Set in the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, Black Summer stars Jaime King as Rose, a mother torn from her daughter who embarks upon a harrowing journey to find her. Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, these complete strangers must find the strength they need to fight their way back to loved ones. But in order for Rose and her team to brave this hostile new world, they will need to make brutal decisions to contend with zombies – and each other.
A mother, torn from her daughter embarks upon a harrowing journey, stopping at nothing to find her. Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, she must brave a hostile new world and make brutal decisions during the most deadly summer of a zombie apocalypse.(synopsis via New on Netflix)
Ah, the lazy, hazy days of summer …
In the case of the zombie apocalypse, lazily lying by the pool or swanning around the mall is replaced by running, screaming, chomping and a desperate search for separated family members.
Not as much fun right?
That much will become abundantly clear when Black Summer, an eight-episode straight-to-series show from the people who brought us the satirically hard-edged brilliance of Z Nation, long may its five seasons not rest in undead peace, hits screens via Netflix.
Helmed by two co-executive producers from Z Nation, Karl Schaefer (also a co-creator) and John Hyams, Black Summer is fast, furious and very, very serious, which means we likely won’t see too many zombie cheese wheels gracing the show.
No worry – it looks like it’s got enough going for it to make for compelling viewing; the only issue is whether interest in all things undead has peaked.
We’ll find out if there is still life in them thar shuffling zombie reanimated corpses when the show debuts 11 April.