Futuristic stories, viruses, nuclear wars and the end of the world … Classics like The Leftovers where everyone disappears or youth stories that end up conquering us, like The 100. The zombies of The Walking Dead or the vampires that Vanessa Van Helsing must face. Whatever the reason for the apocalypse and the end of humanityThere is a series that tells the tragedy and these are some of the best that you can see online on streaming platforms.

The walking dead

The most famous apocalypse on television is lived by Rick Grimes just minutes after waking up from a coma. Grimes is a police officer who just woke up from a coma and has discovered that everything around him has changed. Over 130 episodes from one of the best post-apocalyptic series of all time and that will take several weeks to see in full. In it, Rick Grimes will have to assume that he is living a zombie apocalypse and that these creatures make you one of them if they attack you so the fight for survival becomes the most important thing. So, will lead a group of survivors that he will do his best to stay away from the walkers but that he will also have to find a way to find food, medicine or any item that seemed easy to find before it all started.

An essential series if you like zombies, eight seasons with more than 130 episodes that will make you not ‘spend’ it soon and a story that you have surely heard of and that you surely have on the to-do list. Without posing a problem for those who are not very brave (you will not be scared or startled) The Walking Dead is a series in which there is no shortage of zombies, desperate situations, distressing moments, races, adrenaline and plenty of blood.

Platform: Netflix

Year 2010

Chapters: Nine seasons, 147 episodes

Duration: 43 minutes per chapter

Theme: Zombies

Recommended age: For over 18 years

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Fear the Walking Dead

Beyond The Walking Dead, another of the best post-apocalyptic series you can watch is Fear the Walking Dead, a spinoff based on the original that is placed just before it. This series tells us what the world was like while the zombie apocalypse was expanding and before Rick Grimes woke up from his coma. What was happening while the walkers invaded everything and before it was a chaos from which it was impossible to escape.

Although the story and the ‘world’ are the same, not their characters. The protagonists change and takes us to Los Angeles to follow a series of characters, a family who will experience the situation, despair, disinformation in the first person. And that they will try to flee the country to save themselves from what comes. One of the best zombie series you can see in which beyond the walkers you will also suffer misinformation from the media and governments, military control or flight plans to try to save yourself from an apocalypse that seems irreversible.

Platform: AMC

Year: 2015

Chapters: Five seasons, 68 episodes

Duration: About 45 minutes per chapter

Theme: Zombies

Recommended age: –

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Fear the Walking Dead - Best zombie series

Z nation

Only one survivor in the entire United States is immune to zombie virus that attacks the country and their blood and antibodies are the only hope that remains to save the population. This is the premise of one of the best zombie series and one of the best post-apocalyptic series, of action, adventure and survival, but that stands out for pills irreverent humor and comedy that make it different and one of the most recommended options that you can see. The protagonists must transport the famous survivor from New York to California, thousands of kilometers away, where it is hoped that the vaccine can be found and thus be able to save the rest of the inhabitants. To get from one point to another, they will have to cross all kinds of roads that are not always easy, contaminated, dangerous and face risky situations that will endanger their lives.

Platform: Netflix

Year 2014

Chapters: Five seasons, 69 episodes

Duration: Between 40 and 45 minutes per chapter

Theme: Humor

Recommended age: For over 18 years

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Best Zombie Series- Z Nation

Black summer

Without Z Nation’s humorous moments, Black Summer is the prequel to the previous series. One of the best post-apocalyptic series that tells us how the zombie apocalypse and the virus that attacks the entire population were formed. Here there are no humor and comedy pills and it is a serious series, a drama in which tragedy, action and terror They are continuous and with a frenetic rhythm that will leave us breathless and will not let us rest in each episode. The series follows the story of the previous one, taking place just before the events take place: the first moments of the tragedy, of the virus, how they live and how they try to face them.

The protagonists of Black Summer, as with The Walking Dead and its prequel, are different. Here we meet a protagonist woman who has been evacuated to a military base During the first moments of the event, but she has been separated from her daughter and will do her best to reunite with her, whatever the cost or whatever zombies she finds on her way. To the horde of zombies we must add the chaos of humans trying to survive in a collective madness where it seems that everyone’s life is in danger.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 2019

Chapters: One season, eight episodes

Duration: Between 30 and 45 minutes for each episode

Theme: Terror

Recommended age: For over 16 years

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Black Summer - Best zombie series

Kingdom

The Korean series have succeeded on Netflix and have become one of the biggest hits on the streaming platform, usually with love themes and dramas, but this changes in Kingdom, a story based on the self-titled comic and one of the best post-apocalyptic series of Netfliz. From Korea the rumors begin about the death of the king of the Joseon dynasty and it is the crown prince who will have to arm himself with courage to find a cure or solution to a mysterious plague that is ravaging the kingdom and threatens to end the life of everybody. With airs to Game of Thrones but without neglecting the zombie apocalypse and the plot of the period, Kingdom is a different story than the ones we are used to in this type: the drama and horror are shown from the point of view of the kings or the ‘privileged’ and not the citizens who are trying to get to safety. Here, the problem lies with those who rule and who do not know how to face this disaster that will end everyone.

