Z Nation executive producer David Michael Latt took to Twitter the evening of December 21st to announce via Periscope, that Syfy has cancelled the show. Season five will be its last.
— David Michael Latt (@DavidMLatt) December 22, 2018
Latt confirmed that the network informed the production staff two days prior, and that the Z Nation team has been grateful for every season Syfy ordered during the show’s run.
Co-executive producer David L. Garber was also on the feed, announcing that Netflix, which is a partner in producing the show, will have an eight-episode prequel starring Jaime King as a mother looking for her daughter as she journeys through a hostile new world during the summer of a zombie apocalypse.
Garber said, “We want to thank everybody for tuning in and supporting the show for as long as you have. The sad news is, it’s over, like — Z Nation‘s over, but the good news is we have a show starting in the Spring, which is kind of an origin story. It’s called Black Summer. It’ll be on Netflix exclusively.”
Z Nation was produced by The Asylum, which also produced the Sharknado series of films.