SYFY announced earlier this weekend that they would be canceling Z Nation after five seasons on the channel. In the wake of the cancellation, fans have taken to social media to ask Netflix to pick up the show for another season.
The popular streaming giant already carries the first four seasons of the show and has already ordered an eight-episode prequel series titled Black Summer. Needless to say, it appears the platform has a decent enough working relationship with The Asylum — the studio behind Z Nation and the Sharknado franchise.
David Michael Latt — CEO of The Asylum — announced news of the cancellation through a live video on his Periscope profile earlier in the weekend. The exec even made sure to mention it wasn't the end of the franchise.
“We wanted to tell you face to face… that we were not renewed for Season 6,” Latt said in the video. “We’re stopping at Season 5. We’re very sad, but we’re also really grateful with the opportunities that we had on the show.:
"This is not the end of anything," he continued. "This is just the beginning of a lot of things."
Z Nation season five wraps up with the series finale on December 28th. The first four seasons of the show are now streaming on Netflix.
Keep scrolling to read a handful of fans petitioning Netflix to pick up Z Nation.
just remembered me and my dad placed bets on which color Murphy would turn next (if they even plan on making him another color) so @netflix please help a friend (me) win this bet by taking Z Nation under your wing so we can see if he’s gonna stay red. #NetflixZNation #ZNationS6— rachael (@rachxel_nelsox) December 23, 2018
I know it’s a long shot, but I would be absolutely thrilled if @netflix picked up #ZNation. I’m already planning on watching their #BlackSummer spin off, they could at least give Z Nation one more season to wrap up loose ends! #NetflixZNation #ZNationS6— Rumpeltyltskyn (@rumpeltyltskyn) December 23, 2018
Told you before, 1st cosplay I ever did. Will do this year again in honor of Z Nation. #NetflixZNation your move Netflix- make it the right one.— lefthandofthefather (@lefthandofather) December 23, 2018
Well they said something was coming up. Was it just #BlackSummer or was it also something else? Confused.
Ok #ZWhackers...Plan A starts up now. I know people are probably pissed & angry. And that is natural.
But, the campaign to #NetflixZNation now starts. It is simple.— BrianZFandom (@BrianPiotrzkow1) December 22, 2018
Okay, @znation fans, make sure @netflix feels the love of us fans toward not only Black Summer (the new Z Nation spinoff/prequel) but s1-4 of Z Nation that are streaming now! Let them know we want more episodes!— Rhiannon Frater (@RhiannonFrater) December 22, 2018
Is anyone else upset about Z Nation being cancelled? I REALLY hope someone picks it up. *cough cough Netflix cough*— Living Dead Media (@LivingDeadMedia) December 23, 2018