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SyFy’s Z-Nation Gets A Season 3

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Syfy and The Asylum today announced that scripted drama series Z Nation will be back to Z-Whack its way through a third season of zombie road trippin’ action. A 15-hour third season is slated to premiere on Syfy in 2016.

Z Nation takes place three years after a zombie virus gutted the country. A team of everyday heroes is tasked with transporting the only known survivor of the plague across the country to the last functioning viral lab in post-apocalyptic America, in hopes of using his blood to create a cure for the virus. 

Currently in the midst of Season 2, Z Nation is averaging 1.5 million total viewers per episode (Live +7). To date, it ranks as the network’s most social original series in total social engagements.

Z Nation stars Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), DJ Qualls (Supernatural, The Man in the High Castle), Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), Nat Zang and Matt Cedeño (Devious Maids). This season, Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy) appears as a recurring guest star.

Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone) serves as executive producer and showrunner. The series is produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television.

Z Nation is currently airing Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy. Upcoming guest stars include Missi Pyle, Doug Jones, Anthony Michael Hall and Gina Gershon.

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Watch: Z Nation Season 2 Trailer

Check out a promo above for Season 2 of SyFy‘s zombie series Z Nation.

Z Nation returns September 11th at 10/9c starring Kellita Smith as Roberta Warren, DJ Qualls as Citizen Z, Keith Allan as Murphy, Matt Cedeno as Vasquez, Anastasia Baranova as Addy Carver, Russell Hodgkinson as Doc, Michael Welch as Mack Thompson, Pisay Pao as Cassandra and Nat Zang as 10K.

A group of survivors must cross the country with a possible cure for the zombie apocalypse.

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SyFy Thanksgiving Marathon Announced With Black Goo Friday

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SyFy has announced plans for its upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which will feature “Black Goo Friday” by showing all-new episodes of Helix and Z Nation.

A slate of sci-fi movies is also planned with 2001: A Space Odyssey kicking things off on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th beginning at 9:30AM (ET/PT) followed by Star Trek Nemesis, Space Cowboys, Stargate and Poseidon.

To get fans ready for the return of HelixSyfy will telecast the entire first season of the hit drama on Friday, November 28th from 6AM-6PM. The Black Goo Friday marathon features cast interviews as well as a never-before-seen sneak peek of Season 2, which premieres Friday, January 16 at 10PM.

Haven (7PM), SmackDown (8PM) and Z Nation (10PM) will comprise the Friday primetime schedule.

The Saturday, November 29th movie marathon will begin at 10AM, highlighted by classic science fiction flicks ranging from Fifth Element and Terminator 2 to Blade: Trinity.

The holiday programming extravaganza will conclude on Sunday, November 30th, beginning at 10:30AM, with movies such as 30 Days of Night and The Happening.

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Z Nation “Home Sweet Zombies” Sneak Peek

SyFy released a preview for the next episode of their new zombie series Z Nation.

“Home Sweet Zombies” airs Friday, October 10th at 10pm ET.

Description:

The survivors visit Warren’s home town, but will they find her long missing husband? Oh, yeah – there’s also a zombie tornado. (Location: Central Illinois)

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Watch: Z Nation “Fracking Zombies” 1×02 Sneak Peek

SyFy released a new sneak peek at the second episode of their new zombie series, Z Nation, with “Fracking Zombies.”

I just watched the first episode and thought it wasn’t too bad; however, as soon as the baby was introduced it was all downhill from there.

I’m going to give it at least a second episode or two.

Z Nation airs Fridays at 10pm ET.

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SyFy’s Z Nation Bites Off 1.6 Million Viewers

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SyFy‘s new zombie series, Z Nation, debuted this past Friday and brought in 1.6 million viewers.

The series takes place three years after a zombie virus outbreak with a group of survivors attempting to create a vaccine.

Find more info below.

Z Nation airs Fridays at 10pm ET.

 

Press Release

SYFY’S NEW ZOMBIE SERIES Z NATION BITES OFF 1.6 MILLION VIEWERS DURING SEPTEMBER 12 PREMIERE

#1 IN TIME PERIOD AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54

SYFY’S HIGHEST RATED ACQUIRED SCRIPTED SERIES DEBUT SINCE DR. WHO IN 2006

MOST SOCIAL ACQUISITION EVER

 

NEW YORK – September 15, 2014 – Syfy’s new zombie series Z Nation bit 1.6 million total viewers during its Friday, September 12 premiere at 10PM (ET/PT), becoming the channel’s highest rated acquired scripted series premiere since Dr. Who in 2006.

