Sky 1 Sets July UK Air Date For The Wonderfully Bonkers ‘Zoo’ Season 3

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22 Jun 17

The TV adaptation of James Patterson’s ZOO will return for Season 3 on Sky 1 this July, and it continues to get crazier and crazier.

For those of you requiring a recap, the basic premise of ‘ZOO’ is that all the animals in the world have contracted a virus which allows them to communicate across species and gang up on the humans. It’s also given some of them enhanced mutant powers, creating some brilliantly bananas plotlines, such as an earthquake causing sloth, and a bunch of moles who can bring down a building.

Thankfully, all is not yet lost for humanity. A small group of plucky homo sapiens, consisting of a zoologist, a journalist, a safari guide, a vet, and a French intelligence investigator, have banded together in an effort to try and stop the oncoming threat… But when we last left them, that wasn’t going so well…

At the end of Season 2, Mitch (Billy Burke) had sacrificed himself to give the rest of the team enough time to escape the mutant, hybrid creatures that were attacking their lab on the Pacific island of Pangaea. Whilst the team managed to get out and cure the animals (although not the mutants), Jackson (James Wolk) discovers that the cure also had the unfortunate side effect of sterilising all the humans.

The season ends with a 10-year time leap. Humans are still infertile, and the hybrid mutant creatures had made it off the island and are attacking the mainland. Finally, we see Mitch’s, now grown-up, daughter Clementine (Gracie Dzienny) meeting up with Abraham (Nonso Anozie), telling him that she’s discovered her father is very much alive, and she wants to go and rescue him.

As you can see from the trailer above, Mitch appears to have found a Star Wars-esque style Bacta tank, which has, somehow, healed him! How he actually got in there remains to be seen… Frankly, the show is so wacky at this point, if Bigfoot showed up and dropped him into it, I’d just roll with it.

We can see what sort of preposterous antics our heroes get up to next when the utterly ridiculous, but highly entertainingZOO‘ returns for Season 3 on Friday, 7th July 2017 at 9pm on Sky 1.