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PREMIERE: ZOO Season 2 With James Wolk & Tiger Debuts Tonight on CBS

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Animals versus Humans. The Threat has Evolved.

Update: Season 2 twist. A man mutates into a predator. Is Zoo turning into a zombie show?

Last year’s summer hit Zoo filmed its second season in metro Vancouver this year with a few live animals on set. Based on a James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge novel, Zoo is about a genetic mutation that turns animals into hunters.  Jackson Oz (Wolk) is the American zoologist who observes animals making coordinated attacks on humans while running safaris in Africa with Kenyan guide Abraham (Nonso Anozie).  Along with French intelligence agent Chloe Tousignant (Nora Arnezeder).

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Back in the U.S., Los Angeles reporter Jamie Campbell (Kristen Connolly) and Dr. Mitch Morgan (Billy Burke) see the same sort of aggressive coordinated behaviour.

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Now the scientists are discovering that the animals are doing even more sophisticated things to rid the planet of humans, including attacking infrastructure and wrecking the environment to make the Earth uninhabitable.

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New to season two: Deputy Secretary of Defense Allison (Warehouse 13’s Joanne Kelly), Dariela, military unit member (Ray Donovan’s Alyssa Diaz) and Logan (Josh Salatin).

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Zoo at Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

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And more real animals, including a grizzly bear, lion and tiger (the one I saw in Railtown).

PETA recently protested the show’s use of real animals:

Statement:

By producing a show that exploits wild animals, including lions, CBS has proved that it’s out of sync with public opinion at a time when people are shunning SeaWorld’s captive orca sideshows, states and counties are passing laws banning wild animal acts and private ownership, and Ringling Bros. is taking elephants off the road,” Brittany Peet, PETA’s foundation deputy director of captive animal law enforcement.

It’s too late for Zoo to make any changes to its live-animals policy for season 2. Filming is expected to wrap in Vancouver next week on July 7th.

Zoo season 2 debuts tonight at 9 p.m. in a two-hour season premiere on CBS in the U.S. and CTV in Canada.

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