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Empire of the Dead

Marvel Comics: George Romero's Empire of the Dead

Welcome to New York City years after the undead plague has erupted—but just because Manhattan has been quarantined, don’t think that everyone inside is safe!

Not only do flesh-eaters roam within Manhattan, but there’s another ancient predator about to take a bite out of the Big Apple!

WHAT WE KNOW:[]

With The Walking Dead having two series and Z-Nation on SyFy, you knew it wouldn't be long before zombie godfather George Romero got his own flesh-eating series.

Variety has announced that Romero's Empire of the Dead graphic novel is being adapted for TV.

Romero published the comic through Marvel Comics; however, it isn't a part of the regular Marvel Universe, so don't expect the Marvel Zombies to show up.

Demarest Films is behind the project, with it noted the production company recently backed Kevin Smith's Tusk, and announced the news today at the Cannes Festival in France.

The Empire of the Dead TV series will be written by Geroge Romero and longtime partner Peter Grunwald, and executive produced by Romero and Grunwald with Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson. 

Romero is, of course, known for the Night of the Living Dead zombie movies.

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