HBO Max picked up DMZ from executive producers Roberto Patino and Ava DuVernay.
Produced by DuVernay’s ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television, the Max original takes place in the near future, when America is embroiled in a second civil war that leaves Manhattan a demilitarized zone (DMZ). Based on the comic series published by DC, the series follows the journey of Alma Ortega, a medic played by Rosario Dawson, as she sets out to find her son who she lost in the evacuation of New York City. Benjamin Bratt plays Parco Delgado, a leader of one of the most powerful gangs in the DMZ. Production on the series is set for 2021.
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, remarked, “DMZ’s unflinching story of a country torn apart resonates eerily and profoundly amid our current state of the union. With the powerhouse visionary team of Ava and Roberto at the helm, bringing this critically acclaimed DC gem to life promises to entertain and inspire hope.”