Syfy Renews Z Nation for Season 2 Because Z Nation Has Zombies in It

Look out, The Walking Dead! That back-alley knock-off Z Nation is hot on your heels! Syfy has renewed its zombie drama for a second season, says The Hollywood Reporter. The decision comes midway through the series' ridiculous, and sometimes even fun, first season. 

Z Nation is produced by The Asylum, the same mastermind production studio behind Sharknado and all 40 of the Sharknado sequels that will continue to rain down on us until Syfy's headquarters is eventually destroyed. The series stars Tom Everett Scott as a dude charged with follows an ever-rotating group of survivors as they escort a man who might be humanity's last hope on a cross-country trip; so far, it's featured a zombie baby, a zombie dog, and a gun-toting family of four—cute kids included—whose main objective was to pillage the countryside.

It's no secret that Z Nation is aping The Walking Dead in an attempt to woo even a fraction of the hit series' audience—but Z Nation puts a lot more emphasis on being insane and spends a lot less time yammering about who should to be the leader of its primary group of survivors. The show has found a nice little home on Friday nights, and I have been known to drink lots of whiskey, fire it up on my TV, and laugh a lot. Especially when zombie babies are shot up in a hailstorm of bullets.

Are you still watching Z Nation?


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May 26, 2016
I really can't see much borrowed from TWD at all. Even if I turned off after 15 minutes of the pilot, there was a direction and purpose to the story. And the zombies showed unprecedented intelligence which was refreshing.

However, the very fact that they're being called "Z's" or "zombies" is like ... bad and self-conscious. Acting and the photography is abysmal. Cringe-worthy dialogue. I'm not a fan of TWD but I can watch it. This show isn't interesting enough for me.
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May 19, 2016
Yes still watching Z Nation waiting for second season :)
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Oct 20, 2015
We caught a marathon of the show and got hooked pretty quick. Look forward to the second season.
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Oct 18, 2015
I think its a great show. So it has humour. So what? Its a lot better than the sneering reviews I see.
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Aug 22, 2015
I started watching beside the bad reviews. I like it!
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Aug 18, 2015
The only connection is the premise taken from Night of the Living Dead, i'm sorry but to say Z Nation borrows solely from TWD is wrong as TWD didn't originaten the zombie-against-band-of-survivors concept. That being said even by Romero's own admittance of not copyrighting is why we ALL can enjoy our own zombie apocalypse fictional program. Plus i dig them both, there is no comparing either to any concept as sorry Night of the Living Dead is better.
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Aug 09, 2015
This show is amazing. It has humor, heart, and gore. It gets creative with its many types of zombies (ex: Radioactive zombie, animal zombie, 'suicide' zombie, etc) and it plays around with storylines that catch the attention of those watching and keeps them interested. The reason I think it's such a wonderful show is because it doesn't take itself too seriously. It's not looking for any nominations or awards. That's what makes it so fun and fresh, because it isn't trying too hard to be deep. I've been watching TWD since it premiered but truth be told, I've gotten bored of it, and while I do love the characters, the fan favorites are made invincible, something that Z-Nation isn't liable to do.
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Jul 29, 2015
only way i can describe this prog is its that bad its good, bad acting that makes it funny!!!
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Jul 24, 2015
this is the best, most creative zombie show anywhere, any time. I don't watch the walking dead, but i never miss znation. they have had radioactive zombies, a zombie tornado, zombie tsunami, and some scenes which show zombies responding to marijuana smoke, and the psychic influence murphy has on the zombies. great show.
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Jul 19, 2015
This show is nowhere near as good as The Walking Dead, but I didn't expect it to be. Hence, I did enjoy season 1 and look forward to season 2. It's different and more than a bit corny, but it fills the gap when TWD isn't on.
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Jun 06, 2015
I'm in love with this show! Definitely better than TWD in my opinion. The characters are strong and that cliff hanger!!! I can't deal. Please please announce seasons 2! I need to know what happened to Cassandra! Murphy! Doc! 10k! and Roberta! I like Mack... Addy.... she ya she can stay with her cult friends lol.
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May 25, 2015
Z-nation is FUN. That's all that matters. It doesn't take itself seriously and combines many elements of tv that we all enjoy. Comedy, satire, gruesome, lovable characters, etc etc.

