Were you a super fan of The Vampire Diaries as I was? Well, I have some exciting news for you, and no, this isn’t a reunion or a reboot of the original series. Instead, the creators of The Vampire Diaries, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, are collaborating on a new series for Peacock.
The streaming service announced this week that this new show, dead day, receives a command directly in series. And when that happens, you to know it’s going to be good. Williamson and Plec will work together as co-showrunners, writers and executive producers. This will be the first time they have worked together since The Vampire Diaries, which ran from 2009 to 2017. I can’t wait to see what they came up with this time around.
The Vampire Diaries creators turn their attention to zombies
dead day is described as an ensemble series following the characters as they “navigate the annual ‘Day of the Dead’, when for one night the dead return to complete unfinished business, whether to celebrate a night back on earth or to torment the living.
dead day is based on a zombie comic book series from AfterShock Comics that came out in 2020. It’s about the Haskins family, who seem normal at first glance but are actually knee-deep in zombie madness, according to Deadline.
Williamson and Plec are delighted to reunite after more than five years. “We were looking for a project to do together and dead day contains all the ingredients we love as storytellers,” they said in a joint statement. “Love, death, thrills and tears – and we know Susan Rovner and her team at Peacock are the perfect person for this project.”
This duo has been working together on and off since the very first Scream film in 1996. They also worked on Dawson’s Creek together. These guys are some of the best in the business and I’m glad they’re finally back!
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