We last saw him tending to the needs of “Dracula” on NBC, and before that he butted heads with Khaleesi on “Game of Thrones” as Xaro Xhoan Daxos, a powerful merchant prince from Qarth. The next time we’ll be seeing Nonso Anozie in a TV series is in CBS’s upcoming “Zoo,” and we have the details on his part right here.
Per THR, Anozie has been cast as Abraham, a Botswanan safari tour guide with a deep understanding of wildlife — and an even deeper empathy for the struggles of humanity.
He joins the previously announced James Wolk and Nora Arnezeder. Wolk stars as American zoologist Jackson Oz, who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa until 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. Arnezeder plays Chloe Tousignant, a French investigator who meets Oz while she is on an African safari.
The 13-episode drama series will be broadcast in summer 2015.
Zoo, a novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, 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.