Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 1999 | 1998

1-20 of 74 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


Z Nation Season 1 DVD Release Details & Cover Art

11 December 2014 11:16 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The United States is teeming with zombies, but that’s not stopping a motley crew of humans from embarking on a cross-country road trip to get a unique survivor to a blood lab in California. So begins a raucous road trip through a living dead landscape in The Asylum’s Z Nation series that aired on SyFy this year, and you can re-watch or experience for the first time the show’s macabre mayhem in its upcoming DVD release.

Z Nation will come out on DVD on February 10th, 2015, with the following bonus features and the cover art featured below:

Gag Reel Preparing for the ZN1 Virus: Z Nation Concept and Development Race for the Cure: The Making of Z Nation Season 1 Making of a Znado and More: Behind the Visual Effects Creating the Gore: A Look into the World of Synapse FX Music of the Apocalypse: Making of the »

- Derek Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation, Ep. 1.11, “Sisters of Mercy”: Flawed but forgivable

22 November 2014 9:32 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Z Nation, Season 1, Episode 11, “Sisters of Mercy

Written by Jennifer Derwingson

Directed by Rachel Goldenberg

Airs Fridays at 10pm Est on Syfy

Thus far, Z Nation has felt extraordinarily uneven. There has been a lack of cohesiveness between the episodes that makes it feel like viewers could jump in at any point given minimal knowledge on the series, because almost every dramatic arc that is presented ends before a given episode has concluded, making room for whatever is to come in subsequent weeks. Although this is a valid critique, by this point it is starting to feel like viewers are just going to have to accept Z Nation for what it is- an uncomplicated action-drama with more emphasis on the action than the drama. The survivors have repeatedly faced troublesome but ultimately surmountable situations in the span of each forty minute installment with no profound overall plot arc to the »

- Richelle Charkot

Permalink | Report a problem


Lightning invites buyers to Bravetown

31 October 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lightning Entertainment has bolstered its Afm slate with international sales rights to the drama starring Lucas Till, Josh Duhamel and hot awards contender Laura Dern.

Maria Bello, Tom Everett Scott and Jae Head round out the key cast on the story of a talented New York DJ who finds new meaning in life after he is sentenced following an overdose to the custody of his estranged father in small-town North Dakota.

Commercials and music video director Daniel Duran makes his feature debut on Bravetown from a screenplay by Oscar Orlando Torres, who produced with Phyllis Laing.

Acquisitions and sales consultant Richard S Guardian and svp Joseph Dickstein negotiated the deal with producers rep Julio Caro and Ramo Law. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation, Ep. 1.06-07, “Resurrection Z” and “Welcome to Fu-Bar”: Guns, guts, and interesting twists

25 October 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Z Nation, Season 1, Episode 6: “Resurrection Z”

Written by Craig Engler

Directed by John Hyams

Episode 7: “Welcome to Fu-Bar”

Written by Jennifer Derwingson

Directed by Abram Cox

Airs Fridays at 10pm Est on Syfy

With the unexpected death of Charles Garnett (Tom Everett Scott) in “Resurrection Z”, Z Nation continues to present different edges to the old zombie themes. Although midway into the season it struggled with pacing and balancing drama with action, after “Welcome to Fu-Bar” it appears as though the show is back on track to wrap up an exciting season.

In its first few episodes, Z Nation aimed to be a schlocky homage in the style of The Asylum’s preceding films like Sharknado, which can work for an hour and a half feature, but does not necessarily elongate well into a television series. The main problem with Z Nation‘s mid-season episodes is that the »

- Richelle Charkot

Permalink | Report a problem


The Point Radio: Z Nation Gets More Life

24 October 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

SyFy has renewed their light hearted zombie drama, Z Nation, and we talk to showrunner Craig Engler and (former) star Tom Everett Scott on how they plot their path to be different than that Other zombie series. Plus actor Mark Consuelos gets us set up for the new season of Alpha House, premiering today on Amazon Prime Video.

The Point covers it 24/7! Take us Anywhere on Any mobile device (Apple or Android). Just  get the free app, iNet Radio in The  iTunes App store – and it’s Free!  The Point Radio  – 24 hours a day of pop culture fun. Go Here and Listen Free  – and follow us on Twitter @ThePointRadio. »

- Mike Raub

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation Picked Up for a Second Season

21 October 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The band of survivors in Syfy and The Asylum’s Z Nation have endured a lot—hordes of the living dead, hostile humans, and even a “zombienado”—but there are still plenty of obstacles to come this season and beyond, as it was recently announced that Z Nation has been renewed for a second season.

Z Nation’s renewal was announced by Syfy and North by Northwest Productions, with the news tweeted by Z Nation co-creator Craig Engler. Halfway through its first season, the seventh episode of the show airs this Friday night.

“From The Asylum, the producers of Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One, Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country. 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 »

- Derek Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation: Season One Ratings

20 October 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Walking Dead on AMC is insanely popular and was the highest-rated show on television last season in the 18-49 demographic. How will Syfy's Z Nation perform? Will it be a killer success in the ratings and be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled? Stay tuned.

