Even after six (and counting) seasons of The Walking Dead, its spin-off Fear the Walking Dead, iZombie, Z Nation, The Returned (they’re not gross or anything, but they’re basically French zombies) and Ash vs Evil Dead (they’re not technically zombies, but close enough), television networks are convinced you need more zombies.
To that end, CBS has commissioned an adaptation of Stefan Petrucha’s best-seller Dead Mann Walking, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Simon Barry, who created the Canadian time travel sci fi drama Continuum, will write the show.
Turning the tables on the genre, the show’s protagonist Hessius Mann is a police detective who’s excuted for murdering his wife. While executed (it seems), he takes a miracle drug and comes back to life. Only thing is… he’s a zombie. But he gets a chance to solve his wife’s murder and clear his now zombified name.
The zombies are described as “second class citizens”, giving the show a possible social justice theme, similar to what True Blood did with vampires.
Remember when everyone loved vampires?