There are two different ways to come at the trailer for “Zoo,” CBS’ upcoming summer event series based on the book by James Patterson: One, is to take it as seriously as a thriller with extraordinary elements. The other is to embrace the show’s premise — “Whoa, so all the animals get sick of us humans, and rise up to attack? This is a real show? On a major network?” — and look forward to seeing how ridiculous it might be.
We’ll find out for sure in a month, which approach is most valid, but for now get a glimpse at what happens when animals stop being nice and start being… animals. Featuring a soulful cover of “Born to Be Wild” (because every trailer, these days, is required to use a soulful cover of a popular rock song), “Zoo” promises lots of animal-on-human violence and James Wolk with a healthy amount of facial scruff. Consider us intrigued — on one level or another.
“Zoo” premieres on CBS Tuesday, June 30 at 9pm.