Z Nation Trailer Teases Zombie Mayhem Coming To Syfy

Zombies, baby! Wait, zombie baby! Z Nation's trailer really went there. The video above made its grand debut last night during Syfy's premiere broadcast of the highly anticipated Sharknado sequel. Z Nation is Syfy's new 13-episode series, due to arrive this fall.

Brought to us by The Asylum, the same production company that gave us Sharknado, Z Nation stars Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott and DJ Qualls and centers in the midst of a zombi apocalypse, three years after the zombie virus has swept the nation...

Executive produced by Karl Schaefer, Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, when 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.

The trailer maps out the above description fairly well, revealing the chaos that's ensuing in this zombie apocalypse, complete with explosions, violence and even a zombie baby. The tone seems to be aiming for horror, but with DJ Qualls and Tom Everett Scott -- who looks like he's already in Rick Grimes beard mode -- involved, we can't help but hope there will be a bit of humor worked in for comic relief, perhaps in the vein of Zombieland. We'll have to wait and see. Regardless, zombie territory is nothing new for The Asylum, which has produced a number of horror films involving the undead, including Rise of the Zombies, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, and Syfy's Zombie Apocalypse. In this case, Z Nation is a TV series, and one that could prove to be a lot of fun for horror fans and zombie fanatics, especially when factoring in the twist involving a guy who's actually survived a zombie bite. There's also plenty of potential for lots of action and some great zombie scares...


Shows like The Walking Dead and In the Flesh seem to be covering the zombie sub genre pretty well, but we're interested to see what Z Nation has to offer when it arrives this fall.

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