AceShowbiz - Zombies are heading to Netflix. The streaming giant has unleashed the first official trailer for its new series "Black Summer". The show serves as a prequel series to "Z Nation", which was canceled by Syfy last year.
The 1-minute-and-41-second video opens with a couple, who just had a car crash, running frantically as a couple of zombies trailing behind them. Somewhere in the trailer, some people are being evacuated by military convoy without really knowing what is actually happening.
"I don't know what the hell is going on," one character says in voiceover, before adding, "Everything is falling apart." It is seen in the trailer that Rose, played by "Hart of Dixie" star Jaime King, screams in agony as she has been separated from his daughter, while the trailer continues to glimpse scenes of zombie attacking the livings.
At one point, Rose is seen carrying a weapon and traveling by foot with a group of survivors. Another character says, "To get out of here, we've gotta make our decisions."
According to the synopsis, "Black Summer" follows Rose, a mother torn from her daughter who embarks upon a harrowing journey to find her. Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, these complete strangers must find the strength they need to fight their way back to loved ones. But in order for Rose and her team to brave this hostile new world, they will need to make brutal decisions to contend with zombies - and each other.
The original series "Z Nation" took place four years after the initial outbreak, "Black Summer" will tell a story in its early days and how America reacted to the spread of the virus. Created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler, "Z Nation" premiered in September 2014 and ran for five seasons. It wrapped its stories with its 69th episode which aired on December 28, 2018.
"Really, the only similarity between 'Z Nation' and 'Black Summer' is that the 'Black Summer' is the first summer that 'Z Nation' took place in. 'Z Nation', when it begins, is in year four of the zombie apocalypse," "Z Nation" producer Jodi Binstock told SyFy Wire last year. " 'Black Summer' is three months in; this is the first outbreak, this is when all the s**t's hitting the fan. It's not tongue-in-cheek at all. It is as realistic as any television I've ever seen."
"Black Summer" arrives on April 11 on Netflix.