Those beautiful minds at The Asylum have a new project in the works for Syfy. No, no more sharks (for now); this time they’re taking on Zombies.
The 13 episode series titled Z Nation, will be an action-horror series that will depict the “epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse.”
In making the announcement, Senior Vice President of Programming, Chris Regina said “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.”
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.
Karl Schaefer (Eureka, The Dead Zone) has signed on to executive produce and serve as showrunner for the series. No casting announcements have been made yet, but as always, stay tuned to 4YE for more information as it comes to light.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Zombies? Really? Hasn’t that phenomena been done to death? (pun intended). You’re thinking to yourself that there is no possible way you could sit through another zombie related anything. However, rest assured, if it’s coming from The Asylum, it will be full of awesome and quite unlike anything we have seen before. I can’t wait!
Z Nation is scheduled to premiere in the fall on SyFy.
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