It looks like DC has yet another property that may be making a transition to the small screen soon, though this one has little to do with super heroes. The comic is the Vertigo title DMZ and the SyFy channel has expressed interest in potentially airing it as a series. What’s more, some big names are getting involved with the show in the production and writing capacity.
Written by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, DMZ depicts a world where a second Civil War has split the United States in half, with the island of Manhattan acting as a demilitarized zone (or DMZ). The series ran for 72 issues, from 2005 to 2012, and received much critical praise.
Now the team of Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men) will be putting together a pilot for the series and David Heyman (Harry Potter, Gravity) will be lending his skills in the production department. Of course, this is a pilot they’re working on, so don’t cross your fingers that you’ll see the series get into full swing.
If it does, however, there could actually be a reason to tune into SyFy every week. Aside from reruns and Sharknado sequels, of course.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.