If you're a fan of the zombie genre, the past couple of years may have felt like heaven to you, especially considering the wide range of zombie TV shows offered. The ever so popular The Walking Dead still has one of the highest viewer ratings among cable TV series, and there is also Z Nation and the ongoing iZombie. There are already many options to choose from without even mentioning that, this summer, we'll get the spinoff of The Walking Dead: Fear the Walking Dead, that will air on AMC, just like the original #Series.
If you still haven't hit the ceiling of your zombie addiction then here's some good news for you: George A. Romero's comics called the Empire of the Dead will also arrive on the TV screens, in the near future. If everything goes according to the plan, the mini comic series consisting of 15 pieces will be a mini TV-show and if it's a success like almost every other zombie TV show nowadays, we can be sure that many seasons will follow.
The special thing about the Empire of the Dead is that it features not only zombies but also vampires and both undead races want to feed on the remaining human survivors. Taking into account the comics' graphic violence, we can expect that the TV adaptation will screen on a cable channel to remain loyal to the original comics.
George A. Romero is getting some help, from his friends, creating the TV show. Peter Grunwald, that has already collaborated with Mr. Romero in the past, will serve as producer of the zombie series. He has previously been the producer of Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009). Sam Englabert and D. Johnson will also join as producers of the show.
Mr. Romero is basically the father of the zombie genre, having directed cult movies like Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). The main difference between Romero's early movies and the zombie films that appeared in the 90's and 2000's is that Romero's zombies were a symbol for a consumer society, which served as the true fear during the movies.
Unfortunately, Mr. Romero has recently lost his magic touch in the genre, but if the TV adaptation of his comics falls in the right hands and in the right cable channel, Empire of the Dead may very well dethrone The Walking Dead from the top of the list of zombie TV shows. Or at least it has the potential to do so. #Television #Fiction