Kevin Williamson (Scream) and Julie Plec (Vampire Academy) have been given a greenlight for a straight-to-series adaptation of Dead Day from Aftershock Comics. The series will stream on NBC’s Peacock streaming platform.
The comics center on the Haskins family as they prepare for the annual “dead day,” one night in the year when the dead return from their graves to take care of any unfinished business. For some, that means celebrating a night with family. For others, it’s an excuse to torture the living.
The limited five-issue comic series was released by Aftershock Comics in 2020 written by Ryan Parrott with artwork by Evgeniy Bornyakov.
Williamson and Plec reunite as showrunners on the project. They previously worked together on the successful Vampire Diaries adaptation for the CW which ran for eight seasons. According to Deadline, Parrott will serve as a consulting producer on the series.
“Dead Day combines an exciting, high-concept premise with relatable characters and real emotion,” Lisa Katz, president scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said in a statement. “We jumped at the opportunity to work with Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, who not only have tremendous individual track records with their high-quality storytelling, but have created magic together before.”
There is no word yet on casting for the project as it is still in its early stages, but iHorror will keep you posted on all the latest Dead Day news as it becomes available.