Imagine being the only survivor of a disease that
kills every member of your family, that kills
lovers, strangers, friends, nearly everyone you've
You are among the lonely few to live and now you
must start over in a strange new world where
everything that was once safe and familiar is now
strange and dangerous.
Set in the present day, Survivors focuses on the
world in the aftermath of a devastating virus
which wipes out most of the world's population.
What would we do? How would any of us cope in a
brave new world where all traditional 21st Century
comforts - electricity, clean running water,
advanced technology - have disappeared?
These are the questions faced by the bewildered
but resilient group of survivors at the centre of
the drama. It is an opportunity for new
beginnings, but with no society, no police and no
law and order, they now face terrible dangers -
not just the daily struggle for food and water but
also the deadly threat from other survivors.
"Survivors is about what it means to be human,"
explains writer and executive producer Adrian
Hodges. "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? Survivors is about adventure, fear,
love, loyalty and friendship. But above all, it's
about new hope."
Survivors, by Adrian Hodges is a re-imagining of
the classic 1970s BBC drama series which was based
on the novel by Terry Nation. It launched in April
1975 and ran for 38 episodes over three series.