George A. Romero's Empire of the Dead

George A. Romero Comic Series Being Adapted For TV

If you’re a fan of zombie films, TV shows or fiction, the name George A. Romero should get you excited. Considered one of the pioneers of the genre, Romero is famous for films such as Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985).

Romero’s work has influenced virtually every writer and filmmaker working within the zombie genre, particularly with shows like The Walking Dead. Yet with so many shows and movies out there, one might wonder what is so special about another undead-centered series.

Rest assured, Romero’s latest project is one to get pumped for. The news comes from Production-Finance company Demarest, which recently announced at the Cannes Film Festival its plan to develop a TV series adaptation of George A. Romero’s 15-issue Marvel graphic novel, Empire of the Dead.

Beyond taking place in a post apocalyptic New York City, this series features not only zombies, but vampires as well. With both supernatural species being such iconic components of modern pop-culture, making this comic into a show seems like a no brainier.

Here is the show’s official synopsis:

“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 series is currently in development with Romero and Peter Grunwald writing. Grunwald will also executive produce the series alongside Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson.
Source: Screen Rant / Photo: Marvel