EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has given a direct order of eight episodes to black summer, a zombie drama starring Dixie Deer former student Jaime King. He comes from Nation-Z co-creator/executive producer Karl Schaefer and zombie apocalypse drama Syfy co-executive producer John Hyams.
Created by Schaefer and Hyams who will serve as co-showrunners, black summer stars King as a mother, torn from her daughter, who embarks on a harrowing journey, stopping at nothing to find her. Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, she must brave a hostile new world and make brutal decisions during the deadliest summer of a zombie apocalypse.
Schaefer, co-created with Craig Engler and comedy-drama executive producer Nation-Z, which is entering its fifth season on Syfy. Her previous series credits include Eureka, ghost whisperer and The dead zone.
Hyams feature film credits include Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, All Square and the next manic cop produced by Nicolas Winding Refn.
King just landed a lead role in Female dog, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His feature film credits also include city of sin and Mothers’ Day. She is replaced by Gersh, WME, MPE and attorney Bob Myman.
Schaefer and Hyams are managed by Echo Lake Entertainment, which packaged Black summer.