For those who have not yet read the original comics which ran from 2005 - 2012, DMZ takes places in the us in the near future, where the nation has been brought to its knees by a second civil war.
The story follows medic Alma Ortega in her search for her son, who was lost amid the chaos as New York City was being evacuated during the war. Production on the remaining episodes will take place in 2021 but no release date has been set.
"DMZ is a special project to me as it marks a key collaboration with my company Array Filmworks, the excellent team at Warner Bros TV and the dynamo Roberto Patino", DuVernay said in a statement previous year.
"'DMZ' offers up an explosive playground which, more than anything else, exalts the resilience of community and the human spirit".
Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max's head of original content, added, "DMZ's unflinching story of a country torn apart resonates eerily and profoundly amid our current state of the union". Delgado wants to rule the DMZ and the description calls the character "a wildly magnetic, affable and equally influential man" who "wants to rule this new world - and will stop at nothing to secure that outcome". Since then, the cast has expanded to include Benjamin Bratt, Hoon Lee, Freddy Miyares, and Jordan Preston Carter. "With the powerhouse visionary team of Ava and Roberto at the helm, bringing this critically acclaimed DC gem to life promises to entertain and inspire hope".
Prior to "DMZ", Patino was a writer and executive producer for the Emmy (R)-nominated HBO/Warner Bros.
Through her WBTVG overall deal, DuVernay is now executive producing the OWN/Warner Bros. Television drama series "Queen Sugar" and "Cherish the Day", as well as the upcoming NBC family social experiment "Home Sweet Home" and the HBO Max docuseries "One Perfect Shot", both from Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Wood has been accused of sexual misconduct publicly multiple times, even once a few short weeks before the original DMZ series announcement.
Nevertheless, HBO Max has been doing right by DC properties and for DC fans of late (Snyder Cut anyone?) and there's every reason to believe DMZ will be a powerful, entertaining show when it debuts.