SyFy’s Romero-inspired Day of the Dead TV series gets new poster
The day of the Dead isn’t just the name of horror maestro George A. Romero’s classic 1985 zombie movie, it’s also the title of an upcoming SyFy series paying homage to Romero to premiere next month, which you can see the trailer above.
This exciting development coincides well with other horror versions of pumpkin spice season, such as Amazon Prime Video. i know what you did last summer series and Halloween kills coming to theaters and Peacock on October 15, the same day SyFy’s new show is scheduled to premiere.
And to really get you thrilled for the show, an official poster has just been released by “Ghoulish” artist Gary Pullin, by Bloody Disgusting. You can check it below:
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Although The day of the Dead Originally didn’t wow audiences or critics at the time, it has since become a fan favorite and complements Romero’s original Deaths trilogy, the previous opus being Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead.
The lore of the unfolding zombie apocalypse progresses with each film, with the Night of living the dead occurring at the immediate onset of the cataclysmic event, Dawn of the Dead taking place a few weeks or months in, and The day of the Dead takes place so far into the future that the last human resistance is now an underground military base where a scientist searching for a cure for zombieism stumbles upon the discovery they are starting to learn.
The show is set to take place within the first 24 hours of an undead invasion, according to Steven Kostanski, the director behind Leprechaun returns and Goreman psychopath and who also directs four episodes of the series. Despite perhaps a slight rewrite of the zombie outbreak timeline from the movie, the series is still described by Kotanski as an “ode to George A. Romero’s famous flesh eaters.”
SyFy The day of the Dead is scheduled to premiere on their channel on October 15 and was created by showrunners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff.