Syfy announced April 6 in a press release they will debut their own zombie horror show, “Z Nation,” this fall. The 13-episode series will focus on the struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse.
Sounds kinda familiar, doesn’t it?
The series will be produced by The Asylum, the company that brought us the pop culture phenomenon “Sharknado,” so this show might have a little more dark humor than that other zombie show, “The Walking Dead.” Maybe you’ve heard of it?
Karl Schaefer — whose previous credits include “Eerie Indiana,” “Eureka,” and “The Dead Zone” — will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
“‘Z Nation’ will take viewers where no zombie has gone before,” said Schaefer in the press release. He also said 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.”
It isn’t clear whether the show will play up any humor, but Syfy’s Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, said it wouldn’t be as bleak as other zombie series, without specifically naming the show he was obviously referring to.
“‘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.”
“Z Nation” will pick up the story three years after the apocalypse, where survivors have found one person who seems immune to the zombie virus, and holds the key to a cure in his blood. But it won’t be that simple, because apparently our potential world-saving hero has a secret he’s keeping from those trying to transport and protect him.