Monday, April 7, 2014

New Zombie Series, 'Z Nation' Heads to Syfy This Fall

A new 13-episode zombie series that promises to "plunge viewers into a fully-imagined post-zombie America and take them on an adventure with a diverse group of richly-drawn characters" is heading to Syfy this fall thanks to production company, The Asylum ("Sharknado"). According to an announcement made by the network today, "Z Nation" will be an  "...action-horror series depicts the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse." The series will be sold internationally by Dynamic Television.

"Z Nation will take viewers where no zombie has gone before,” says Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") who will serve as executive producer and show runner. He also mentions that the show will add “a sense of hope to the horror of the apocalypse – our everyday heroes take the fight to the zombies. It’ll be an epic journey unlike anything you've seen before.”

Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy, adds, “'Z Nation' is a unique new journey into the long established zombie genre. Instead of existential despair, the series offers hope that somehow, some way, humanity will not only survive, but triumph. In producing their first ever weekly series, our long-time partners The Asylum have created a different way of telling an iconic story.”

The release describes the series:
In "Z Nation," three years have passed since the zombie virus has gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

Is there room for another zombie series on our screens this fall? No word yet on when the show will premiere or any casting, but we'll keep you posted.

-Larissa Mrykalo