[TV] Asylum Gets Serious With “Z Nation” (Trailer)

Z Nation

Asylum has been a company we refuse to waste energy on, mostly because they are always creating faux sequels to franchises, and purposely making bad movies like Sharknado.

But, today things begin anew. They finally have something I’m excited to share with you dear readers, something that’s actually worth your time.

Here’s the trailer for their new series, “Z Nation,” premiering this September on Syfy. The premise is cool, the cast is badass, and most importantly…the show takes itself very seriously. You’ll see in this promo just how cool the zombies are, and also enjoy a few smart gimmicks such as an undead child.

Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch, Kellita Smith, Anastasia Baranova, Russel Hodgkingson and Keith Allan star.

‘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.

  • diapers

    Oh, hells yes! Looks promising. Whats with the lack of sharknado love? You guys obviously don’t smoke enough pot.

    • Winnipeg Marijuana

      I loved Sharknado. Sharknado 2 is on the viewing menu for this weekend.

      I put this on the level of ‘Kaw’ (and I liked that ) and monster movies from the 50′s. Major cheese factor, but so what? Try watching the unMST’d version of ‘Thw Slime People’.

      diapers – I always medicate before movies; I wouldn’t think of watching Sharknado 2 any other way.

  • Wolvenmist

    Anything that has The Asylum’s name on it immediately brings up a red flag. Sharknado 1 and 2 are not even their best films (not saying any of them are good). Since this is a tv show and Syfy seems to have pretty good shows. I’ll give it a shot, but I don’t have my hopes up. We’ll see how if fairs.

  • Winnipeg Marijuana

    I’m probably one of the few people here who actually like the Asylum pictures. Go into them with the knowledge that a) you’ll probably get not stellar acting, b) second rate special effects, c) continuity errors, d) bad dialogue e) and plot holes galore.

    Ya know what? Thats sounds kinda like MST3K. A bowl of popcorn, a couple of beers and you’re set.

    Z Nation; I don’t see them taking the cheese approach (Harold Perrineau is a pretty damned good actor), and it doesn’t appear that it’s being played as a comedy (although it may end up hilariously bad),

    I’ll give it a shot. I haven’t liked cop shows, hospital shows, lawyer shows or reaiity shows ever. This appears to be one of ‘my’ shows, and I get o few of these that I consider TV one vast fucking wasteland; network and cable alike. Most of the shows I like get cancelled after one season, and the ones that manage a second or subsequent seasons end up as a wasted premise.

    This show probably isn’t going to be ‘it’ for me, but it may just be enough.

    What does it hurt to give it a shot?

    WMM

    • Justin Corillo

      i love the Asylum movies! the whole point in watching them is to see how bad they are. when you sit to watch a movie starring deborah gibson and lorenzo lammas, do you really expect quality? my favorite on here is how movies like big ass spider and birdemic get people excited and someone mentions megashark vs giant octopus and its garbage.

    • WolfQueen

      A group of friends from work and myself made it a Friday night tradition to watch the Asylum movies. Our favorite was the one where the giant shark jumped out of the ocean and ate the airplane. We all agreed we should have just stopped watching it at that point because it completed our lives. LOL

  • zombie84_41

    looks solid to me I’ll check it for sure.