Syfy developing DMZ comic adaptation with Mad Men writers

News Louisa Mellor 6 Feb 2014 - 06:55

Andre and Maria Jacquemetton are writing Syfy's TV adaptation of Vertigo's US dystopian comic, DMZ...

It's far too early in the life of the project to experience anything like excitement about Syfy's in-development adaptation of Wood and Burchielli's DMZ comic book series; but the news probably justifies a momentary, mild tingle.

There. Enjoyable wasn't it?

The tingle-worthy team Syfy has created to work on bringing the US dystopian civil war mark two DMZ story to television includes Gravity and Harry Potter producer David Heyman, and Mad Men writers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton.

For those unfamiliar with the seventy-issue DMZ series, it tells the story of life during a violent American revolt for rookie photojournalist Matty Roth, who finds himself trapped in the war zone formally known as Manhattan. Translating that to television isn't going to come cheap, but done well, it could be quite something.

More news on DMZ as it arrives...

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This is great news. I've just finished book 3 Public Works and I think they're brilliant and would be ideal for a cable TV show. Its a great premise and there are some great characters too! Lets hope that if they do get made they are more like Battlestar Galactica than Flash Gordon...

I recently finished DMZ and am very pleased to hear this in development. The comic contains some very fine writing and has a wealth of excellent characters, not to mention some plot lines and politics which strike a heavy chord with current events. Done right this could be one of the finest shows in recent years

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