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CBS Adapting James Patterson’s “Zoo” in 2015

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CBS has officially ordered 13 episodes of a series adaptation of “Zoo.” The television show will be based on the bestselling novel of the same name by James Patterson. “Zoo” was published in 2012 and has sold more than four million copies worldwide.

“Zoo” is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic’s mystery before there’s no place left for people to hide.

Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg wrote the script and are executive producers with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen.

Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment said,

“‘Zoo’ further demonstrates our commitment to high-quality, year-round programming and to high-concept series that play to summer audiences in the U.S. as well as on a global scale. With this #1 bestseller coming to television, we’re excited to give our viewers a thrill ride with another blockbuster summer event.”

“Zoo” is expected to premiere in summer of 2015.