New DC Series On HBO
HBO Max dropped the trailer for their upcoming series DMZ, based on a DC comic series. The series stars actress and producer Rosario Dawson. The story takes place in the future, during the time of a second American Civil War. The war results in the city of Manhattan turning into a demilitarized zone, while the United States and a group of secessionist armies are at war with each other.
Dawson plays a medic, “the most fascinating character in the comics”, according to the executive producer Ava DuVernay. Amidst this whole chaos Dawson’s character will give her all to bring her son back. The DC comic ran from November 2005 to February 2012, publishing 72 issues. Brian Wood, wrote the comic series while Riccardo Burchielli and Wood produced the artwork.
What Does the Trailer Feature
The trailer opens with a vexed Dawson, looking for her son. She finds out that he could be in the demilitarized zone. However, she encounters a bunch of problems along the way and must get out of there. While DC is a predominantly superhero comic, DMZ is not a superhero story, it follows a dystopian plot. Rosario Dawson last appeared as Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian.
Release Date and The Cast
The series will premiere on March 17 on HBO Max and will feature four episodes. Ava DuVernay, in addition to producing the series, also directed the four episodes. Robert Patino serves as an executive producer along with DuVernay, apart from writing the show.
This HBO limited series also stars Benjamin Bratt, Venus Ariel, Freddy Miyares, Hoon Lee, and Jade Wu. The streaming platform already has a rich variety of DC series and now DMZ is a great addition to it. DMZ will join “Peacemaker”, the upcoming “Suicide Squad” spinoff, and “The Batman.”