CBS has given a 13-episode, straight to series order to Zoo, based on James Patterson’s best-selling novel. Zoo is ‘a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic’s mystery before there’s no place left for people to hide.’
The novel was an international bestseller and script for the premiere was written by the highly regarded Jeff Pinkner (Fringe, Lost), Josh Appelbaum (Alias, Happy Town), Andre Nemec (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity, Happy Town). The four will also serve as executive producers on the series. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.