Syfy is getting in on the zombie craze, and as such has announced the cast of its upcoming action-horror series, Z Nation.
Harold Perrineau (Lost), Tom Everett Scott (Southland) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural) have joined the 13-episode series, which follows a team of everyday heroes three years after a zombie virus has devastated the country. Together, the group must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, as he is their only hope for a vaccine.
Perrineau will play Hammond, the leader of the group headed west. Scott portrays Garnett, Hammond’s second-in-command, while Qualls has been cast as Citizen Z, a computer hacker who joins the team and helps them navigate the zombie-infested country. UPDATE: A WBTV rep assures TVLine that Perrineau is very much a series regular on NBC’s Constantine, premiering Oct. 24.
Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy) and Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) will also star in the series.
Currently in production in Spokane, Wash., Z Nation debuts in the fall.