World War Z author Max Brooks is bringing his new comic book Extinction Parade to the small screen with a new TV series adaptation. The author will write the pilot script and will be closely involved in the development of the series, which pits vampires and zombies against each other.
The comic, which was launched by Avatar Press in January 2014, follows an elite, aristocratic class of vampires, who watch as a zombie outbreak wipes out the human race, which has served as their food supply for thousands of years, showcasing how these bloodsuckers have failed to evolve over their immortal lifetime. The comic puts a new twist on classic horror elements and showcases a number of characters with their own inner struggles about the future of their species, as the vampires engage in an all-out war with the zombies.
Here's what Max Brooks had to say about bringing the project to Legendary in a statement.
"I only brought the idea to one company, Legendary, because they do the kind of quality work of which any writer would be proud. While the comic series from Avatar continues, I am thrilled to be working with Legendary to develop Extinction Parade into an innovative new series for television."
Avatar Press publisher William Christensen had this to say in his statement.
"Max Brooks is a visionary with an incredible ability to tell stories that deliver a fresh approach to the horrors that haunt our nightmares. His work on Extinction Parade has been a stunningly rich tapestry of cultures in decline and a biting indictment of the perils of privilege. It will make the perfect television series to appeal to fans who have until now settled for thinly veiled soap operas parading as horror."
No production schedule was given at this time, and it isn't known if Legendary is shopping the project to networks yet.