George Romero's Empire of the Dead becoming a TV show


Can never have too many members of the walking dead on the boob tube, can you? In exciting news for zombie fans, it has been revealed George A. Romero's 15-issue graphic novel Empire of the Dead is being developed for TV by production company Demarest (Kevin Smith's TUSK).  

The series will be written by Romero and longtime partner Peter Grunwald, and executive produced by Romero and Grunwald with Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson.

Empire of the Dead naturally takes place during the aftermath of an undead uprising, but the hook here is that vampires are in the mix as well! Here's the plot of the Marvel comic:

 Welcome to New York City years after the undead plague has erupted — but just because Manhattan has been quarantined, don't think that everyone inside is safe! Not only do flesh-eaters roam within Manhattan, but there's another ancient predator about to take a bite out of the Big Apple!

The Empire of the Dead announcement was made yesterday at the Cannes Film Festival. We'll keep you updated as this project moves forward.


Extra Tidbit: Have you read Empire of the Dead?
Source: Variety



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