Netflix's latest original offering Black Summer comes complete with a zombie apocalypse, intense battles and a determined mother searching for her daughter. Oh, and an endorsement from an iconic author of horror.
Led by Jaime King, Black Summer takes off six weeks after the start of a zombie apocalypse. The series follows Rose - and the living 'refugees' she meets along the way – as she tries to reunite with her daughter, who was taken away on an evacuation vehicle.
Also starring in the series are Justin Chu Cary, Christine Lee, Sal Velez and Kelsey Flower.
Now, Stephen King – you know, the man behind iconic novels Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, It and more – has recommended the series to his 5.19 million Twitter followers.
Of course, many of King's works have previously been adapted for the screen, and he's considered an authority on horror and supernatural fiction, so his recommendation comes highly regarded.
"BLACK SUMMER (Netflix): Just when you think there's no more scare left in zombies, THIS comes along. Existential hell in the suburbs, stripped to the bone," he wrote in one tweet.
He followed up by complimenting the series' showrunners.
"BLACK SUMMER: No long, fraught discussions. No endless flashbacks, because there's no back story. No grouchy teens. Dialogue is spare. Much shot with a single handheld camera, very fluid. Showrunners could learn a lot from this. If they could work, that is."
Leading actress Jaime, clearly excited by the endorsement, shared the tweets on her Instagram page, writing: "This is what heaven feels like."
Watch the trailer for the zombie thriller in the player at the top of the article!
Black Summer is now streaming on Netflix.