Zoo: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Taking itself too seriously, Zoo fails to deliver suspense or scares, despite James Wolk's game performance.

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1
Air date: Jun 30, 2015
2
Air date: Jul 7, 2015
3
Air date: Jul 14, 2015
4
Air date: Jul 21, 2015
5
Air date: Jul 28, 2015
6
Air date: Aug 4, 2015
7
Air date: Aug 11, 2015
8
Air date: Aug 18, 2015
9
Air date: Aug 25, 2015
10
Air date: Sep 1, 2015
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A young rebel zoologist named Jackson Oz (James Wolk) begins to notice significant changes in animal behavior during his days running safaris in Africa. When a surge of violent animal attacks erupts across the globe in Season 1, Oz begins to connect them to the controversial theories of his late father. As the attacks increase and get more ferocious, they begin to seem less random and more calculating. Oz and his best friend Abraham (Nonso Anozie) team up with a news reporter, veterinarian and French investigator to find the reason behind the epidemic. Based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson, "Zoo" also stars Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke and Nora Arnezeder.

Cast

James Wolk
as Jackson Oz
Kristen Connolly
as Jamie Campbell
Billy Burke
as Mitch Morgan
Nonso Anozie
as Abraham Kenyatta
Nora Arnezeder
as Chloe Tousignant
Carl Lumbly
as Delavenne
Marcus Hester
as Evan Lee Hartley
Xander Berkeley
as Ronnie "Dogstick" Brannigan
Geoff Stults
as Agent Ben Shaffer
Madison Wolfe
as Clementine Lewis
Steven Culp
as Clayton Burke
Ken Olin
as Professor Robert Oz
Henri Lubatti
as Gaspard Alves
Warren Christie
as Ray Endicott
Benoit Cransac
as Chloe's Colleague
Cory Hart
as Justin Lewis
Nicole Barré
as Lucy Blanchard
Gonzalo Menendez
as Gustavo Silva
Judd Lormand
as Agent Singer
Jayne Atkinson
as Amelia Sage
Yvonne Welch
as Gabriela Machado
Simon Kassianides
as Jean-Michel Lion
Billy Slaughter
as Nicolas Bradshaw
Jay Paulson
as Leo Butler
Scottie Thompson
as Sheriff Rebecca Bowman
Dave Jensen
as Victor Holman
Jade Harlow
as Anissa Woods
Don Yesso
as Deputy Kraft
Martin Bradford
as Cody Gibson
Natalie Mejer
as Nathalie Tousignant
James Moses Black
as Captain Kavimba
Terence Rosemore
as Officer Clapp
Christian Lagadec
as Antoine Belrose
Han Soto
as Executive Assistant
Tony Bentley
as Warden Brian Tyrell
Kerry Cahill
as Wendy Rhodes
Carl Palmer
as Captain
Ben Matheny
as Mayor's Aide
Al Vicente
as Tim the Driver
Alan Abeyta
as Salesperson
Valerie Boucvalt
as Tara Bradshaw
Richard Holden
as Senator Dixon Vaughn
Ana Cristina Franco
as Floriane Martin
Cecile Monteyne
as Woman From Bio-Lab
Hunter Burke
as Security Guard Greg
James DuMont
as Dr. Humbolt Swinney
Ian Hoch
as Wilson Dupree
Mike Kimmel
as Morgue Attendant
Louis Jouve
as Wildlife Services Man
Charlie Talbert
as Jerome Pratt
Harlon Miller
as Stunt Guard #1
Kim Baptiste
as Medical Examiner
Lucy Faust
as Lab Tech
Lisa Hampton
as Veterinarian
Louis Alexander
as Hotel Clerk
Jon Michael Davis
as Senior Military Official
Anthony Sandoval
as Security Guard
Julio Cesar Ruiz
as Room Service Waiter
Kate Adair
as Bird Owner
Brandon Rivers
as Young Abe
Caroline Fourmy
as Wildlife Services Woman
Ariadne Joseph
as Monitoring Agent
Chelsea Bruland
as Terrified Mother
Brett Baker
as Politician #1
Lauren Elise Gros
as Rental Car Clerk
Nathan O'Neil Smith
as French Cab Driver
Cris Matochi
as Police Sergeant
Jeff Grays
as Trooper
Jaqueline Fleming
as Female Advertising Exec
Rachel Wulff
as Reporter
Jannette Sepwa
as Elizabeth's Aide
Robert Larriviere
as Male Advertising Exec
Jaren Mitchell
as Counter Guy
Julitta Pourciau
as Adoption Official
Melanie Hebert
as Local Anchor
Mike Hoss
as Reporter
Jon Eyez
as Driver
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Critic Reviews for Zoo Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (16)

Wolk plays Jackson with such an easy air that the audience roots for him despite the thin characterization.

Jul 2, 2015 | Full Review…

It's neat that CBS is supporting shows like these; at least, during the summer.

Jul 2, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

To be blunt, I just didn't care. It's dull, plot-driven writing that sinks Zoo for me.

Jun 30, 2015 | Full Review…

James Wolk, best known for playing metrosexuals, shows he can play scruffily handsome. He and Kristen Connolly make us hope they won't get eaten too soon.

Jun 30, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Zoo has 13 hours, and many more animals, to make some sense of its zany story, but the leaden dialogue is almost certainly to make that seem much, much longer.

Jun 30, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

All that's missing here is a tornado -- preferably one that passes over a zoo, vacuums up the caged residents, then deposits them on the humans below.

Jun 29, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Despite the promise of thrilling animal action, CBS's Zoo feels more like a roadside tourist trap than a full-fledged wildlife attraction.

Jul 2, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Zoo is an entertaining wild-animals-scare-the-dung-out-of-humans adventure series that's made for pure summer escapism.

Jun 30, 2015 | Full Review…

If you can overlook the preposterous science behind the plot, the implications of such an event do make for some decent drama.

Jun 30, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Zoo, based on the best-selling 2012 novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, is locked up in cliches, tedium and barely believable bipeds.

Jun 30, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Zoo: Season 1

½

BrendanN

Super Reviewer

https://multiscreenmotivision.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/zoo/

Zoo was an unfortunate experiment. The premise was so silly that it really was laughable. The acting was great and all but the special effects and script were disastrous.

SylvesterK

Super Reviewer

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