Animal Planet is getting its own scripted zombie series. Variety today reports that the rights to the IDW comic book series “The Other Dead” have been snagged by the network with plans to develop the property as a television show. The series, which boasted inside art by Qing Ping Mui, ran six issues and is officially described as follows:
The world’s first Zombie Animal epic is here! A deadly hurricane threatens New Orleans just as a frightening and mysterious outbreak hits the animal kingdom! Join all-star creators Kevin Eastman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), Joshua Ortega (“Gears of War”), and Digger T. Mesch (“Agent 88”) for the beginning of this year’s most anticipated new horror series!
“The Other Dead” made headlines during its original run for including President Barack Obama as a central character who was featured multiple times on variant covers. You can check out the full gallery of “The Other Dead” covers in the viewer below, but be forewarned that some do feature gorey images.