Syfy developing DC Comics-based future civil war series DMZ

Small-screen DC properties Arrow, Flash, Gotham and Constantine could have a bit more company soon, as Syfy is developing a series around the acclaimed future-set war comic DMZ.

The comic, created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, ran from 2005 to 2012 on DC’s Vertigo imprint. It was set in a near-future version of Manhattan, following a young man trapped in a demilitarized zone (hence the name DMZ) in the wake of a second American civil war.

The small-screen adaptation is being developed by Gravity producer David Heyman, along with longtime Mad Men executive producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton. If you don’t already realize it, that’s a pretty loaded resume of talent putting this one together, so it’ll definitely be a project to keep an eye on.

The comic was an edgy, alt-future take on war and is ripe for adaptation as a TV series. The plot followed the battle between the federal government of the United States of America and the secessionist groups that make up the Free States armies. It’s a great, politically tinged action story that could make for some smart, highbrow sci-fi if handled well.

Are you glad to hear DMZ is coming to television? Do you think we’re in a comic-book-based renaissance, or is the bubble about to pop?

(Via Deadline)