Maniac’s Nora Arnezeder Joins CBS’s Zoo


Nora-ArnezederEarlier this month we learned that “Mad Men’s” James Wolk will be starring in CBS’s upcoming series “Zoo,” based on the bestselling novel of the same name by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge; and now we have a bit more casting news to share.

Per Deadline, Paris-born Nora Arnezeder (Maniac, Safe House) will play Chloe Tousignant, a French investigator who meets Wolk’s character while she is on an African safari.

Wolk portrays Jackson Oz, a young, renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa when he begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated, and ferocious, he is thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there’s no place left for people to hide.

The 13-episode drama series will be broadcast in summer 2015.

Zoo the novel was originally published in September 2012 by Little, Brown and Company and was a #1 New York Times bestseller. It’s been translated into six languages and has sold more than four million copies worldwide.

Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, and Scott Rosenberg (who also wrote the script together) are executive producers with Patterson, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, and Steve Bowen. Brad Anderson (Stonehearst Asylum, The Call, Session 9) is directing.  “Zoo” is a CBS Television Studios production.

The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

James Wolk to Star in CBS's Zoo



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