The dynamic action-drama from The Asylum (producers of the Sharknado franchise) also chomped on 695K Adults 18-49 and 853K Adults 25-54.

Z Nation was #1 in the 10PM time period among total viewers, Adults 25-54, Men 25-54, Women 25-54 as well as #2 among Adults 18-49.

In the past week, more L+SD total viewers fell victim to Z Nation than the most recent telecasts of The Leftovers on HBO, Teen Wolf on MTV and Doctor Who on BBCA.

Z Nation was also Syfy’s most social acquired scripted series premiere ever across all social metrics (tweets, unique authors, and tweets per unique). For the night, Z Nation ranked as the #4 entertainment program in tweets in both broadcast and cable.

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 stars Harold Perrineau (OzLost) Tom Everett Scott (SouthlandBeauty and the Beast), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II) as Addy, Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish) as Doc and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies) as Murphy.

Karl Schaefer (Eerie IndianaEurekaThe Dead Zone) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot. The series is produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (SyfyVentures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

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SyFy Z Nation 1×02 Promo “In The Weeks Ahead”

Here is the preview that was shown after the first episode of SyFy‘s new zombie series, Z Nation.

The series airs Fridays at 10pm ET.

Synopsis:

Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, when a team ofeveryday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York toCalifornia, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodieshe 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.

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SyFy’s Z Nation Premiers Tonight; New Poster

SyFy‘s new zombie series, Z Nation, premiers tonight at 10pm ET; so set your DVRs.

A new poster has been released, and below you can check out the promo trailer.

Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, when a team ofeveryday 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.

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Watch: SyFy Z Nation “WTF Baby Moment”

SyFy has released a third “WTF” moment from Season 1 of Z Nation.

Check out the “WTF Baby Moment” below.

The previous clips can be viewed here.

Z Nation kicks off Friday September 12th at 10pm ET.

Synopsis:

Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, when a team ofeveryday 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.

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Watch: SyFy Two Z Nation WTF Clips

SyFy released two “WTF” moment clips from the upcoming season of their new zombie series, Z Nation.

Z Nation kicks off Friday September 12th at 10pm ET.

Synopsis:

Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, when a team ofeveryday 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.

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Meet The Cast Of SyFy’s Z Nation (Images)

SyFy‘s new zombie series, Z Nation, kicks off Friday, September 12th at 10pm ET.

Below you can check out character images and descriptions.

Synopsis:

Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, when a team ofeveryday 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.

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Prior to the zombie apocalypse, Lt. Mark Hammond was one of the most respected members of the elite Delta Force. A military man to the core, Hammond will do whatever it takes to ensure a possible cure for the zombie virus is found. We mean anything.

 

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Before the zombie apocalypse, Charles Garnett was with the National Guard based out of Georgia. Where the end of the world might take a military man – tough, disciplined, a survivor – and harden them, Garnett has maintained a compassionate demeanor and employs a cool logic. Doesn’t mean he’s not dangerous, though.

 

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Once upon a time there was a young man named Simon Cruller. Private First Class Simon Cruller, that is. Stationed at a remote NSA listening post in the Arctic, he was spared from the zombie apocalypse. But his network of surveillance cameras and listening equipment captured everything. And that is the origin story of how Simon became Citizen Z.

Citizen Z is a beacon to anyone that can hear it; A calming voice in a landscape of disaster, a reason to laugh, a focal point of escape. He broadcasts over any means of transmission he can, quick with a joke and steeped in hope that one day the world will go back to the way it was.

 

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Roberta Warren is ex-National guard and all survivor. Like many other survivors of the zombie apocalypse, Warren lost nearly everything and everyone that mattered to her. Might that explain the tough-as-nails approach? Probably.

 

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Murphy – just Murphy – was doing time for white collar crime when the zombie apocalypse broke out. The government, desperate for a cure for the zombie virus, started experimenting on prisoners. That’s when Murphy got bitten. Well, mauled really, by a horde of the undead. But he survived. That may mean Murphy is the key to a cure, and restoring the world to a semblance of what it used to be. But did humanity’s salvation have to be in the form of such a complete and total jerk?

