Syfy is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of 31 Days of Halloween with a lineup of chilling original programming – including a six-night event, Channel Zero: The Dream Door.
The network will also feature five new movies starring stars from Riverdale, The Bold Type, Wynonna Earp, Charmed and The Magicians and Syfy Original Series Van Helsing and Z Nation will premiere in the first week of October.
This fall, Syfy’s Z Nation will return for its third season. A new trailer suggests all kinds of chaos – with the team of survivors trying to save the world being reduced and the key Blue Boy looking like he’s prepared to have a lot of fun wiping them out.
The chaotic yet surprisingly engaging trailer follows the jump.
Syfy’s annual 31 Days of Halloween will take over the month of October with 600 hours of bloodcurdling programming including four scary new Syfy Original movies: Night of the Wild, Ominous, They Found Hell and The Hollow.
Adding to the fun will be holiday-themed episodes of Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness along with such cult faves as Blade II; Underworld; The Fog; Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning; Cabin In The Woods; The Omen (2006); The Last Exorcism; Fright Night (2011); Hostel and Silent Hill: Revelation – not to mention fresh meat, like I Am Legend, Orphan to Insidious: Chapter 2 and new episodes of Z Nation, Dominion and Haven.
Syfy will host six panels at San Diego’s Comic-Con 2015 – including two exclusive screenings for Dominion and new, epic series, The Expanse (followed by a panel with the show’s executive producers and cast – moderated by the writer of the novels).
Other panels will include: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (writer, director, cast), Childhood’s End (screenwriter and stars), 12 Monkeys (executive producers and cast) and Z Nation (executive producer, writer-producer and cast).
Check out the times and places following the jump.
If The Walking Dead is A-list, Z Nation (Syfy, Fridays, 10/9C) is definitely B-movie goodness. A fresh twist in the zombie movie/TV show sweepstakes, it finds a group of ordinary people turned survivors attempting to get the one known survivor of a zombie attack to a secure lab in California so a cure can be synthesized from his blood.
Tales of the paranormal and Zombie tales never fail to draw an audience – which may be why Syfy’s annual 31 Days of Halloween feature the 200th episode of Ghost Hunters (pictured) and the premiere of new docuseries (that’s right – docuseries) Town of the Living Dead.
The Town of the Living Dead is Jasper, Alabama – a town that has been working on a zombie movie for six years. Will they overcome the obstacles in their path and get their movie made? Will it ever appear on Syfy? Town of the Living Dead premieres on Tuesday, October 7th (10/9C).
Along with the 200th episode of Ghost Hunters (series returns Wednesday, October 8th, 9/8C; 200th Ep, October 22), three new Syfy Original movies will premiere during October: Dead Haul (Saturday, October 4, 9/8C), Dead Still (Monday, October 6, 9/8C), and Finders Keepers (Saturday, October 18, 9/8C). New eps of original series Z Nation will continue and the network will also feature Shutter (October 5) and the re-make of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (October 11). Follow the jump for details.
Syfy’s new zombie series, Z Nation has cast Harold Perrineau (Oz, Lost), Tom Everett Scott (Southland, Beauty and the Beast) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural, Legit) as part of the show’s ensemble cast – along with Michael Welch (Joan of Arcadia. Twilight Trilogy) and Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show).
In the series, a group of everyday folks from New York must transport the only survivor of a zombie plague to the last functioning viral lab in California in hopes of creating a vaccine. Z Nation is set for a fall release. For more, check out the press release after the jump.
Syfy is entering the Zombie Apocalyspe Sweepstakes with what sounds like a unique take on the horror subgenre: someone has survived the zombie plague – but although he carries the antibodies that may be humanity’s only hope, he harbors a secret that might destroy them all.
Karl Schaffer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone) will serve as executive producer/showrunner. The series is from production company The Asylum (Sharknado).