Series about epidemics and viruses

List of the best TV shows about epidemics and viruses selected by visitors to our site: The Rain, The Passage, The Strain, Helix, Highschool of the Dead, The Hot Zone, Swamp Thing, V Wars, 12 Monkeys, Death Valley.

In the top there are new series of 2020, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

The Rain (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryDenmark, USA
PlotViruses, Survival
StyleAction, Netflix, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Spectacular, Worth watching

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.

The Passage (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersVampire, Childrens
PlotGenetic experiments, Viruses
TimeFuture, Post-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Touching

A post-apocalyptic story about a botched U.S. government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.

The Strain (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CharactersVampire, Scientists
PlotViruses, Survival, Supernatural

A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Helix (2014)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersScientists, Zombie
PlotGenetic experiments, Viruses, Survival
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation...or total annihilation.

Highschool of the Dead (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, action, adventure, cartoon

When the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, Takashi Komuro and several of his classmates at Fujimi High School try to survive the apocalypse.

The Hot Zone (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersDoctors, Scientists, Soldier
PlotViruses, Investigation, Death

Heroic U.S. Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax, working with a secret military specialized team, puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it spread to the human population.

Swamp Thing (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersMonsters, Superhero
PlotViruses, Supernatural, Revenge, Investigation

CDC researcher Abby Arcane investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but she soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.

V Wars (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CharactersVampire, Friends
PlotViruses, Supernatural, Death

After a mysterious disease begins transforming people into vampires, Dr. Luther Swann is pitted against his best friend, now a powerful vampire leader.

12 Monkeys (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
PlotTime machine, Time travel, Fate, Viruses, Apocalypse, Survival, Lost memory
TimeFuture, Post-apocalypse
StyleAtmospheric, Action

The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.

Death Valley (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrehorror, comedy
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Werewolves, Partners, Scientists, Journalists, Cannibals, Monsters
PlotViruses, Supernatural

A year ago, vampires, werewolves and zombies mysteriously descended upon the streets of California's San Fernando Valley. The Undead Task Force (UTF) was created to combat the emergence of monsters.

The Walking Dead (2010)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
PlotViruses, Survival, Apocalypse, Supernatural, Death
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleAction, Fascinating

Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.

The Day of the Triffids (2009)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Viruses, Supernatural

The Day of the Triffids is a BBC miniseries adaptation of John Wyndham's novel of the same name. The novel had previously been adapted by the BBC in a 1981 miniseries.

Survivors (2008)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Survival
StyleAction, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Dark

Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, the series is not a remake of the 1970s BBC television series Survivors, created by Terry Nation, but is loosely based on the novel of the same name that Nation wrote following the first series of the 1970s series. Two series were produced of the new series. Series 1 ran on BBC One and BBC HD in November–December 2008, and series 2 ran in January–February 2010, ending with a cliffhanger. The BBC announced on 13 April 2010 that, due to poor viewing figures and other considerations, Survivors had been cancelled. The series had its premiere in South Africa on BBC Entertainment in September 2009, in France on DTTV channel NRJ 12 on 12 January 2010, and on BBC America in the United States on 13 February 2010. The series' Australian premiere was on Channel Nine, on 21 March 2010.

The Andromeda Strain (2008)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama
CharactersScientists, Gays
PlotViruses, Survival, Time travel, Politics

A U.S. satellite crash-lands near a small town in Utah, unleashing a deadly plague that kills virtually everyone except two survivors, who may provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military attempts to quarantine the area, a team of highly specialized scientists is assembled to find a cure and stop the spread of the alien pathogen, code-named Andromeda.

The Stand (1994)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Supernatural, Adventures, Survival, Superpowers
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

In the Flesh (2013)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersZombie, Teenagers
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Love, Politics, Viruses
PlaceEngland, Village, Small towns
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric

Thousands of dead people have risen from their graves and nearly destroyed Britain. A cure has been found - but can the treated zombies be rehabilitated back into living society?

The Last Ship (2014)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, military
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Viruses
StyleAction, Fascinating

Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.

Between (2015)
Mark4 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
PlotSurvival, Death, Viruses

Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.

World Without End (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryCanada, Germany, United Kingdom
PlaceEngland, Village
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Fascinating

Two hundred years after the construction of the great cathedral, the medieval town of Kingsbridge is taken under siege by Queen Isabella. Caris, a visionary young woman, inspires her people to stand up for their rights and revolt against to the most powerful forces of her time, the Church and the Crown.

Black Bullet (2014)
Mark1 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, detective
PlotSupernatural, Viruses

A near future, where humans have been defeated by the viral parasites named Gastrea. They have been exiled into a small territory and live in despair, side-by-side in terror.In this world trapped in darkness—Rentaro, a boy living near Tokyo and member of the "Civil Security"—an organization specializing in fighting against the Gastrea—is used to accomplishing dangerous tasks. His partner is Enju, a precocious young girl. They fight thanks to their peculiar powers until one day, when they receive a special assignment from the government. This top secret mission is to prevent the destruction of Tokyo...Set in a near future, this thrilling heroic-action story... starts now!

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