BRIAN WOOD and RICCARDO BURCHIELLI’s ‘DMZ’ getting TV adaptation.


Matty Roth lives! Fuck yes! First impression on hearing this news. DMZ coming to TV! Awesome! Second impression on hearing this news. Oh Fuck It’s On Syfy? Third impression on hearing this news. Some people from Mad Men are involved? Hope springs eternal!

Add another to the list of DC Comics title in development as a TV show: Deadline reported Wednesday that Vertigo series “DMZ” is in the works at Syfy, with former “Mad Men” writers and executive producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton at the helm.

The Jacquemettons are on board to write the pilot, and executive produce with “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman, who has also been attached to the feature film adaptation of Vertigo’s“Fables.”

Written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ” starred Matty Roth, a photojournalist stuck in a Manhattan that’s become a demilitarized zone due to a second American Civil War. The series ran for 72 issues between 2005 and 2011, as part of DC’s mature readers imprint, Vertigo.

During their six seasons on “Mad Men,” the Jacquemettons — who have an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, part of Time Warner corporate entity like DC Comics — shared in multiple Emmy victories and nominations.


Seriously though. I’m mad el nervoso when it comes to a DMZ adaptation. While other people around these parts love Wood (heh), I’m a fucking fanatic when it comes to this series. Top 5 of mine all time. So God Damn. A valid adaptation? Could be staggering. A miserable one? Could be staggering (in that puke on your shoes after seeing Watchmen sort of way).