Zombie TV series films in Spokane this summer

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The latest entry into the growing catalog of zombie stories in the entertainment world is filming its 13-episode first season in Spokane.

The new television series "Z Nation" will employ several hundred actors and crew, along with more than 1,000 extras to play zombies.

The show will be broadcast on the Syfy network, starting in September. Syfy is hoping to grab some of the high ratings enjoyed by the zombie series "The Walking Dead" on AMC.

The series is set three years after a zombie virus has devastated the United States.

Rich Cowan is a co-founder of North by Northwest, the Spokane company that provides production services for the show. He says this is the first television series he is aware of that has been shot in Spokane.