Imagine yourself alone in an arctic military post. The world has gone insane with a zombie virus effecting everything in its way. You missed the last plane out, the plane that was evacuating personnel and sled dogs. Something goes horribly wrong on-board and the plane crashes. You are stranded.
This is the side story of PFC Simon Cruller (played by DJ Qualls, aka Citizen Z, a former hacker who is stranded at an arctic military listening post. He fights for survival as he directs a group of survivors across the zombie infested country in an attempt to deliver a man who has antibodies against the zombie virus. Citizen Z must fight against the odds, his supplies running out, zombie sled dogs are on the prowl, and the only thing keeping him from slipping into madness is a Malamute he has named Wizard.
The following is some backstory about Wizzard, the Malamute star of SyFy channels hit, Z-Nation, now entering its third season:
It was a lovely sunny day in August of 2013 that our lives changed forever. My wife Julie and I had talked about getting a dog for some time and I had been doing some research into the various local rescue organizations as we both agreed that we wanted to adopt rather than buy. I found the Washington Alaskan Malamute League (WAMAL) online and forwarded the link to Julie…. From the moment she saw them the die was cast, a Malamute it had to be. We arranged a home visit with their adoption coordinator who looked over our yard and told us the improvements we needed make in order to make it ‘Mal proof’ and we were set. We drove down to the ‘Holiday’ kennels down in Kent to meet once more with the adoption coordinator and the guy who was currently fostering the dog that the coordinator described as a good fit for us… Wizzard.