Mad Men writers and producers André Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton are teaming up with producer David Heyman for the comic book adaptation DMZ, which has landed at Syfy.
The project is based on Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli's Vertigo and DC comic book, which ran for 72 issues between 2005 and 2012. The story centers on a young man trapped in Manhattan, which has been turned into a demilitarized zone (DMZ). Here's the official description of the comic book.
"In the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. With military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states. Like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand -- Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ."
Matty Roth, a naïve young man and aspiring photojournalist, lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong, and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he's only seen on television. There, he is faced with a choice: try to find a way off the island, or make his career with an assignment most journalists would kill for. But can he survive in a war zone long enough to report the truth?"
André Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton will write the pilot script and executive produce alongside David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford. The writers were among the first hired by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner after the series was picked up by AMC. They served as writers and producers for the first six seasons, before leaving the show in May.