Variety has announced that Romero’s Empire of the Dead graphic novel is being adapted for TV.
Romero published the comic through Marvel Comics; however, it isn’t a part of the regular Marvel Universe, so don’t expect the Marvel Zombies to show up.
Demarest Films is behind the project, with it noted the production company recently backed Kevin Smith’s Tusk, and announced the news today at the Cannes Festival in France.
The Empire of the Dead TV series will be written by Geroge Romero and longtime partner Peter Grunwald, and executive produced by Romero and Grunwald with Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson.
Romero is, of course, known for the Night of the Living Dead zombie movies.
Marvel Comics published the first Empire of the Dead comic back in January of 2014, described as:
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!
The ancient predator referred to are blood-suckers, so the series features both vamprires and zombies.
A network has yet to pick up the series.