Another zombie television series in on the horizon.
Deadline is reporting that Syfy is moving forward with a straight-to-series order for a television series version of George A. Romeo’s classic zombie flick Day of The Day from 1985.
Written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, who also will showrun, Day of the Dead is the intense story of six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. This ode to Romero’s famous flesh-eaters reminds us that sometimes all it takes to bring people together is a horde of hungry zombies trying to rip them apart.
It’s expected to begin airing on Syfy in 2021.
Day of The Dead happens to be one of my favorite horror films and I would consider it the best film in the Romeo series as the effects from gore guru Tom Savini are the best from those first three movies.
I’m sure the thought is to capitalize on the television zombie craze that was ushered-in by AMC’s The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead certainly owes a lot to George A. Romeo, who essentially created the zombie horror genre and intermixed social/political themes within the usually campy horror genre.
Day of The Dead has had a couple of unremarkable film remakes, but a series could be just the kind of thing it needs to be reintroduced to audiences and new horror fans.
Syfy is also making a horror series based on the Child’s Play franchise titled Chucky.
Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race, but tension inside the base is reaching breaking-point, and the zombies are gathering outside.