Welcome to Zach McGowan Web, your online resource dedicated to the actor Zach McGowan. You may know Zach from his roles in "Black Sails", "The 100", "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D", and more. It is our aim to bring you all the latest news, photos, information and much more on Zach’s career. We hope you enjoy your stay!
Press/Photos/Videos: The Italian Rêve Interview

Press/Photos/Videos: The Italian Rêve Interview

Zach recently sat down with The Italian Rêve for an interview. You can also check out their behind the scenes video below & the gorgeous photos in the gallery.

I’ve spoken with a lot of fellow “Black Sails” fans, throughout the years, and they all have one thing in common: Charles Vane is a hero.

In a show where the lines between bad and good guys are blurred, it’s hard to tell who is the knight in (well) shining warship and who’s just straight up bad, and the Ranger’s captain went from declared enemy to ally to friend, ending up being one of the best, and most loved, characters of the show.
Quite the same goes for the Grounder Prince Roan, one of the major characters in the third and fourth seasons of The CW show “The 100,” although we first see him antagonizing the protagonist, Clarke Griffin. Then, he’ll get closer and closer to many other characters, from his guard Echo to the Sky People.

Now, powerful characters need powerful actors to play them, and Zach McGowan certainly knows how to take a character and turn him into something as close as possible to a relatable, three-dimensional, real human being. 


From “Shameless” to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and the movie “Dracula Untold,” alongside Luke Evans, Zach has shown the audience how deep characterization, fascinating acting and breath-taking action can go side by side. Be it on a post-nuclear-bombing North America or in the New Providence island, where rivers of Grog meet oceans of Blue, or as the legendary Scorpion King, Zach managed to create characters we loved and cried for. We had the pleasure to meet him in Los Angeles, to discuss with him his past works and his many upcoming projects, plus the things he would like to do in the future. 

So, whether you’re still waiting for Jody Silverman to be back on “Shameless,” if your cheered for Charles until the last moment (we sure did) or if you’re waiting for the upcoming release of “The Scorpion King- Book of Souls,” here’s the interview you definitely can’t miss.


Let’s start with an easy one; what made you want to become an actor?
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When I was a kid, I started acting pretty early on, doing plays at school and so on. I think it was always a part of the things that I enjoyed. Basically, in school, I really liked gym and the acting class. There were some other things that I enjoyed, but those two were what I really looked forward to. I always wanted to be either an actor, a professional athlete or even a professional soldier – there was a time I wanted to do that. I always wanted to do acting. What made me want to do it? I guess my love for it.

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Talking about “Shameless,” in your opinion, Jody’s “happy family” with Karen will ever be back from Arizona?
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I think that Zach, the actor, will always love to reprise that role. So, in my opinion, there are a lot of ways of coming back from Arizona with the happy family, why not?! I share everyone’s desire to do that.
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So, you are still following the show then, and who’s your favorite character?
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Yes, I still watch it!
I watch it, just the same, whether I’m in or off. Carl has always been a really interesting character. I mean, I watched Ethan [Cutkosky] growing up on the show. And also the kids: the younger ones are the most interesting, and I would say, Debbie. I’ve just had the chance to do a movie again with Emma [Kenney], and there is something cool about just watching their arks in the show and also watching their arks in real life.

“So, in my opinion, there are a lot of ways
of coming back from Arizona
with the happy family,
why not?!”

Head to The Italian Rêve for the full interview.

Press/Videos: ‘Scorpion King: Book Of Souls’  Release Date

Press/Videos: ‘Scorpion King: Book Of Souls’ Release Date

Scorpion King: Book of Souls, starring Zach McGowan, will be released on home video October 23, 2018. Check out the trailer, and more details below.

ZACH MCGOWAN, PETER MENSAH AND PEARL THUSI STAR IN THE EPIC NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THE ACTION-PACKED FANTASY FRANCHISE

AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL ON OCTOBER 23, 2018 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Get ready for an all-new adrenaline-filled adventure in the next chapter of the beloved fan-favorite franchise, Scorpion King: Book of Souls, arriving on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand on October 23, 2018 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Filled with heart-pumping action sequences and intriguing new characters, the historical fantasy film stars Zach McGowan (Terminator Salvation, “Shameless”) as the legendary Scorpion King alongside Pearl Thusi (“Quantico”, Tremors 5: Bloodlines) as the Nubian Princess, Peter Mensah (Avatar, “True Blood”) as the evil warlord and Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road, Troy) as the noble guardian. Showcasing stunning visuals, Scorpion King: Book of Souls reaches new levels of adventure that will keep viewers mesmerized from start to finish.

