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George Romero’s Zombie Film ‘Day of the Dead’ Gets TV Series Remake at SyFy

Network also ordered supernatural-themed ”The Surrealtor“

Syfy has ordered a TV series based on George A. Romero’s “Day of the Dead.”

The 10-episode series centers on six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion.

“Day of the Dead” is produced by Cartel Entertainment. Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas will serve as showrunners. Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, Drew Brown executive produce on behalf of Cartel Entertainment, along with Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson, Jordan Kizwani from HiTide Studios.

Romero’s celebrated film was the third of his “Night of the Living Dead” trilogy, coming after “Night of the Living Dead” and “Dawn of the Dead.” A 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dead” was directed by Zack Snyder.

Additionally, Syfy ordered “The Surrealtor” from Blue Ice Pictures. In “The Surrealtor,” realtor Nick Roman and an elite team of specialists handle the cases that no one else can:  haunted and possessed houses that literally scare would-be buyers away. Researching, investigating and “fixing” the things that go bump in the night, the team works to create closure–and closings –even as they struggle with demons of their own.

The 10-episode series is executive produced by Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron along with George Olson who will also serve as showrunner.

Both series are slated to debut in 2021.