Syfy has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming horror series Day of the Dead, also revealing that it will premiere in the U.S. in October.
The Day of the Dead trailer was dropped during the show’s Comic-Con@Home panel on Sunday
The series from Abbott Street Films and Cartel Entertainment (Creepshow) is based on George A. Romero’s classic 1985 horror film of the same name. It follows six strangers, as they try to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. The ode to Romero’s famous flesh-eaters reminds us that sometimes all it takes to bring people together is a horde of hungry zombies trying to rip them apart.
Day of the Dead stars Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), Daniel Doheny (Alex Strangelove), Natalie Malaika (Fractured), Kristy Dinsmore (Vikings), and newcomer Morgan Holmstrom.
Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas scripted the series and serve as showrunners. Horror filmmaker Steven Kostanski directed the first four episodes. He also exec produces, alongside Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson and Jordan Kizwani of HiTide Studios, Stan Spry, Jeff Holland and Drew Brown of Cartel Entertainment, Matt Drake and his company Abbott Street films, Sam DeGange, Todd Masters, Doran Chandler, Dawn Knight, and Devan Towers. Dynamic Television is Day of the Dead’s international distributor.
Elonoff, Thomas and Kostanski were on hand for Sunday’s Comic-Con panel, moderated by SYFY WIRE’s Caitlin Busch, which also featured appearances by Tracey and Malaika.
During the session, titled “Day of the Dead: Adapting a Legend”, the show’s creators and cast members offered a behind-the-scenes look into its creation, also touching on how it pays homage to Romero’s original flesh eaters, among other topics.
Check out the first trailer for the show above.
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