Ty Olsson trades vampires for zombies in most recent project

Black Summer -- Courtesy of Netflix -- Acquired via Netflix Media Center
Black Summer -- Courtesy of Netflix -- Acquired via Netflix Media Center /

Supernatural’s Ty Olsson is back on TV screens. It’s a short role, but you’ll get to see him trade vampires for zombies in Netflix’s Black Summer.

If you haven’t checked out Netflix’s Black Summer yet, it could be something worth doing. For Supernatural fans, there’s a certain vampire that shows up. Yes, it’s Ty Olsson, better known as Benny to us.

One of the downsides is that you’ll only get to see him in one episode. He appears at the very start and has an important storyline for Jaime King’s character, Rose. For those who are used to seeing him play a vampire, you will get the chance to see him switch creatures to play a zombie instead.

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Don’t worry, that’s not a major spoiler for the storyline. As I said, this is just in the premiere episode. There are seven other episodes that will take you deeper into the world of zombies and the human reaction.

Supernatural fans will certainly find plenty of reasons to stick around with this Z Nation prequel. By the way, you don’t need to have watched the SYFY series first to understand the prequel, although there will be some Easter eggs for those who do know the original series.

This is a series that gives us monsters that aren’t always supernatural creatures. Remember Dean Winchester’s lines about creatures he gets? Well, there are a lot of dark humans would give Dean the creeps.

Black Summer is one of those shows that focuses on survival. At times, I felt like I was watching an episode of American Horror Story. We watch how separate groups of individuals join together and find their way to the same point for safety, but will they make it all out alive or will they end up like Olsson’s character? You’ll need to watch to find out.

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Will you check out Black Summer? Have you already watched Z Nation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Black Summer Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.