Upcoming DVD Releases

* Wiseguy – The Collector’s Edition (VEI)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Long before Donnie Brasco brought similar drama to the big screen, Golden Globe winner Ken Wahl brought charisma, credibility, and chutzpah to his small-screen role as Vincent Terranova, a handsome 30-year-old agent with the FBI’s Organized Crime Bureau. How does a deep-cover operative keep his sanity and morality intact when the criminal lifestyle he’s sworn to bring down from within is more compelling than his own? Federal Agent Vincent Terranova (Ken Wahl) is plagued by this question in this innovative take on 80s cop dramas. Created by veteran hit producer Stephen J. Cannell, Wiseguy veers from traditional ‘bad guy of the week’ police procedural by breaking the drama into multi-episode story arcs that followed an Organized Crimes Bureau case – and its charismatic criminal suspects – to its logical conclusion. No matter the cost to criminal, victim, or cop. GUEST STARRING: Jonathan Banks, Kevin Spacey, Ray Sharkey, Joan Severance, Fred Thompson, Jerry Lewis, Stanley Tucci, David Strathairn, Billy Dee Williams, and Steven Bauer. All 75 episodes from all 4 seasons.
NOTE: previous DVD releases of Wiseguy had much of the music altered or removed, as compared to the original TV broadcasts: the new studio hasn’t said outright one way or the other, but there is NO indication in VEI’s announcement that the music is back in the re-release of these same episodes; we would tell you to expect the music to still be altered/missing on these DVDs…HOWEVER, one indication that we might be incorrect about that is the fact that VEI is touting “all 75 episodes,” which would include the 8-episode arc from Season 2 called “Dead Dog Records,” which has not previously been released on DVD in North America (neither with Ventura’s releases in 2003-05, nor with Mill Creek’s 67-episode “Collector’s Edition” release in 2010) due to music rights. On the other hand, even if these 8 episodes are included, it does NOT necessarily mean that all of the original music would be included (such as the iconic score from the Sonny Steelgrave arc with “Knights In White Satin”). Be careful if you purchase, is all we are suggesting!
* Hidden Assets – Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–A woman lies dead in an Antwerp apartment; nearby, a suicide bomber detonates his device at a fashion show. In Ireland, Detective Emer Berry (Angeline Ball, Acceptable Risk) of the Criminal Assets Bureau finds rough diamonds in a raid on a small-time drug dealer, along with the deed to that luxury Antwerp flat. When she heads to Belgium to investigate, Emer is confronted by Chief Inspector Christian de Jong (Wouter Hendrickx, Blackout) of the anti-terrorism squad. Reluctantly banding together, they begin to untangle an international conspiracy involving drugs, terrorism, and corrupt corporate and political leaders. Caught up in this web of greed are the dead woman’s employer, heiress Bibi Melnick (Simone Kirby, His Dark Materials), and the Brannigans, a wealthy Irish business dynasty. Drawn into a battle of wits with the family, Emer, Christian, and the CAB team must follow the money to stop another terrorist attack…before it’s too late. 2-disc set.
* Chicago Med – Season 7 (Universal)
$34.98 SRP DVD MOD

—–Chicago’s courageous medical heroes continue to confront the city’s most challenging medical cases in Season Seven of the emotionally charged drama series from Emmy-winning executive producer Dick Wolf. This season, Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) finds his career at risk after his cover-up of a serious ethics violation; Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) continues to provide outstanding psychiatric insight; Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) deals with the fiscal scrutiny that comes with being the head of the city’s largest hospital; Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) looks to recover after being shot by a former patient; Dr. Dean Archer (Steven Weber) steps up as interim chief of the ER; Charge nurse Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) juggles work and family issues; Surgeon Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) earns newfound respect from his peers; and new additions Dr. Stevie Hammer (Kristen Hager) and Dr. Dylan Scott (Guy Lockard) join the team. 5-disc set.

* Survivor – Season 42 (CBS/Paramount)
$34.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Secret Scenes; Tribal Council Voting Scenes
—–Stranded in the beautiful islands of Fiji, these 18 determined new castaways are divided into three tribes of six, and face one of the most dangerous seasons in the history of the show. The series evolves even further when this season introduces fresh elements to the competition that intensifies the battle, and tests even the strongest super fan. The mental and physical challenges force players to choose between personal risk and reward, while still navigating the complex social game and attempting to forge alliances to last another day. The individuals competing are from diverse backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast, and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. Hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst. 4-disc set.

