Afterworld is a computer-animated American science fiction television series created by writer Brent V. Friedman and artist/filmmaker Michael DeCourcey. Its naturalistic future setting, modelled after traditional Western movie motifs, presents an atypical science fiction backdrop for the narrative. Friedman served as executive producer, along with Stan Rogow.
Afterworld premiered in the United States on the YouTube and Bud.tv on 28 February 2007 with the production website being launched in May 2007. The series quickly built a loyal fanbase but did not really take off until August 2007 when it was 're-released' on MySpace. In conjunction with that release, the series was also released in Australia on the Sci Fi Channel and also as a mobile pod-cast.
Afterworld is about life on Earth after an inexplicable global event renders technology useless and more than 99.9% of the population missing.
Russell's own harrowing journey, from technological dependence to total self-reliance, mirrors the world he discovers along the way, where other survivors are rebuilding society in strange and surprising ways. Piecing together the complex mystery of what caused the global event, Russell eventually paves the way for the bold new future of mankind.