Survivors is an on-going British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the activities of a group of people who survived a virulent strain of mutant or genetically engineered influenza which has wiped out most of the human race. According to the producers, the series is not a remake of the original BBC television series Survivors (1975–1977), created by Terry Nation, but is loosely based on the novel by the same name that Terry Nation wrote after the first series. Two series have so far been produced of the new series. Series 1 ran on BBC One and BBC HD in November-December 2008, and series 2 ran in January-February 2010, ending with a cliff-hanger. However, no confirmation of a third series has yet (28 February 2010) been announced by the BBC.
The series premiered in South Africa on BBC Entertainment in September 2009, in France on DTTV channel NRJ 12 on 12 January 2010, and on BBC America in the United States on 13 February 2010.. In Australia, the series premiered on Channel Nine, March 21 2010.