Netflix is getting into the zombie apocalypse TV genre with Black Summer, a more serious offering from the makers of Z Nation.
Black Summer is coming to Netflix, offering a more dramatic and intense take on the zombie apocalypse genre; an idea seemingly contradictory to series production company The Asylum, which was responsible for Syfy’s schlocky serial take on the genre, Z Nation, which was recently canceled after five seasons. Yet, with the genre still spear-headed by AMC’s ratings-declining (but still potent) The Walking Dead, the onus on this new series will be to prove that zombies aren’t passé.
Indeed, Black Summer is the creation of Z Nation co-creator/executive producer Karl Schaefer and the Syfy show's co-executive producer, John Hyams, with both serving as showrunners and writers. The project was given a straight-to-series order for eight episodes back in July 2018.
Black Summer Trailer