Eastern Washington University will be home to zombies for the next few weeks as Z Nation films its fifth season on campus. Airing in late September, viewers can tune in and see many Eastern Eagles, faculty and staff transform into a new breed of zombies in a society trying to survive apocalypse and put itself back together.
Season five will bring together different groups of academia in a university setting, making Eastern a prime location for the Syfy network’s hit show.
“The Eastern campus allowed us to have modern buildings like the CEB building which has a lot of glass and looks modern and fresh, but there are other parts of the campus that look a little more old school or give an ivy league feel,” said Marc Dahlstrom, production supervisor. “It was the diversity in the buildings and the grounds that allowed us to achieve the different looks we need.”
Nearly half of the season will be filmed on Eastern’s campus throughout June and the show will return in August to film episode 13, giving students another opportunity to get involved.
“There are an extraordinary number of Eastern Washington University graduates or interns here,” said Dahlstrom. “There’s a lot of Eagles working on the show and we are happy to have them, they’re trained well. The film school is great here and they provide us a good crop of workers each year.”
Z Nation is currently available online and on-demand, and the brand new season will air this September. For those interested in being an extra for the upcoming season, contact firstname.lastname@example.org