Sunday, January 29, 2017

Post-apocalyptic movies and TV shows alive and well in 2017

Last week, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its symbolic Doomsday Clock closer to midnight. The group said the world is closer to catastrophe due to threats such as nuclear weapons and climate change under U.S. President Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, Hollywood is feeding off the public’s concerns with a steady stream of movies and TV shows set in the post-apocalypse.
On Friday, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” opened. It’s the latest in a zombie apocalypse series of movies starring Milla Jovovich.
Two other zombie apocalypse movies will follow in February: “Patient Zero” (Feb. 17) and “The Girl with All the Gifts” (Feb. 24).
The next big post-apocalyptic movie will be “War for the Planet of the Apes,” due out on July 14.
Other post-apocalyptic movies set to debut this year include “Cargo,” “Future World,” “Hostile,” “Last Broken Darkness,” “Scorched Earth” and “The Tribe.”
On the small screen, a record 16 post-apocalyptic TV shows are currently airing.
Season two of “Colony” premiered on USA on Jan. 12. “The 100” returns for season four on Feb. 1. And “The Walking Dead” has its season-seven midseason premiere on Feb. 12.
Other PA shows currently airing include “The Last Ship” (TNT), “The Leftovers” (HBO), “Z Nation” (Syfy), “The Strain” (FX), “12 Monkeys” (Syfy), “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox), “Wayward Pines” (Fox), “Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC), “Zoo” (CBS), “Into the Badlands” (AMC), “The Shannara Chronicles” (MTV), “Van Helsing” (Syfy) and “3%” (Netflix).
By the way, the best resource for keeping up with post-apocalyptic entertainment is Post-Apocalyptic Media.

Related:

Comprehensive list of post-apocalyptic movies

List of post-apocalyptic TV shows


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