 

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Mack Thompson defines All-American. Good looking, killer smile, nice guy, college athlete, eyes for one girl. Once the apocalypse hit….well, Mack really hasn’t changed that much. Except all that athleticism has come in handy with killing zombies.

 

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Addison “Addy” Carver seemingly defied the odds by surviving the zombie apocalypse. Before the world went to hell, people would describe her as sensitive, “with the soul of an artist.” When push came to shove, she had the guts of a killer. She can take care of herself, thank you very much.

 

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Steven Beck – or “Doc” as everyone knows him – isn’t actually a doctor. He’s just self-taught with a really, really strong stomach. Doc’s an ex-addict who is rough (really rough) around the edges, but a stand-up guy once you get to know him.

 

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Cassandra’s past is shrouded in mystery. There’s trauma there, but the nature of it is unknown. Still, she’s managed to survive the end of the world. Whether her quiet strength comes from a time before the zombie apocalypse is still unknown.

 

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Here’s what you need to know about 10K (or really, all 10K will tell you): He doesn’t talk a lot. He’s good with a gun. He loves killing zombies. And he’s keeping track of how many he’s taken out. Ten thousand is his goal (hence the name). He’s well on his way there.

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SyFy Announces Fall 2014 Programming: Mutant World, Town of the Living Dead, More

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SYFY’S 2014 FALL PROGRAMMING FEATURES PREMIERE OF SIX HOUR EVENT SERIES ASCENSION STARRING TRICIA HELFER

DEBUTS OF DOCUSERIES TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD AND HORROR-THRILLER Z NATION

10th ANNIVERSARY OF GHOST HUNTERS AND SEASON FIVE RETURN OF HAVEN

7TH ANNUAL 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN SPOOK-A-THON

 

NEW YORK – August 8, 2014 – Syfy’s 2014 Fall Programming primetime lineup will feature the highly anticipated six hour event series Ascension, starring Tricia Helfer (November 24); the series premieres of Z Nation (September 12) and the docuseries Town of the Living Dead (October 7); the season five return of Haven (September 11) and the special 10th anniversary season of Ghost Hunters (October 8).

For the seventh consecutive year, Syfy will celebrate the Halloween season with nearly 600 hours of ghoulish programming during the month-long 31 Days of Halloween (October 1-31).

 

SYFY FALL 2014 ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS (All Times ET/PT)

 

SEPTEMBER

 

HAVEN                                                                                   (SEASON 5 PREMIERE)

Returns Thursday, September 11 at 10PM — When the series returns for its fifth season, Haven’s protectors are thrust into uncharted waters: Duke (Eric Balfour) is now a ticking time bomb, fighting to contain the Troubles within him, while Nathan (Lucas Bryant) faces his greatest fear that Audrey (Emily Rose) — the woman he’s fought so desperately to save — may be gone forever. Havenwhich rose 11 percent among Adults 18-34 and 3 percent among Adults 18-49 during its fourth season, is based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King.

From leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), Haven is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI).The creative team behind Haven includes executive producers John Morayniss (KlondikeRogue) from eOne Television and David MacLeod (Legends of the FallThe Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion Pictures, who are joined by Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King’s The Dead ZoneGreek) of Piller/Segan/Shepherd and Matt McGuinness (JourneymanFranklin and Bash) and Gabrielle Stanton (The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy).   The series was developed by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone).

 

Z NATION  (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, September 12 at 10PM — 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 stars Harold Perrineau (OzLost) Tom Everett Scott (SouthlandBeauty and the Beast), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II) as Addy, Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish) as Doc and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies) as Murphy.

Karl Schaefer (Eerie IndianaEurekaThe Dead Zone) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) will direct the pilot. The series is produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television.

 

OCTOBER

 

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN  (7TH ANNUAL EVENT)

Returns Wednesday, October 1 at 8PM – Running through Friday, October 31, 31 Days of Halloween will unleash nearly 600 hours of bloodcurdling programming featuring the 10th anniversary Ghost Hunters special, the Original Movies Dark Haul andFinders Keepers, and a wide array of spine-tingling theatricals including Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 remake) and The Reaping.

