There are many shows set in the post-apocalyptic world but every once in a while shows like The 100 come out and flip everyone’s expectations on their head, with their storylines that explore colonialism and survivor’s guilt. Sure, there are some generic plotlines involving teenagers but no character evolves as one would expect in this CW series. Now, after seven seasons The 100 has taken the final bow, but there is still a very large post-apocalyptic-shaped hole intact and we must fill it with shows with a caliber similar to the aforementioned series. So, these are the best post-apocalyptic shows like The 100 you should watch.
The Leftovers (HBO Max)
Synopsis: It has been called ‘The Departure’: a stunning global event in which more than 140 million people simply vanished. From ‘Lost’ co-creator Damon Lindelof and author Tom Perrotta (on whose bestseller this is based) comes this epic drama series that focuses on the ‘leftovers’ of the town of Mapleton as they react to this inexplicable event three years later.
Battlestar Galactica (Peacock)
Synopsis: “Battlestar Galactica” is an intriguing take on the classic adventure of a ragtag fleet of humans, the sole survivors of a devastating nuclear attack by the robot Cylons. Faced with an un-winnable battle against a deadly enemy, they are forced to flee under the protection of their one remaining warship, the outdated Battlestar Galactica. Pursued by the Cylons-some of whom have now taken human form-Commander Adama (Olmos) and President Roslin (McDonnell) lead these last remnants of humanity in search of a new home – a planet called Earth.
Synopsis: A world divided into progress and devastation. The link between the two sides – Offshore and Inland – is a rigorous and painstaking system called The Process. Everyone in Inland has a chance to go through The Process to live a better life in Offshore. But only 3% make it through.
The Wilds (Prime Video)
Synopsis: A group of teen girls from different backgrounds must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they’ve all endured. There’s just one twist to this thrilling drama… these girls did not end up on this island by accident.
12 Monkeys (Hulu)
Synopsis: The show follows the journey of a time traveler, Cole, from the post-apocalyptic future. Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, Cole arrives in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate 93.6% of the human race.
Synopsis: Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie and graphic novel series of the same name.
The Expanse (Prime Video)
Synopsis: The disappearance of rich-girl-turned-political-activist Julie Mao links the lives of Ceres detective Joe Miller (Thomas Jane), accidental ship captain James Holden (Steven Strait) and U.N. politician Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo). Amidst political tension between Earth, Mars and the Belt, they unravel the single greatest conspiracy of all time.
Falling Skies (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Falling Skies, executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Few survivors have banded together to begin the difficult task of fighting back.
The Society (Netflix)
Synopsis: When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.