Is your undead obsession far from satisfied? Course not, you sick, sick, sicko. Good news then, as the godfather of the grumbling, mumbling zombie world, George A. Romero, has apparently cut a deal to produce a brand new series based on his Marvel comic book run, Empire of the Dead, so says Variety.
Based on a 15-issue comic book arc, the story is set in New York, many years after the zombie outbreak that humanity has now learned to live with. Manhattan has become a cordoned off area packed full of the flesh-eating annoyance, but there’s another evil lurking in the shadows and it’s wielding a nasty pair of fangs. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s humans vs. zombies vs. vampires in an epic and undoubtedly claret covered showdown. Hurrah!
Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson are set to produce the show with Romero handling writing duties alongside his longtime work mate, Peter Grunwald. There’s no confirmation of whether the show simply be a mini-series or if it’s going for the long haul, where it’ll have the chance to compete with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, as well as its upcoming spin-off show Fear The Walking Dead. Let’s face it though, if anyone’s going to bring tough competition in the zombie TV battlefield, it’s George A. Romero. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on this one as it develops.