Z Nation Season 5 Episode 13 Trailer, Release Date, and Other News

Z Nation season 5 is nearing its exciting conclusion, and we've got the latest trailer and a guide to the episodes to come.

David Michael Latt, CEO and co-founder of The Asylum, which produces both Z Nation and Sharknado for Syfy, kept the excitement going for his niche shows, and Z Nation season 5 is a sometimes dark, sometimes lighthearted zombie thriller that has founds its audience. As a show that has introduced a host of enjoyable characters and featured several notable guest stars, including Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin and rocker/actor Henry Rollins, Z Nation has had fun with the zombie genre, and the enthusiasm has paid off.

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 13 Trailer & Release Date

True to form, Z Nation season 5 returned as a fall show with a premiere date of October 5, 2018. The finale is called “The End of Everything,” and it airs on December 28, 2018. Here’s the trailer:

Z Nation Season 5 Episode Guide

Z Nation season 5 has been paired with Van Helsing on Thursday nights on Syfy. Here’s a guide to the episode titles and descriptions for the season to come.

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 1: “Welcome to the Newpocalypse”

Warren recovers from the drone crash with handsome, mysterious, Cooper, while Doc and the others finally arrive in Newmerica, where they meet George, who is helping form the new country. (air date: October 5, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 2: “A New Life”

Warren must leave her new life behind and find her way to Newmerica, reuniting with Murphy and the other heroes, while discovering George is an old friend. (air date: October 12, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 3: “Escape from Altura”

10K nearly loses everything as Panic and anti-Talker sentiments flare after an explosion derails the vote. (air date: October 19, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 4: “Pacifica”

Warren and George search for Lt. Dante, who may be part of an underground network helping Talkers flee human vigilantes. (air date: October 26, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 5: “Killing All the Books”

Pacifica is bombed, and our heroes decide to follow the Talker Underground to stop whoever is behind the attacks. (air date: November 2, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 6: “Limbo”

Warren and the others are reunited with Addy in “Limbo”, an underground casino run by Murphy and his Blends, that shelters Talkers on the run from Altura Militia. (air date: November 9, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 7: “Doc’s Stoned History”

As Doc explains his version of American History to George, Sketchy and Skeezy re-enact Doc’s stories about the Founding Fathers, while Warren and the others go the bakery that invented bizkits in search of the secret ingredient. (air date: November 16, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 8: “Heartland”

Our heroes arrive in the farming outpost that produces flour for bizkits and find it overrun by zombies. (air date: November 23, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 9: “Water Keepers”

Doc must “spirit walk” again to help save the Chief of the Water Keepers and get the water flowing to Newmerica. (air date: November 30, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 10: “State of Mine”

Altura militiamen force Talkers to mine a hazardous waste landfill for the secret ingredient to bizkits. (air date: December 7, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 11: “Hackerville”

With some help from an outpost of renegade hackers, Warren and George hack Altura’s defenses and discover Estes secret plan. (air date: December 14, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 12: “At All Cost”

Warren and the others must free the Talkers being held in Quarantine and prepare to attack Altura. (air date: December 21, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Episode 13: “The End of Everything”

Our heroes break into Altura in an attempt to bring Pandora and Estes to justice, when Cooper reappears, shocking Warren; there’s something he has to tell her. (air date: December 28, 2018)

Z Nation Season 5 Cast

Katy O’Brian joined Z Nation Season 5 as a regular, reports Deadline. She plays Georgia (a.k.a. George,) St. Clair, who’s described as “a young hero of the Newpocalypse. Just a college Freshman eight years ago as the Zombie Apocalypse began, she helped lead a group of her fellow students and teachers to NewMerica where she is now a political leader as survivors try to form a new country and learn to deal with a new kind of Zombie.”

O’Brian took her excitement over the role reveal to her Instagram, stating:

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“Puppies & Kitten’s out of the bag. Thanks @deadline and @rcmtalent for working so hard to put this together! I’ve spent all summer working on @syfy’s hit show Z Nation, assuming the role of George—a character I relate to through and through. I am beyond excited to be a part of this apocalypse slaying team! Special thanks to the cast and crew for being so ridiculously welcoming and helping me grow as an actor and human being with each craZy day!!”

The Z Nation gig marks a zombie apocalypse return for O’Brian, an up-and-coming American actress, who fans of The Walking Dead saw in a Season 8 episode as one of the Saviors held at the Hilltop’s makeshift POW camp. She’s also banked TV appearances on How to Get Away with Murder, Halt and Catch Fire, as well as movie appearances in 2017 dramedy Fantasy and 2016 horror film Gnawbone. O’Brian also brings real-life gravitas to the onscreen action, having worked as a martial arts instructor – specialized in Hapkido – and was a police officer for 4 years before shifting focus to acting and writing.

Michael Ahr is a writer, reviewer, and podcaster here at Den of Geek; you can check out his work here or follow him on Twitter. Joseph Baxter is a contributor for Den of Geek and Syfy Wire. You can find his work here. Follow him on Twitter @josbaxter.