Episodes: 69 (hour)
TV show dates: September 12, 2014 — December 28, 2018
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Michael Welch, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Pisay Pao, Nat Zang, and Keith Allan.
TV show description:
This horror TV show begins three years after a zombie virus has gutted the United States. A ragtag band of everyday people work together to transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California — where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.
The antibodies that he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine however, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the team embarks on a journey of survival across 3,000 miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.
Prior to the zombie apocalypse, Lieutenant Mark Hammond (Harold Perrineau) was one of the most respected members of the elite Delta Force. A military man at his core, Hammond will do whatever it takes to ensure a possible cure for the zombie virus is found.
Charles Garnett (Tom Everett Scott) was with the National Guard based out of Georgia. He can be a dangerous man but has managed to maintain a compassionate demeanor and employ a cool logic.
Citizen Z (DJ Qualls) was once known as Private First Class Simon Cruller. Stationed at a remote NSA listening post in the Arctic, he was spared from the zombie apocalypse but his network of surveillance cameras and listening equipment captured everything. He’s a calming voice in a landscape of disaster. A computer hacker, he broadcasts over any means of transmission he can, quick with a joke and full of hope that one day the world will go back to the way it was.
Roberta Warren (Kellita Smith) is ex-National guard. Like many other survivors, Warren lost nearly everything and everyone that mattered to her.
Mack Thompson (Michael Welch) is a good looking nice guy and college athlete who has eyes for one girl. Addison “Addy” Carver (Anastasia Baranova) has the soul of an artist but, when push comes to shove, she has the guts of a killer and can take care of herself.
A former addict, Steven “Doc” Beck (Russell Hodgkinson) isn’t actually a doctor. He’s just self-taught with a really, really strong stomach. Rough around the edges, he’s a stand up guy.
The past of Cassandra (Pisay Pao) is shrouded in mystery and trauma and she’s managed to survive the end of the world. 10K (Nat Zang) doesn’t talk a lot but is very good with a gun and he loves killing zombies. A tally of 10,000 is his goal (hence his name).
Murphy (Keith Allan) was doing time for white collar crime when the zombie apocalypse broke out. The government, desperate for a cure for the zombie virus, started experimenting on prisoners. That’s when Murphy was mauled by a horde of the undead but he survived. That may mean that Murphy — who most consider a complete jerk — is the key to a cure, and restoring the world to a semblance of what it used to be.
Episode #69 — The End of Everything
The heroes break into Altura in an attempt to bring Pandora and Estes to justice; Cooper reappears, shocking Warren; there’s something he has to tell her.
First aired: December 28, 2018.
What do you think? Do you like the Z Nation TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?