AMC has just announced a partnership with renowned filmmaker James Cameron to explore the science of popular sci-fi. Among the films and shows explored are The Walking Dead, Star Wars, and Avatar.
Horror and zombie fans who have wished for a science breakdown of the zombie virus will now get their due. The show will tackle questions of how realistic is a zombie apocalypse? What could cause a zombie outbreak? And how would zombies actually behave?
With The Walking Dead being the new standard for zombies today, the new series, pitched as a docu-drama, will use that show for its zombie endeavors. Space travel will be explored through Star Wars and Avatar, while dystopian societies will be explored through The Hunger Games.
AMC intends to answer the big questions cult series have been asking for years.
From Star Wars and Avatar to The Hunger Games and “The Walking Dead,” sci-fi has become a cornerstone of pop culture. In each episode of “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” Cameron introduces one of the “Big Questions” that humankind has contemplated throughout the ages, and reaches back into sci-fi’s past to better understand how our favorite films, TV shows, books, and video games were born, and where the genre – and our species – might be going in the future. Cameron and his contemporaries, who have helped to fuel sci-fi’s spectacular growth over the last several decades, debate the merits, meanings, and impacts of the films and novels that influenced them.