From the minds of those who helped shape the acclaimed AMC series ‘Mad Men,’ as well as the producer for the instant modern classic film ‘Gravity,’ comes a new adapted comic book series, Deadline exclusively reports.
Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, the husband and wife team that served as key writers and producers on the lauded AMC series for six seasons are teaming up with David Heyman, who worked alongside Alfonso Cuarón on the aforementioned sci-fi thriller. Together, they are set to bring the comic book series 'DMZ' to the small screen on Syfy.
The Jacquemettons will write the DC Comics story. Set in the near future, 'DMZ' focuses on a young man who is trapped in Manhattan, an island that as it turns out, has now become a demilitarized zone – hence the title.
The belligerent transformation of New York City follows the second American Civil War, a conflict fought between the United States of America and the secessionist Free States of America.
The comic book series was created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, running from 2005 to 2012.
The televised adaptation is now in development at Syfy, with a seemingly great team at its helm. The Jacquemettons have had definable success writing one of the best shows of the last year, crafting compelling characters, while Heyman has served as producer on a slew of blockbuster and science fiction films, including the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise.