CBS’ latest summer drama, “Zoo,” is slowly taking shape. Following the announcement of the show’s casting of its lead star, the producers are in the process of filling up the cast list. This time, they have added more actors in key roles. Read on to learn about this news story.
As we reported in November, James Wolk will figure in the lead role for CBS’s anticipated summer drama “Zoo.” He will play the biologist Jackson Oz who is set to find out why animals have been behaving oddly. He will be joined by two more cast members: Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anonzie will play the role of Abraham, a safari tour guide from Botswana, who has a good understanding of wildlife and a deeper understanding of human struggles. Arnezeder will play the role of Chloe, who used to work as a diplomat. Chloe, described as sophisticated and strong, will take interest on the unusual behavior of the animals and will seek out Jackson’s help about it.
“Zoo” is based on a New York Times bestselling book written by James Patterson, which follows the story of a global epidemic brought about by a wave of attacks by animals towards humans. As these attacks grow more and more deadly, Jackson Oz will be tasked to solve the mystery as to why this is happening. Jackson has to find a solution before the animals wipe out humans on the face of the earth.
The series is created and executive produced by Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg, and the pilot episode will be under the direction of Brad Anderson. Patterson, who wrote and released the book in 2012 and sold over four million copies, will also be on board as executive producer. The show is set to start filming in New Orleans early next year, according to Nola.
“Zoo” is expected to debut in the summer of 2015 and will also be steamed on Netflix afterwards. The series has been commissioned for 13 episodes.
And there you have it for the latest on “Zoo,” which will be airing on CBS in the summer. We will be keeping tabs of this show, so if you want the latest about the series, keep checking back to Movie News Guide (MNG).
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