‘Zoo’ Season 2 Is Officially Happening Because Dreams Do Come True

With the end of summer at hand, one question on TV viewers' minds is "will Zoo return for Season 2?' While the Zoo cast seemed hopeful that it would be renewed, Deadline just confirmed that Zoo will have a second season. Miss the show the first time around? Here's what you need to know about the first season and the subsequent renewal.

According to Deadline, Zoo was the strongest performer of CBS' three summer dramas, so it's not too surprising that it was renewed. The second season will air in summer 2016. The show will reportedly join comedic thriller drama BrainDead in next year's lineup.

“Zoo‘s thrilling stories clicked with audiences each week during a very competitive summer,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment (quote via Deadline).

Based on James Patterson's novel of the same name, Zoo centers around a series of animal attacks against humans across the planet. The animals are sick, so humans are racing to find a cure before they're all mauled. Suspenseful, much? A Zoo Season 1 finale recap confirmed that fans were left with a cliffhanger (noooo!), making the renewal even sweeter.

The Zoo cast includes James Wolk (Mad Men and Happy Endings), Kristen Connolly (House of Cards and The Cabin in the Woods), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Nora Arnezeder, and Billy Burke (Revolution and Twilight). Patterson also serves as an executive producer.

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If you missed Zoo the first time around, the good news is that the first season is now streaming on Netflix. You have all of fall, winter, and spring to catch up, so get hopping! Still curious about Zoo? You can check out a preview of the first season in the video above!

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