DMZ, the HBO Max event series based on the acclaimed Vertigo comic by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, is starting to take shape after announcing nine new cast members along with the characters they’ll be playing. In addition, the behind-the-scenes creative team added two new award-winning producers to its ranks.
Executive produced by Roberto Patino (Westworld) and acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, DMZ tells the story of a near future America that’s embroiled in a bitter civil war, leaving Manhattan a demilitarized zone (DMZ) that’s destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world. The four-part series chronicles the harrowing journey of fearless and fierce medic Alma Ortega (Rosario Dawson), who sets out to find the son she lost in the evacuation of New York City at the onset of the conflict. Throwing gasoline on the flames of that conflict is Parco Delgado (Benjamin Bratt), the popular—and deadly—leader of one of the most powerful gangs in the DMZ. Delgado wants to rule this new world—and will stop at nothing to secure that outcome. Over the course of the series, Alma will contend with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords that control this lawless new no man’s land. In doing so, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone here has lost…hope.
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