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Kristen Connolly and Billy Burke Join the Cast of ZOO
Posted on Mar 30, 2015 | 01:25pm
Kristen Connolly and Billy Burke will join the cast of ZOO, a new drama series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by James Patterson, to be broadcast in summer of 2015, on CBS. Burke and Connolly join previously announced series regulars James Wolk, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie.

Connolly will play Jamie, a passionate young journalist intent on uncovering the story behind the mysterious animal behavior she’s been tracking. Burke has been cast as Mitch, an off-kilter animal veterinarian who prefers the simple company of animals to navigating the complexities of humans.

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. 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.
Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg are executive producers with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. Brad Anderson is directing.  ZOO is a CBS Television Studios production.