a series of fantasy novels set after a future holocaust.
I count another eight post-apocalyptic shows in other stages of production.

Photos: Comic book art from “Y: The Last Man” (top) and a still from “The Shannara Chronicles” showing the remains of the Seattle Space Needle. 

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