Fri. Feb 28th, 2020

American Civil War Drama From Ava DuVernay in the Works at HBO Max

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The When They See Us and Queen Sugar multihyphenate and Westworld executive producer Roberto Patino are developing a series based on DC Comics title DMZ, a futuristic drama set during an American civil war. The project has a pilot order at the WarnerMedia streaming platform.

Based on the critically hailed Brian Wood-Riccardo Burchielli comic, DMZ is set in a near-future where America is embroiled in a bitter civil war. The island of Manhattan has become a demilitarized zone separating the two sides, largely destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world.


The series will follow a fierce female medic who saves lives while desperately searching for her lost son. As she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords who now control the lawless island, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone there has lost: hope.



HBO Max is set to launch in the spring with a huge roster of library series and movies from across WarnerMedia properties, including Friends, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory. The streamer has greenlit more than a dozen scripted and unscripted series and is developing several pilots and original feature films.



Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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