The sci-fi/horror/comedy web series SOS: SAVE Our Skins is the story of Ben (Nat Saunders) and Stephen (Chris Hayward), two geeky Brits who awaken on the first day of their New York vacation at a science fiction convention to discover they are the only human beings left in the city.
As the gravity of their situation dawns on them, they realize the enormity of their crisis - not only are they the only two people left in New York, they may be the only humans left on the planet.
As the men try to piece together the cause of this global catastrophe, they stumble upon a strange television broadcast that serves as their only clue.
However, as Ben and Stephen prepare to embark on their quest to find out the truth behind the apocalypse, they soon discover they are not as alone as they thought.
Watch the official trailer for SOS: Save Our Skins ...
The 13-episode web series - created by leads Hayward and Saunders - is a hybrid between satire and love letter to geeky pop culture.
Pop culture references fly fast and furious, with frequent nods to iconic genre properties such as Dr. Who, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Walking Dead, and others.
It's as if The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Shaun Of The Dead got together and had a love child. The series gleefully revels in its dry British humor and wit.
Of course, the premise of the show would fall flat if the two leads were not able to shoulder the burden.
That concern is quickly alleviated as Chris Hayward and Nat Saunders prove to have a relaxed chemistry in their roles as the dim-witted series leads.
Another highlight of the series is its cinematography - especially during the initial episodes set in New York.
The "city that never sleeps" appears completely deserted, which is deeply unsettling to see. Those visuals immediately immerse you into the plot.
Kudos to the production team for pulling off such an impressive feat on an independent film budget!
Watch all 13 episodes of SOS: Save Our Skins on its official YouTube channel.
To find out more about the production, visit the series Tumblr blog.
If you are a fan of geeky pop culture, dry British comedy, and post-apocalyptic dramas, you will find much to enjoy in SOS: Save Our Skins.
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