Harold Perrineau (Lost) Tom Everett Scott (Beauty And The Beast), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Michael Welch (Twilight), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish) and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies) have joined the cast of Syfy’s upcoming 13 episode zombie series Z Nation.
Z Nation is set three years after the zombie virus gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.
Harold Perrineau has been cast as Hammond, the leader of the group headed west; Tom Everett Scott as Garnett, Hammond’s second-in-command; Qualls as Citizen Z, a computer hacker who joins the team and helps them navigate the zombie-infested terrain; Michael Welch as Mack; Kellita Smith as Addy; Russell Hodgkinson as Doc; and Keith Allan as Murphy.
The 13 episode drama was created by Karl Schaefer and is being produced by The Asylum, the indie behind Syfy’s social media hit Sharknado and the upcoming sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One. Schaefer is also on board as showrunner and will executive produce. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning helmer John Hyams is directing the pilot. Dynamic Television is handling global distribution.