Syfy's New Zombie Drama Z Nation Casts Lost's Harold Perrineau and Supernatural's DJ Qualls

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In April, Syfy announced that it was getting into the zombie business with Z Nation, a new drama from former Eureka producer Karl Schaefer. Slated to premiere this fall, the series has a 13-episode order and begins three years after a zombie virus wipes out much of the country's population (as those things tend to do). It follow a team of regular dudes as they transport the only known survivor of the virus from New York to California, where a viral lab is waiting to hopefully create a vaccine from his blood. But it's 2014 and no TV premise can be that simple, so the guy has SECRETS that threaten all of humankind. Um, worse than a zombie apocalypse? I feel like that's pretty tough to beat. Unless he's the guy who started the zombie apocalypse? Place your bets now!

Anyway, Syfy has just announced the cast of Z Nation, and you'll probably recognize a lot of faces! Lost's Harold Perrineau stars as Hammond, the leader of the group that's headed west; Tom Everett Scott (Southland) will play his second-in-command Garnett; and DJ Qualls (Supernatural's Garth, Legit's Billy) is Citizen Z, a computer-hacker who helps the team navigate the zombie-infested lands of, like, Kansas or something. So he's playing exactly the type of guy you'd expect him to play. Rounding out the cast are Michael Welch (Twilight) and Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) as Mack and Addy, respectively, as two "disparate wanderers" whose only goal is to survive. 


Will you watch Z Nation?

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