Syfy has put in a 10-episode order for a new series based on George A. Romero’s undead masterpiece Day of the Dead. That’s if Deadline is to be believed (and they usually are!).
Steven Kostanski (The Void, Leprechaun Returns, Psycho Goreman) will direct the first four episodes as well as serve as executive producer on the show.
What’s more, we’ve learned some specific details regarding the cast. Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), Daniel Doheny (Alex Strangelove), Natalie Malaika (Fractured), Morgan Holmstrom and Kristy Dinsmore (Vikings) have been cast.
Written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, who also will showrun, Day of the Dead is the intense story of six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. This ode to Romero’s famous flesh-eaters reminds us that sometimes all it takes to bring people together is a horde of hungry zombies trying to rip them apart.
The series comes from Abbott Street Films and Cartel Entertainment (“Creepshow”).
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