Kristen Connolly as Jamie and Billy Burke as Mitch in Zoo CBS

CBS premieres its latest drama series titled Zoo, based on James Patterson's bestselling novel with the same name, on Tuesday, 30 June at 9pm on its network.

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Episode 1 is titled First Blood, and the official synopsis reads as follows:

Jackson Oz, an American ex-pat safari guide living in Africa, discovers a link between strange animal attacks on people occurring around the world and his late father's controversial theories about an impending threat to the human race. Meanwhile, journalist Jamie Campbell and veterinary pathologist Mitch Morgan team up to investigate similar abnormal animal behavior in Los Angeles, on the summer series premiere of Zoo.

According to CBS, Zoo is about a global thriller where a wave of violent animal attacks against the human race is sweeping the planet. Jackson Oz is a young renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa with his best friend Abraham, who has a deep understanding of wildlife.

Shortly after the attacks begin, Oz begins to see a link between the strange animal attacks and his late father's controversial theories about impending threats to the human race.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, news reporter Jamie Campbell is adamant on being the first one to break the story behind the mysterious animal behavior, and seeks the expertise of Mitch Morgan, an off-kilter veterinarian, who prefers the company of animals over people. Nora Arnezeder stars as Chloe Tousignant, a French investigator Oz meets in Africa.

As the assaults occurring worldwide become more coordinated and ferocious, Oz and the other characters thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before people run out of places to hide.

James Wolk stars as Jackson Oz, Kristen Connolly as Jamie Campbell while Nora Arnezeder plays Chloe Tousignant. Billy Burke and Nonso Anozie star as Mitch Morgan and Abraham Kenyatta respectively.

The show is written by Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, and is directed by Brad Anderson.