DJ Qualls, Tom Everett Scott and Harold Perrineau Join Cast of SyFy’s Zombie Series ‘Z Nation’

The action-horror show from the producers of “Sharknado” will premiere this fall

Harold PerrineauTom Everett Scott and DJ Qualls have been announced as key cast members in SyFy’s ensemble zombie series, “Z Nation,” which will debut a 13-episode season this fall.

Other stars in the action-horror show from The Asylum, the production company behind “Sharknado,” include Michael Welch (“Twilight”) and Kellita Smith (“The Bernie Mac Show”).

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“Z Nation” takes place three years after a virus has turned the country into a zombie wasteland, and follows a team tasked with transporting the only known human to have resisted the virus to a lab in hopes of creating a vaccine. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last hope for survival, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all.

Perrineau will play Hammond, the leader of the group headed west; Scott portrays Garnett, Hammond’s second-in-command; and Qualls plays the role of Citizen Z, a computer hacker who joins the team and helps them navigate the zombie-infested terrain.  Welch and Smith are Mack and Addy, respectively, two disparate wanderers drawn to the team — and to each other — by a shared goal: survival.

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Karl Schaefer (“Eureka”) serves as executive producer and showrunner. John Hyams will direct the pilot.