The Walking Dead could be facing some stiff competition from the new SyFy show Z Nation this fall. The show is described as an action-horror series featuring the struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse.
Z Nation is produced by the group The Asylum. They are best known for their work on the hit movie Sharknado. The showrunner will be Karl Schaefer. Schaefer is best known for his work on the show Eureka.
On Monday, the senior vice president of programming for SyFy, Chris Regina, made the announcement that the show will launch this fall:
“Z Nation will take viewers where no zombie has gone before. It 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.”
Here is how SyFy is describing the series:
The series is set three years after a mysterious zombie virus has gutted the country and follows a team of everyday heroes tasked with transporting 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 unexpected terrain.
It will be interesting to see if this show can compete with the success of The Walking Dead or if it will be a refreshing change in the way shows deal with zombies. Either way, we’ll find out this fall.