James Patterson’s “Zoo” is Coming!

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When the revolution comes, mammalian furries of different species will work together, communicate over distances, and intelligently coordinate devastating attacks upon humans that will utterly overwhelm and decimate them!

So is the general premise of Zoo, a popular 2012 novel co-authored by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. That novel is soon to become a television series on CBS, beginning this upcoming Tuesday evening.  Thirteen episodes are assured, with perhaps additional ones to follow should the series catch on.  Zoo will be set in a variety of different locations around the world rather than in a single unchanging site.  Lion attacks in Los Angeles, California will apparently be featured early on, but we will also see domestic cat attacks.

A renegade zoologist called Jackson Oz is a featured character, with such lines as “Animal behavior is changing!”  Will the humans listen in time? – – Don’t bet on it!  The novel was generally well-received by most, despite some junk science in it. While thus far I’ve only been able to view previews and trailers, you can bet that I’ll be glued to the tube this upcoming week to cheer for the home team!

 

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12 Comments on “James Patterson’s “Zoo” is Coming!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I did read the novel. And, as enjoyably action-packed as it was , the general premise is only slightly more scientifically credible than DAY OF THE ANIMALS (a feature-length B movie from the Seventies that had a similar premise).

    • vulpesffb Says:

      “Animals run amok!” I’ve always wanted to run amok, but being that I’m semi-domesticated, I’d probably just settle for throwing popcorn in the theater, meriting a headline like, “Fox is mildly annoying and ushered from movie…”

  2. carycomic Says:

    Didn’t Fox have Usher do the ending credit song for BATMAN FOREVER? Oh, wait. I’m thinking of Warner Brothers and Seal.

    My “bat!”

    • vulpesffb Says:

      Speaking of songs, a rather haunting version of Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” is being used on promos for “Zoo.” I likes it, but then I’m running amok and throwing popcorn and all that…

  3. carycomic Says:

    With regard to your next article? Both History Channels began what they call “Shark Fest” this past 4th of July weekend. I guess they’re trying to get a jump on Animal Planet’s more famous Shark Week, later this month.

    • vulpesffb Says:

      …and with shark attacks off the Carolina coast much in the news this summer, Shark Fest and Shark Week are likely to draw more interest and viewers than ever! There’s something primally terrifying about a creature that attacks when you are vulnerable and defenseless, and literally eats you alive!

      As the paranoia spreads, I’m becoming afraid to answer my door…for who is to say that the voice announcing a “Candygram” or “pizza delivery” on the other side of the door isn’t really one of the land sharks made famous in the old Saturday Night Live sketches of long ago!

  4. carycomic Says:

    “Da-DUM! Da-DUM! Doot-doot! Doot-doot! Doot-doot! Doot-doot!
    Da-da-DUM! Da-Da-DA-DUM!”

  5. carycomic Says:

    On a more serious note? What was supposed to be news footage of a Sumatran rhino and two European brown bears was actually stock documentary footage of an East African rhino. Followed by similar footage of a black bear and a grizzly bear from the good old USA!

    Aside from that anal-retentive nitpick, though, I’m pleasantly surprised with how much I’m enjoying this mini-series…thus far. 😉

    • vulpesffb Says:

      I’m enjoying the series, too, while it does differ from the book…no mention of Oz’ s chimpanzee so far, for example!

  6. carycomic Says:

    As for the wolf pack scene? Since when does Mississippi conduct executions at minimum-security prisons?


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