Netflix Amps up Its Zombie Content With 'Black Summer'

Acting as a ‘Z Nation’ prequel.

Entertainment
7,983 Hypes 3 Comments

Following the success of Netflix‘s first Korean drama, Kingdom, the streaming giant is gearing up to release a new series on the popular zombie genre.

Titled Black Summer, the new show will act as a Z Nation prequel and stars Jaime King as Rose, a mother searching for her lost daughter during the catastrophic zombie outbreak. Teaming up with a group of American refugees, King must make multiple harrowing decisions to keep her and her crew alive in this post-apocalyptic world.

Z Nation originally aired on Syfy for five seasons before ultimately being cancelled. Black Summer, created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams, will take place in the same universe and will kick off its first season on Netflix Thursday, April 11.

Speaking with syfy.com, Z Nation producer Jodi Binstock stated:

“Really, the only similarity between Z Nation and Black Summer is that the Black Summer is the first summer that Z Nation took place in. Z Nation, when it begins, is in year four of the zombie apocalypse. Black Summer is three months in; this is the first outbreak, this is when all the sh*t’s hitting the fan. It’s not tongue-in-cheek at all. It is as realistic as any television I’ve ever seen.”

For more entertainment news, things get a whole lot darker in new Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 trailer.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer for 'UNTOLD Vol 1: Malice at the Palace'
Sports

Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer for 'UNTOLD Vol 1: Malice at the Palace'

Metta World Peace, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal and Reggie Miller share their firsthand accounts.

Netflix's 'Pacific Rim: The Black' Gets Its Second Full-Length Trailer
Entertainment

Netflix's 'Pacific Rim: The Black' Gets Its Second Full-Length Trailer

Launching on the streaming platform this week.

Netflix's Debuts 'Master of None' Season 3 Trailer
Entertainment

Netflix's Debuts 'Master of None' Season 3 Trailer

The upcoming season will focus on the characters of Lena Waithe and Naomi Ackie.


Latest Netflix 'Pacific Rim: The Black' Trailer Reveals Jaeger and Kaiju
Entertainment

Latest Netflix 'Pacific Rim: The Black' Trailer Reveals Jaeger and Kaiju

Showcasing an epic clash.

Victorinox's Swiss Army Knife Gets A Champagne-Gold Makeover
Design

Victorinox's Swiss Army Knife Gets A Champagne-Gold Makeover

Not your everyday Swiss Army knife.

adidas Consortium & PLEASURES' Samba Is Set to Receive a Wider Release
Footwear

adidas Consortium & PLEASURES' Samba Is Set to Receive a Wider Release

Another chance to get your hands on the collaboration.

Patta Teases Upcoming Collaboration With C.P. Company
Fashion

Patta Teases Upcoming Collaboration With C.P. Company

The latest from the Dutch streetwear imprint.

Producer Scum Beatz Confirms Sequel to Blueface's "Thotiana" Is Coming
Music

Producer Scum Beatz Confirms Sequel to Blueface's "Thotiana" Is Coming

A follow-up to the breakout hit.

Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone Boasts Pressure-Sensitive AMOLED Screen
Tech

Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone Boasts Pressure-Sensitive AMOLED Screen

Powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor.


Scarfo Da Plug Goes "Off The Leash" On Brodinski-Produced Heavy-Hitter
Music

Scarfo Da Plug Goes "Off The Leash" On Brodinski-Produced Heavy-Hitter

The Atlanta trap star is back with a menacingly hard-hitting sound.

Play 'Halo' Games Before They Come out With the 'Halo' Insider Program
Entertainment

Play 'Halo' Games Before They Come out With the 'Halo' Insider Program

You can “finish the fight” before it officially starts.

Breitling & Norton Release the Premier Chronograph Watch and Commando 961 Café Racer
Watches

Breitling & Norton Release the Premier Chronograph Watch and Commando 961 Café Racer

An instant classic for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" Spends 32 Weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart
Music

Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" Spends 32 Weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart

La Flame continues to break records.

Boris Bidjan Saberi & Salomon S/Lab Drop Another Sneaker Collaboration
Footwear

Boris Bidjan Saberi & Salomon S/Lab Drop Another Sneaker Collaboration

Coming in two colorways.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.