Max Brooks’ Extinction Parade Headed to TV From Legendary Entertainment

Though best known for penning “The Zombie Survival Guide” and “World War Z,” writer Max Brooks latest creation, the comic series Extinction Parade, is now on its way to television from Legendary Entertainment. Brooks will be involved in the development of the property as well as write the pilot for the new series.

“I only brought the idea to one company, Legendary, because they do the kind of quality work of which any writer would be proud,” Brooks said in a statement (via Bleeding Cool). “While the comic series from Avatar continues, I am thrilled to be working with Legendary to develop Extinction Parade into an innovative new series for television.”

“Max Brooks is a visionary with an incredible ability to tell stories that deliver a fresh approach to the horrors that haunt our nightmares,” Publisher of Avatar Press William Christensen added. “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.”

Extinction Parade is officialy described as follows: “In a world where the zombie plague has put the human race on the endangered species list, another predatory undead species realizes that to stand by idly means the end of their food supply. Vastly outnumbered by the zombie hordes, vampires descend into all-out subdead war, with humanity caught in the crossfire.”