* Starhunter ReduX – The Complete Series: Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)
$89.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Behind-The-Scenes Featurette; Effects: Before And After; Starhunter At FanExpo; Green Screen Follies; The Rudolpho Monologues; Recording The Theme; Composer Donald Quan…Live!; Promos
—–GALAXY-SIZED ADVENTURE AWAITS! INCLUDES ALL 44 EPISODES! Starhunter REDUX has finally landed! This beloved science-fiction adventure series starring Michael Paré (Streets Of Fire, Eddie And The Cruisers), Stephen Marcus (Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels), Tanya Allen (Silent Hill), Claudette Roche (The Game), and Clive Robertson (Darkstar: The Motion Picture) is finally available as a 10-Disc Blu-ray set including all 44 episodes, with all of the expanded footage, updated special effects and the originally intended 16:9 aspect ratio intact! Welcome to the year 2275. Earth has colonized the entire solar system … but danger still lurks in every corner of the universe. Bounty hunter Dante Montana (Paré) and his crew travel among the stars on the trail of interplanetary criminals, including the Raiders – an evil cabal that Dante believes kidnapped his beloved son. Elsewhere, covert forces wage a desperate war to unlock the secrets of the mysterious Divinity Cluster, believed to hold powerful knowledge that in the wrong hands would offer the power to dominate the known universe.
NOTE: this item was originally scheduled for release this past Tuesday, July 26th, but Shout! Factory has delayed the title until August 23rd

* Too Close – Series 1 (RLJ/Image)
$29.99 SRP DVD

—–Dr. Emma Roberston is the psychiatrist assigned to work on the case of a young mother accused of a terrible crime, and assess her sanity to determine whether she faces prison, a secure psychiatric hospital, or rehabilitation and release. Emma hopes that the case will make her career, but the sessions quickly become a complex psychological game of cat and mouse. Emma gradually starts to understand what drove the woman to her crime, but is she getting too close to someone who is beyond redemption?
* 61st Street – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $35.97 SRP Blu-ray

—–61st Street follows Moses Johnson, a promising Black high school athlete who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system, and Franklin Roberts, the public defender who takes up his case. While Roberts has promised his wife he’ll retire, he takes on this case because he recognizes its potential to upend the entire Chicago judicial system, challenging the institutional racism and endemic corruption at its heart. 2-disc set in either format.

* Signora Volpe – Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Sylvia Fox (Emilia Fox, Delicious) is a top British spy, but she’s disillusioned with MI6 after one betrayal too many. In need of a respite, she heads to Italy for her niece’s wedding. But when the groom goes missing, leaving a dead body behind, Sylvia has a mystery to solve – covertly, of course. Enchanted by the town of Panicale and longing to reconnect with her sister (Tara Fitzgerald, Game of Thrones), Sylvia buys a crumbling old house on a hillside and decides to start anew in Umbria. But this secret agent was never cut out for a quiet life, and she’s soon tackling a variety of cases, from a skeleton unearthed in an archaeological dig to a kidnapped truffle pig and a blackmail scheme with diplomatic tensions. All the while, she grows closer to a handsome local cop, Capitano Giovanni Riva (Giovanni Cirfiera, American Crime Story), even as her ex-husband and ex-colleague, Adam (Jamie Bamber, Battlestar Galactica), tries to lure her back. 2-disc set.
* Ride with Norman Reedus – Season 5 (RLJ/Image)
$29.99 SRP DVD

—–Join Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus on epic road trips around the world. In Season 5, Reedus travels to New Zealand, where he is joined by fellow actors Josh Brolin and Dylan McDermott. Then he revisits favorite moments from past adventures, telling behind the scenes stories and pulling the curtain back to reveal what it took to film this incredible series. 2-disc set.
* DMZ – The Limited Series (Warner Canada)
CA$29.98 SRP DVD; CA$39.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Based on the popular DC graphic novel of the same name, this adrenalized and expansive limited drama series follows intrepid medic Alma Ortega (Rosario Dawson) on her tireless, eight-year search for her missing son in a near-future America embroiled in a bitter civil war. With no other options, Alma negotiates her way into the only place she hasn’t been able to look: Manhattan – now a lawless demilitarized zone overrun by rival factions vying for power, as a race for control plays out between ruthless community leaders Parco Delgado (Benjamin Bratt) and Wilson Lin (Hoon Lee). While Alma’s harrowing quest thrusts her into the middle of this dangerous no man’s land, she unexpectedly emerges as a vital source of something needed most in the DMZ: hope.
NOTE: this has been announced in Canada only; there is no USA announcement yet

