Ava DuVernay and Winston Duke Sign Up for New Projects as Peak TV’s Deal-a-Day Pace Continues

HBO Max is continuing to build out its television slate and has tapped Ava DuVernay to direct a pilot based on the “Dmz” comic series.The original “Dmz” comic, which ran from 2005 to 2012, is set in a near-future Manhattan that has become a dangerous demilitarized zone during a second American civil war.

The series touches on a handful of timely themes, including government corruption, foreign interventionism, and political divisiveness.The Warner Bros.

Television pilot will begin filming in early 2020.

Robert Patino who has an overall deal with Warner Bros.

TV, will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

DuVernay signed a multi-year deal with the production company last year.DuVernay is one of several renowned Hollywood creatives who is working on projects for HBO Max.

Other television powerhouses, including Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”), Greg Berlanti (“Riverdale”), and Melissa Rosenberg (“Jessica Jones”) recently signed overall deals with Warner, and their

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