The band of survivors in Syfy and The Asylum's Z Nation have endured a lot—hordes of the living dead, hostile humans, and even a "zombienado"—but there are still plenty of obstacles to come this season and beyond, as it was recently announced that Z Nation has been renewed for a second season.
Z Nation's renewal was announced by Syfy and North by Northwest Productions, with the news tweeted by Z Nation co-creator Craig Engler. Halfway through its first season, the seventh episode of the show airs this Friday night.
“From The Asylum, the producers of Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One, Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country. 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.”
Z Nation stars Harold Perrineau (Lost, Oz), Tom Everett Scott (Beauty and the Beast, Southland), DJ Qualls (Road Trip, Supernatural), Michael Welch (The Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russel Hodgkingson (Big Fish) and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies). The show is executive produced by Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone), who is also the showrunner.