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‘The Carrington Event’ Could Fill Void For ‘Walking Dead’ Fans

The Carrington Event is widely known as the massive solar flare incident of 1859, but the phrase is about to take on a whole new meaning. Energetic producer Rob Underhill’s passion about the solar storm prompted the creation of a six-season television series. The show is a science fiction/disaster/survival style show that may likely attract the attention of die-hard The Walking Dead fans.

The Walking Dead finale means 12 million fans will soon be left with nothing to do for one whole hour each week, until Season 4 starts in October. The Carrington Event is a well-written drama that also focuses on what happens in America after an end of the world as we know it disaster.

The series begins after an Earth-directed solar flare takes down the power grid. The series focuses on how the Carrington family and their community is forced to quickly deal with the shock of the downed power grid. Although there won’t be any zombies roaming the Earth after a massive solar flare, the characters are still forced to hone skills quickly in order to survive.

The Carrington Event synopsis:

Joseph Carrington runs an organic mini-farm on the outskirts of a large, southern town. His rustic lifestyle means he is a bit removed from his family. Carrington’s wife has spent the last 10 years pursuing a pediatrics career. His teen daughter’s goal at the moment is to ditch life in the small town for a big city existence. Joseph Carrington’s 10-year-old son is a typical modern child who would likely go into withdrawal without video games, television, and the internet.

The solar flare (CME) happens and power on the Carrington family farm is soon non-existent. The group learns soon after that the entire area is in the midst of a blackout. The family quickly realizes that they have no way to know what is going on in the outside world.

Little do they know, they outside world is experiencing the same woes and rapidly descending into chaos. The Carrington family must look past their individual differences and work together in order to survive in the dark new world.

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