11:30am PT by Rick Porter
Zombie Drama 'Black Summer' Renewed for Season 2 on Netflix
The zombie apocalypse will continue on Netflix.
The streamer has ordered a second season of Black Summer, a spinoff of former Syfy series Z Nation. Like the first season, which debuted in April on Netflix, season two will run for eight episodes. It is slated to begin production next year in Canada; a premiere date hasn't been set.
Black Summer stars Jaime King (who will also be a producer on season two) as Rose, a mother who is separated from her daughter during the early days of a zombie uprising. Rose will stop at nothing to find her, joining a small group of refugees and braving a hostile new world in her quest.
Returning castmembers for season two include Justin Chu Cary and Christine Lee. Additional castmembers will be announced later.
Netflix ordered the spinoff in summer 2018, not long before Z Nation began its fifth and final season. Syfy canceled the show, a low-cost production from The Asylum, the company behind Sharknado, last December.
Season two of Black Summer is a Netflix Studio production. Z Nation creator Karl Schaefer and John Hyams created the series and executive produce with Abram Cox. Hyams will serve as showrunner in season two.
Black Summer is part of a genre lineup on Netflix that includes the streamer's most popular series, Stranger Things; The Witcher; Daybreak; The Umbrella Academy; and The Haunting, among others.