HBO Max has ordered the four-part limited series DMZ from Roberto Patino, Ava DuVernay and Warner Bros. Television, based on the comic series from DC.
Rosario Dawson and Benjamin Bratt lead the cast of the futuristic drama, set against the backdrop of a second American civil war. Patino will write all episodes and serve as showrunner. DuVernay directed the pilot and will exec produce alongside Patino. Production is slated to begin next year.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this epic to the screen with my boundary-pushing partners at WBTV and HBO Max, a sublime cast led by Rosario and Benjamin, and my partner and friend, the inimitable and ever-inspiring Ava DuVernay,” said Patino. “DMZ offers up an explosive playground which, more than anything else, exalts the resilience of community and the human spirit. I can’t wait to welcome the die-hard fans of the comic books and new viewers alike to this intoxicating, haunting and inspiring world.”
“DMZ‘s unflinching story of a country torn apart resonates eerily and profoundly amid our current state of the union,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. “With the powerhouse visionary team of Ava and Roberto at the helm, bringing this critically acclaimed DC gem to life promises to entertain and inspire hope.”