The legendary Scorpion King returns for an epic adventure in the latest action-packed film in the franchise. In ancient Egypt, the evil warlord, Nebserek (Mensah), discovers a cursed sword that makes the one who wields it more powerful with every soul it strikes down. Determined to stop his power from growing, the Scorpion King (McGowan) joins forces with Tala (Thusi), the Nubian Princess; Amina, a mysterious woman with a magical and tragic secret; and her golem guardian (Jones) to find the one thing that can defeat Nebserek: the Book of Souls.

Scorpion King: The Complete Collection will also be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 23, 2018. From the producers of The Mummy comes this epic action-adventure collection, including all five films in the Scorpion King franchise. New and longtime fans can now enjoy the wonder of all five movies in one must-own collectible set including, The Scorpion King starring Dwayne Johnson, the prequel The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior with Michael Copon, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption starring Victor Webster, The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, and newest film Scorpion King 5: Book of Souls.

Scorpion King: Book of Souls will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

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  • Source: PR Newswire

    Press: The Witcher on Netflix: Who will play Geralt?

    Press: The Witcher on Netflix: Who will play Geralt?

    THE WITCHER on Netflix is still a long way off but fans of the books and video games are eager to see who will be cast in the lead role of Geralt of Rivia.

    Netflix is currently in the process of adapting book and video game The Witcher to series.

    The hugely popular fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski have legions of fans globally who are eagerly anticipating the small screen adaptation.

    Writers are already hard at work on the script with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich regularly tweeting updates.

    The release date is still a long way off however, with the show not expected to be out until 2020.

    Fans have been speculating endlessly about the casting possibilities for the much loved characters.

    The books follow a group of supernatural monster hunters led by Geralt of Rivia.

    Known for his long icy blonde hair, the protagonist is is a monster hunter for hire who possesses superhuman abilities and master swordsman skills.

    Also known as the ‘White Wolf’, Geralt is a “mutated monster hunter, struggling to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts”.

    Who will play Gerald on The Witcher on Netflix?

    Fan favourites to be cast as Geralt include Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and actor Mads Mikkelson.

    Another fan choice is Zach McGowan from Black Sails, The 100 and Shameless.

    However, a certain Hollywood A-lister has just thrown their name in the hat to take on the role.

    Henry Cavill aka Superman, has said he wants to play Geralt in the upcoming series.

    When asked if he was interested in the role by IGN this week, Cavill responded: “Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role.”

    He also said he’s a fan of the books.

    Artist Bosslogic has run with the idea of Cavill taking on the role and created an image of the actor as Geralt and posted it to their Instagram.

    Other actors who fans have been suggesting include Viking’s star Travis Fimmel and Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy.

    Casting for the series officially began back in June, so hopefully some announcements will be made at some stage this year.

    Schmidt Hissrich tweeted at the time: “So. Let’s talk casting. Yes, I said the magic word! Casting is starting soon, and no, I can’t tell you who our top picks are so don’t ask.”

    Another character fabs are excited to see cast is Yennefer, with actress Eva Green from Penny Dreadful the fan favourite at the moment.

    Star Wars’ Mark Hamill has said he wants to play the part of Vesemir, Geralt’s father figure.

    Responding to a tweet about Vesemir he tweeted: “I have no idea what this is or what it’s about but agree it could/should be played by me.”

    Regardless of who will eventually be chosen, the casting process is underway so fans will have to wait and see.

    The Witcher is set to be released on Netflix in 2020.

    Source: Express

    Press: ‘The Walking Dead’ Time Jump Length Revealed

    Press: ‘The Walking Dead’ Time Jump Length Revealed

    There’s going to be a lot of change when it comes to this season of The Walking Dead. Some of those changes will be thrilling, such as the introduction of beloved comic villains The Whisperers, while other changes will be a bit tough to swallow, such as the departures of Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan. One change, however, that’s really exciting is that season 9 will be jumping forward in time, allowing for a fresh start and the opportunity for new stories to flesh out rather than build up.

    “We’re playing with time in the season, so we get to jump forward in the story,” Kang said at a Walking Dead panel earlier this year.

    Well, thanks to The Walking Dead’s Preview Special this past Sunday on AMC, we now know just how long that time jump will be. While guest-host Yvette Nicole Brown was interviewing new showrunner Angela Kang, Khary Payton (King Ezekiel), and Tom Payne (Jesus), Payne revealed that the show would be jumping forward18 months” in the story.

