Rosario Dawson to Star in Ava DuVernay’s Comic Adaption ‘DMZ’ for HBO Max
Rosario Dawson is teaming up with Ava DuVernay for a new comic book series that is set to premiere exclusively on HBO Max.
HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television revealed the exciting news on Thursday, citing that DuVernay and Roberto Patino will be producing the limited series based on the DC/Vertigo comic of the same name.
‘DMZ’: HBO Max Hands Series Order To Ava DuVernay & Roberto Patino’s Futuristic Civil War Drama, Based On DC Comic https://t.co/8OXVHpbXmK— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) November 19, 2020
The series will center on a future America involved in a civil war that leaves Manhattan a demilitarized war zone (DMZ). It follows a medic Alma Ortega (Dawson) on a journey to find the son she lost during an evacuation of New York.
Conflict ensues when a powerful DMZ gang leader (Benjamin Bratt) seeks to rule this new world. Ortega soon becomes a beacon of hope in a society of cultural and political divide.
Ava DuVernay and Roberto Patino’s adaptation of DC Comic’ #DMZ has been given a series order by HBO Max.— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) November 20, 2020
The four-part limited series will star Rosario Dawson and Benjamin Bratt.
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The four-part limited series’ cast will also include Freddy Miyares, Hoon Lee, and Jordan Preston Carter. This series comes as HBO’s second comic book adaption, coming after the massive success of the Emmy winning series Watchmen starring Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.