A horror TV show, Z Nation begins three years after a zombie virus has gutted the United States. A ragtag band of everyday people must work together to transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California to the last functioning viral lab. The cast includes Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Michael Welch, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Pisay Pao, Nat Zang, and Keith Allan.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation: Season Two Renewal for Syfy TV Show

20 October 2014 7:20 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There are more zombies in Syfy's future. The cable channel has renewed their Friday night series Z Nation for a second season.

A horror TV show, Z Nation begins three years after a zombie virus has gutted the United States. A ragtag band of everyday people must work together to transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California to the last functioning viral lab. The cast includes Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Michael Welch, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Pisay Pao, Nat Zang, and Keith Allan.

To date, the first season of the series has averaged 1.45 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It's currently the cable channel's highest-rated series in the demo.

The Z Nation Twitter feed broke the news of the renewal this way: "Breaking: Ready for more »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation is Coming to Walker Stalker Con: Atlanta

16 October 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last week, fans of Z Nation were reminded that anything can happen in the apocalypse, as a “zombienado” tore through the countryside and landed the living dead right at the feet of survivors. The cast and crew of Z Nation will be at Walker Stalker Con: Atlanta this weekend to discuss the storm-centric episode and the rest of the season, joining fellow living dead TV series The Walking Dead at the event.

“October 15, 2014 – Atlanta, Ga – This year’s Walker Stalker zombie convention in Atlanta will play host to Syfy’s Z Nation, TV’s newest zombie series. Creators Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler as well as stars Michael Welch (“Mack”) and Keith Allan (“Murphy”), will appear on a panel on Sunday, October 19 at 3:00 pm in the main panel room.

Engler, Schaefer, Allan, and Welch will discuss everything about the show from A to Zombie: inception, creative process, location filming, »

- Derek Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


New York Comic Con 2014: Recap

15 October 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Every year, one event rocks New York to its very core in a way that is so profound and so special that it grows in audience attendance every fall when it rolls along. That event, of course, is the hugely popular New York Comic Con and thousands of faithful pop culture fans and cosplayers flock to the Big Apple to partake in the annual celebration. It is an event that draws in crowds from all over the world and features many individuals and companies showing off their latest products in the hopes that those who come to the convention will purchase whatever they’re selling. But Nycc isn’t just about pushing merchandise and entertainment, it is about togetherness and every October, geeks come to New York and they conquer.

If you are unfamiliar with Nycc, then it’s pretty simple. It is a comic book, movie, TV, video game »

- Randall Unger

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation Ep. 1.03: “Philly Feast” keeps up the fast and fun pace

27 September 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Z Nation, Season 1, Episode 3, “Philly Feast”

Written by Jennifer Derwingson

Directed by Luis Prieto

Airs Fridays at 10pm Est on Syfy

The art of satire is sometimes difficult to accomplish successfully. Taking an element in pop culture that has become clichéd and subtly mocking it can unfortunately often be misunderstood by a large portion of its audience. Z Nation, with its consistent biting, farcical episodes, is so boisterous and bad-for-the-sake-of-bad that it is understandable why its wit may be difficult to read as purposeful. But due to some hilariously asinine scenes, viewers of the show can continue to rejoice in the ridiculous, which strengthens the spoof, rather than criticize what might weaken a standard drama.

Z Nation continues to present plot clichés from the zombie genre. In this episode, it introduces a group who have pushed their moral compasses too far out of reach and become a threat to anyone »

- Richelle Charkot

Permalink | Report a problem


Syfy's ‘Z Nation’ Racks Up 1.6 Million Viewers With Premiere

15 September 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The zombie apocalypse shows no signs of slowing down, at least on the small screen. The new Syfy series “Z Nation” premiered to robust numbers on Friday, drawing 1.6 million total viewers and making the series — which hails from “Sharknado” producers The Asylum — the channel's highest-rated acquired scripted series since the 2006 premiere of “Doctor Who.” See video: DJ Qualls and Harold Perrineau Are the Nation's Only Hope in ‘Z Nation’ Teaser In the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, the “Z Nation” premiere drew 695,000 viewers. The series, which stars Harold Perrineau (“Oz”), Tom Everett Scott (“Southland”) and DJ Qualls (“Supernatural”), takes place »

- Tim Kenneally

Permalink | Report a problem


Syfy’s ‘Z Nation’ Premiere Piracy Levels Skyrocket

14 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A little-known new zombie series from cable network Syfy came out of nowhere Friday to emerge as a big global piracy draw over the weekend, according to new data from piracy tracking firm Excipio.

The premiere episode of “Z Nation” was devoured by approximately 300,000 unique IP addresses in the first 24 hours since its U.S. TV debut. While that may be far from record-holders like HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which saw over 1 million individuals illegally downloading its season 4 premiere, it’s also well in excess of other well-known series like Netflix hits “Orange is the New Black” or “House of Cards,” which attracted sub-six-figure sums.

