Syfy Releases ‘Z Nation’ Trailer, Can It Compete with ‘The Walking Dead’?

Syfy has released the trailer for its new zombie series, “Z Nation,” which offers a new take on the popular zombie-thriller theme.

“Z Nation” follows a group of everyday heroes in their attempt to move the only known survivor of the zombie virus across the country to where a lab waits for his blood. Things are not as easy as the team would hope, as the band struggles across post-apocalyptic America while the survivor carries a dark secret.

From “Sharknado” production company The Asylum, the series stars Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch and Kellita Smith. Karl Schaefer will serve as executive producer and showrunner for “Z Nation,” with John Hyams on board to direct the pilot.

While rival networks are clamoring for a zombie thriller to compete with the runaway success of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” a fresh spin on the concept has yet to go the distance. Amazon attempted to adapt breakout pic “Zombieland” during its first batch of pilots, but the show didn’t make it to series. At midseason, The CW will launch “iZombie” from “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas, which features an undead heroine who works at the Seattle coroner’s office to feed her craving for grey matter.

“Z Nation” premieres Friday, Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. on Syfy.

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  1. Lesley says:

    Can it compete with The Walking Dead? Based on the trailer I am going to say………..No.

  2. Hank says:

    “Z Nation…offers a new take on the popular zombie-thriller theme”. What new take? Running zombies? Zombie babies? A single immune human that must be escorted to safety to provide a cure?

    Nothing new here. Doesn’t mean I won’t check it out…

  3. starshipcaptain says:

    Watching the trailer, I thought how it had a Sharknado quality (or lack of quality) to it. This isn’t about providing sci-fi programming to SyFy; this is about cementing a business relationship with The Asylum.

  4. it will be some cheap cheesey garbage like most of the programming has become…they get rid of all the good shows with good followings for bad movies and worse programs. why don’t you just show sharknado 24 hours a day and get it over all ready?

  5. Chad Hammons says:

    they cancelled Being Human to bring us this kind of crap

  6. There just can never be enough ZOMBIES!..mmmmm mmmmmm good zombie… :D

  7. Im a Zombaholic so the more Zombies the deader! I will watch

  8. Bama girl says:

    Can’t view the trailer

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