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Z Nation is a American horror-drama/post-apocalyptic television series that airs on Syfy, created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler, and produced by The Asylum. The first season of 13 episodes premiered on September 12, 2014. Z Nation is filmed in the Spokane, Washington area and was renewed for a second season to air in 2015, which will consist of 15 episodes. The second season is set to premiere fall 2015.
- Kellita Smith as Roberta Warren. A member of the National Guard living at a camp in upstate New York before taking on the task of transporting Murphy.
- DJ Qualls as Citizen “Z”. PFC Simon Cruller aka “Citizen Z” is working at the Arctic’s Northern Lights NSA listening post. He is its sole surviving employee and uses his high-tech equipment to assist the group in its journey to California.
- Michael Welch as Mack Thompson. A wanderer traveling with Addy and a member of the Blue Sky camp in New York.
- Keith Allan as Murphy “Patient Zero”. Alvin Bernard Murphy is a resentful and frail former convict who became the only known survivor of zombie bites after being part of a scientific experiment. The group is tasked with transporting him to a government laboratory in California, as his apparent immunity might be the sole solution to the ZN1 virus.
- Anastasia Baranova as Addy Carver. Addison Carver is a wanderer traveling with Mack and a member of the Blue Sky camp in New York.
- Russell Hodgkinson as Doc. Steven “Doc” Beck, while not a real doctor, this oldest member of the group carries a drug supply he creatively uses in the capacity of the de facto medic of the group.
- Pisay Pao as Cassandra. A young woman who joins the group after being found at a rendezvous station near Philadelphia and is secretive about her past.
- Nat Zang as 10K. Tommy “10K” is young man highly proficient with firearms and other projectiles. His personal goal is to kill 10,000 zombies, hence his nickname.
- Tom Everett Scott as 1st Sgt. Charles Garnett. A member of the National Guard living at a camp in upstate New York before taking on the task of transporting Murphy.
- Harold Perrineau as Lt. Mark Hammond. The last surviving member of the Delta Force team transferring Patient Zero to a laboratory in California. Despite being credited as a main cast member, Perrineau only appeared in the first episode. Harold only appeared in the 1st episode.
- Rick Rivera as Tobias Campbell
- Yuji Okumoto as Bernt
- Kelly McGillis as Helen
- Bill Moseley as General McCandles
- Donald Corren as Dr. Kurian
Z Nation is produced by The Asylum. On June 29, 2014, it was announced that the filming of 13 episodes for the first season of the series was underway. On October 12, 2014, Syfy announced that it had ordered a second season of Z Nation. Schaefer and Engler have described Z Nation as an attempt to “put the fun back into zombies”, criticizing shows like The Walking Dead for being too serious. Z Nation ’s first season had a budget of less than $700,000 per episode.