    While there is still a bit of mystery surrounding just where our survivors will all be after a year and a half, we do know that the communities are all thriving together in one common area, that Maggie will have finally had her baby (with the most perfect name), Heath may finally be coming back, and that some popular comic characters will be making their appearance. Fantastic Beast’s star Samantha Morton will be joining the cast as Whisperers leader, AlphaEntourage’s Rhys Coiro and The 100’s Zach McGowan will be playing Savior’s Jed and Justin, with The X-Files’ alum John Finn stepping in to play Earl, and Brett Butler will plat Tammy.

    Despite the show entering an impressive ninth season with an 18 month time jump, the cast and creators can’t stop talking about how much the show feels like the early seasons that were adored by fans, especially in the upcoming premiere.

    “I think there was a lot of the pilot episode that was reminiscent of this opening episode and also a couple of other episodes, too. We have a few surprises as we both know, but we’re not allowed to talk about them,” Lincoln said.

    Source: Fan Fest

    Press: Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Home Video Release Date

    Press: Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Home Video Release Date

    It feels like forever ago when we interviewed writer Tony Giglio about his film Death Race: Anarchy, which was originally supposed to come out in January earlier this year only to be indefinitely delayed. However, Universal has revealed a new trailer (below) and release date for when people can enjoy vehicular manslaughter on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital and that date is October 2!

    Giglio told us, “The film is the fastest 1 hour and 50 minutes you’ll ever see. The world of Death Race: Beyond Anarchy is darker, more dangerous, and mixes all the best parts of Escape from New Yorkwith Mad Max: Fury Road.”

    Danny Trejo returns as the ruthless bookie, Goldberg, in the wildest, bloodiest, Death Race ever. After a failed attack on inmate and legendary driver, Frankenstein, Black Ops specialist Connor Gibson (Zach McGowan) infiltrates a super-maximum federal prison with one goal – enter the immoral and illegal Death Race and take Frankenstein down. Connor enlists the help of Baltimore Bob (Danny Glover) and Lists (Fred Koehler), and unexpectedly falls in love with bartending beauty Jane (Christine Marzano). Connor will have to fight for more than his life in this brutal world of no guards, no rules, no track, and no fear.

    Written by Giglio and directed by Don Michael Paul, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy stars Danny Trejo, Zach McGowan, Christine Marzano, and Fred Koehler.

    Source: Dread Central

    Press: Five Reasons I’m Actually Hopeful About ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9

    Press: Five Reasons I’m Actually Hopeful About ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9

    The Walking Dead fanbase has been down in the dumps for a while now after a pair of lackluster seasons for the Negan War, the recent non-comic-based death of (spoilers) Carl, and now news that Andrew Lincoln, Rick Grimes himself, is leaving the show.

    And yet, after SDCC this week, I find myself…looking forward to season 9 quite a bit. The show produced one hell of a trailer for season 9, which I highly recommend you watch below, but past the fact that it looked pretty promising, there are a few things I’m really looking forward to seeing unfold this season.

    First, watch the trailer, then let’s talk:

      Angela Kang

    I am genuinely looking forward to seeing what new showrunner Angela Kang has in store for The Walking Dead, partially because yes, I am desperate to get out of the Scott Gimple era at this point, but also because every interview I’ve read or seen with Kang, she comes off really well, like she understands the issues that have plagued the show and what we need to see going forward. While I don’t know if she’s going to be a magic bullet to fix everything that ails the show, she has given me faith that she knows what she’s doing and is going to try to make something different and great, recapturing what people loved about the show years ago. We’ll see how it goes, but I am definitely interesting in seeing what she has planned.

      A Return To Mystery

    While there were obviously some changes to the Negan War from the page to the screen, the past two years stuck with the general framework of the comics for the most part. But now for at least the first half of season 9, we seem to be taking a detour into unknown territory. We have the mystery of Jadis and the helicopter to solve, something that has nothing to do with anything we’ve seen in the comics, and also the group is heading to Washington DC on an adventure, again, something that does not take place in the source material. We know that yes, we are heading toward the comic-based Whisperer plotline (as teased at the end of the trailer), but I’m hoping for some solid season 4/5-like non-comic content to take us places we’re not expecting.

      The 100 Actors

    Not one but two actors from one of my favorite shows, The 100, are joining The Walking Dead this season, which I am extremely excited to see. One is Nadia Hilker who will be playing Magna, a much-anticipated character from the comics, and the other is Zach McGowan, also a veteran of Black Sails and Agents of SHIELD, who will be playing Jed, an unknown character who we saw brawling with Daryl more than once in the season 9 trailer. The 100 already gave Fear the Walking Dead its best actress in Alycia Debnam-Carey, so I’m excited to see what these two do here.