I agree with SamJames2024, TWD got to serious then lost it's appeal. I still love TWD but this show is my new obsession. I love it and can't wait for season 2. I hope they run the 5 seasons that the writers had to submit before syfy would even consider it. Now that it is renewed for season two I see this show doing better that TWD or iZombie or any other TV production for zombie show. I love everything zombie and this is my new craving.

It's just fun and entertaining tv. Love it.
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May 15, 2015
idk an,i am a fan of Z nation more than walking dead.....when is season 2 suppose to come dieing to know
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Apr 22, 2015
What is going on with z nation
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Apr 16, 2015
When the new season comes out
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Mar 30, 2015
When does Z Nation return????????? I personally cant wait, love it!
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May 25, 2015
Fall 2015. It's been renewed. Don't worry this show isn't going anywhere. There's fans of zombie shows like us and this show did what we wanted the first season. It's here to stay.
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Mar 19, 2015
Love it totally hooked
I wanna see how they get Murphy back and the couple
Hope citizen a doesn't die though that would make me not watch anymore
And it's so much better than TWD more face paced and different zombies(also love that u added zombie animals beacuase TWDonly has people and imunity to animals)
Can't wait for season 2 and more to come
Great work
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Feb 23, 2015
Love the show...it has its ups and downs the doc is the best.
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Feb 21, 2015
Damn zombies look fake AF lmaoo man TWD keep doing y'all frfr
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Feb 19, 2015
i watch both series z nation and the walking dead..the walking dead is the better show but z nation has me hooked its fast pasted action funny some ridiculous story lines and it does take its self to serious and the totally different range of characters are a great mixture even murphy who started the series of as annoying but now is hilarious he just dont care anymore and the season finale with the nukes was so funny definatly cant wait for season 2 gotta see how they get out of this one great show keep up the good work
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Mar 27, 2015
TWD is "serious", Z Nation is funny. They both have good and bad, their both great shows!
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May 25, 2015
TWD deals with how humans will interact and survive a zombie apoc... z-nation is funny but shows how easy it is to die in a zombie apoc.

The juxtaposition of the two shows is remarkable. It reaffirms that we love zombie shows serious or fun.

Z-nation is FUN, TWD is sometimes heartbreaking and never fun.

Z-nation will win. I got renewed and I bet we get it until the 5 seasons the writers have planned reach fruition.

Personally I enjoy Z-Nation more than TWD now.
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Feb 14, 2015
Awesome news. I just hope citizen Z lives because without him the show loses a lot.
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May 25, 2015
Not necessarily .... radio boy found another outpost and helped them get away and they were doing research too.. he asked repeatedly, " confirm should I do this..." to that facility. The writers of this show have 5 seasons done already.

SyFy made them give 5 seaons of stories before they green light this show. That one guy doesn't have to live for a cure.

I live in L.A. and have insider info and will never tell I DONT SPOIL. If this show plays out like planned it will blow away any other zombie show ever on tv.
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May 26, 2015
I hope they don't kill citizen z, and thanks fr info. I was getting worried. I love the fact they have different levels of zombies, reminds me of resident evil a little bit. TWD is cool but yes I'm thinking I like this one better because its giving us a recap of what happened to even cause this. TWD , they just walking around dead, with no answers to what happened and if there is hope.
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Feb 10, 2015
I watched the entire first season over the last 3 days and I am hooked! I'm glad to hear that the series has been renewed for a second season.
As far as the debate between what series is better between z nation and the walking dead, let me weigh in.
Z nation is a lot more fast paced which I definetaly enjoy. The zombies in Z nation are more terrifying then the slow and weak zombies of TWD, and I like that. I think z nation is like a mix of zombie land & world war Z.
Good combo
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Feb 21, 2015
Why would zombies be fast and the decaying body's 🙅
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Feb 10, 2015
So glad we will get season 2 of Z Nation. I just watched the new walking dead Which I've followed from the begining. I've met cast, writers, comic illustrators and gotten autographs from all. However I'm done. Walking dead is too slow and this season's premier was a disappointment to say the least. Thank the SyFy gods for the fast passed, hilarious Z Nation! Can't wait to meet Doc and Murphy and Citizen Z at a con some day.
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Feb 21, 2015
If u was a fan like u say u are u would know znation copying bits off the walking dead u stuck on funniness instead of survival THE walking dead is great 👍👏
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Feb 06, 2015
I am so glad that they are making a 2nd season. It has been fun, entertaining, and suspenseful. I wish the 2nd season would come out sooner and be on netflix but I could wait even though I do not want to.
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Feb 03, 2015
I'm so happy that they renewed Z nation.