* Theodore Roosevelt (Lionsgate)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–A two-part documentary, THEODORE ROOSEVELT explores the life of one of history’s most fascinating figures: a cowboy, soldier, statesman, conservationist, adventurer, reformer, author, and finally, U.S. president. Featuring over five hours of expert interviews, rich archival material, and vivid live-action sequences, this documentary charts Roosevelt’s journey from his sickly childhood to being a champion for the working man to becoming, at age 42, the youngest president of the United States, whose legacy and impact on progressive political policies reverberate today.
* Kung Fu – The Complete 2nd Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD

—–It’s been six months since the explosive events of the season one finale, and we find Nicky (Olivia Liang) and the Shens in a great place: Nicky’s been using her kung fu skills to keep Chinatown safe, she and Henry (Eddie Liu) are only deeper in love with each other, and unlike season one, the Shen family are all in the know about Nicky’s extracurricular activities. Jin and Mei-Li (Tzi Ma and Kheng Hua Tan) have righted the ship and Harmony Dumplings has seen an extraordinary recovery – the restaurant is doing better business than ever. Everything’s been great in Nicky’s life… that is, until the reemergence of Russell Tan (Kee Chan), and the surprise appearance of Nicky’s cousin, Mia (Vanessa Yao). 3-disc set.

Four Part HBO Max Limited Series DMZ Debuts March 17

Four Part HBO Max Limited Series DMZ, From Roberto Patino, Ava DuVernay, Array Filmworks, And Warner Bros. Television, Debuts March 17

Max Original DMZ debuts THURSDAY, MARCH 17 with all four episodes of the limited series based on the DC graphic novel of the same name.

Logline: DMZ leaps off the pages of the DC acclaimed graphic novel into the visual landscape of a dangerous and distorted Manhattan as one woman navigates a demilitarized zone in a harrowing quest to find her lost son.

Cast: Stars Rosario Dawson, Benjamin Bratt, Hoon Lee, Freddy Miyares, Jordan Preston Carter, Venus Ariel

Guest Cast: Rutina Wesley, Nora Dunn, Jade Wu, Rey Gallegos, Mamie Gummer, Agam Darshi, Juani Feliz, Henry G. Sanders

Credits: Emmy® nominee Roberto Patino, Emmy® winner/Oscar® nominee Ava DuVernay, and ARRAY Filmworks’ Paul Garnes are executive producers of DMZ, which was created for television by Roberto Patino, based on the comic book series published by DC written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Riccardo Burchielli. Patino serves as showrunner and wrote the first episode, which was directed by DuVernay. Acclaimed filmmaker Ernest Dickerson directs and executive produces three episodes. Emmy® winner Carly Wray is co-executive producer. DMZ is produced by DuVernay’s ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.

HBO Max Reveals New Campaign Spot Highlighting Upcoming Originals

HBO Max Reveals New Campaign Spot Highlighting Upcoming Originals, Warner Bros. Streaming Exclusives, Hit Movies And More Arriving In 2022

Today HBO Max released a new campaign introducing the streamer’s unprecedented line-up for 2022, featuring highly anticipated original programming, Warner Bros. films made exclusively for HBO Max, new content from beloved DC and Wizarding World franchises, hit movies, and more. Following a year marked by groundbreaking hits, the spot signifies HBO Max’s continued commitment to deliver audiences fresh and imaginative content, featuring bold, iconic characters from the world’s best creators—all in one place.

Among the exciting line-up are new Max Original series “Peacemaker,” starring John Cena as the compellingly vainglorious character Peacemaker from “The Suicide Squad” and “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts,” a capstone event of the holiday season celebrating the anniversary of the franchise’s first film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” along with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other legendary cast members. New HBO Originals in the line-up include “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” a fast-break series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties and “House of the Dragon,” telling the story of House Targaryen 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”

Viewers can also spot never-before-seen footage from anticipated titles including new Max Original series “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” “Julia,” “Love & Death,” and new HBO Originals “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” “The White House Plumbers,” and “We Own This City.”

First looks are also included from acclaimed returning HBO Originals “Westworld,” “His Dark Materials,” and “The Nevers,” and Max Originals “The Flight Attendant” and “Raised by Wolves.”

Additionally, the spot introduces Warner Bros. Streaming Exclusives, a collaboration that includes a number of films made exclusively for HBO Max. “House Party,” “Father of The Bride,” “Kimi,” “The Fallout,” “Scoob: Holiday Haunt,” and “Moonshot” are among the films set to debut throughout 2022.

For more information about HBO Max, visit HBOMax.com.

Complete list of titles featured in the spot:
*New footage
HBO Originals
Season 4
​​The Emmy®-winning one-hour drama series WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.

