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The Best Zombie Related TV Series

Updated October 28, 2019 430 votes 66 voters33 items

List RulesScripted television series that feature zombies as a part of the plot.

These are the best zombie TV shows of all time, according to fans of the undead. There's something special about these shambling denizens - whether they move fast or slow or are the result of the supernatural or a super-virus. According to Adam Lowenstein, zombies are our "most working class monsters" and the popularity of zombie stories surges alongside economic anxiety. Politics and theorizing aside, zombies make for a great television plot device and motivating monster.

One of the biggest themes in the best zombie shows is a rag-tag band of survivors getting together and combining forces against the undead horde. Walking Dead and Z Nation both embrace this classic story, serving up action and drama to an equal degree. But, zombies aren't always the bad guy, even if they have unideal urges. Both iZombie and Santa Clarita Diet feature protagonists that are members of the living dead and still intend to live life to the fullest.

To find out which TV show about zombies is the best of all time, we’re asking everyone to vote. So, use that delicious brain of yours to vote up the best television shows featuring zombies.

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    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    Ash Vs. Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Ash Vs. Evil Dead

    Mimi Rogers, Jill Marie Jones

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Action, Comedy, Horror

    Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Fear the Walking Dead

    Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam Carey

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Sci-Fi, Zombie

    Fear of the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Z Nation

    Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Action, Comedy, Horror, Drama, Sci-fi

    Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    iZombie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    iZombie

    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

    iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Highschool of the Dead

    Ayana Taketatsu, Jouji Nakata

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Romance Film, Animation, Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror Film

    This series is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Dead Set is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Dead Set

    Jaime Winstone, Andy Nyman

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Satire, Drama, Horror Film, Thriller

    This show is a critically acclaimed BAFTA-nominated British television horror drama created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Black Summer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Black Summer

    Jaime King

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Black Summer (Netflix, 2019) is an American television zombie apocalypse drama series, created... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    In the Flesh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    In the Flesh

    Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror Film, Science Fiction

    In the Flesh is a BAFTA award-winning BBC Three supernatural drama series starring Luke... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    The Last Ship is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    The Last Ship

    Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Sci-fi

    The Last Ship (TNT, 2014) is an American action drama television series created by Hank... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Les Revenants is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
    Les Revenants, or The Returned, (Canal+, 2012) is a French supernatural drama television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Freakish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Freakish

    Leo Howard, Liza Koshy
    Freakish (Hulu, 2016) is an American television horror series created by Beth Szymkowski.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Ugly Americans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Ugly Americans

    Matt Oberg, Natasha Leggero

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

    Ugly Americans (Comedy Central, 2010) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Devin... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Suck and Moan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Suck and Moan

    Joel Bryant, Chris Mollica

    Premiered2010

    The world is being over-run by zombies, and the vampires are getting mad that their human food source is being depleted.

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  • 16
    Death Valley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Death Valley

    Bryan Callen, Charlie Sanders

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Horror Comedy, Supernatural Drama, Mockumentary

    Death Valley (MTV, 2011) is a horror black comedy mockumentary television series developed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse

    Greg James, Leah Guttridge

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Reality-TV

    I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse is a 2015 reality TV game show made for BBC Three. It is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Living Dead

    Brandon Bowen, Brittani Louise Taylor

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Horror

    Fight of the Living Dead (YouTube Red, 2016) is a reality web series directed by Kevin Abrams... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Bite Me is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Bite Me

    Yousef Abu-Taleb, Justin Giddings

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy

    Three Gamers. One Outbreak. No Continues. Follow three gamers as they find themselves in the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Glitch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Glitch

    Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Paranormal

    Glitch (ABC, 2015) is an Australian paranormal television program directed by Emma Freeman.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    Ressurection is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Ressurection

    Mark Hildreth, Samaire Armstrong

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series about dead people who return to... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Helix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Helix

    Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science Fiction

    Helix is an American science fiction thriller-drama television series that premiered on Syfy... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    The Undead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    The Undead

    Richard Austin, Rob Bickert III

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Action, Horror

    The Undead (2015) is an American action horror television series. Young woman, Marie, travels... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 24
    Zomboat! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Zomboat!

    Ryan McKen, Hamza Jeetooa

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Comedy

    Zomboat! (Hulu, 2019) is a British horror comedy television series. A Zombie apocalypse is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 25
    Curfew is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
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    Curfew

    Sean Bean, Adam Brody

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Speculative fiction, Science fiction, Dystopian

    Curfew (Sky One, 2019) is a British dystopian action drama television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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