Another humbling comparison: When a copy of “The Expendables 3″ leaked three weeks prior to its release, that attracted just 189,000–not even close to what “Z Nation” did. The torrent in question, marked ‘Z Nation S01E01 HDTV x264-killers[ettv]‘ was the most active »

- Andrew Wallenstein

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation

14 September 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Syfy

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: September 12, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Michael Welch, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Pisay Pao, Nat Zang, and Keith Allan.

TV show description:

This horror TV show begins three years after a zombie virus has gutted the United States. A ragtag band of everyday people work together to transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California -- where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

The antibodies that he carries are the world's last, best hope for a vaccine however, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind's survival at stake, the team embarks on a journey of survival »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Showrunner Karl Schaeffer Talks Z Nation, Biggest Challenges, What Makes These Zombies Different, and More

12 September 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The new Syfy series Z Nation is set three years after 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, in the hopes of using it to make a vaccine.  With the human race’s survival at stake, a ragtag group of individuals embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of post-apocalyptic America.  The show stars Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch, Kellita Smith, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson and Keith Allan. During this recent interview to promote the show’s premiere, showrunner/executive producer Karl Schaeffer talked about how this show is different from other shows like it, some of the biggest challenges they’ve faced, cranking out all of the make-up effects, what makes these zombies different, »

- Christina Radish

Permalink | Report a problem


Official Full-Length Trailer for Syfy's Z Nation Shambles In

11 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

"Z Nation" kicks off tomorrow night, and after showing us a few teasers and some videos they dubbed "Wtf," the powers-that-be at Syfy have now released the official full-length trailer for the show.

"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum, is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The 13-episode "Z Nation" stars Harold Perrineau ("Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural").

The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).

Related Story: "Z Nation" Preview - Should You Tune In or Shamble On?

Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot.

The series premieres Friday, »

- Debi Moore

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation Preview Clips Sure To Get You To Tune In

11 September 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

You can’t have enough zombie shows, and Syfy is about to bring you another one with Z Nation. Brought to you by Karl Schaefer, who brought you Eerie Indiana and Eureka, the show has an interesting combination of stories in play. Three years after the zombie apocalypse, survivors find a person who is apparently immune to the plague, and they now embark on a quest to get him across the country to the last functioning lab they know of.

You may have seen the trailer already, but check out some special clips below, and be sure to tune in.

Photo by: Oliver Irwin/Syfy

 

Z Nation – Trailer

It’s a man-eat-man world. Z Nation premieres Friday, September 12 at 10/9c on Syfy

Z Nation – Wtf Baby Moment – Clip

Z Nation – Wtf Wheel Moment – Clip

Z Nation – Wtf Finger Moment – Clip

 

In Z Nation, three years have passed since the zombie virus has gutted the country, »

- Marc Eastman

Permalink | Report a problem


TV Review: ‘Z Nation’

10 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

No limit exists on zombie shows (although perhaps one should be imposed), but since “The Walking Dead” is out there — with a companion spinoff in the works — a new entry really ought to unearth something new. From that perspective, Syfy’s “Z Nation” has more guts than brains, essentially trotting out an old-fashioned wagon-train western, with a hardy band running a zombie gantlet trying to reach California. Along the way, the show serves up one doozy of a twist, and otherwise a lot of slavering, mindless flesh-eaters chasing our intrepid heroes. Think of it as the fast-food alternative to “Dead’s” more-flavorful dish.

Unwilling to waste even a minute on plot or story, the whole zombie apocalypse thing is tossed off in roughly 30 seconds. Chaos already reigns when a special-forces officer (Harold Perrineau) is assigned to transport precious cargo — a human host bearing a possible vaccine — to a facility in California, »

- Brian Lowry

Permalink | Report a problem


Z Nation Preview - Should You Tune In or Shamble On?

10 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If a step-by-step guide were written for how to create a standard zombie narrative, it would be titled "Z Nation." Start with one part outbreak footage, and mix in some overlapping audio clips of news regarding said outbreak.

Simmer it in a stock of basic characters with one part brown-haired stubbly leader, one part love interest, two parts mysterious drifters with unexplained combat prowess, and three parts uninteresting zombie chow to beef up the cast.

Marinade in a standard post-apocalyptic world, equal parts towns trying to make it and traveling caravans with dubious intent. Bake for 45 minutes in standard character dilemmas, adding in a mission to cure the virus for some longevity. Garnish with dialogue.

I try not to be too critical of things for being standard. I can’t expect everyone watching something to have the same breadth of exposure as I do, and in my experience there’s »

- Ted Hentschke

Permalink | Report a problem


Enjoy a Few Wtf Moments and Several Images from Syfy's Z Nation

8 September 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Syfy's "Z Nation" premieres this coming Friday, September 12th, at 10Pm; and the network has released a slew of new photos plus a pair of videos that show off a few "Wtf" moments from the show.

"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum, is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The 13-episode "Z Nation" stars Harold Perrineau ("Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural").

The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).

Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot.

Synopsis:

"Z Nation" starts three years after a zombie virus has gutted the country, »

- Debi Moore

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 1999 | 1998

1-20 of 74 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners