Netflix Unveils First Trailer for Z Nation Prequel Series Black Summer

This new show will bring us back to the early days of the zombie apocalypse.

By Chris Morse

Following the cancellation of SYFY’s Z Nation, a new prequel series is on its way from creators Karl Schaefer and John Hyams. Instead of picking up where the first show left off after its five-season run, Black Summer will take viewers back to the early days of the zombie apocalypse and follow a new roster of characters who must band together to fight for survival.

This prequel series is looking to be taking a more serious tone than what fans of Z Nation had come to expect, which uniquely blended comedic elements into a premise that is often otherwise bleak and gritty.

Similar to the relationship between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, there are no plans for Black Summer to directly cross into the same path as its parent show. However, the main difference between the two franchises is that, in this case, one show is no longer running concurrently due to its cancellation. Nonetheless, this prequel series is being marketed as a companion prequel.

Black Summer stars Jaime King (Sin City, My Bloody Valentine) as Rose, a mother who sets out to find the daughter she had been separated from in the early days of a zombie apocalypse. She eventually joins up with others, who must all work together to survive while contending with the undead and each other in a world that is only growing more dangerous.

The show’s first season comes to Netflix on April 11th, 2019. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this series.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo