I am having the hardest time finding a non-torrent that is in English. The only copy I can find is a Spanish hard-sub. :'-(
I finally found a copy!
...The reviews say this series (Zero) was a 180 compared to the original series.
Honestly it feels like the writers read my mind, that sounds exactly like what I wished for. I did enjoy the original series very much, and am looking forward to watching 2-shiki as well.