Jaime King is to star in "Black Summer," an eight-episode, zombie-apocalypse drama for Netflix. The series was created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams, who will serve as co-showrunners. No debut date has been announced yet. "A mother, torn from her daughter embarks upon a harrowing journey, stopping at nothing to find her," a synopsis said. "Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, she must brave a hostile new world and make brutal decisions during the most deadly summer of a zombie apocalypse." The "Hart of Dixie" and "Sin City" alum re-tweeted numerous reports about her casting and corrected one Twitter user who mistakenly said she was the lead in a spinoff of Syfy's "Z Nation." "Thank you! It isn't a spinoff but it will blow your minds!" she wrote. "Looking forward to rolling cameras Monday," Hyams said in his own post.