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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

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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

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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

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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

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"Z Nation" Brings a Zombie Tornado with "Home Sweet Home:" A Preview

8 October 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Many productions from The Asylum feature tornadoes. From Sharknado to "Z Nation," a torrent of wind is soon to bear down on characters. This time, the twister terror strikes in "Home Sweet Home," which is episode five, of this television series. Fans of "Z Nation" can see some of the tornado, mixed with zombies, in these earlier stills. The photos show zeds funnelling up into the sky, or chased by the twister. As well, "Z Nation" will be at the New York Comic Con, panel in tow. Fans of the show can preview the upcoming episode here. In "Home Sweet Home," the survivors make their way to Warren's (Kellita Smith) hometown. Can they find Warrent's husband? That question will be answered in the showing. But, a tornado will appear somewhere along the way. The stills for "Home Sweet Home" await below. The chills for this episode release this week, October 10th, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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"Fracking Zombies" and Zombie Flambé in "Z Nation:" A Television Review

21 September 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director: John Hyams. Writers: Karl Schaefer, Craig Engler, Michael Cassutt and Jennifer Derwingson. Cast: Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, and Michael Welch. "Z Nation" is a new zombie themed series, from the SyFy Network. Two episodes from the series have been released to date. "Fracking Zombies" is the latest episode to debut, on September 19th, 2014. Hammond (Harold Perrineau) is long gone. Now, the survivors of a ruthless zombie attack must band together on the road to California. Though, their destination might have already been overrun. In "Fracking Zombies," the characters stop off at a large post-apocalyptic looking refinery, while a communication officer languishes in the Arctic. This episode offered lots of creepy settings and even a few interesting characterizations. "Z Nation" and this latest episode have a few interesting stories to tell, in the zombie apocalypse. The main storyline focused on one group at the refinery. They are in need of »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Syfy Sets Z Nation For September Premiere

22 August 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Is AMC’s The Walking Dead about to have some serious competition? Syfy appears to be gunning for that post-apocalyptic ratings juggernaut’s fanbase with its next original series, titled Z Nation. As the title would suggest, the show takes place in a ravaged North America, three years after a zombie virus decimated the population and toppled the government.

The series centers on a small group of survivors who come across the only known human survivor of the plague. Working together, they must transport him across the country, from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab is waiting on his blood to hopefully find a cure. What the survivors don’t realize is that the man, humanity’s best hope for survival, is harboring dark secrets that could put everything in jeopardy.

It sounds like an interesting concept for a zombie series, as well as one that »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Z Nation' sets a Sept. 12 start on SyFy

22 August 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Syfy has announced a Sept. 12 premiere date for Z Nation, its answer to the wildly successful Walking Dead. Produced by The Asylum, the company behind the cable channel’s hit Sharknado franchise, the post-apocalyptic horror series is set three years after a zombie virus ravaged the country. A team of “everyday heroes” transports the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab awaits his blood. While the antibodies he carries represent the world’s last, best hope, he also hides a dark secret that threatens everyone. The cast includes Harold Perrineau (Lost), DJ Qualls (The Loser), Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do), Michael Welch (Twilight), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Anastasia Baranova (Veronica Mars), Russel Hodgkingson (21 & Over, Big Fish) and Keith Allan (Zombie Night, Rise of the Zombies). Karl Schaefer (Eureka) serves as showerunner. The pilot was directed by John Hyam, »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Syfy Releases ‘Z Nation’ Trailer, Can It Compete with ‘The Walking Dead’?

19 August 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has released the trailer for its new zombie series, “Z Nation,” which offers a new take on the popular zombie-thriller theme.

Z Nation” follows a group of everyday heroes in their attempt to move the only known survivor of the zombie virus across the country to where a lab waits for his blood. Things are not as easy as the team would hope, as the band struggles across post-apocalyptic America while the survivor carries a dark secret.

From “Sharknado” production company The Asylum, the series stars Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch and Kellita SmithKarl Schaefer will serve as executive producer and showrunner for “Z Nation,” with John Hyams on board to direct the pilot.

While rival networks are clamoring for a zombie thriller to compete with the runaway success of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” a fresh spin on the concept has yet to go the distance. »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Syfy's zombie drama gets full trailer: Could it rival 'Walking Dead'?

19 August 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

There’s a new zombie drama coming to basic cable: Syfy’s Z Nation is a story of a band of survivors trekking across the country in the wake of an apocalyptic zombie plague, and the first full trailer is below. Syfy can only hope the show will deliver a healthy fraction of the audience that tune in to see TV’s highest-rated entertainment series—AMC’s The Walking Dead. There’s no Daryl Dixon, but there are zombie babies.

The 13-episode Z Nation picks up three years after a zombie virus has decimated the country and a team of »

- James Hibberd

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New Z Nation Promo Reminds You to Keep Your Friday Nights Open

18 August 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Syfy's upcoming new series "Z Nation" premieres on Friday, September 12th, at 10Pm; and the network wants to make sure you remember to keep your Friday nights open to check it out. In the meantime you can check out a new promo!

"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 »

- Debi Moore

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Syfy Announces Z Nation Premiere Date, Full Fall 2014 Schedule, 7th Annual 31 Days of Halloween

9 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Syfy is entering the zombie fray with "Z Nation," and now we know when it'll be premiering. Here's the network's full fall 2014 lineup, which also includes event series "Ascension" and another "31 Days of Halloween" in October.

If Syfy Original Movies are your thing, keep your eyes open for the likes of Dark Haul, Finders Keepers, and Mutant World.

From the Press Release:

Syfy’s 2014 Fall Programming primetime lineup will feature the series premieres of "Z Nation" on September 12 and docuseries "Town of the Living Dead" on October 7.

In addition, the Season Five return of "Haven" airs September 11 with the special 10th anniversary season of "Ghost Hunters" beginning October 8. The highly anticipated six-hour event series "Ascension," starring Tricia Helfer, kicks off November 24.

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).

September

"Haven" (Season 5 Premiere)

Returns Thursday, »

- Debi Moore

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Syfy Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Haven’, ‘Ghost Hunters,’ More

8 August 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has announced its 2014 fall programming schedule, featuring the return of an original series, two series premieres and the return of special horror-related events for October.

Highlights on the schedule include “Ascension,” a six-hour drama event series, new documentary series “Town of the Living Dead” and the seventh year of month-long programming block “31 Days of Halloween.”

Full Schedule Is Below:

Haven” (Sept. 11 at 10 p.m.) 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. Haven, which 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. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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