Set in darkness, the early days of a zombie apocalypse, “Black summer” stars Jaime King like Rose, a mother torn from her daughter who sets out on a painful journey to find her.
The eight-part zombie series is actually a complementary prequel to “Z-Nation,“ which was canceled by Syfy last year after airing for five seasons. The series launched on Netflix last week, and among its fans so far is Stephen king, who took to Twitter to rave about it.
“Just when you think there is no more fear in zombies, THIS is happening.” An existential hell in the suburbs, stripped to the bone.
He added on Facebook, “No long tense discussions. No endless flashbacks, because there is no back story. No cranky teens. Dialogue is spared. A lot shot with a single hand-held camera, very fluid. Showrunners could learn a lot from this. If they could work, it is. “
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In “Black Summer”, Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, these complete strangers must find the strength they need to make their way to their loved ones. But in order for Rose and her team to brave this hostile new world, they will have to make some brutal decisions to fight the zombies – and each other.
Karl Schaefer and John Hyams created the series.
BLACK SUMMER (Netflix): Just when you think there’s no fear of zombies left, THIS is coming. Existential hell in the suburbs, stripped to the bone.
– Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 15, 2019