Shortly after it was announced that a TV series is in the works at Syfy based on George A. Romero’s “Day of the Dead,” it has now been confirmed that the zombie series is neither endorsed or sanctioned by the George A. Romero estate.
The project was handed a ten-episode series order a few days ago and will follow six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of a zombie apocalypse. However, the show has no connections to the horror legend with the estate issuing the following statement (via Twitter):
“This announcement is making the rounds today, but Suz would like everyone to be aware that this project is neither sanctioned nor endorsed by the George A. Romero Estate, and-aside from the title-it bears no relationship whatsoever to George’s Day of the Dead or any other projects.”
Cartel Entertainment is producing the series, the same company behind Shudder’s recent “Creepshow” revival which is reportedly an officially endorsed adaptation of the original Romero classic.