One of the best comics to come out of the industry in the last decade has to be DMZ. Set in a new America where a second civil war left the nation in tatters and the isle of Manhattan as an independent demilitarized zone, the series followed one reporter as he became embedded in the various conflicts of New York.
It’s a series which could easily be adapted for TV. And that’s just what a few mad men are trying to do.
Former Mad Men executive producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton are teaming up with David “Harry Potter” Heyman to bring the comic book series to the SyFy channel. Originally created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, DMZ ran from 2005 until 2012. So far, only a pilot has been ordered, but there’s enough talent behind this production to give this show a fighting chance to get a full season.
DMZ has it all. Action, drama and a ton of political issues, which should fit in quite well with the climate of today where folks are becoming a tad bit disillusioned with their governments. It’s worth picking up to read, but a DMZ series could give SyFy the show it needs in order to compete with AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Last Updated: February 6, 2014