[TV] Syfy Announces New Series Z Nation Posted by Larry Csonka on 04.07.2014
Another zombie show...
Coming Soon reports that Syfy has anounced a new 13-episode zombie show called Z Nation, which will debut in the fall. It comes from The Asylum (Sharknado) and focuses on the "struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse". It will air on Syfy and will be produced by The Asylum. It will be sold internationally by Dynamic Television. Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone) will be the executive producer and showrunner.
Schaefer said: "'Z Nation' will take viewers where no zombie has gone before," says Schaefer. The show, he continues, adds "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."
Senior Vice President of Programming for Syfy, Chris Regina, added: "'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."
Here's a synopsis: 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. "Z Nation" is a dynamic ensemble drama that will plunge viewers into a fully-imagined post-zombie America and take them on an adventure with a diverse group of richly-drawn characters. As the reluctant heroes learn to work as a team and battle ever-more-menacing zombies, their flaws, idiosyncrasies, and moral dilemmas will ultimately become the heart of the show.