Syfy network is trying to up their horror production and announced today they have given a greenlight to a series, DAY OF THE DEAD, based on the George A. Romero film. The series will be 10-episodes and is produced by Cartel Entertainment. Get more details on the series right here below.
From The Press Release
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 George A. 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.
The 10-episode series is produced by Cartel Entertainment.
Showrunners are Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas who will also write. Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, Drew Brown executive produce on behalf of Cartel Entertainment, along with Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson, Jordan Kizwani from HiTide Studios.
Founded in 2011 and run by partners Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, Evan Corday and Geoff Silverman, the Cartel is a feature film and television production, management and financing company representing top-tier showrunners, show creators, writers, directors, producers and production companies in film, TV and new media. The company has been involved in more than 50 movie and television productions since inception, including the hit series “Creepshow” for Shudder and the animated series “Twelve Forever” for Netflix. Cartel previously produced the series “Ties That Bind” for Up TV, and “A Place in the Sun” for Discovery, as well as several recent feature films, including “Switched for Christmas,” “Christmas Connection,” “Love at the Shore,” “Sun Sand and Romance,” “Love at First Glance,” and “Wrong Nanny,” to name a few. In 2013 the Cartel purchased and renovated Tamarind Lithography Studios, which is their Los Angeles headquarters, as well as a full-service production and post-production complex. The Cartel also has offices in London, England and New York, NY.
DAY OF THE DEAD and THE SURREALTOR join a SYFY originals lineup that includes upcoming new drama series RESIDENT ALIEN, VAGRANT QUEEN and the CHUCKY television adaptation; longstanding scripted favorites WYNONNA EARP, VAN HELSING and THE MAGICIANS; late night animation block TZGZ; and fan-focused franchises including SYFY WIRE’S THE GREAT DEBATE, the upcoming series hosted by Baron Vaughn.