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Black Summer - Netflix Orders Z Nation Spin-Off Series Starring Jaime King

As we reported earlier this month, the spinoff has been confirmed and will air on Netflix.

Jaime King set as the lead the new Netflix Series BLACK SUMMER

Logline: A mother, torn from her daughter embarks upon a harrowing journey, stopping at nothing to find her. Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, she must brave a hostile new world and make brutal decisions during the most deadly summer of a zombie apocalypse.

Episodes: 8

The show is created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams and produced by The Asylum. Schaefer and Hyams will serve as co-showrunners.


Z Nation creator Karl Schaefer and the show's John Hyams co-created the spinoff, which like the flagship is produced by The Asylum. Schaefer and Hymans will serve as co-showrunners on the drama.

Z Nation has been a steady hit for NBCUniversal-owned Syfy, which has first-run rights to the low-cost scripted original. The series will return for its fifth season this year. Netflix has streaming rights to the drama, which was co-created by Schaefer and Craig Engler.

Syfy's Z Nation is getting a spin-off series titled "Black Summer", SpoilerTV has learned.

Not much is known about the spin-off itself, but Black Summer has been reference during Z Nation and Syfy also released "Black Summer" prequel comic. Here's is the synopsis of the comic:

A prequel set in the world of Syfy and Asylum's #1 scripted hit zombie series Z Nation, Black Summer is as bad as the apocalypse gets. A worldwide drought and famine when most of the surviving population dies and turns zombie. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, fan favorite Charles Garnett returns to send a new team on a desperate new mission: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas. But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they'll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre.

There is an SDCC panel scheduled on Thursday, July 19th, so looks like we'll learn more details then.

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