Hope in the face of hopelessness? The DMZ miniseries spans four hour-long episodes and features well-known stars in a chillingly dark end-of-times scenario. Here you can have a look at the trailer:
“DMZ” seems like a mix of “The Rattlesnake” and “The Walking Dead” in the trailer. Set during a fortunately still fictional second US Civil War, the miniseries is based on a 72-issue series of comic books. These were published from 2005 to 2012 by the legendary “Superman” and “Batman” publisher DC Comics under the banner of its Vertigo imprint (“Doom Patrol”, “Sweet Tooth”, “V for Vendetta” etc.).
In North and Latin America, “DMZ” made its debut exclusively on the pay channel and streaming service HBO Max in mid-March. Since we don’t have this, it has unfortunately not yet been announced when and on which station or streaming service we can watch the miniseries in Germany.
If you want to bridge the gap between the local launch dates and want to read the comics first, you will find what you are looking for at online retailers such as Amazon. The English-language editions can be purchased there as anthologies in printed form and as a Kindle version:
These are the story and stars of “DMZ”
The entire New York borough of Manhattan is a demilitarized zone (abbreviated: DMZ) and thus effectively no man’s land – a lawless region in which 300,000 people still live. During the chaotic evacuation, Alma Ortega (Rosario Dawson) lost sight of her son Christian. Ortega works as an emergency room doctor in neighboring Brooklyn. In order to find the little one, she absolutely wants to go back to the area that is now surrounded and sealed off by high walls…
The series was developed and produced for TV by Roberto Patino, one of the producers and writers of “Westworld” and “Sons Of Anarchy”. Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) and Ernest R. Dickerson (“Juice – City-War”) shared the direction. Rosario Dawson, known for films including Sin City, 25 Hours, Eagle Eye, and the Grindhouse double feature consisting of Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, plays the leading role.
Ironically, the New Yorker has also been involved in various MCU series from the major DC competitor Marvel: she played the recurring character of Claire Temple, a nurse and later a friend of Luke Cage, in “Daredevil”, “Jessica Jones”, “Iron Fist”, “The Defenders” and of course in “Luke Cage”.
Joining Dawson are Benjamin Bratt (Traffic, Law & Order), Freddy Miyares from When They See Us, and Hoon Lee from Banshee and the AppleTV+ series See. Other characters will be joined by Meryl Streep’s daughter Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife”), Rutina Wesley (“True Blood”), Rey Gallegos (“American Sniper”), Sydney Park “(The Walking Dead”), and Nora Dunn (“The Last Supper”) embodies.
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