"Survivors" is a modern-day post-apocalyptic tale. It follows the adventures of a band of people who survive an extremely deadly plague that killed off most of humanity. What's left of humanity now must re-learn how to re-build civilization from scratch. The cities are filled with bloated bodies and the accompanying diseases like typhoid. Plague survivors are killing each other over canned goods. They aren't even sure if it's safe to be around each other for fear of becoming ill.
I've watched the first three episodes and I'm intrigued about where this is heading. So far, Abby's band is pretty tiny: Only three people compared to the seven or eight that immediately gathered together for support in the 2008 re-make. The packaging implies that we will begin to see new settlements emerge in ways that we never did with the re-make, plus we will see the beginnings of the new generation of survivors emerge. This type of stuff was only hinted at in the re-make, which almost seems hopeful when accompanied by the bleakness of the first few episodes.