In January, I warned you of the possibility that MTV would remake George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. As a TV series for teenagers. Well, that didn’t happen — yet — but MTV has gone ahead with another zombie series. From The Hollywood Reporter:
The documentary-style “Death Valley” has an ensemble cast that includes Caity Lotz (“Mad Men”) [Don's California jailbait in Season 4 - Ed.] and Tania Raymonde (“Lost”) [gorgeous-ass Alex Rousseau] and follows the Undead Task Force, which battles zombies, vampires and werewolves that have overrun the San Fernando Valley.
Oh, good. There are vampires and werewolves, too. I hope some of them can find the time to fall in love with humans.
“‘Death Valley’ is the perfect combination of horror and comedy, two genres we know our audience responds to,” senior vp production Tony DiBari said. “That blend, combined with a fast pace and gritty ‘follow doc’ visual style, will take viewers on a wild ride where they are never sure what’s around the next corner.”
Though MTV’s audience skews female, executives said research has shown that horror is a good fit for the network… “When done right, it’s the kind of genre that both boys and girls come together to watch,” [executive vp scripted development David] Janollari said.
In case you skimmed those paragraphs, here’s the summation: “A documentary-style show in which a pair of hot girls fight zombies, vampires and werewolves that will be a blend of comedy and horror and appeal to both boys and girls.” Sounds pretty good, but can we rasta-fy the main character by another 10% or so?