It's gory, fun, entertaining and it doesn't take himself to much seriously.

I think there is place for serious drama like TWD and for more "light" show like Z nation.


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Feb 02, 2015
About the nuke that was heading towards Citizen Z is because he's NSA. He's been able to hack into virtually everything and show the twisted minds of what lays beyond the labs in Colorado in the Finale. Making sure that he goes down is one of the many things that is a must-have if anyone that's still human should never know about. Knowing that their own government sanctioned a virus like this to be made in the first place.~

I love this show, and oh my god do I hope it continues just as well as it started. TWD was okay up to season three, when it just became about the drama. This is what TWD should have been like, and honestly, TWD Lovers? I'm not trying to insult, just a simple fact. I've watched both and come to find Z Nation to be hella better.

I can't wait for season 2, and now let's sit back with popcorn and wait for it eagerly.~
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Feb 21, 2015
How tf is it better with one season dey deal in Witt pills n shit on der
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Feb 02, 2015
I watch both TWD and ZNation....I like ZNation much more than TWD. I can't stand all the bad reviews...there is nothing not to like about ZNation. It's the first scyfy show I've liked since stargate.....ZNation is hillarious.....
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Feb 21, 2015
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Jan 31, 2015
I really enjoy the show because it doesn't take itself seriously. It is just good and mindless horror for the sake of horror.
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Jan 29, 2015
Everyone stop comparing this to TWD, Z nation is nothing like that, OK TWD is a boring drama with moral problems. This is a SYFI it bring zombies a Justice, I have been looking for. Like zombie is not a genera its a tool used in movies, so then the movie can pick a genre like drama(TWD), action(hack & slash), horror(21 days later),Comedy(zombie land), and so on. This is Syfi and its not a "Back ally knock off" TWD is a sick com on surviving. Z nation is " let go cure it with a hybrid zombie" and is a Syfi. If they wanted to copy TWD they could have spent the entire season on a love triangle were zombies F@#$ every up. But no in this comedy and Syfi are the keys. Comparing these two is like comparing Breaking bad with Dexter same idea "you know moral problems with the main character" that's all they have in common moral dilemmas, but have completely different plot, world, mind set, of the entire shows but if I put zombies somewhere its a knock off of TWD, just feel like that's a stab at a very original idea comparing it to serotypical drama that I've seen done hundreds of times.
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Feb 21, 2015
FCK anything bad u got to say about TWD
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Jan 28, 2015
This show sticks its middle finger up at the old hum drum Z-poc genre with its refreshing humor and some times outlandish plots.This may be a low budget series but i think syfy have stumbled onto a winner.If you are a huge TWD fan then you might find yourself a little disappointed if your expecting full on DRAMA like i said before this is a more lighthearted approach for example Glowing nuclear Zombies or the dreaded zombie twister lol it is not meant to be taken so seriously.
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Jan 27, 2015
I absolutely LOVE TWD one of the best show out there in my opinion. But I really really like Z nation as well it was different I liked the humor and less drama like TWD! .. But TWD will always be my favorite ! 😘
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Jan 27, 2015
I like it better than the walking dead! Not as much drama!
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Jan 26, 2015
It started off really lame like the actors were purposely trying to look like they were acting. After forceing myself to watch it merely because of zombies it started to be pretty awesome especially near the end. They gave new things that other zombie shows never thought of
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Jan 25, 2015
The season finale got me. HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU GOING LAUNCH A NUKE AT CITIZEN Z FOR FUCKS SAKE!!!
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Jan 23, 2015
I also like "Z Nation" - it's a bit off the wall and has humor that "The Walking Dead" doesn't. I tried watching "The Walking Dead" and it was rather boring and gory for the sake of gore. "Z Nation" has enough humor to go with the angst, along with the mix of characters, that it's quite engaging.
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Jan 21, 2015
I've actually enjoy watching Season 1 and came here hoping to find out when Season 2 starts. The way it ended, I need to see a Season 2! It was pretty good. I like how they meet a lot of new characters and a lot of characters die. Just as in a zombie apocalypse anyone can go at any moment. Especially the weakest link. It does not dwell too much on talking like TWD. Which reminds me of soap operas after season 3. There's lots of action also. Not bad, the budget I can tell is not as big as TWD, but I love the jokes and relations among the team. Not bad at all.
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Jan 21, 2015
I started watching z nation on netflix while waiting for TWD it is really good and touchs alot of aspects that other zombie shows/ movies dont. I love it and recognize actors that i have seen in big name movies. I would be absolutely enthusiastic if it continues onto another season. Syfy dont let this gem go.
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Jan 19, 2015
I started watching this while TWD was on hiatus . it is surprisingly good! the characters and plot are a bit of a rip off, but I enjoy the addition of humor. Definitely worth a look if you like this kind of thing.
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Jan 19, 2015
The "woo" is for John Woo, right? I never get tired of the characters taking out Z's Akimbo style.
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Jan 14, 2015
Read the 2nd comment.....
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Jan 14, 2015
"zommy" read his comment like 3 down fall of 2015
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Jan 10, 2015
I &3 Z Nation- it's hysterical. The campy characters and writing really grow on you. It's a very different concept from TWD minus the zombies. This is a comedy with TWD is a drama. TWD's production value and character development on a film level surpasses Z, but this is a great way to pass the time and will def make you laugh if you are open and give a chance.
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Jan 09, 2015
Why don't we meet up at the Show´s Community? Let's discuss the episode you preferred the most? Until there's an entire community for Z-nation, you are welcome to the Zombies Community.

