George Romero’s Empire of the Dead Being Adapted for Television. The Godfather of the Dead is about to make his mark on the small screen as George Romero’s comic book series Empire of the Dead will be adapted for television. Demarest Films picked up the rights to the limited series.
Variety reported that the zombie mastermind will be writing the potential TV adaptation with Peter Grumwald with both of them also serving as executive producers. Sam Engelbardt and William D. Johnson of Demarest Films will also serve as executive producers on the series. There has been no word on which network the show will air.
Published in 2014, Empire of the Dead serves as a continuation of Romero’s Living Dead film franchise and follows what remains of humanity after the zombie plague with vampires suddenly becoming the new threat. Published by Marvel, the 15-issue miniseries was split into three 5-issue acts with the first one released in January 2014, the second act in September 2014, and the final act in April 2015. The third act will end the series with the final issue releasing in August 2015.
It looks like Empire of the Dead will be the newest zombie series to go up against monster hit The Walking Dead. Romero has been pretty critical about the AMC series, saying that the show is only a soap opera with zombies as the backdrop. If audiences feel the same way, then perhaps what Romero is making might get them to tune in.
Would you give Romero’s new show a try?
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