CBS Cancels The Wonderfully Bonkers ‘Zoo’
CBS has decided to cancel ‘Zoo‘ after 3 seasons the US network has announced. As with most cancellations, the show’s ratings, which had been sliding year on year, appear to be the cause.
For those of you unfamiliar with the show, the basic premise was that all the animals in the world had contracted a virus which allowed them to communicate across species and gang up on the humans. A small group, consisting of zoologist Jackson Oz (James Wolk), journalist Jamie Campbell (Kristen Connolly), safari guide Abe Kenyatta (Nonso Anozie) and veterinary pathologist Mitch Morgan (Billy Burke), start to fight back and look for a cure.
At the end of season 2, Mitch sacrificed himself to allow the team to disperse the cure, only to discover it had the unfortunate side effect of sterilising all the humans… Season 3 starts with a massive time jump, as we catch up with the gang 10 years later (although oddly, none of them appeared to have aged…) Mutated animals are being held back on the West Coast of the USA by a massive wall, as the human population desperately work on a cure for sterilisation. Mitch’s (now fully grown) daughter tracks down the, now dispersed, team, and pulls them back together to rescue her father, who is actually still alive.
Whilst we regularly made fun of the show for it’s ridiculous plot lines – e.g. earthquake causing sloths. Moles who can bring down a buildings etc… – it was hugely entertaining to watch. Annoyingly, it does mean the show ended on a bit of a cliffhanger too.
So we say goodbye to ‘Zoo‘, you ridiculous, wonderfully bonkers, drama. You will be missed.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.