What’s the worst that could happen to humanity? It could have been the attempts to entertain this thought which would have led someone to come up with the idea of zombies. What if humanity is not destroyed by an alien force or an Armageddon or a natural calamity that spirals out of proportion? What if a single virus infects us in such a way that we become each other’s worst nightmare and destroy everything that we have built over the course of our existence? Most zombie-based shows construct their stories around this theory. Because why else would we be driven to cannibalization? That’s a lot of questions! If you are someone who thinks a lot about such things, then this is a good time. A lot of films, shows and animes are being developed in the genre. With that said, here’s the list of really good zombie shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
9. Black Summer (April 11, 2019)
Yes, the show hasn’t been released yet. So, consider this a heads-up. Before you make plans to binge watch the show on the day it is released, you might want to watch another show that is available on Netflix, ‘Z Nation’. ‘Black Summer’ shares the universe and is actually a prequel series to it. While ‘Z Nation’ begins three years into the apocalypse, ‘Black Summer’ starts at the beginning.
It follows the story of a woman who loses her daughter right when the zombie apocalypse is beginning for the world. She is joined by some refugees and prepares herself to enter the dangerous world and find her daughter at all costs. ‘Z Nation’ has already ended its run and it’s just five seasons, so you have a ten-day window to finish the show (not that it’ll take even that long, considering the absolute binge-watcher you are!). The lead role is played by Jaime King whom you might know from her roles in ‘My Bloody Valentine’, ‘Hart of Dixie’. Other cast members include Justin Chu Cary, Kelsey Flower, Gwynyth Walsh and Christine Lee.
8. The Returned (2015)
This series is based on a French series called ‘Les Revenants’. I must give full disclosure that, as happens in many cases, the original is better than the remake. Unfortunately for us, the French version is not available on Netflix right now. If you like this show even one bit, which you might because the American version is not that bad, you must keep an eye out for the French one to come back. It is set in a small, quiet town which is thrown into a frenzy when dead people start coming back to life. Though not in the way you’d expect a zombie to come back. These people aren’t rotting corpses who want to eat other people. In fact, they look exactly as they had when they died and have no memory whatsoever of any event or any experience that happened after, or in, death. The story finds a momentum by the reaction of the family members who have since moved on from their loss. How they came back and what that means for everyone further drive the plot.