In Kingdom there is no lack of power struggles, intrigues, betrayals, kings, queens or vengeful, proud or ambitious characters. There is also no lack of zombies or spectacular landscapes in a series where the stage will conquer you while you experience the adrenaline of each of the episodes of its two seasons and the action that causes fleeing from the zombies, terror, fear and survival in an idyllic setting with spectacular landscapes and a successful and outstanding wardrobe.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 2019

Chapters: Two seasons, twelve episodes

Duration: Between 45 and 60 minutes

Theme: Zombies

Recommended age: For over 16 years

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Kingdom - Best zombie series

The Rain

One of the Nordic creations on Netflix is ​​The Rain, one of the best post apocalyptic series from the streaming platform that tells the story of a virus that is transmitted through rainwater and that is difficult to save. The Rain is the first Danish original series on Netflix, the story of a virus that kills almost all the population and of which no one knows anything yet since it has no cure but its exact origin is also unknown. A danger of which there are very few survivors. Among them, the brothers Simone and Rasmus who decided to lock themselves up and take refuge in a bunker during all the years that the world pandemic lasted and thus manage to save themselves from the rain water.

If you are a fan of the post-apocalyptic genre, The Rain is one of the best options that you can see on Netflix in which present and past merge to tell us how the two brothers have lived during his time in the bunker but also the anxiety and nervousness that supposed to finally leave to face the outside, to find out if there is someone else like them, to adapt to a life that is far from resembling the one they had before. Only 14 episodes that will hook you and with a duration of about 40 or 50 minutes per chapter.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 2019

Chapters: Two seasons, 14 chapters

Duration: Between 35 and 45 minutes per chapter

Theme: SIniestra

Recommended age: For over 13 years

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The Rain

The 100

Almost a century ago from a nuclear war and an apocalypse that has destroyed the whole world as we knew it but there are only a few survivors, inhabitants of a spaceship who have been in space for three generations in safety. Now, 97 years after the apocalypse, They send 100 young criminals who have been banished and sent to check whether returning to Earth is an option, if the habitability conditions are correct or if the plant can be repopulated as before the disaster. This is the story of The 100, without a doubt, one of the best post-apocalyptic series that you can see on Netfix. A futuristic series in which there is no lack of action, political power, survival, extreme situations …

The 100 not only shows us the difficulty of adapting to a different, unknown and hostile environment, but it is also the story of the gap between the group sent to ‘exploration’, the differences between them, the power struggles, the work as a team, the complex decisions or dilemmas that will have to be solved … As the series progresses, it gets even better and the story grows, it traps us being much more than just handsome young people lost in a world that is not their own. There are currently six seasons and the seventh and final season will arrive sometime in 2020, thus ending this adventure and perfect if you like to watch series finished without leaving the ending open.

Platform: Netflix

Year 2014

Chapters: Seven seasons, 85 episodes (not all on Netflix yet)

Duration: About 41 minutes per chapter

Theme: Science fiction

Recommended age: For over 16 years

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The 100 - Best post-apocalyptic series

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Among all the anime series on Netflix, Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most recommended not only on the streaming platform but one of the most relevant and popular in history. Born in the 1990s, history takes us to a futuristic world in which an organization will have to take care of protecting humanity from strange beings. A futuristic environment for the year it was released, after (now 25 years ago) in which the paramilitary organization NERV will have to use the Evas, biomechanical giants capable of taking down the dangerous angels.

Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the best anime series with only 26 half hour episodes so it is a perfect option if you are looking for one of the best post-apocalyptic series of all time but also a recommended option if you want to do a marathon in just a few hours.

Year: 1995

Episodes: 26

Duration: 24 minutes

Theme: Science fiction / Action

Age: Over 13 years old

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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Attack the titans

One of the most recommended modern and current anime is Attack on Titan, a brilliant story and a recent hit. The protagonist is Eren Jaeger, a young man who lives in a world where everyone must take refuge behind walls to protect themselves from the Titans, monstrous beings that can destroy the entire civilization. But some of the walls that protect them fall and they will have to be faced.

With the sad memory of their childhood and of all those who fell into it, Eren Jaeger and some of his close friends will join the specialized army to fight them, to stop them and to save the entire civilization in one of the best post apocalyptic cartoon series with almost fifty episodes available of about twenty-five minutes for each episode and that will hook us. In addition, you can see a couple of movies related to anime if you want more and that will expand the universe of titans, walls, Eren Jaeger, Armin Arlet or Mikasa Ackerman. One of the best Netflix series that we recommend even if you have never seen any anime.

Year 2013

Episodes: Three seasons, 49 episodes

Duration: 24 minutes

Theme: Science fiction / Action

Age: Over 16 years old

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Attack the titans

Lost in space

The classic Lost in Space premiered in the 60s, a mythical and highly recommended series that now has a remake on Netflix more current and adapted to the times. Netflix’s is a series for the whole family set in the year 2048 and with futuristic overtones. It is the story of the Robinsons, a family that has been chosen to colonize the planet Alpha Centauri, a new planet that they will reach through the Resolute mission. But before reaching their destination, a robot hits the ship and their plans change completely because they must land on a nearby planet that seems habitable, get used to a totally different destination than expected, to an ‘alien’ environment, to the problems that It involves adaptation not only with the environment but among family members.