The Gilded Age
New Series
From creator Julian Fellowes, the American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, the series follows a young woman who becomes enmeshed in a social war between old and new money in 1880s New York high society.

Season 2
Amidst the intertwining lives in the town of East Highland, 17 year old Rue (Zendaya) must find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss, and addiction.

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
New Series
A fast-break ten episode series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court.

House of the Dragon
New Series
Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.

Season 3
The Emmy® winning dark comedy series starring and co-created by Emmy® winner Bill Hader returns. Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But getting out is messy. While Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren’t the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place?

The Time Traveler’s Wife*
New Series
An intricate and magical love story, adapted by Steven Moffat from the much loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger. The series tells the story of Clare (Rose Leslie) and Henry (Theo James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

The White House Plumbers*
New Limited Series
The White House Plumbers tells the story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally toppled the Presidency they were zealously trying to protect.

We Own This City*
New Limited Series
From George Pelecanos and David Simon, a six-hour limited series chronicling the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force.

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Season 3
Created by and starring Robin Thede, the Emmy®-winning narrative sketch comedy series features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.

His Dark Materials*
Season 3
Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the third season will be based on Pullman’s final novel in the trilogy – The Amber Spyglass – and will see Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife and Lyra (Dafne Keen), the prophesied child, travel through multiple worlds to find and protect each other.

The Nevers*
New Episodes, Season 1, Part 2
Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people – mostly women – abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted “orphans.” To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind.

The Righteous Gemstones
Season 2
Created, written and executive produced by Danny McBride, and marking his third HBO comedy series from Rough House Pictures, the series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. Season two finds our blessed Gemstone family threatened by outsiders from both the past and present who wish to destroy their empire.

Max Originals
Gossip Girl
Season 2
Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original series, this extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side, where we find a new generation of New York private school teens who are introduced to social surveillance nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin*
New Series
In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.

New Series
JULIA, an eight-episode first season, is inspired by Julia Child’s (played by Sarah Lancashire) extraordinary life and her long-running television series, “The French Chef,” which pioneered the now popular genre of cooking shows.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
New Special
A capstone event of the holiday season celebrating the anniversary of the franchise’s first film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone along with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other legendary cast members.

New Limited Series
A four-part limited event series from Emmy® nominee Roberto Patino and Emmy® winner/Academy Award® nominee Ava DuVernay, who also directs the first episode. DMZ is based on the popular DC comic and set in New York City in the not-so-distant future when the country is embroiled in a bitter civil war.

Season 2
From creators Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky, the Emmy®-winning comedy starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder as a legendary Las Vegas comedian and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old, returns for a second season.

New Series
Written and directed by James Gunn, PEACEMAKER will explore the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of James Gunn’s 2021 film “The Suicide Squad” – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

Love & Death*
New Series
Written by David E. Kelley, directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery, the series is based on a true story revolving around two church going couples, enjoying small town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe.

The Staircase*
New Limited Series
An eight-episode limited series based on a true crime docuseries starring Academy Award-Winner® Colin Firth as American novelist Michael Peterson; exploring his life, his sprawling North Carolina family and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson (played by Toni Collette).

Our Flag Means Death*
New Series
The Max Original comedy series is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate. The series is directed by and also stars Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi as “Blackbeard,” history’s most feared and revered pirate.

Sesame Street
Season 52
Season 52 continues a playful problem-solving curriculum, designed to build critical thinking skills in young children and equip them to handle challenges in school and beyond. As characters and kids approach challenges creatively, they repeat the phrase “I Wonder…What if…Let’s Try!” This framework for finding solutions is used in Street Stories, interstitials, and Elmo & Tango’s Mysterious Mysteries segments.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai*
New Series
In the animated television adaptation, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.

Raised By Wolves*
Season 2
In season two of RAISED BY WOLVES, Android partners Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim), along with their brood of six human children, join a newly formed atheistic colony in Kepler 22 b’s mysterious tropical zone. But navigating this strange new society is only the start of their troubles as Mother’s “natural child” threatens to drive what little remains of the human race to extinction.

Season 3
The Max Original ballroom competition series will return for a third season. MC Dashaun Wesley, along with judges Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil, Law Roach and multi-Grammy® winner Megan Thee Stallion will return to crown another “Legendary” house.

The Flight Attendant*
Season 2
Season two finds Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) living her best sober life in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time. But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she becomes entangled in another international intrigue.