A Zombies Community
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Jan 06, 2015
When does season 2 come on? Even though it's cheesy I love it...
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Jan 13, 2015
Hi PurpleButterfly, I just read a blurb that said Z Nation was renewed for season 2 and would be back in the fall of 2015. That's forever huh? I just watched the first episode. I tried really hard to not compare it to TWD which is tops. I like the look of Z's zoms better than TWD. I like the idea that when they are first changed they are fast. One thing I wonder though....do people change no matter how they die? I am assuming so since the start of episode 1 shows an old woman being shot after the pillow was placed over her face. I died with laughter over the zombie baby. I don't think the intention was to be funny but as with most Asylum stuff, it was!
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Jan 16, 2015
yes just like in TWD they turn when they die no matter what as they r all allready infected.... honestly i love almost all zombie movies and now shows, i just finnished season 1 of z nation, can't wait till the next season though i don't like how they ended season one... not showing what murfy looks like after he shed his skin, and why on earth would a nuke be heading twards northern lights in the first place? it had nothing to do with the virus lab they ran out of, i could understand nukes being auto launched to be tageting the virus lab but there is no point or reason for them to luanch ones heading for other facilities...... that was just stupid.

PS: citizen Z rules! DON"T NUKE THE DJ!!!!!! lol
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Jan 06, 2015
When does it come back on?? Anyone know ??
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Jan 06, 2015
Yeah I dunno, came on here wondering the same thing. :/
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Jan 22, 2015
I just read September 15th 2015
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Jan 03, 2015
i love znation its the best zombie show ive seen...when is season 2 going to start...n i was wondering also did Murphy get the blonde hair girl prego?
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Jan 06, 2015
Was wondering the same..and can't wait to see what the baby comes out as..
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Dec 31, 2014
The show is awsome ! The only annoing charakter is addy,cant stand her, she cant act. But the rest is cool !
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Jan 21, 2015
Lol I agree!!!!!! Addy should of stayed with them cannibals or feminism group. Lol
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Dec 26, 2014
most fun show in a while...bring on season 2
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Dec 20, 2014
well a guess yes why not its sometimes interesting but the drama needs to change some. needs more gore and the zombies needs to be more gory.... he survival drama needs to be intesified
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Jan 06, 2015
Are we watching the same show? There are zombies in literally every single episode, and plenty of gore to go around. Not like some other zombie show we could mention. *eyeroll*
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Dec 14, 2014
what i like about the show it has a hint of comedy in it (murphy cracks me up). walking dead can emotionally drain me in like every episode
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Jan 21, 2015
TWD turned into a soap opera with little zombies around. I think the zombies went extinct. Lol. And Murphy & Doc cracks me up.
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Jan 06, 2015
I love them both... nation for the not so serious zombie show and twd for the real life scary as crap take..
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Dec 13, 2014
I was ladt friday was last show. Hope they bring another season
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