Sadly, Netflix opted not to renew the show for a second season but that doesn't mean it isn't worth watching. 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.
What if a single virus infects us in such a way that we become each other’s worst nightmare and destroy everything that we have built over the course of our existence? It follows the story of a woman who loses her daughter right when the zombie apocalypse is beginning for the world.
She is joined by some refugees and prepares herself to enter the dangerous world and find her daughter at all costs. ‘Z Nation’ has already ended its run, and it’s just five seasons, so you have a ten-day window to finish the show (not that it’ll take even that long, considering the absolute binge-watcher you are!).
Other cast members include Justin Chu Cary, Kelsey Flower, Gwenyth Walsh and Christine Lee. I must give full disclosure that, as happens in many cases, the original is better than the remake.
If you like this show even one bit, which you might because the American version is not that bad, you must keep an eye out for the French one to come back. It is set in a small, quiet town which is thrown into a frenzy when dead people start coming back to life.
In fact, they look exactly as they had when they died and have no memory whatsoever of any event or any experience that happened after, or in, death. The story finds a momentum by the reaction of the family members who have since moved on from their loss.
‘ Glitch ‘ is an Australian show set in a town called Khorana where seven people mysteriously come back to life. James Hayes is the sheriff of the town, and he discovers this eerie phenomenon when he is called on duty to the local cemetery.
Hayes knows that a situation this sensitive shouldn’t go out, but he also needs to figure out the identity of these people and what brought them back. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, this show picks up three years after a virus has brought humanity to the brink of extinction.
The last functioning lab of the Center for Disease Control in California is trying to work out a cure, and they just might have it. A team is sent out to cross the zombie -infested environment and bring back the cure.
Olivia Moore is young, engaged and has a promising career in the medical field. One night, she attends a boat party and tries out a new drug called Ut opium.
The bigger problem now is to find a way to satisfy her hunger, but if she doesn’t eat, she’ll turn into that stereotypical zombies you know from the other shows. She also discovers that after eating someone’s brain, she can retain their memories for a small amount of time.
It follows the story of a couple, Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel Hammond (Timothy Elephant). They work as a realtor, have a teenage daughter, but she is not much trouble, and live in the quiet neighborhood of Santa Clarita.
When she cuts her hand, the blood doesn’t come out, and she needs something to eat, something human. ‘Big Brother’ was one of the most successful reality shows in British television.
The show brought together a group of celebrities who were isolated from the rest of the world in a safe house and had to survive a maximum number of days to win the prize. There are participants living inside the house, cut off from the world, which is why they don’t know that the whole country has been taken over by zombies.
The participants and the production team are the only people left alive and if they had any idea of what’s outside, they wouldn’t open the doors. If you happen to like reality shows along with zombie horror, then this is a perfect treat for you.
I’d say that Korean cinema is slowly taking over the world, but the truth is that it is happening much faster than we give it credit. And the reason for this growth is the quality of their shows and amazing premises for their stories.
Think about zombies and the mind directly ventures into some post-apocalyptic world, somewhere near or far into the future. Set somewhere at the end of 14th century and the beginning of 15th, it follows the political upheaval in the court of Crown Prince Pitching, who is forced to take the mantle of the king when his father mysteriously falls sick.
One night, Pitching manages to sneak into his father’s chambers and discovers that he has turned into a zombie. The story further weaves in the backstabbing and the politics that goes on in the court after the king’s supposed death.
The show has received rave reviews and its popularity has prompted Netflix to renew it for the second season. It’s almost a decade since ‘ The Walking Dead premiered, and if you still haven’t seen it, then don’t you dare call yourself a fan of the zombie genre.
The story starts with Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, a sheriff who was shot on duty and has been in a coma for a very long time. After meeting two survivors, he is told that a virus has invaded the earth and has turned everyone into a zombie.
The story has come a very long way now and has even inspired a spin-off, ‘ Fear the Walking Dead ’, which is also in its fifth season. What makes ‘ The Walking Dead superior to its counterparts is the focus of the story being less on the horror element and more on the study of human nature.
In every season, Rick and his group of survivors has to deal with all sorts of threats, most of which are from other humans. You watch this show and the villains that it presents, you’ll realize that once they are allowed to slide back in their primitive life form, humans can be much more dangerous to each other than zombies.