Netflix is set to expand the world of Z Nation, with the streaming service giving an eight-episode straight-to-series order to the spinoff Black Summer, which will be headlined by Jaime King (Hart of Dixie, Sin City).
Black Summer has been created by Z Nation’s Karl Schaefer and John Hyams, who will serve as co-showrunners and will see King portraying “a mother who is torn from her daughter and 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.”
Produced by The Asylum, Z Nation premiered on Syfy in 2014, and has ran for four seasons, with a fifth slated to get underway later this year. Netflix holds the streaming rights to the main series.