Created in 2013, Dead Earth is our zombie web series and is by far our largest production yet with 8 episodes in the main series. It focuses on three characters who are each struggling to survive in a world ruled by the dead.
SPOILER ALERT: Below is a plot summary of each episode. Important details WILL be given away.
Set 57 days after the beginning of the outbreak, Episode 1 opens with a lone man talking to a video recording on a railroad bridge. He explains that he is running low on resources and hasn't seen a living human for weeks. He fears his time is coming to an end as the impending danger of the "biters" draws ever so close. Stating his name is Daniel Coleman, he ends his recording and takes out a biter below him. He jumps down below the bridge and is almost attacked by another, but is saved last second by another man standing on the bridge above him. The two walk down the tracks, exchanging information about each other. Daniel's savior reveals his name to be Michael Braxton. Michael explains that he lost his companion to biters a week earlier, and tells Daniel he is held up at another bridge down the tracks. When they arrive, Daniel takes out a biter rummaging around with his knife. As they prepare to set up camp, a group of biters emerges from the woods. Daniel uses his gun to take out two, while Michael uses his hatchet to kill one and his gun to finish off the other. The two return back to bridge, preparing for what the future holds for them.
The episode takes place 2 months after the warehouse incident, and the group has set up a system of traps around the house to protect themselves against biters. As Daniel oversees these traps from the back porch, Michael walks out. He infers that Richard will return from his raid to the town soon. Daniel decides to clear out the traps to avoid having the dead biters rot in the backyard. He removes a biter from the rabbit trap and stabs it. He shoots the other two biters and approaches the second trap, which is a large net. He kills the three biters that are ensnared in the trap. He and Michael move the biters to a large pile of bodies. Richard pulls in just as they move the last body. Daniel and Michael approach him, noticing that he picked up a new car in place of the minivan. He pulls out a bag of resources he found while on his search. The group then notices that Austin has been missing since the morning. The group heads inside and prepares their weapons to search for him. Daniel tells Michael to check the back and Richard says he will inspect the woods. The group splits up. The scene then cuts to Austin, who is out on a wooded path. He notices two biters devouring a corpse. He shoots both of them as they begin to stumble towards him. Blood splatters across his face, and he goes to sit down on a nearby log. Scene cuts back to Daniel and Michael. Richard has already headed out, and the two split up after a brief discussion. Daniel heads around back and avoids stepping on another trap. A biter follows him and steps on the trap, triggering a mine explosion. Daniel stumbles and catches the attention of Michael. Richard then communicates via walkie-talkie that he is about to head into the woods. Scene cuts back to Austin, who gets up of the log and begins walking back down the path. A corpse leaning against a tree stirs as Austin walks by it, and it slowly stands up, revealing that it is missing an arm. It charges Austin and tackles him to the ground. His pistol is just out of reach as the biter claws at him. Just as the biter is about to strike him, Richard takes it out with his sniper rifle.