Z Nation: Why Was the SYFY Series Canceled?
This is why SYFY Nation Z was canceled after five seasons. Before The walking Dead, the idea of a zombie TV show becoming a huge hit seemed unlikely. The zombie movie genre had been largely dormant when it got a big shot in the arm with 2002. 28 days later i Resident Evil, and it wasn’t long until the hordes were once again marching in all media. Then The walking Dead proved that zombies and television were a match made in heaven, and before long, more zombie shows like Nation Z arose. Unlike The walking Dead But, Nation Z season 6 and later never saw the light of day. So why was it? Nation Z canceled despite having a loyal fan base?
The walking Dead it grew into a huge franchise, spawning multiple spin-off shows, video games, and at one point there was a Rick Grimes movie planned (now it must be a series). However, one thing the show has been regularly criticized for is its relentlessly gritty and gritty tone. Life in an actual zombie apocalypse is unlikely to be much fun, but the show’s commitment to darkness has turned off some viewers over the years. On the other side of the spectrum are Nation Za zombie show that debuted on SYFY in 2014.
Nation Z had its share of shocking deaths, like now Lost Star Harold Perrineau was originally sold as the star, but whose character is dead at the end of the first episode, but he wasn’t. The walking Dead – a stylistic distinction that won him a dedicated cult. Nation Z lacked the budget of The walking Dead but he made up for it with a demented sense of fun and never took himself too seriously. There was even a George RR Martin Nation Z he made a cameo appearance as a zombie version of himself during the second season. It had its fans, so why was Z Nation cancelled?
Z Nation met the same fate as many SYFY shows
Nation Z It was never a huge ratings hit, but it did respectable business for SYFY, which is why its season 5 cancellation came as a shock. The series may have been canned because the network tends to limit all of its shows to five seasons at most, likely due to rising costs. The first season of Nation Z it was made on a budget of less than $700,000 per episode. This would have increased as the show progressed, due to the rising costs of both actors and the expanding scope of the story requiring a higher budget for SFX. Nation Z However, he is not alone in the SYFY season 5 cut, like the popular shows Stargate Atlantis and cult series Eureka they were also written off before season 6 even though it could be successful. Even if the budget for the zombie sci-fi epic hadn’t increased incrementally with each season, the chances that SYFY would have Nation Z season 6 was always lean.
In addition to the increase in costs, the Nation Z viewership reliably declined with each season. As dedicated as the Nation Z The fanbase is that by season 5 they were pretty much the only people still invested in the show. Season 1 of Nation Z averaged a respectable 1.42 million views per episode. That number was expected to drop, and even The walking Dead lost viewers However, in season 5 the Nation Z the audience had dropped to less than 500,000 (according to tvseriesfinale.com). When put into the context of paying more money for fewer viewers, SYFY’s decision not to exceed its 5-season trend for Nation Z it makes a lot of sense. That doesn’t mean the cast, crew and fans Nation Z they were satisfied though. Despite doing everything possible to wrap up loose ends, season 5 ended on a huge cliffhanger, with Murphy receiving a vision after eating part of Sun Mei’s brain. It could have been his antidote, allowing Murphy to immunize what’s left of humanity from the deadly Z virus (not to be confused with the walker Deathwildfire virus zombie outbreak). unfortunately, Nation Z fans will never find out what he saw.
How the Z Nation prequel series is different
When news of the cancellation broke in 2018, Nation Z fans could at least console themselves with a prequel show, black summer, was on its way, representing the origins of the outbreak. However, the tones of the two shows are quite different, to the point that when black summer spoke with Jaime King ScreenRant she stated, “It’s interesting because people started tying [Black Summer] in Z Nation and I’m like this has nothing to do with it. Not a link to Z Nation. I’d never seen Z Nation or heard of Z Nation, but I have friends who love that show, and then people started saying it was like a Z Nation prequel, which it’s not.” Two seasons of black summer have arrived on Netflix in 2019 and 2021 respectively. black summer Season 3 has been confirmed, but no release date yet.
If even the lead black summer don’t think much of the link between the two shows, you’d hardly expect the prequel show to scratch the surface Nation Z itching Nation Z is a horror drama with comedic undertones (though not as in-your-face as other zombie comedies like the hilarious shaun of the dead). black summer is a psychological story about refugees trying to survive armageddon. Yes, the shows represent the same outbreak of the Z virus, but they don’t feel spiritually connected, and that’s not helped by the fact that they don’t Nation Z the characters have appeared in black summer yet.
Although both shows are produced by The Asylum, black summer is a darker offering that sorely lacks the charm and joy that inspired many of the Nation Z next to choose the SYFY show about the contenders com The walking Dead (the debate between the two camps online sometimes escalated). black summer it’s not a bad program, it’s just not the extension of Nation Z many expected it, even though Netflix has more light-hearted zombie shows Resident Evil, so there are alternatives. Since Netflix is producing the prequel and is the home of the streaming platform Nation Z, Ultimately, any hope for a Season 6 rests with them. However, there is no indication that will happen anytime soon.
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