Just when you thought the zombie craze had died…well,guess what! Netflix has green lit an eight episode order for a spinoff of Z Nation which is about to begin it’s fifth season.
Per THR,The streaming giant has handed out an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for Black Summer, a spinoff of the Syfy show for which it has streaming rights.
Black Summer stars Jaime King (Hart of Dixie) as 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.
Z Nation creator Karl Schaefer and the show’s John Hyams co-created the spinoff, which, like the flagship, is produced by The Asylum. Schaefer and Hymans will serve as co-showrunners on the project.
Z Nation has been a steady hit for NBCUniversal-owned Syfy, which has first-run rights to the low-cost scripted original. The show will return for its fifth season this year. Netflix has streaming rights to the series, which was co-created by Schaefer and Craig Engler.