 

TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Tuesday, October 7 at 10PM — The colorful folks of Jasper, Alabama are determined, once and for all, to complete their zombie movie, Thr33 Days Dead… now six long years in the making. Based on a town urban legend, their film centers on a group of friends trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama. The series will follow the intrepid and motley crew of amateur filmmakers as they struggle against every obstacle imaginable to get to a final cut of their film…which could someday become a Syfy movie. The production company is True Entertainment (The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes).  Executive producers are Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, David Stefanou, Todd Hurvitz, Tony Biancosino and Cherie Kloss.

 

GHOST HUNTERS  (SEASON 10 RETURN)

Returns Wednesday, October 8 at 9PM — This October, Syfy’s longest-running unscripted series, Ghost Hunters, celebrates two landmark events: Its 10th anniversary and its 200th episode. In the 10th anniversary episode, airing October 8, the TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) team traveling to Brunswick, GA’s Old City Hall to investigate claims of paranormal activity said to be sparked by a 19th century shooting death. On Wednesday, October 22Ghost Hunters marks the occasion of their 200th episode with a two-hour episode that has TAPS returning to one of their favorite haunted locations – the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV. Additional new Ghost Hunters episodes airing in October take place at: Elizabeth V. Edwards Elementary School in Barnegat, NJ and the historic Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, FL (airing October 15); and Ohio’s Cincinnati Music Hall (October 29).

 

DARK HAUL (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres October — A team of secretive guardians transport a deadly creature and its half-human sister to a secure location, but the beast escapes and threatens to fulfill a prophecy – by destroying the world. Dark Haul stars Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down), Rick Ravanello (The Cave, Hart’s War) and Evalena Marie (Remains, Serena and the Ratts). A production of Synthetic Cinema International.

 

FINDERS KEEPERS  (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres October — A child becomes obsessed with an evil doll left behind by the previous occupants of her new home. Finders Keepers stars Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl, Two and a Half Men). A production of ARO Entertainment.

 

NOVEMBER

 

ASCENSION (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Monday, November 24 at 9PM — Ascension is an ambitious original drama following a covert U.S. space mission launched in the 1960’s that sent hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world.  Half way into their journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. 

The series stars Brandon P. Bell (Hollywood Heights) as the confident and capable First Officer Aaron Gault, Brian Van Holt (Cougar TownThe Bridge) as the eponymous ship’s captain William Denninger and Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as Viondra Denniger, the Captain’s beautiful, manipulative and dangerous wife (who also serves as the ship’s Chief Steward).

Ascension also stars Al Sapienza as Councilman Rose, Tiffany Lonsdale as Chief Astronomer Emily Vanderhaus, Andrea Roth as the ship’s head doctor Juliet Bryce, Jacqueline Byers as her daughter Nora Bryce, PJ Boudousque as Nora’s love interest, James Toback, Ryan Robbins as Safety Officer (and Emily’s husband) Duke Vanderhaus and Gil Bellows as Harris Enzmann, the son of the founder of the Ascension mission.

Ascension is executive produced by Philip Levens (Smallville) and Jason Blum (The Normal HeartStrandedThe River, film franchises Paranormal Activity and The Purge) along with Ivan Fecan, Tim Gamble and Brett Burlock on behalf of Sea To Sky Studios. The event series will be co-financed and distributed by Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television.

 

MUTANT WORLD  (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres November  — A group of ‘Doomsday Preppers’ emerge from their bunker 10 years after an apocalyptic meteor strike, only to discover the world is overrun with crazed mutants. The movie stars Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy, Resident Evil: Afterlife), Holly Deveaux (Hannibal, The Phantoms) and singer Ashanti (song Foolish). A production of Nomadic Pictures.

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Watch: SyFy’s Z Nation Trailer

Last night on Sharknado 2, SyFy debuted the first look at their new zombie series, Z Nation.

Now check out the trailer:

Z Nation, produced by The Asylum (Sharknado), is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russel Hodgkingson (Big Fish) and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).

Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, when 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 (Eerie IndianaEurekaThe Dead Zone) serves as executive producer and showrunner.

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SyFy Reveals Cast Of Z Nation: New Zombie Series

Press Release

HAROLD PERRINEAU, TOM EVERETT SCOTT AND DJ QUALLS JOIN CAST OF SYFY’S ZOMBIE SERIES Z NATION

13-Episode Series To Premiere in Fall 2014

 

NEW YORK – June 19, 2014 – Syfy today unveiled the cast of Z Nation, an all-new zombie series set to debut in the fall.  From production company The Asylum (Sharknado), the 13-episode action-horror series depicts the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse.  Harold Perrineau (OzLostTom Everett Scott (SouthlandBeauty and the Beast), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy) and Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) have joined the ensemble drama, currently in production in Spokane, WA.

