Published Oct 13, 2020Early this year, news emerged that George A. Romero's classic Day of the Dead would be getting turned into a TV series by Syfy. Now we've just learned that the upcoming adaptation will be led by none other than Steven Kostanski of Canadian film collection Astron-6.
News of Kostanski's involvement quietly emerged over the summer, but now Bloody Disgusting has confirmed that the filmmaker will direct the first four episodes of the Day of the Dead series, as well as executive produce the show.
Beyond Kostanski's work with Astron-6, he directed the beloved 2017 horror flick The Void, as well as his latest feature PG (Psycho Goreman).
As for the Day of the Dead cast, it is set to feature Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), Daniel Doheny (Alex Strangelove), Natalie Malaika (Fractured), Morgan Holmstrom and Kristy Dinsmore (Vikings).
This summer it was announced that production would begin between September 14 and December 4 in Vancouver, with the show aiming for a 2021 release.
The synopsis reads as follows:
Written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, who also will showrun, Day of the Dead is the intense story of six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. This ode to Romero's famous flesh-eaters reminds us that sometimes all it takes to bring people together is a horde of hungry zombies trying to rip them apart.
As previously reported, Kostanski also worked alongside his Astron-6 buddies on the web series Divorced Dad, whose recent Blu-ray release included the final Astron-6 film, the short Chowboys: An American Folktale.
PG (Psycho Goreman) has yet to receive a wide release, but you can revisit its rather awesome trailer down below.