Last night it was all about fantasy; today, it’s Syfy making news.
The network today announced they have ordered a pair of new dramas, one featuring the undead, and another featuring the immortal.
From the studio that brought you ‘Sharknado’ (which is a great phrase in and of itself, and here in fact maybe slightly misleading), comes ‘Z Nation,’ which sounds like a prequel to ‘World War Z’ but isn’t. Set three years after a zombie virus has devastated the country, ‘Z Nation’ follows a group of rather ordinary men and women set out to transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California (road trip!) to visit the only working lab in order to study the blood and find a cure.
The twist though, as per the press release, is that while this figure’s antibodies may indeed be salvation for humankind, he also carries within a mysterious and dangerous secret. The series comes from executive producer and showrunner Karl Schaefer.
Elsewhere, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has ordered the mythological drama ‘Olympus,’ which is set to explore the world of gods, monsters, men, women, and everything and everyone in between.
The show seems to follow the sentiment of something like ‘Clash of the Titans’ or ‘God of War,’ where a brave man sets out to challenge the cocky, brutal, and selfish gods. The hero, as it turns out, is named Hero, who in concept art (above) looks a lot like Icarus.
Both ‘Z Nation’ and ‘Olympus’ will get 13 episodes, with the former set to premiere this fall, while the latter is slated for 2015.