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In other words, there's a zombie show for everyone whether you want to laugh, cry, or hide beneath the covers. If you're a Z Nation fan then you'll definitely want to add Black Summer to your list as they're based within the same universe.
Daybreak is a fun post-apocalyptic zombie series that follows a group of teenage survivors as they try and make it out alive while being swarmed by hordes. It has a lot of dark humor and snappy dialogue that should make for a breezy and entertaining watch.
The show follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and his friends as they try to survive and fight off zombies and monsters that invade their town. It is a horror series that involves a gory, wild mixture of zombies and steampunk goodness.
The CW's zombie (loosely adapted from a comic book series) is a creative blend of comedy, romance, crime, and horror. The show is based around the life of an Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medical resident turned zombie who binge-eats brains in the morgue to prevent herself from killing innocent people.
Liz finds herself absorbing the personalities and memories of those she eats and decides to use this ability to help solve crimes. The comedy-horror series Santa Clarita Diet proves that you can add humor into the whole “walking dead” thing.
On the surface, the storyline sounds completely unremarkable, but it's the character development that really brings all the viewers to the yard. Rick Grimes is a former sheriff and the de facto leader of a small group of survivors, but it's the inexplicably sexy redneck, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reeds), who steals the show from the very beginning.
Although Murphy mutates into some kind of zombie hybrid, his blood contains antibodies that are humanity's last hope for survival. A small group of survivors takes it upon themselves to attempt to get him across the country to the last functioning Centers for Disease Control.
After the release of Train to Susan, how can there be any doubt that South Korea has mastered the zombie genre? Kingdom is a South Korean historical horror and the newest original zombie series to hit Netflix (and it's amazing).
Set in Korea’s Medieval Jose on period, this big-budget thriller is an adaptation of the webcomic series The Kingdom of the Gods. Given that almost all zombie films are set in a post-apocalyptic world, it's rare to find one so steeped in culture and history, which is why Kingdom is a must-see for viewers everywhere.
What would happen if a zombie outbreak occurred on the set of the reality TV show, Big Brother? After a zombie outbreak happens during filming, all the cast mates and production staff are forced to seek safety inside the Big Brother house.
Whether it's a nuclear bomb, a zombie outbreak, a deadly virus (UHF...), environmental disaster, or our own carelessness, our favorite shows and movies about life after civilization give us a morbid look at what the world will look like after we've destroyed it. In case you've been living under a rock the past 10 years, The Walking Dead follows Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) after he wakes up from a coma to find the hospital abandoned and zombies, aka walkers, roaming the earth.
Netflix Set in post-apocalyptic Glendale, Calif., Daybreak follows the story of 17-year-old Josh Wheeler (Colin Ford) as he tries to navigate a brutal (and yet highly comedic) world in which all adults have been turned into mindless, bloodthirsty zombies thanks to a nuclear explosion. He joins forces with a small band of misfits on a quest to find his missing girlfriend, avoiding roving gangs of other teenagers to survive this totally bizarre apocalypse.
Though this series was canceled by Netflix after only one season, it's still a solid investment of your time and a lighter take on the apocalypse than other options. The enemy in The Last Ship is actually a global pandemic that strikes while the crew of the USS Nathan James was isolated on a mission in the Arctic.
This series manages to mix the existential crises that come with the breakdown of human society with the jump scares of an apocalyptic thriller, making it an excellent choice for your next binge. Set 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse, the only human survivors live on an orbiting space station called The Ark.
When overpopulation becomes a problem, however, 100 juvenile delinquents are jettisoned from the ship and sent to a radioactive Earth to test whether the atmosphere is habitable. SY FY, Ben Mark Goldberg/Kyffin a blend of the sci-fi and pandemic genres, 12 Monkeys follows James Cole's (Aaron Stanford) mission through time to stop the release of a deadly virus.
While most humans have been wiped out in Scandinavia where the series is set, two siblings survived the epidemic by sheltering in a bunker for six years. They emerge to search for their father and end up joining forces with another group of survivors in the hopes of finding a quarantine zone.
While many apocalypse narratives are caused by human corruption and greed, some like Salvation are just built on bad luck. This series, which lasted two seasons, is set in the present day as scientists discover an asteroid heading straight for earth.
Chris Wood, Claudia Black, Kristen Guthrie, David Gas, Christina Moses, Containment When a mysterious epidemic hits Atlanta, an unprecedented quarantine is enforced on the city's Zone 6, leaving those inside desperate and fighting for survival.
