Revolution‘s Billy Burke and House of Cards‘ Kristen Connolly have signed on to the cast of CBS’ upcoming dramatic series, Zoo. Burke and Connolly join a cast that includes James Wolk, Nora Arnezeder, and Nonso Anozie, with Brad Anderson (Forever, Fringe) on board to direct.
Zoo, based on James Patterson’s bestselling book, is scheduled to air this summer. Patterson is executive producing along with Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, and Steve Bowen.
Here’s the scoop on the Zoo characters, courtesy of CBS:
Zoo is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. James Wolk will play Jackson Oz, a young, renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa when he begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, he is thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there’s no place left for people to hide.
Connolly will play Jamie, a passionate young journalist intent on uncovering the story behind the mysterious animal behavior she’s been tracking. Burke has been cast as Mitch, an off-kilter animal veterinarian who prefers the simple company of animals to navigating the complexities of humans.
-By Rebecca Murray
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