12 Eerie Z Nation Scenes From Season 2 (PHOTOS)

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Watch out! These gruesome-looking ZN1-infected zombies have killer instincts.

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Roberta Warren (Kellita Smith) is on the watch to make sure no zombies take her by surprise.

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10K (Nat Zang), Doc (Russell Hodgkinson) and Warren try to find refuge.

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Doc and 10K rest a bit before continuing their journey.

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Mack Thompson (Michael Welch) grapples with a zombie while Addy Carver (Anastasia Baranova) comes to the rescue with a deadly weapon.

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Mack looks ready to snap a zombie's neck.

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Make rushes to kill another zombie with bullets.

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Doc finds himself during a quiet moment.

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Other survivors of the zombie plague are on the run.

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Mack, Doc, Addy, Warren and 10K travel together again on a mission.

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Almost-zombie Murphy (Keith Allan) searches for something (or is it someone?) in the dark.

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Sassy and feisty Cassandra (Pisay Pao) has an unusual encounter with a zombie.

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Zombies are everywhere on TV these days (The Walking Dead, iZombie), and adding to the undead drama is the return of Syfy's Z Nation, which airs on Friday, September 11 at 10/9c.

During Season 1, the post-apocalyptic tale centered on how a zombie virus (ZN1) has affected the entire country. A disparate group that escaped the virus has banded together with one purpose: to save and transport the lone survivor of a zombie bite, Murphy (Keith Allen), to the last lab in the country that can create a vaccine. Season 2 picks up right where the first season ended, with Murphy triggering a nuclear weapons launch at a lab in Fort Collins, Colorado. The first episode explores the aftermath as the group separates and Citizen Z (DJ Qualls) issues a bounty on Murphy that leads him to be targeted by the bounty hunter, Vasquez (Matt Cedeño).

To prepare for the upcoming season, take a look at the gorgeous and gruesome behind-the-scenes photos of Z Nation. See your favorite characters try to survive and defend themselves against scary zombies.

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