In an interview with the Boo Crew podcast, director Steven Kostanski, who directed the first four episodes of the “ Day of the Dead ” series, which is in development by SyFy, revealed that the production will be linked to the original feature film by George A. Romero.
“I directed the first four episodes of the series and finished filming in December. The first season will consist of 10 episodes and will relate to the original film. Unfortunately, I cannot give too many details. I can not say anything.”
He continues, “The production was on a low budget, but I had a lot of fun during the shoot. We asked Masters FX to redo the practical zombie effects. So I can say that, at the very least, the zombies will be super cool. It’s a very strange and interesting series, and I think it’s not what people expect. I had a lot of fun doing it and really used all the low budget techniques to make it work. This was another case of an ambitious premise with few resources. And I think it brought a lot of creativity to the team.
The cast will include Keenan Tracey (‘Bates Motel’), Daniel Doheny (‘Alex Strangelove’), Natalie Malaika (‘Fracture’), Morgan Holmstrom and Kristy Dinsmore (‘Vikings’).
Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas will be the showrunners for the series.
“The plot will follow the intense story of six aliens trying to survive the first day of a zombie invasion in the American suburbs. They will have to work together to increase their chances, as the dead try to tear them apart.
Production is expected to start in 2021.
For those who don’t know, “Day of the Dead” is the third film in the saga of the dead which began in “The Night of the Living Dead” (1968) and “Zombie – The Awakening of the Dead” (1978).
All three feature films were directed by George A. Romero, who has directed many other films set in a zombie infested world, such as “Land of the Dead” and “Diary of the Dead”.
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