Warner Bros. continues to expand its relationship with DC Comics. HBO Max has greenlit a TV series adaptation of the comic DMZ, per Deadline!
Currently, DMZ will be a limited series featuring four episodes.
The show, much like the comic, is set in a dystopian future where a second American civil war breaks out.
The island of Manhattan is now a demilitarized zone (DMZ). It is in absolute shambles, and isolated from the rest of the world. Alma Ortega (Rosario Dawson) is desperate to find her son she lost during the evacuation of New York City. She will stop at nothing to reunite with her son. Parco Delgado (Benjamin Bratt) is the head honcho of one of the most powerful gangs in the DMZ.
The series’ main focus is to highlight the dichotomy between politics and culture in America, and offer a little hope along the way.
Dawson, Bratt, Hoon Lee, Freddy Miyares, and Jordan Preston Carter star in the series. Roberto Patino will serve as head writer, showrunner and co-executive producer with Ava DuVernay. Additionally, DuVernay directed the pilot.
The series will begin production in 2021.