Syfy Orders New Zombie Series Z Nation

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Syfy has announced a new, 13-episode zombie series titled Z Nation. The series comes from The Asylum, the production company behind Sharknado. The action-horror series has humanity battling the undead following the events of a zombie apocalypse. "Z Nation will take viewers where no zombie has gone before," says Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone), who will be the show's executive producer and showrunner. He continues, saying 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." 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 will debut this fall on Syfy.