Mad Men Vet to Star in Nature Run Amok TV Series

James Wolk will star in Zoo, a new drama series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by James Patterson, to be broadcast in summer 2015.
Zoo is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. James Wolk will play 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.

It’s ‘Day of the Animals’ the Series in ‘Zoo’

Okay, I’m being a little misleading with that headline, but when I saw this news pass across the Hollywood trades, I couldn’t help but think: “Holy crap, they’re basically making Day of the Animals: The Series.” THR reports the CBS (groaaaaan) has ordered up 13 episodes of Zoo, a series arriving in 2015 that is based on the novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec and Scott Rosenberg are writing and executive producing. Cathy Konrad of Scream is also on board to produce with James Mangold (The Wolverine).