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SyFy is cashing in on the popularity of comic book adaptations for small screen with a DC comic book, ‘DMZ‘. In a huge deal at Warner Bros TV, two of ‘Mad Men’s producers Andre‘ and Marie Jacquemetton are hitching their wagon to another producer, David Heyman of ‘Gravity‘ and ‘Harry Potter‘ fame. The Jacquemetton’s, a husband and wife team, will write the series. They began with ‘Mad Men’ right after the pilot was picked up. The two have shared in three of the series’ four best series Emmys and earned three writing Emmy Nominations on their own.
The story of a not-so-far-in-the-future second American Civil War does feel like it’s repeating history some. In this story-line, it’s the federal government of the United States of America fighting against the “Free States” armies. The island of Manhattan is a demilitarized zone (DMZ), where both armies clash. Brian Wood, the comic book series creator describes the setting as: “Think equal parts ‘Escape From New York’, Fallujah and New Orleans right after Katrina”. DC Entertainment’s Vertigo launched the comic in 2005 and ran until 2012 for a total of 72 issues.