Z Nation Canceled at Syfy After Five Seasons!

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It's the end of the line for Z Nation. 

Syfy has canceled the post-apocalyptic drama after five seasons. 

The news was revealed via Twitter by David Michael Latt, an executive producer of the series.


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"RIP #znation. As they say, "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." Thanks to all the fans for five years of love and support. You're the best. Thanks @Syfy for a great run," he shared. 

Fans did not take the news well, but Latt urged them to tune in for Z Nation Season 5 Episode 13 which will now serve as the series finale. 

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"There is still one more episode! Please watch our final show of #znation next week!" he said. 

Delondra Williams, a writer on the series also took to Twitter to say goodbye to the series. 

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"It was such an honor to spend three years in the #ZNation writers room. I enjoyed every single moment in the room, on the page and with the fans," she tweeted, adding:

"Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this amazing show!!"

While the main series is ending, a spinoff focusing on a mother's fight to find her daughter in a zombie-filled world is in the works at Netflix. 

It is called Black Summer and has an eight-episode order. Jaime King will lead the cast. 

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Launching in 2014, Z Nation has always been a reliable performer for Syfy, but Z Nation Season 5 has slipped in the ratings. 

Through 11 episodes, it is averaging just a 0.1 rating, slipping over 20 percent vs. Z Nation Season 4.

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It was once a flagship series for Syfy, but with the newer and better-rated series such as The Magicians, Happy!, and Krypton,  Syfy has decided to part ways with Z Nation. 

Given that the creative forces of the series only just found out about the cancellation, there's a good chance that the series finale will not be a closure-filled affair. 

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What are your thoughts on the cancellation? 

Was it time to go, or did the show still have some life? 

Hit the comments below. 

Remember you can watch Z Nation online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Z Nation Quotes

Let's not cry because she's gone, but let us smile because she was here.


Citizen Z: I need to speak to Lt. Hammond.
Addy: Hammond's dead.