Stephen King recommends Netflix’s Z Nation prequel Black Summer

Black Summer - Photo Credit: Netflix
Black Summer - Photo Credit: Netflix /

The King of horror champions Netflix’s new Z-Nation prequel zombie series, Black Summer, giving it a highly positive appraisal

If you’ve been hesitant about jumping into Netflix’s recent Z-Nation prequel companion Black Summer then here is the push you’ve been waiting for. Stephen King, the prolific author of such literary classics as The ShiningCarrie and IT, recently tweeted out his love of the new Netflix original series, according to a report from Bloody Disgusting.

If you are a fan of horror and the King of horror recommends something as highly as this, you really have no excuse to not watch it at this point. King continued his praise for the show the following day on April 15.

Clearly, King had a little binge-watch over the weekend on Netflix.

Check out King’s tweets about Black Summer below.

The show, which is about a mother who goes on a journey to find her lost daughter in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world, is actually a companion, prequel series to the recently canceled Z-Nation, which aired on Syfy for five seasons.

It’s curious that King had such a positive reaction to the show which, for the most part, has been subject to lackluster, middling reviews from critics, sitting at only a 60 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 58 percent audience score.

Could King be seeing something in this series that the rest of us are simply missing? Perhaps, but it is also worth noting that King regularly tweets movie, TV and literary recommendations that are generally all positive and rarely posts negative reviews on pop culture content.

Zombies are an area which King has actually rarely touched on in his writing. His only notable work featuring the walking dead is Cell (2006), which itself got a largely panned adaptation in 2016.

So whether or not King actually did like the show or if he was just trying to support the genre is up to debate but if you needed a horror show recommendation for this week here you go, straight from the King of the genre himself.

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