Post-apocalyptic TV shows have been a staple of television for decades, capturing our imagination with their depictions of a world after civilization has fallen.
From the zombie-infested landscapes of The Walking Dead to the bleak, dystopian future of The Last of Us, post-apocalyptic TV shows have enthralled audiences with their tales of survival, hope, and despair. This list will rank 20 of the best post-apocalyptic TV shows of all time, including classics such as Fringe and modern favorites, including the TWD franchise and the most recent TLOU, hot off its critically acclaimed first season.
So sit back, grab some supplies, and prepare for a journey through the most exciting post-apocalyptic worlds ever created for the small screen.
The Last of Us
Adapted from the 2013 video game of the same name, the story takes place two decades following the collapse of modern civilization caused by a lethal virus. Two survivors embark on a treacherous journey across America, facing off against human killers and monstrous creatures.
Humanity’s last survivors search for a mythical planet called Earth.
After two percent of the world’s population disappears, those left behind struggle to understand.
In a world that merges a reimagined past with a near future, individuals can satisfy their every desire without facing repercussions.
The Walking Dead
In the years following a zombie apocalypse, survivors seek refuge in a world overrun by the dead.
An FBI agent, a brilliant scientist, and his estranged son investigate unexplained phenomena.
The last surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back in time to the 21st century.
Into the Badlands
Civilization was completely decimated in the wake of a series of fatal natural and man-made catastrophes. A warrior and a young boy embark on a perilous journey through feudal territories in search of enlightenment.
Residents of a small Kansas town are cut off from civilization.
A boy who’s half-human and half deer embarks on an adventure in a post-apocalyptic world.
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Source: TV Insider
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