It’s been announced that BBC Drama Productions are to remake Tarry Nation’s 1970’s drama series Survivors for broadcast on BBC One. Set in the present day, the new series will be written by Adrian Hodges.
Hodges said he was “thrilled to be involved with re-imagining it for a new audience.”
The original show, which launched in April 1975 and ran for 38 episodes over three series, focussed on a post-apocalyptic world, in the aftermath of a devastating plague which wipes out over 99% of the world’s population, and how a group of individuals grappled with the trials of day-to-day survival.
Kate Harwood, Head of Series and Serials at BBC Drama Production, said “after months of negotiations, I am delighted that one of British television’s great cult series will return with original stories packed with adventure and spirit set against the backdrop of our own recognisable world.”
Nation is best known as the creator of the Daleks in Doctor Who and fellow BBC Sc-Fi hit Blake’s 7.