Syfy’s upcoming TV series “Day of the Dead” will have some connections to the original George A. Romero film, suggesting that the show is set in the same universe rather than serving as a complete remake. While the details of the plot are still vague, the series is known to follow six strangers as they attempt to survive the first 24 hours of a zombie outbreak. Writers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas will serve as showrunners, and Steven Kostanski directed four of the ten episodes.
Speaking of the status of the series on the The Boo Crew Podcast from Bloody DisgustingKostanski confirmed that he has completed his work day of the Dead only last month. Perhaps the most interesting excerpt from the chat is the revelation that the series will have some connections to the George A. Romero film, although the director does not reveal exactly what those connections are. From the interview:
“I worked on it back in December. I ended up doing the first four episodes of the series. So it’s a ten-episode series. It has ties to the original film. I can’t go into too many details.” Unfortunately, I can’t really say much. “
Steven Kostanski goes on to describe the tone of the series and, despite the show’s small budget, promises great looking zombies.
“It was a very scratchy thing on a budget, and I had a lot of fun with it … We got Masters FX to add creature effects to it again. So I can say that at least the zombies are super awesome very weird, interesting show that I don’t think is what socialmediagossips are going to expect, had a blast on it and really used all of my low budget sensibilities to pull it off was another case of like , a very ambitious premise with a minimum of resources. And I think that brought a lot of creativity to the team. “
Written and directed by George A. Romero, day of the Dead was released in 1985. The third part of the living dead trilogy by the zombie film pioneer takes place some time after the undead have already ravaged the world with a group of survivors who have hidden themselves in an underground bunker. Along with Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, day of the Dead is widely regarded as one of the best zombie films of all time in the eyes of horror fans.
A prequel, Day of the Dead 2: Contagium, was published in 2005, but without the participation of Romero. Two remakes followed, released in 2008 and 2013. Neither of these projects met horror fans in the same way as the original, and these films have been largely forgotten. Hopefully, if you tie directly to the original Romero film, Syfy’s new series will be better than the prequel and remakes.
Subjects: Day of the Dead