      The Whisperers

    I was wondering if The Walking Dead was just going to skip the Whisperer comic storyline altogether, but after hearing those whispers in the trailer, I have to say I am looking forward to seeing that adaption onscreen. I am most curious about how it’s going to be handled given the fact that Carl essentially is the star of this storyline, and he’s…not exactly around anymore. Still, I think Whisperers have the potential to be even more terrifying than the Saviors onscreen if handled correctly, and if the show can fix some of the comic’s problems with this storyline. Overall, I’m glad they’re doing it.

      Rick’s Departure

    While I am not looking forward to Rick being off of The Walking Dead, I am kind of looking forwarding to seeing how Rick leaves The Walking Dead, given that it has to be totally outside the bounds of the comics, where he’s still running the show. My worst fear is that they sacrifice him to The Whisperers to recreate a horrifying comic moment, as I think he deserves better than that. So hopefully, that leaves some sort of heroic ending for him, or there’s a far-flung theory that he will be able to leave the show without actually dying, perhaps being kidnapped and showing up again several years from now when Lincoln wants to return. One of the biggest quotes out of SDCC is Lincoln saying his relationship with Rick Grimes is “far from over,” despite acknowledging he was leaving the show. That could just mean he’ll continue to show up at conventions, or it could mean something else entirely. I am curious to find out what he and the writers have planned, even if I don’t want to see him leave.

    Source: Forbes

    Press/Video/Photos: ‘Walking Dead’ Unveils Season 9 Trailer, Premiere Date at Comic-Con

    Press/Video/Photos: ‘Walking Dead’ Unveils Season 9 Trailer, Premiere Date at Comic-Con

    AMC just released the first full season 9 trailer for The Walking Dead. All I can say is things look like they are about to get intense, and it looks like Zach’s character Justin is really taking a beating. You can check out the video with accompanying article from Variety below. I also added a few screencaps to the gallery. Unfortunately, the scenes with Zach are quick, and you can’t see him very clearly.

    The long-running AMC zombie series showed off the first official trailer for its upcoming ninth season on Friday.

    The trailer debuted at “The Walking Dead’s” Comic-Con panel following the “Fear the Walking Dead” presentation, which featured its own trailer for the upcoming season. AMC also announced the new season’s premiere date: Oct. 7 at 9 p.m.

    Season 9 picks up after the conclusion of the all-out war the survivors waged against Negan and his Saviors, focusing on Andrew Lincoln’s character, Rick Grimes, picking up the pieces and putting together the utopian society for a post-apocalyptic world. The footage featured Grimes and the rest of the survivors assembling infrastructure in their new society, as well as conversations with an imprisoned Negan. The trailer also showed tensions running high as supposedly reformed saviors clash with other survivors in disputes about how their new civilization should function and treat one another.

    The walkers still remain an ever-present threat, as the trailer also contained cuts of Grimes and company fighting off the undead onslaught.

    Lincoln also confirmed at the panel that he will leave the show this next season after leading it since its start in 2010.

    The series also stars Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Khary Payton, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

    Source: Variety

    Press: Bad Boys TV spinoff L.A.’s Finest finally gets picked up

    Press: Bad Boys TV spinoff L.A.’s Finest finally gets picked up

    After plenty of back and forth, the Bad Boys television spinoff is a go.

    As announced by Deadline, Charter Communications has officially picked up L.A.’s Finest as its first scripted series. The company, the second-largest cable operator in the U.S. based on subscriber count, handed the project a 13-episode, straight-to-series order.

    L.A.’s Finest stars Gabrielle Union as Special Agent Syd Burnett, the character she first played the 2003 film Bad Boys II, and Jessica Alba as Nancy McKenna, a hard-working mother and detective at the Los Angeles Police Department. After Syd packs up her life and heads for the state whose women Katy Perry once wrote a whole song about, she’s partnered up with Nancy — her polar opposite. The women lead very different lives and approach their work from their own unique angles, but together, they capitalize on their shared strengths to become — you guessed it — L.A.’s finest.

    Charter Communications will be the stateside home of L.A.’s Finest, with the series living at Bell Media in Canada. Like Charter just did, the Toronto-based digital media and broadcasting company ordered 13 episodes of the project in a straight-to-series deal earlier this year.

    News of Charter picking up L.A.’s Finest comes after months of build up, casting announcements, title reveals, and the disappointing break that NBC passed on the pilot. Once word got out that the network was no longer interested in the project, Sony Television began shopping it internationally. Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures TV, is confident that Charter is the perfect place for L.A.’s Finest.

