Ahead of the Season 3 premiere of Syfy’s Z Nation, we have two exclusive music tracks from an upcoming episode of the cray-Z zombie series — scored by composer extraordinaire Jason Gallagher — to share with you.
Z Nation was co-created by Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone) and Craig Engler. The 15-episode (yes!) third season is executive-produced by Schaefer, who also serves as showrunner.
Season 3 will premiere with a two-hour flashback movie event that will air on Sept. 16, before the regular season starts with Episode 3 on Sept. 23. The two tracks, titled “Soldier’s Song” and “Warren’s Song” (referring to Lt. Roberta Warren, played by Kellita Smith), are plucked from the third episode. Have a listen:
Jason Gallagher has been on board as musical composer since Season 1 (he even dipped his toe into acting by popping up in an episode as a zombie Keith Richards) and, talking about scoring Season 3 of the Syfy zombie series, Gallagher had a message to share with the fans.
“This season of Z Nation will be a more musical season. More hooks, more hummable tunes, more rock...more songs you will want to add to your playlists that feel right at home with the Black Keys, Jack White, and Wolfmother. I hope you dig it.” - Jason Gallagher
The wacky undead TV show also stars DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle), Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish) and Nat Zang. Here's a series synopsis:
Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.
Season 3 of Z Nation will kick off this coming Friday at 8 p.m. on Syfy.