Though this series only ran for one season on The CW, it will definitely suck you in and remind you why social distancing is so important during an outbreak. The series follows a CDC doctor, Ephraim Good weather (Corey Still), as he investigates a viral outbreak that, essentially, turns humans into bloodthirsty vampires.
As New York City slowly but surely gets overrun, humans are faced with the possibility of extinction if they don't learn to fight off this new species of predator. This blockbuster hit that totally cashed in on the Mayan Calendar hysteria postulates that the world will end in a simultaneous set of earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis, and every other climate catastrophe you can possibly imagine.
Through it all, one family attempts to escape California and make it to China, where the governments of the world have banded together to create state-of-the-art arks to preserve the human race. Contagion tells the story of a deadly viral outbreak that begins in Asia and slowly spreads to the U.S. and eventually the entire world.
As the CDC attempts to contain the virus and find a cure, society begins to break down as the mortality rate climbs. Specialist who is taken hostage in exchange for a cure, and the CDC virologists who race to understand and overcome the virus before it wipes out billions.
After seven years of starvation and destitution, the citizens of the caboose start a revolution and launch their mission to make it to the front car, where the train's creator and ruler, Mr. Wilford (Ed Harris) lives. Set in a post-invasion world, A Quiet Place follows one family's struggle to survive bloodthirsty aliens who hunt by sound by relying on sign language and clever means of soundless travel.
However, Patient Zero as a book had me glued from start to finish, thanks to a strong cast of characters and well-written action scenes. I think fans of military-themed zombie apocalypse books will fully enjoy author Jonathan Mayberry’s release.
The plot centers on the legendary Joe Ledger, a hardened Baltimore detective, who joins a secret response team to stop terrorists. The mission: prevent the baddies from infecting people with a terrible bio-weapon that, essentially, turns them into zombies.
As an anthropologist, I really appreciate author Sophie Little field’s attention to underlying cultural themes, explored amid the bleak setting of a zombie apocalypse. She’s a mother who awakens to find herself as a zombie that’s mysteriously turned back human.
Class then embarks on a dangerous search for her daughter, seeking help in a world filled with flesh-hungry Beaters (i.e. zombies). Interestingly, I first met author Rhiannon Crater online many years ago on an obscure forum for horror fans.
Fast-forward a decade later and Rhiannon is now an accomplished author being published by Tor Books. Among her most celebrated releases is the As The World Dies zombie apocalypse trilogy, beginning with The First Days.
The thematic pairing of bloggers / zombies may initially put off some genre purists. And, yes, there are sections in the book where author Mira Grant veers too deep into the technical aspects of online journalism.
The Newsflash series offers plenty of character and emotional depth, wrapped up by a largely satisfying ending. From Extinction Horizon and beyond, author Nicholas Smith feeds you an exquisite serving of frenzied zombie action.
This military story follows Master Sergeant Reed Beckham who, as leader of his Delta Force Team, has lived through his fair share of nightmarish missions. An epic catastrophe soon unfolds when they discover that infected zombies have started to spread across cities, threatening human extinction.
While coming across as a back-to-basics thriller, you’ll be surprised to find a host of intriguing characters woven into an addictive narrative fabric. The plot brims with solid dialogue, coupled with attention to military & scientific detail.
The most compelling quality of this series is its intricate balance of fast-paced action with deep characterizations. You’ll find yourself fully immersed in this addictive zombie plot, thanks to steady narrative groundwork laid out by each book.
At the start, you aren’t fully informed of what Melanie’s ‘gifts’ really are, leaving you guessing. Older than most books on this list, The Rising treks a father’s journey through a zombie apocalypse in an effort to rescue his son.
The Rising is credited for partially helping to jump-start the new wave of zombie survival fiction. The plot centers on a group of students who find themselves trapped in school, with a zombie horde pounding to get in.
In addition, characters go through a lot of existential struggles, pivoting between hope and hopelessness. What begins as a possible cure for lung cancer goes terribly wrong, and soon, we have a full-blown undead catastrophe on our hands.
However, I think the strong plot and surprisingly charming characters will definitely find an audience with adults alike. However, as far as zombie novels go, The Briefing seems to be a hugely overlooked gem for the genre (based on the many five-star reviews I’ve read).