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Netflix Unveils the First, Terrifying Trailer for Black Summer

Every apocalypse has an origin story.

Black Summer trailer
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  • Photo Credit: The Asylum

There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for their child… even in the most dangerous situation. Black Summer stars Jaime King as Rose, a mother who, after being torn from her daughter, embarks on a tumultuous journey to get her back. She finds herself alongside a small group of American refugees as their humanity is tested during the world's deadliest summer–the summer that came before Z Nation.  

In the recently released trailer, chaos doesn’t even begin to describe the dire situation. A couple finds themselves in the midst of a car crash, running for their lives. They're not just running in fear of an explosion–no, they're also running from the infected. Despite being a prequel to the often campy Z Nation, Black Summer will be deadly, horrifyingly serious.

In this series, our main characters are just starting to grapple with the far-reaching effects of a literal zombie invasion. Rose and her family, amongst others, are forced to evacuate their homes at gunpoint, loaded onto army vehicles, and sent far away. But when Rose is separated from her daughter, her ability to remain subdued is eradicated.

Created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams, Black Summer will focus on the bloodiest and most terrifying part of a zombie apocalypse: the very beginning. As characters adjust to a new, undead world, every life is at stake.

The chaotic tone of the trailer and the terrifying special effects bode well for this miniseries, due out April 11. Eight episodes will be released on Netflix on that Thursday. Can't wait the month? Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think.

Featured still from "Black Summer" via The Asylum