‘Scream’ Scribe Brings ‘Dead Day’ Comic Book To Peacock

by Thomas Tuna

Another horror comic book will have its “day” on the small screen.

AfterShock’s 2020 comic book Dead Day–from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov–has landed a straight-to-series order from Peacock, according to a report on Deadline.

Kevin Williamson–who wrote the screenplay for the original Scream–and Julie Plec–producer of the YA supernatural series Vampire Academy for the NBCU streamer–will serve as showrunners and writers on the series. The pair also collaborated on The Vampire Diaries, which ran for eight seasons on The CW.

Dead Day follows a group of characters as they navigate the annual “dead day”–the one day the dead come back to life to complete unfinished business. And that “business” can be simply to celebrate one more day back on Earth…or to torment the living.

The comic books centered on the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family who have to prepare for the zombie onslaught.

The series–produced by Universal Television and AfterShock Media–was called “an exciting, high-concept premise with relatable characters and real emotion,” by Lisa Katz, president of scripted content for NBCUniversal Television. Both Plec and Williamson, she said, have “tremendous individual track records and have created magic together before.”

No further details on the series have been announced, so keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Dead Day on Peacock.


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