Lost in Space is a series about space but also about family, a story where action, suspense and a dynamic rhythm are not lacking that will not bore us. In addition, two seasons in which we will gradually get to know the Robinson family and, even if it is a post-apocalyptic series, ideal for the whole family and whose last season (the third) is expected in 2021.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 2018

Chapters: One season, 10 episodes (another expected)

Duration: Between 45 and 60 minutes per chapter

Theme: For family viewing / Suspense

Recommended age: For ages 7 and up

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Lost in space

The Leftovers

If only one of the best post-apocalyptic series had to be chosen, The Leftovers would probably be that. Three seasons, 28 episodes on HBO and an apocalypse in which there are no vampires or zombies or a deadly virus but the population will disappear without a trace and leaving only their clothes where they disappear, their bodies disintegrating completely. Written by one of the Lost co-authors, The Leftovers is a series based on a Tom Perrotta book and one of the best series you can watch on HBO.

The Leftovers takes us to the city of Mapleton three years after “the Game”, an event in which large numbers of people disappeared without a trace and disappeared completely. Now the inhabitants, the rest of the population fight for understand what has happened or face the consequences. Thus, Police Chief Kevin Gavey shows how people are reacting today, what this disappearance has meant, how it is about achieving a new normal that is little normal after the disappearance of some 140 million people who have disappeared without leaving trace and that the mystery will infect us and we will live with it.

Platform: HBO

Year 2014

Chapters: Three seasons, 28 episodes

Duration: About 55 minutes for each chapter

Theme: Drama

Recommended age: For over 18 years

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The Leftovers - Best Post-Apocalyptic Series

Into the Night

One of Netflix’s latest post-apocalyptic releases is Into the Night, an action, adrenaline and adventure series that tells the story of a night flight hijacked in a single six-episode season. with chapters that do not exceed 40 minutes and that will allow us to see the entire series in less than four hours. One of the best post-apocalyptic series if you are looking for something recent, released in 2020, and something that just takes a few hours to see.

The story is that of a plane taking off from Brussels airport bound for Moscow but the plane has been hijacked in the middle of the night and they will have to stay in the dark, avoid the sun because the sun will be the end and will end all living things, with humanity. To save themselves, therefore, crew and passengers will only have one option: travel around the world avoiding the hours of sunlight, avoiding the moment when it dawns and thus starring in a post-apocalyptic thriller, of catastrophe, of nerves, of living on the edge and of characters that manage to attract our attention from the beginning and keep us in tension during the almost four hours of duration of the series.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 2020

Chapters: One season, six episodes

Duration: About 40 minutes per chapter

Theme: Suspense / Drama

Recommended age: For over 13 years

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Into the night - Best post apocalyptic series

Van Helsing

Vanessa Helsing has woken up in a totally devastated world and ravaged by vampires and will have to fight to survive. One of the great classics and one of the best vampire productions on Netflix but Van Helsing is also one of the best post-apocalyptic series, based on a comic and that introduces us to Vanessa Helsing, a descendant of the famous vampire hunter Van Helsing, who has woken up after three years in a coma and faces a world of vampires where it won’t be easy to survive and where you will have to help save them all.

With airs to The Walking Dead but changing the dangers and moving away from the quality of the first, according to critics, Van Helsing is an entertaining series that turns the classic character around and presents us with a story that awaits its fifth and final season. . It is probably not the best post-apocalyptic series to watch but a drama that you will like if you are a fan of vampires, blood, survival.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 2016

Chapters: Four seasons,

Duration: Between 40 and 45 minutes per chapter

Theme: Drama

Recommended age: For over 18 years

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Van Helsing

3%

The first original Netflix series in Brazil It was 3% and a totally recommendable success in a story in which society is divided into two, the Continent and the High Sea. On the one hand, some fight for survival in a world of poverty. In another, a world of avant-garde, technology and progress. You can go from one side to another, you can get out of the Continent of poverty once the inhabitants turn 20 and pass a series of tests but only 3% of the population is the one that will go to the other side, to that avant-garde society , modern and for many totally remote. Young people will face a series of tests called “The process” and it will be these who decide whether or not they can travel to the other side. Thus, those who are supposed to be the best will be chosen in a world where some dominate and others are dominated, where only a few deserve to live well and where others, how could it be otherwise, want to avoid this system and will fight for it.

A good science fiction series that seeks to show us the inequalities, the differences, the extremes in a society where only a few go through the selection process and that will bring out the worst in us by competing to go above others, distrusting everything and even renouncing all their values ​​just to reach that utopian world and leave aside the poverty of the world they only know.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 2019

Chapters: Three seasons, 26 episodes

Duration: About 60 minutes for each chapter

Theme: Science fiction / Drama

Recommended age: For over 13 years

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3% - Best post-apocalyptic series