    “Charter has a strong passion for the project, and we could not be more excited,” Frost said in a statement. “Immediately we knew this innovative new platform was absolutely the right home for L.A.’s Finest.”

    In addition to Union and Alba, the series also stars Ernie Hudson as Joseph Burnett, Zack Gilford as Ben Walker, Duane Martin as Ben Baines, Zach McGowan as Ray Sherman, and Ryan McPartlin as Patrick McKenna. L.A.’s Finest has former CSI: NY showrunner Pam Veasey attached as co-showrunner alongside writers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier.

    Billed as an “action-packed, character-driven procedural,” L.A.’s Finest will premiere on Charter Communication’s Spectrum channel sometime in 2019.

    Source: Looper

    Press: Zach McGowan reportedly joining Season 9 of The Walking Dead

    Press: Zach McGowan reportedly joining Season 9 of The Walking Dead

    While no official announcement has been made, it appears as if The Walking Dead has added Zach McGowan to the cast of Season 9. The question is, who will McGowan play in the ever-expanding world of The Walking Dead.

    At the moment, production on The Walking Dead’s ninth season is in full force. Shooting is underway and the cast members are getting to know some newcomers. One of the newest additions to the cast is Zach McGowan. He hasn’t officially been cast but an Instagram post by Pollyanna McIntosh all but confirms his involvement.

    In the post, McIntosh is joined by her co-stars from The Walking Dead and McGowan. The accompanying text doesn’t explicitly welcome McGowan to the cast but the commenters who’ve seen the image all seemed to come to that conclusion. At the same time, McGowan’s own fan club congratulated him on getting the part. So, it’s probably safe to say he has an upcoming role on the series.

    As far as who McGowan could be playing is anyone’s guess. Though, a popular theory online suggests he’s Beta of The Whisperers. McGowan has the hair and looks for the part but there’s no way to tell if that’s who he’s portraying, especially when The Whisperers haven’t been introduced yet.

    The other possibility is for McGowan to play a member of Magna’s group. Casting for Magna was recently announced, meaning her character will need some company. Yumiko, Magna’s girlfriend from the comics was included in the announcement but we should also expect more members of her group to join them. Any of whom could be played by Zach McGowan.

    Is Zach McGowan playing a member of Magna’s group?

    If McGowan is set to play a member of Magna’s group, he probably won’t play one of the guys who gets devoured when they run into Jesus, in the comics.

    In the comics, when Magna’s group is surrounded by a herd of walkers, Jesus stumbles upon them. He manages to get Magna and her group to safety but a few of them die in the process. Jesus then takes Magna and her group back to the Alexandria Safe-Zone.

    The reason McGowan’s character will survive for a few episodes is that as an actor, he hasn’t had too many brief television roles. While he has made one-time appearances before, McGowan has mostly taken on recurring roles. Therefore, it goes to reason that his part on The Walking Dead will be similar.

    Source: Hidden Remote TV

    Press: Zach McGowan Joins NBC’s ‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff

    Press: Zach McGowan Joins NBC’s ‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff

    The ‘100’ and ‘Shameless’ star will play the main villain opposite Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba in the untitled drama pilot.

    NBC’s untitled Bad Boys spinoff has found its main villain.

    Zach McGowan, most recently known for his role as Ice Nation King Roan in CW’s post-apocalyptic drama The 100, is set to star opposite Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba in the NBC drama pilot. McGowan, who has starred in shows including Agents of Shield, Black Sails and Shameless, will play a slick-suited hustler who runs a nightclub.

    McGowan’s character — Ray Sherman — has a violent encounter with Union’s LAPD homicide detective Syd Burnett (Union, reprising her role from Bad Boys II), who is looking for a criminal he is apparently in business with.

    The project revolves around the free-spirited former DEA agent Syd getting a fresh start in her new job. She is partnered with Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. Both are at the top of their fields in the action-packed, character-driven procedural.

    The untitled drama was written by Brandon Sonnier and Brandon Margolis (The Blacklist). The project hails from Sony Pictures Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Primary Wave and 2.0 Entertainment. (Sony’s Columbia produced the original Bad Boys films alongside Bruckheimer.)

    Alongside Bad Boys, which is currently shooting, McGowan has recently wrapped period drama Damnation for USA Network (Netflix will stream it internationally). On the feature film side, he has both Death Race: Beyond Anarchy and Universal’s Scorpion King: Book of Souls, the latter in which he plays the title role, coming up.

    McGowan is represented by ICM Partners and Primary Wave Entertainment.

    Source: The Hollywood Reporter