A straight-to-series drama at CBS has cast its lead actor. Deadline.com reports that the network has lined up James Wolk for the lead role in the drama series “Zoo.”
Wolk played Zach Cropper opposite Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar in David E. Kelley’s sitcom “The Crazy Ones,” which ended its one-season run on CBS earlier this year.
The series is based on a best-selling novel of the same name by James Patterson, which tracks a wave of animal attacks against humanity.
Wolk will play a zoologist named Jackson Oz, who runs safaris in Africa and begins to notice strange behavior from 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,” the story notes.