Monday, March 2, 2020

SyFy Channel to Finally Bring Zombies to the Small Screen with 'Day of the Dead'

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Oh, wait. The Walking Dead is still on? And SyFy had their own batshit crazy zombie show Z-Nation? Hmm ...

Recent news suggests that the SyFy Channel is striking while the iron is ... lukewarm(?), bringing another zombie TV show to the airwaves via the late George Romero’s Day of the Dead. Of course, this is not the project involving Romero, unless he has become one of his own creations, and based on the provided summary, only seems to be inspired by name alone: “Day of the Dead is the intense story of six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion.”

Since AMC’s flagship The Walking Dead has been hemorrhaging viewers for years, this might be a place to get good weekly zombie installments, especially if they do stick with this “first 24 hours” setup that almost always seems to be glossed over in other properties. But, on the other hand, SyFy series tend to have a collective reputation of slightly better than their original movies so who knows how it will actually turn out.

The new 10 episode series of Day of the Dead is expected to shamble onto TV screens in 2021.

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