With a title like Zoo, I was expecting an animal to make an appearance, but I guess that stems from the excitement of TCA panels.
"The wild shall inherit the Earth" sounds a bit biblical, but Zoo is an event series, so I guess anything goes. I'm unfamiliar with James Patterson's body of work, but apparently the book is a #1 bestseller about animals waging war with humans. To bring the series to life, there are real animals (like lions and tigers), and it is hinted that, eventually, they will begin working together to achieve more domination over the human race.
Joining the panel we had James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder, Jeff Pinkner, and Josh Appelbaum.
It was a little extra exciting in that audience members who asked questions got asked a question in return, then got a zoo t-shirt! The best question (by far) was directed toward the actors: which animal would you want to kill your character? Connolly said a dolphin, Arnezeder said a skunk, Wolk said whale, and Burke said he doesn't know, but would want to be reincarnated as a dolphin (while insinuating it would be the one killing Connolly).
When asked why make this show now, Pinkner responded that animals are scary and real. A great point, in the age of zombies and vampires!
Watch Zoo at 9pm Tuesdays on CBS!