Written by: Alex Green
Syfy has announced that “Z Nation” has been cancelled.
The network’s action/comedy zombie show has been running for five years and the cast and crew were apparently blindsided by the decision.
However, shocked as he may have been, producer David Michael Latt took to Periscope on Friday evening and delivered this calming message: “We wanted to tell you face to face… that we were not renewed for Season 6.We’re stopping at Season 5. We’re very sad, but we’re also really grateful with the opportunities that we had on the show.”
Latt went on to add: “This is not the end of anything. This is just the beginning of a lot of things.”
One of those things Latt may have been referring to is the “Z Nation” prequel series called Black Summer, which will air in an installment of eight episodes on NetFlix in 2019. Also zombie-related, the show is set to take place over a particularly lethal zombie-laced summer and is said to be part of the “Z Nation” universe.
Latt’s gracious aplomb aside, behind the scenes in the “Z Nation” camp, there was an alleged air of disbelief among those who worked on the show.
“A plan for a sixth season was definitely in place, and there was confident talk of a seventh as well,” a source told SEM.
When all is said and done, “Z Nation” will have given its fans almost 70 episodes, with the fifth season finale airing Friday, December 28.
The show debuted in September of 2014 and took place three years after a zombie apocalypse wiped out most humans. It starred DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Keith Allan, and Anastasia Baranova.