Peacock announced today the straight-to-series order of supernatural drama series Dead Day, based on the bestselling AfterShock comic-book series created by Ryan Parrott, from producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies) and Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek, The Following), who will serve as co-showrunners, writers and executive producers.
We haven’t read the comics, but we know that if it comes Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson it’s something that definitely will speak to us.
“We have been looking for a project to do together and Dead Day has all the ingredients we love as storytellers. Love, death, thrills and tears — and we know Susan Rovner and her team at Peacock is the perfect fit for this project,” said Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.
Dead Day follows an ensemble of characters as they navigate the annual “dead day,” when for one night the dead come back to complete unfinished business — be that to celebrate a night back on earth or to torment the living. (The hit comic-book series was recently greenlit for Volume 2).
“Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson are each a powerhouse unto themselves, so we couldn’t have been more excited when they told us they wanted to team up again,” added Vivian Cannon, EVP, Drama Development, Universal Television. “Dead Day will be everything Julie and Kevin’s audiences love about their work—emotional, unexpected and totally bingeable!”
We couldn’t agree more. Plec and Williamson definitely have a built in fan base knowing that we can count on them for shows that hit us right where we want it to – in the feels.
Plec is currently in production on Peacock’s upcoming YA supernatural drama series VAMPIRE ACADEMY, which she co-created and is co-showrunning, based on the bestselling book series of the same name, and she is also executive producing the upcoming NBC series The Endgame, which premieres Feb 21st.
Williamson is currently in post on the thriller, SICK for Miramax Studios, which he serves as a producer. He also executive produced the latest SCREAM film.
Are you excited for a new show from these geniuses?