Survivors: Series 2 continues with the struggles of a small group that has survived the decimation of the world’s population. This season finds Abby dealing with a group of scientists focused on her immunity to the deadly flu even as her group continues to struggle for survival. The new government that is forming adds to their troubles when it is exposed as being corrupt and manipulative.
Julie Graham (Abby), Max Beesley (Tom), Paterson Joseph (Greg), Zoe Tapper (Anya), Phillip Rhys (Aalim), Chahak Patel (Najid), Robyn Addison (Sarah), Nicholas Gleaves (Whitaker), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Samantha), Anthony Flanagan (Dexter).
Series 2 picks up pretty much were Series 1 left off with Abby still searching for her son and the secret government research group zeroing in on her location and their desire to use her for research. Series 2 adds a bit more drama and several sub-plots with Tom becoming more of a focal point and the new government going seriously sour. Toward the end of the season the pace picks up as Abby nears finding her son and several plot lines are concluded. With the third season of the series cancelled by the BBC, reading the book is probably the only way to conclude the story at this point.
Acting remains good with the main cast presenting nicely. Beesley remains mostly stoic, but still plays his part well. Graham and Joseph both continue to present well with good emotion. Flanagan continues to play a good antagonist while Amuka-Bird’s character expands nicely. The remainder of the supporting cast does pretty well.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds remain well done. Effects are action based and fairly well done throughout the film. Dialogue is good though some of the accents are a bit challenging at times. Sound and soundtrack are well done.
Overall Survivors: Series 2 continues to be a good series that generates strong interest, moves along well, and provides good variety in the story. It is disappointing the BBC saw fit to cancel the series. Again, End-of-the-world scenario fans should find quite a bit of pleasure with this one.
With mildly disturbing content this should be fine for teens and above.
Survivors: Series 2 is a TV series and is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
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