‘Z Nation’: Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls Join Syfy’s Zombie Series

'Z Nation': Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett
Getty Images

Syfy has announced the cast for “Z Nation,” a post-apocalyptic zombie series set to premiere this fall.

Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch and Kellita Smith have joined the ensemble drama from “Sharknado” production company The Asylum.

Perrineau will play Hammond, the leader of the group headed west; Scott will portray Garnett, Hammond’s second-in-command; and Qualls takes the role of Citizen Z, a computer hacker who joins the team and helps them navigate the zombie-infested terrain. Welch and Smith are Mack and Addy, respectively, two disparate wanderers drawn to the team — and to each other — by a shared goal: survival. Also in the ensemble are Anastasia Baranova as Addy, Russell Hodgkinson as Doc, and Keith Allan as Murphy.

Per Syfy: 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.

Karl Schaefer serves as executive producer and showrunner on “Z Nation.” John Hyams will direct the pilot. The series is produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 3

Leave a Reply

3 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Tammera Mowbray says:

    Perrineau, LOVE HIM!

  2. John Hyams is a great under-rated director. With him directing it could be amazing

  3. Mike in Portland says:

    Writer/Director/Actor/Animator wunderkind Keith Allan is the real star of this series…Check out his hilariously dark short Sundance-selected film “Billy and Sally and the Big Abandoned Refrigerator Adventure” on youtube. Allan also directed one of Asylum Films’ best reviewed films “11/11/11”. Allan as “Murphy” will steal every scene in this show. Can’t wait!

More TV News from Variety

Loading