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.

Perrineau will play Hammond, the leader of the group headed west; Scott portrays Garnett, Hammond’s second-in-command; and Qualls plays the role of Citizen Z, a computer hacker who joins the team and helps them navigate the zombie-infested terrain.  Welch and Smith are Mack and Addy, respectively, two disparate wanderers drawn to the team – and to each other – by a shared goal: survival.

Rounding out the ensemble are Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II) as Addy, Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish) as Doc and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies) as Murphy.

Z Nation is a dynamic ensemble action-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.

Karl Schaefer (Eerie IndianaEurekaThe Dead Zone) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) will direct the pilot. The series is produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (SyfyVentures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

About Dynamic Television

Dynamic Television is a packaging, acquisition and distribution company with a disciplined and global strategy focused on fostering transparent and integrated partnerships between talent, producers and broadcasters.  The company is headquartered in Los Angeles and Paris. 

About The Asylum

 

The Asylum is one of the world’s leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like Sharknado, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation’s top retailers and its network of international distribution partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime and Animal Planet networks.

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SyFy Announces New Zombie & Olympus Series

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Syfy has announced two new series with Z Nation and Olympus.

Z Nation will premiere on SyFy this Fall and is described as an action-horror series set in a zombie apocalypse.

Olympus will debut in 2015 on SyFy which is said to be about the action-packed world of humans, Gods and monsters.

See below for official details.

 

Press Release

SYFY ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW ZOMBIE SERIES Z NATION

13-Episode Series from ‘Eureka’ Creator To Premiere in Fall 2014

 

NEW YORK – April 7, 2014 – Syfy today announced Z Nationa 13-episode zombie series set to debut in the fall. From production company The Asylum (Sharknado), the action-horror series depicts the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The series, which will air on Syfy, will be produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television.

Karl Schaefer (Eerie IndianaEurekaThe Dead Zone) will serve as executive producer and showrunner. “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.”

In making the announcement, Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy, 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.

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.

 

Press Release (#2)

SYFY, REUNION PICTURES AND GREAT POINT MEDIA ANNOUNCE NEW MYTHOLOGY DRAMA SERIES OLYMPUS

13-PART SERIES, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY NICK WILLING, WITH EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ROBERT HALMI SR. AND MATTHEW O’CONNOR, WILL PREMIERE ON SYFY IN 2015

 

NEW YORK – April 7, 2014 – Syfy, Reunion Pictures and Great Point Media today announced a new mythological drama series Olympus, which will take viewers into the action-packed world of humans, Gods and monsters.

The 13-part series of one hour episodes will premiere on Syfy in 2015.

The team behind Olympus includes writer Nick Willing (Tinman, Alice, Neverland) and legendary executive producer Robert Halmi Sr. (Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, The Odyssey, Gulliver’s Travels).

Olympus will tell the story of how a few brave men and women banished the Gods to the realm of the unconscious – a place they called the Underworld or the Kingdom of Hades. The series will follow the protagonist on his journey as he gradually transforms from a fresh-faced and raw young man through the dramatic experiences of betrayal, love, disappointment, empowerment and exile, until he emerges a ruthless leader of men, and a match for the Gods themselves. 

The series is being produced by Reunion Pictures and Olympus TV (London) Limited in association with Great Point Media, and will begin production this summer in Vancouver and London, with the first episode written and directed by Willing. Executive Producers are Robert Halmi Sr. for The Halmi Company, Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve for Great Point Media and Matthew O’Connor and Lisa Richardson for Reunion Pictures. The series is being marketed and distributed by Content Media Group outside the US, Germany and Canada.

Olympus is a fantastic blend of action, intense thrills, creatures and great story telling.  It will feature characters from mythology in a way never before imagined,” said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy. “It’s an excellent complement to our roster of programming and we can’t wait to share the adventures of Hero with the Syfy audience.” 

“I’m thrilled that the team of Willing, O’Connor and Halmi are together on another exciting Syfy project. With the success of TinmanNeverland and Alice, we are confident that this will be another epic adventure for television,” stated Halmi Sr.