As zombies continue to take over popular culture, and with the box office success of Zombieland last year, it should come as no surprise that MTV would want to get in on the undead action. Television is actually one of the few mediums that remains relatively untouched by a zombie plague thus far. Of course, that will be changing fairly soon with Frank Darabont bringing The Walking Dead to AMC, but if you were to compete with such a thing, how would you do it? By slapping George Romero’s name on it, perhaps?
Word on the street is that MTV is developing a spin-off series based around Romero’s seminal 1978 film Dawn of the Dead. The news was originally reported by Bloody Disgusting, although the story has since mysteriously disappeared from their site. I’m not sure what that means exactly, but it sounds like it’s still in the early stages of development. Supposedly they will compromise on the fast vs. slow zombie debate by making freshly turned zombies more mobile, but having them deteriorate over time. No word on whether or not Zack Snyder (director of the 2004 remake) is involved in the show. What do you think Romero fans? Is this something you’d like to see on the small screen, or do you not trust MTV to treat the license with the respect it deserves?