A record nine TV shows currently airing are post-apocalyptic in nature.
I’m no sociologist but that has to say something about our mindset as a people.
The nine shows are:
- AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” where flesh-eating zombies have taken over the world;
- TNT’s “Falling Skies,” where most of mankind has been wiped out by space invaders;
- Syfy’s “Defiance,” which takes place in the aftermath of an alien invasion;
- The CW’s “The 100,” set nearly a century after a nuclear war;
- Syfy’s “Dominion,” set after a war between angels and mankind;
- TNT’s “The Last Ship,” which takes place after a virus wipes out 80% of the world’s population;
- HBO’s “The Leftovers,” which deals with the aftermath of a Rapture-like event;
- Lifetime’s “The Lottery,” set after a fertility crisis renders humanity sterile;
- Syfy’s “Z Nation,” which takes place after a zombie apocalypse.
See also: List of post-apocalyptic TV dramas.
Photos: Promotional art for “Z Nation” (top) and “The Lottery.”