Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders) is set to take on the lead role of a new HBO Max series titled DMZ. The series is based on the DC comic book from Brian Wood and the pilot will be directed by Ava DuVernay.
The story is set in the near future in which “America is embroiled in a bitter civil war, leaving Manhattan a demilitarized zone (DMZ – hence the title of the series), destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world.”
Dawson will take on the role of Alma Ortego, a fierce medic “who goes on a harrowing journey of saving lives while desperately searching for her lost son. As she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords that control this lawless no man’s land, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone here has lost…hope.”
I’m not really familiar with the comic book, but it sounds like an interesting story that will make for a cool series! I’m also a fan of Dawson, so it’s good to see her land a great series role like this. I’m definitely on board and I’m excited to see what comes of this.
DMZ will be the second DC project that DuVernay will be taking on. She’s also developing the big-screen adaptation of Jack Kirby’s New Gods.
What do you think about Dawson and DuVernay teaming up for this DMZ series?