While some might say the United States is heading towards a second civil war, the idea was already floated from 2005 to 2012 with the comic series ‘DMZ’ which now has a pilot order to be adapted into a television series. It is rather a timely pick up for WarnerMedia‘s HBO Max as they show interest in the comic that was written by Brian Wood, with artwork by Wood and Riccardo Burchielli.
In the comic of ‘DMZ,’ Manhattan is a demilitarized zone that has been isolated from the rest of the world. The television adaptation of this book chronicles the harrowing journey of a fierce female medic who saves lives while desperately searching for her lost son. But as she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues, and warlords that control this lawless no man’s land, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone here has lost: hope.
While casting has yet to begin, Roberto Patino (‘Westworld,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy’) will be wearing quite a few hats as he is set to be the showrunner, writer and executive producer for ‘DMZ.’ Working with him will be Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay (‘When They See Us’) who is also executive producing and will direct at least the pilot if not the entire series.
‘DMZ’ is the latest addition to HBO Max’s growing late of programming that should appeal to genre fans such as ‘Dune: The Sisterhood‘, the Greek mythology drama ‘Circe’, the animated ‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai‘ series, the post-apocalyptic drama ‘Station Eleven’, the reboot of ‘The Boondocks’, the “psychological horror” series ‘Red Bird Lane’, and the ‘Practical Magic’ prequel.
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Source: TV Line