Zoo is basking in the glow of a Season 3 pick up, but the animal attack thriller will need all the help it can get to survive a fourth season renewal.
“If The Walking Dead can use animatronics and computer-generated imagery (CGI) to stun audiences with the image of a tiger and not use a real animal, so can Zoo,” said the animal rights organization’s SVP Lisa Lange on Wednesday. The reference to AMC’s zombie apocalypse blockbuster refers to Shiva, the fully digitally fake tiger the furry sidekick to Season 7 new character King Ezekiel, played by non-CGI actor Khary Payton.
“From CGI ants and cockroaches to a beautifully conceived CGI panther, CBS has proved that it can produce the show without using live animals,” the PETA exec added. “With rampant animal abuse in the industry, the network is obligated to do its part to help end it, and if it agrees to use only CGI next season, PETA staff, members, and supporters will be the first to tune in.”
Will PETA help Zoo claim a fourth season, or will this unlikely alliance peter out? Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the renewal status of Zoo Season 4…