2021 Hit Movies
Free Guy
The Last Duel
F9: The Fast Saga

Warner Bros. Streaming Exclusives
House Party
Father of The Bride
The Fallout
Scoob: Holiday Haunt

HBO Max Orders Limited Event Series “DMZ” from Roberto Patino and Ava DuVernay

HBO Max Orders Limited Event Series “DMZ” from Roberto Patino and Ava DuVernay
Production on the limited series, based on the comic series published by DC, is scheduled to begin in 2021.
[via press release from WarnerMedia]
HBO Max Orders Limited Event Series “DMZ” from Roberto Patino and Ava DuVernay

Rosario Dawson and Benjamin Bratt Lead Cast in Series Based on Comic Published by DC

Los Angeles, CA – November 19, 2020 – HBO Max has ordered the Max Original four-part limited event series “DMZ,” from Emmy(R) nominee Roberto Patino, Emmy(R) winner/Academy Award(R) nominee Ava DuVernay, and Warner Bros. Television. Rosario Dawson (“Briarpatch,” “Rent,” “Sin City”) and Benjamin Bratt (“Law & Order,” “Traffic”) lead the cast of the futuristic drama which is set amid a second American civil war and is based on the comic series published by DC. Patino, who will write all episodes and showrun the series, wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by DuVernay. Patino and DuVernay are the executive producers. Production on the limited series is scheduled to begin in 2021.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this epic to the screen with my boundary-pushing partners at WBTV and HBO Max, a sublime cast led by Rosario and Benjamin, and my partner and friend, the inimitable and ever-inspiring Ava DuVernay,” said Roberto Patino. “DMZ offers up an explosive playground which, more than anything else, exalts the resilience of community and the human spirit. I can’t wait to welcome the die-hard fans of the comic books and new viewers alike to this intoxicating, haunting and inspiring world.”

“‘DMZ’s’ unflinching story of a country torn apart resonates eerily and profoundly amid our current state of the union,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “With the powerhouse visionary team of Ava and Roberto at the helm, bringing this critically acclaimed DC gem to life promises to entertain and inspire hope.”

In the near future, America is embroiled in a bitter civil war, leaving Manhattan a demilitarized zone (DMZ), destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world. Leaping off the pages of the popular comic, “DMZ” chronicles the harrowing journey of fearless and fierce medic Alma Ortega (series star Rosario Dawson), who sets out on a harrowing journey 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 (series star Benjamin Bratt), the popular – and deadly – leader of one of the most powerful gangs in the DMZ. He wants to rule this new world – and will stop at nothing to secure that outcome. In this adrenalized and expansive drama which examines a stark political and cultural divide in American society, Alma must contend with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords that control this lawless no man’s land. In doing so, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone here has lost… hope.

In addition to Dawson and Bratt, “DMZ” series stars include Hoon Lee (“Banshee,””Warrior”), Freddy Miyares (“When They See Us,” “The L Word: Generation Q”) and Jordan Preston Carter (“The Haves and the Have Nots”).

“DMZ” is produced by DuVernay’s ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Patino and DuVernay are both under overall deals with Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG).

Prior to “DMZ,” Patino was a writer and executive producer for the Emmy(R)-nominated HBO/Warner Bros. Television series “Westworld.” He previously was a writer/producer on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” was a writer for NBC’s “Prime Suspect,” and wrote the feature film “Cut Bank.”

Through her WBTVG overall deal, DuVernay is currently executive producing the OWN/Warner Bros. Television drama series “Queen Sugar” and “Cherish the Day,” as well as the upcoming NBC family social experiment “Home Sweet Home” and the HBO Max docuseries “One Perfect Shot,” both from Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Separately from her WBTVG deal, DuVernay is executive producing the upcoming Netflix limited series “Colin in Black & White,” about the life of all-star athlete/activist Colin Kaepernick. She previously helmed the acclaimed Emmy(R)-winning Netflix miniseries “When They See Us,” the Oscar(R)-winning feature “Selma,” Oscar-nominated/Emmy(R)-winning documentary “13th,” and films “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Middle of Nowhere” and “I Will Follow.”

About HBO Max

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About Warner Bros. Television

One of the entertainment industry’s most-respected providers of original primetime programming since its founding in 1955, Warner Bros. Television produces original scripted drama and comedy series for multiple platforms. As of November 2020, Warner Bros. Television is producing more than 70 scripted series for on-demand/streaming services, premium/pay and basic cable channels, and the five broadcast networks.

About DC

DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.

About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, Wizarding World, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).


Founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. The organization catalyzes its work through a quartet of mission-driven entities: the film distribution arm ARRAY Releasing, the content company ARRAY Filmworks, the programming and production hub ARRAY Creative Campus and the non-profit group ARRAY Alliance. www.arraynow.com