Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z), together with Legendary Entertainment, is bringing his new comic series Extinction Parade to television. The television series is expected to follow the comic, which pits vampires against zombies in a fight for their primary food source (us), with Brooks writing the pilot and continuing his involvement throughout the run.
In a recent statement to Bleeding Cool, Brooks confirms his excitement of the new treatment, and with working with Legendary:
“I only brought the idea to one company, Legendary, because they do the kind of quality work of which any writer would be proud. While the comic series from Avatar continues, I am thrilled to be working with Legendary to develop Extinction Parade into an innovative new series for television.”
As for Avatar Press, the publisher of the comic book series, publisher William Christensen seems to be just as excited to see the series on the small screen, stating:
“Max Brooks is a visionary with an incredible ability to tell stories that deliver a fresh approach to the horrors that haunt our nightmares. His work on Extinction Parade has been a stunningly rich tapestry of cultures in decline and a biting indictment of the perils of privilege. It will make the perfect television series to appeal to fans who have until now settled for thinly veiled soap operas parading as horror.”
Christensen’s statement seems to indicate that horror fans are about to get something that they have been wanting for years but have only had glimpses of with shows such as The Walking Dead and American Horror Story: a true horror series. While the aforementioned shows do provide a good scare from time to time, it seems that the human element will be downplayed a bit in Extinction Parade in an attempt to bring on the scares.
No word on a premiere date yet, but we will let you know as soon as the date is announced!