Season two of CBS’ summer series Zoo, based on the bestselling book by James Patterson, is currently airing on Tuesday nights at 9pm ET/PT and in a recent episode one of the main cast members was killed off. (Note: If you’re not caught up, do not read any further.) Almost immediately after Jackson Oz (James Wolk) and Chloe (Nora Arnezeder) kissed, Chloe fell victim to a poisonous gas. Moving forward, Jackson has to not only help his friends find the cure before his altered DNA changes him into one of the infected but also has to work through the loss of Chloe just when the relationship was getting started.
At the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, James Wolk took part in the CBS Fan Favorites panel alongside stars from the network’s other primetime shows. He also sat down for roundtable interviews to discuss Zoo‘s second season. In our interview, Wolk talks about what’s happening with Jackson, animals on the set, and working with spiders.
Watch the James Wolk interview:
Zoo Plot: Zoo is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. Jackson Oz is a young renegade American zoologist who spent his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa with his best friend Abraham, who has a deep understanding of wildlife. Shortly after the attacks begin, Oz begins to see a link between the strange animal attacks and his late father’s controversial theories about impending threats to the human race. They team up with news reporter Jamie Campbell, veterinarian Mitch Morgan and French investigator Chloe Tousignant and are thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic. In season two, the danger escalates as the animal mutation moves to phase two, and they begin attacking infrastructure and creating deadly environmental phenomena in an effort to make the planet uninhabitable. Along the way the team encounters Logan, a mysterious stranger who may be holding a dangerous secret, and Dariela, a part of a military unit which encounters a strange and troubling new development in the animal mutation. Also, the team discovers a shocking mutation that threatens the life of one of their own.