Production has commenced in New Orleans on CBS’s new drama series ZOO, based on James Patterson’s #1 bestselling novel. The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015. Brad Anderson (“The Machinist”) is directing the episode.
ZOO is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. James Wolk will play Jackson Oz, a young, renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa when he begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, he is thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there’s no place left for people to hide.
ZOO is a CBS Television Studios production. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg are executive producers with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.