Syfy is once again trying to tempt audiences with by utilizing the zombie genre. Their newest straight-to-series order is the zombie drama, “Z nation.”
The show is described as an action-horror series that depicts the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The show will debut in the fall on Syfy.
Syfy senior vp programming Chris Regina said in making the announcement Monday, said,
“Z Nation will take viewers where no zombie has gone before. [The show 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.”
The upcoming 13 episode series comes from Karl Schaefer, most known for his work on the series “Eureka.” Schaefer will serve as executive producer and showrunner on “Z Nation.”
Syfy described the series, which has yet to be cast, as an ensemble show that will take viewers into a fully imagined post-zombie America. The series is set three years after a mysterious zombie virus has gutted the country and follows a team of everyday heroes tasked with transporting 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 unexpected terrain.