Zoo is an ongoing American drama TV series based on the 2012 novel of the same name by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. The series premiered on June 30, 2015, on CBS, and concluded the 13-episode first season on September 15, 2015. On October 2, 2015, Zoo was renewed by CBS for a second season, which premiered on June 28, 2016.


Violent animal attacks upon humans are occurring all over the world. Jackson Oz, an American zoologist who offers safaris in Africa, begins to notice the animals' strange behavior and takes it upon himself to solve the reason why before these attacks become more coordinated and ferocious.

Main Cast


In October 2013, it was announced that CBS had given Zoo "a rare pilot production commitment for a pitch originating from sibling CBS TV Studios." In July 2014, the series was given a 13-episode straight-to-series order and added to the network's summer schedule.

On October 2, 2015, the series was renewed for a second season, which started airing on June 28, 2016.


James Wolk was the first to be cast, in November 2014, followed later the same month by Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie. The main cast was rounded out in January 2015, with Kristen Connolly and Billy Burke. In February, Geoff Stults was cast in a recurring role for a "multi-episode arc". In March, Carl Lumbly was cast in a recurring role.

In March, 2016, Josh Salatin and Alyssa Diaz were added to the cast as series regulars in season 2.


The series started filming in New Orleans in January 2015.


Zoo aired in Australia after fast-tracking each episode to air the day after the U.S. The series was simulcast in Canada, and it also airs in Britain.

The series is streaming on Netflix with new episodes coming in September in the US and August in the UK. [1]

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 June 30, 2015 September 15, 2015
2 13 June 28, 2016 September 6, 2016
3 13 June 29, 2017 September 21st, 2017


  1. When is season 3 of Zoo on Netflix?