Last week Syfy announced that the very popular drama Haven would be returning on September 11th. Haven has been a Friday night show since as far back as we can remember and so, when it was announced it was moving to Thursday nights, our gut told us that was to make room for the new horror series Z Nation. Turns out our instinct was right on target, with Z Nation set to premiere on Friday, September 12th at 10/9c.
For all The Walking Dead fans out there, the concept appears to be very similar but with a small twist on the story. 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.
The cast includes Harold Perrineau (Lost, Oz), Tom Everett Scott (Beauty and the Beast, Southland), DJ Qualls (Road Trip, Supernatural), Michael Welch (The Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkingson (Big Fish) and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies). Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Check out the official trailer and make note of the ending. Yes, everyone, we do get a zombie baby, something that The Walking Dead has teased with the Baby Judith storyline but so far has not delivered.