If you grew up in the late ‘90s or early ‘00s, chances are you felt forced to pledge your allegiance to one (and only one!) boy band. Sure, technically you could put both Millennium and No Strings Attached in your CD tower, but at the end of the day, society dictated you had to be either a Backstreet Boys OR an NSYNC stan.
Finally, however, we no longer have to swear our loyalty to just one band of boys -- because they’re all working together for one epic reason: to massacre some zombies.
Dead 7, a new original movie for Syfy, stars BSB blondie Nick Carter (sans bowl cut) as a gunslinging hero in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested Wild West. He’s (naturally) the hero of the story, but he’s not alone -- a crew of ex-boy banders joins him in his zombie-slaying quest, and it’s the kind of lineup that once adorned the pages of Tiger Beat circa 1999: A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough from BSB, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick from NSYNC, Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, Dan Miller, and Jacob Underwood from O-Town, and Jeff Timmons as the lone representative from 98 Degrees (what gives, Lachey bros?!).
Carter is also producing the project in conjunction with Asylum, the production house best known for the insane Sharknado films. Check out Dead 7’s official trailer below via BuzzFeed, and “Say Bye Bye Bye to Zombies” (that’s the actual tagline; I didn’t just make that up) when it premieres on Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.