SYFY PREMIERES BOY BAND ZOMBIE WESTERN MASHUP ORIGINAL MOVIE "DEAD 7" ON APRIL 1*
NEW YORK - March 23, 2016 - No fooling, Syfy's latest genre-bending original movie, DEAD 7 - a boy band zombie Western - will premiere on Friday, April 1 at 8PM ET/PT.
That's right, everybody throw your hands up in the air because the post-apocalyptic, zombie Western mashup flick - from the makers of SHARKNADO - stars members of beloved, world famous boy bands Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, 98 Degrees and O-Town!
DEAD 7 tells the story of a ragtag band of gunslingers who team up to rid a small town of a zombie plague in the post-apocalyptic West. The two-hour movie is headlined by Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter (last season's "Dancing with the Stars" runner-up), playing Jack, the reluctant hero who unites the town's outlaws in a showdown against the zombie menace.
Also starring in DEAD 7 are Carter's wife, actress Lauren Kitt-Carter, Backstreet Boys AJ McLean and Howie Dorough; *NSYNC's Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick; 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons; O-Town's Erik-Michael Estrada, Jacob Underwood, Trevor Penick and Dan Miller; Carrie Keagan ("Reno 911!"); Debra Wilson ("MadTV"); Frenchie Davis (Season 2 "American Idol," and "The Voice" Season 1 semifinalist); Gerardo Mejía (of "Rico Suave" fame); Everclear's Art Alexakis and Grammy winner Jon Secada.
DEAD 7 is a co-production between Carter and The Asylum (SHARKNADO, Z NATION). Producers for The Asylum are Paul Bales, David Michael Latt and David Rimawi. The DEAD 7 story is by Carter, with a screenplay by Sawyer Perry.
DEAD 7 leads into the premiere of Syfy's new 13-episode supernatural action drama, WYNONNA EARP, airing at 10PM ET/PT and starring Melanie Scrofano as the titular gun-slinging heroine.
About The Asylum
The Asylum is one of the world's leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like the SHARKNADO franchise and the popular Z NATION television series, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation's top retailers and its network of international partners. Since itsfounding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. In addition, The Asylum has begun production on Season 3 of Syfy's highest-rated scripted series, Z NATION, a critically-acclaimed action-horror series.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)