Syfy and The Asylum to Make Happier, More Optimistic Zombie TV Show

By Luke Y. Thompson in TV, zombies
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Dave King
Not from the actual show.

Presumably for the benefit of people who think The Walking Dead is getting too child-murdery, Syfy today announced 13 episodes of a new show called Z Nation, which, billed as it is as being from the producers of Sharknado, will presumably be difficult for viewers to take too seriously.

Per press release:

Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone) will serve as executive producer and showrunner. "Z Nation will take viewers where no zombie has gone before," says Schaefer. The show, he continues, 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."

The story involves a group of survivors traveling from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for the last plague survivor to be brought so a cure can be made from his blood. Just be careful, because the dude has "a dark secret."

But not so dark it takes away all sense of hope. Because this is the happy zombie show.

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