Romero will pen the series alongside Peter Grunwald.
A television adaptation of Empire of the Dead, horror icon George A. Romero‘s Marvel Comics series, is currently in development, production-finance company Demarest announced today at the Cannes Film Festival.
Romero will write the TV series with longtime partner Peter Grunwald. The duo will also executive produce alongside Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson, according to Variety.
The first issue of Empire of the Dead was published in early 2014. Here’s how Marvel describes Romero’s fifteen-issue series:
“Welcome to New York City years after the undead plague has erupted—but just because Manhattan has been quarantined, don’t think that everyone inside is safe! Not only do flesh-eaters roam within Manhattan, but there’s another ancient predator about to take a bite out of the Big Apple!”
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