The story of ‘Salvation‘ is set in a time when an asteroid is about to strike the earth and it is evident that most people living on the earth will cease to exist if scientists do not manage to find out a way in which it can be stopped. The show focuses on the impact of the news on human society and how people act to news of such huge disasters that are about to happen. CBS, the channel which was airing the show, decided to cancel it after two seasons. If you enjoy shows that deal with an imminent apocalypse or where there is a chance to prevent such catastrophes from happening, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Salvation’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Salvation’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
9. Falling Skies (2011-2015)
The story of this series begins in a time when aliens have destroyed most of the earth, killed around 90% of all human beings, destroyed all power grids and modes of communication, and taken over major cities of the world. These aliens have highly advanced weapons, and use drones for attacking. These drones are operated by ‘Skitters’, a weird species of six-legged creatures. The actual scientists are called the Overlords. Their objective for invading the earth is to collect helium-3 from the moon, a compound which will help them in their research. These aliens plan to enslave humanity in such a manner that they can use humans as the frontline of their army while battling another species. They recruit children from 8 to 18 years of age and add a mind control device to their spines. The show received mostly positive reviews from critics.
8. The 100 (2014-)
‘The 100’ is a post-apocalyptic tale set 97 years after the earth has been ravaged by nuclear fallout. Humans do not live on the earth anymore and now reside in space stations called Arks. But soon, the population on these space stations starts increasing rapidly and thus, some have to be offloaded. The authorities decide that 100 young men and women will be sent back to earth to see if the planet is still fit for survival. When these 100 young men and women are dropped on the earth, they find out that the planet is still habitable, but the ones who live on it do so as nomadic tribes of the prehistoric ages. One of these tribes is called Grounders, the others are called reapers, while the ones who live on the top of Mount Weather are called The Mountain Men. The story revolves around these 100 young adults who struggle to exist between these violent tribes.
7. Outlander (2014-)