6 December 2022
DMZ leaps off the pages of Brian Wood’s acclaimed graphic novel into a near-future, civil-war-torn America. A woman sets out on a harrowing quest to find her missing son, crossing into the demilitarized zone of Manhattan where a ruthless battle for control rages between rival gang leaders.
Rosario Dawson was up for Best Actress at the 2022 Black Reel Awards, where Emmy-nominated series creator and showrunner Roberto Patino (Westworld, Sons of Anarchy) was also up for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series. Emmy nominee Benjamin Bratt (Doctor Strange) co-stars, with the likes of Hoon Lee (Warrior) also among the cast.
The four-episode HBO Max limited series is executive produced by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay (When They See Us, 13th, Selma), who directed the first episode, with Emmy-winning cinematographer and director Ernest R Dickerson (Bosch, Raised by Wolves) at the helm for the remaining episodes.
DMZ, says IndieWire, “inverts the dystopian drama formula” and “refuses to give in to our worst impulses”, adding “Like Station Eleven before it, DMZ carries real weight as a rebuke to contemporary conjecture about what people will do in a post-apocalyptic landscape.”