SYFY today revealed the premiere date and key art for Day of the Dead, the upcoming ode to George A. Romero’s classic film. You can also watch the previously-released trailer below.
The series is set to premiere on SYFY October 15, 2021 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The first season consists of 10 episodes.
Day of the Dead is the intense story of six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. This ode to George A. 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.
The series stars Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), Daniel Doheny (Alex Strangelove), Natalie Malaika (Fractured), Kristy Dinsmore (Vikings), and newcomer Morgan Holmstrom.
The series is produced by Matt Drake for Abbott Street Films in association with The Cartel and HiTide Studios. Stan Spry, Jeff Holland and Drew Brown serve as executive producers for The Cartel, and James Dudelson, Robert Dudelson, Jordan Kizwani and serving as executive producers for HiTide Studios.
Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas serve as co-showrunners and executive producers and Steven Kostanski also serves as executive producer.
Founded in 2011 and run by partners Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, Evan Corday and Geoff Silverman, the Cartel is a feature film and television production, management and financing company representing top-tier showrunners, show creators, writers, directors, producers and production companies in film, TV and new media.
The company has been involved in more than 50 movie and television productions since inception, including the hit series Creepshow for Shudder and the animated series Twelve Forever for Netflix.
Cartel previously produced the series Ties That Bind for Up TV, and A Place in the Sun for Discovery, as well as several recent feature films, including Switched for Christmas, Christmas Connection, Love at the Shore, Sun Sand and Romance, Love at First Glance, and Wrong Nanny.
In 2013 the Cartel purchased and renovated Tamarind Lithography Studios, which is their Los Angeles headquarters, as well as a full-service production and post-production complex. The Cartel also has offices in London, England and New York, NY.
Written and directed by George A. Romero, the 1985 original stars Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato and Richard Liberty.
While the movie grossed just $34 million worldwide, it cost only $4 million to make and has become a cult classic. It has been remade twice, with the first movie hitting theaters in 2008 and the second opening in 2018.