About the Show

June 2016


ZOO, based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, 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.


The second season of ZOO premiered Tuesday, June 28 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) before moving to its regular Tuesday (9:00 – 10:00 PM, ET/ PT) time period July 5 on the CBS Television Network.


ON AIR:                                                            Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)


ORIGINATION:                                                  Vancouver, Canada


FORMAT:                                                          Drama (Filmed in HD)


STARRING:                                                      James Wolk (Jackson Oz)

Kristen Connolly (Jamie Campbell)

Billy Burke (Mitch Morgan)

Nonso Anozie (Abraham Kenyatta)

Nora Arnezeder (Chloe Tousignant)

Alyssa Diaz (Dariela Marzan)

Josh Salatin (Logan)


PRODUCED BY:                                               CBS Television Studios


EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:                               Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Michael Katleman, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen


Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com


Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/zoo


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZooCBS


Twitter: www.twitter.com/@Zoocbs


CBS Twitter: http://twitter.com/@CBSTweet


Cast and Crew on Twitter:

James Wolk @jameswolk

Billy Burke @billy_burke

Nonso Anozie @NonsoAnozie

Alyssa Diaz @MissAlyssaDiaz

James Patterson @JP_Books

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CBS Press Contact:

Mallory Mason




CBS Television Studios Contacts:

Tamara Hovsepian




Photo Contacts:

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Mallory Mason


CBS Television Studios:

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