One of the best zombie movies ever, George Romero’s Day of the Dead (1985) is supposedly being rebooted, again. This time as a television series.
Steven Kostanski, who directs several episodes of the series has spoken on Bloody Disgusting’s Boo Crew Podcast and confirmed he already wrapped his work on the project a few weeks ago:
“I actually wrapped up working on that back in December; I ended up shooting the first four episodes of the show. So it’s a ten-episode series; it does have ties to the original movie. I can’t go into too many specifics, unfortunately. I’m not really allowed to say much of anything.
It was a very scrappy, low budget affair, and I had a ton of fun making it… We got Masters FX to once again provide creature effects for it. So I can say that, at the very least, the zombies are super awesome. It’s a very weird, interesting show, that I don’t think is what people are going to be expecting.
I had a ton of fun making it and really utilized all my low-budget sensibilities to pull it off. It was another case of like, a very ambitious premise, with the bare minimum of resources. And I think that yielded a lot of great creativity from the team.”
While called Day of the Dead, it appears to be neither remake nor sequel. It is set in the original ‘Romeroverse’, during the first 24 hours of the outbreak. Anyway, it’s one of multiple zombie TV series in the pipe, another being Resident Evil.