Max Brooks' Extinction Parade Optioned For TV
The Max Brooks written comic book series ‘Extinction Parade’, published by Avatar Press, is coming to television.  The vampire/zombie title has been optioned by Legendary Television and Digital for television development.  Brooks is perhaps best known for his New York Times bestseller novels ‘World War Z’ and ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’.  He is reportedly tied closely to the development of the show as well as writing the Pilot episode which should be a good sign for those disappointed with the less than faithful adaptation of his work for the World War Z film.

“I only brought the idea to one company, Legendary, because they do the kind of quality work of which any writer would be proud.” stated Brooks.

“Max Brooks is a visionary with an incredible ability to tell stories that deliver a fresh approach to the horrors that haunt our nightmares. His work on Extinction Parade has been a stunningly rich tapestry of cultures in decline and a biting indictment of the perils of privilege. It will make the perfect television series to appeal to fans who have until now settled for thinly veiled soap operas parading as horror,” said William Christensen, Publisher of Avatar Press.

Legendary is the studio behind recent blockbuster film 300: Rise of an Empire and the upcoming release of Godzilla this spring. Their slate of film projects has firmly targeted the pop culture and comic book reading community and provided some of the best blockbuster genre movies ever created. They bring the ideal approach to adapting a hit property like Extinction Parade into a successful television series.

“While the comic series from Avatar continues, I am thrilled to be working with Legendary to developExtinction Parade into an innovative new series for television,” stated Brooks.
As these two fan favorite undead species prepare to make their television debut under the direction of Brooks’ definitive vision joining programs like The Walking Dead and Hannibal as the best horror on television, the first chapter of the Extinction Parade graphic novel series is set to premiere this coming July. The trade paperback collection offers a unique opportunity to step into the world of zombies vs vampires and experience a terrifying new chapter in horror.

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