Without giving everything away, this episode ends with a couple of rabid zombies chasing a group of characters into an abandoned diner, then trying to bang down the door. A ZOMBIE WANDERS INTO THE AUTOMATIC DOORS. The first one is that when someone gets killed (and it doesn't involve their head/brain being smashed), they turn into a zombie SUPER FAST after dying. We hold major institutions accountable and expose wrongdoing. Double-check every area of the store to ensure you're alone. Black Summer is an American streaming television series created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting A 14-year-old math whiz (Tamara Smart), who was attacked by a monster as a child, loses a kidnapped little boy (Ian Ho) she was babysitting and must find him before his parents get home.  On August 7, Kelsey Flower revealed that he had joined the cast as Lance and described his character as "the guy that's terrible at the Apocalypse. In November 2019, Netflix renewed the series for an eight-episode second season. , The show's starring actress Jaime King has said that the two series have "nothing to do with" each other. Release year: 2019. Manny gets shot and killed by stray bullets and after turning undead chases Sun. " The New York Times wrote, “If Andrei Tarkovsky and John Carpenter had teamed up to direct a zombie show, it might have looked something like this formally daring Netflix series.”, In April 2019, Black Summer was the most watched show on Netflix in the United Kingdom.  Erika Hau will have a recurring role in the series. A young woman (Molly Nutley) from a small town has big aspirations as a dancer and disguises herself as a man to perform in a struggling drag club. Spears saves Sun. Schaefer and Hyams also serve as showrunners for the prequel series.  This was echoed by producer Jodi Binstock, who stated that the series is "not tongue-in-cheek, it's very very serious: it's as if the zombie apocalypse really happened in 2018 and explores what that would be for all of us. In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones. Black Summer is an American streaming television series created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams.The first season, consisting of 8 episodes, was released on Netflix on April 11, 2019. He said that the horror series is not intended to be the funny version of The Walking Dead that Z Nation is, but would instead be more of an "old-school" take on zombie lore. A woman is found dead in her bathtub, with a puddle of blood nearby. I immediately saw two big reasons why this show is considered SO stressful. The series is produced by The Asylum, the same production company behind Z Nation, and is written and directed primarily by Hyams, with Abram Cox writing and directing additional episodes. Oops. The guard Manny and Carmen bribed attempts to rape Rose, but before he can, a beat-up Lance grabs his attention before the power goes out, making the guard go to investigate, only to be devoured by zombies. Season 1 Trailer 3: Black Summer. Anyway, this episode is good and so is the next one.  Schaefer, Abram Cox, and Daniel Schaefer will also write episodes for the series. Her abusive husband is dead, killed by her lesbian friend who’d do anything for her. Many of the filming locations are in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. Looks like we are having a problem on the server. " Elaborating, Schaefer described the events of Black Summer as "the low point of the apocalypse" and established it as taking place "about four months into the apocalypse, [...] when 95% of the population dies over the course of the summer.  This was confirmed by Binstock, who added that Black Summer would employ "a completely different approach" than Z Nation, "in that it's much more like a chapter in a book.  The series continued production in the smaller communities of Irricana, Beiseker and Cochrane before returning to Calgary in mid-to-late September. Meanwhile, Rose, Spears, Lance and Ryan continue toward the stadium, witnessing the fates of other survivors along the way. After casually strolling around, grabbing snacks, this man brings his cart to the abandoned register and starts putting items on the conveyer belt LIKE THE WORLD ISN'T ON FIRE.  On October 13, it was reported that deaf Syrian refugee Mustafa Alabssi had been cast as Ryan, a deaf character. This is one of those "I have to see what happens next," endings that leads to binge-watching. Hi, my name is Christopher and while I certainly don't need any additional sources of anxiety, I kept, @ashleymcnamara, @EriKonstantine, @vanamerongen / Netflix / Via. Self care and ideas to help you live a healthier, happier life. Existential hell in the suburbs, stripped to the bone. Thrust alongside a small group of refugees in North America, she must brave a hostile new world and make brutal decisions during the most deadly summer of a zombie apocalypse.  However, the two series do share "most to all of [their] writing, directing, and producing staff" as well as a production company, The Asylum. ", The Kissing Booth on NetflixHell House LLC. I don't want to spoil more because I think you should watch for yourself if you like zombies or suspense or yelling at the characters on your screen. Netflix announced on September 28th, 2020 that production of season 2 was underway following a months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. , On July 19, 2018, it was reported that Netflix had given an 8-episode, straight-to-series order for a "spin-off" prequel series to Syfy's Z Nation, titled Black Summer. And guess what happens next? , Production for the series had officially commenced by July 23, 2018 in and around Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with filming partially taking place at Queen Elizabeth High School, Stampede Park, McMahon Stadium and under the Calgary Tower. The series was created by Z Nation co-creator and executive producer Karl Schaefer alongside the flagship series' co-executive producer John Hyams.  John Hyams directed the majority of the series' episodes. California residents can opt out of "sales" of personal data. Shame! Obsessed with travel? They find that their parenting skills are often judged by their ability to care for and style their child’s hair and that the pressure and scrutiny from others is strong. Anyway, dude winds up back on the run, and although his poor decision-making is frustrating to watch, it leads to highly intense moments, so we should appreciate his stupidity. After the truck attempts to run them off the road, both vehicles crash into a stopped semitrailer, killing Barbara and the pick-up truck driver, both of whom reanimate. THE ZOMBIES RUN! The driver of the truck becomes increasingly aggressive on the roads, and the episode gets more intense along the way. Students from across the US audition for a spot in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, culminating in a riveting final round on a Broadway stage. They introduce themselves, but end up being chased by a pick-up truck, which they believe wants their fuel. Trapped in an abandoned diner, William and Sun must decide whether they can depend on the survivors from the truck as their alliance is tested. Browse our library of more than 30,000 reviews by age, entertainment type, learning rating, genre, and more using the filters in the left column. , The first season of the series, consisting of 8 episodes, was released for streaming on Netflix on April 11, 2019. Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox. William and Carmen head for the dance floor, where William disables the electricity, and Carmen stabs another guard in the neck to turn him undead. Filming for Black Summer season 2 originally began in early 2020 but on March 18th, 2020 production was postponed for 2 weeks. Hi, my name is Christopher and while I certainly don't need any additional sources of anxiety, I kept hearing stuff and things about a STRESSFUL new Netflix series called Black Summer.