Vertigo Comic DMZ Headed to Syfy From Mad Men Writers

DMZ coverDeadline is reporting that former "Mad Men" executive producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton are teaming up with Gravity producer David Heyman to bring the Vertigo comic series DMZ to television. Created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, DMZ ran for over 70 issues from 2005 to 2012. The series is officially described as follows:

"In the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. With military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states. Like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand — Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ."

"Matty Roth, a naïve young man and aspiring photojournalist, lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong, and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he's only seen on television. There, he is faced with a choice: try to find a way off the island, or make his career with an assignment most journalists would kill for. But can he survive in a war zone long enough to report the truth?"

Currently in development at Syfy, check back here for future updates on DMZ as we learn them.