The upcoming Dead Day adaptation, based on the books by Ryan Parrott, has a good chance to be a fun and scary series once brought to life on screen. Unfortunately the project is off to a rough start so there will be a wait before this comic book adaptation gets going.
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This page was updated: 2/5/23
About The Book:
Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as “Dead Day” – when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing minds: revenge.
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Current Production Status:
Back in early development after Peacock cancelled it’s series order in January 2023.
Dead Day Adaptation Timeline:
The first issue of the comic was released in March 2021. Less than a year later, in January 2022 Peacock announced a straight to series order with Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson showrunning.
A year later in January 2023 it was announced that Peacock had axed the series and that their adaptation would not be moving forward.
There have not been any updates on whether or not the same producers would try to shop the series to another company or cancel it completely.
As of July 2023 there has been no new information on the series, and the dual WGA/SAG-AFTRA strike means there is probably no work being done.
Who Owns The Rights:
Currently Peacock and My So-Called Company were the last to be working on the series, but with Peacock’s cancellation it is highly likely the rights will eventually be picked up by a new company.
Who Is Attached:
There is currently no casting information attached to the project.
There is currently no estimated release for the series.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This graphic novel and author Ryan Parrott do not currently have any other books or projects on Alison in Libraryland.
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Dead Day Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far
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