George A Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead universe expanding

Night Of The Living Dead, directed by George A Romero
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A series of narrative podcasts will add to the ever-growing world of George A Romero’s zombie apocalypse.


Fans of the late George A Romero’s Living Dead universe will be thrilled to hear that it continues to expand, even after its creator’s death. Horror website, Bloody Disgusting and the George A Romero Foundation are collaborating with a series of writers to bring a host of original new stories to life in podcast form, all of which will be set in Romero’s beloved zombie universe.

Each of the five writers will create their own four-part series set in Romero’s Living Dead universe, in which all of his landmark zombie films such as Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead and Land Of The Dead take place.

The series will debut next month, with the story, Precious Cargo. Here’s a synopsis: ‘Precious Cargo. The story follows four cargo handlers, Catalina, Troy, Jarren, and Jennifer, as they take a last-minute shipment from Australia to the United States. The shipment is Ellie, a body that re-animates midway through the flight in the middle of a violent storm. Now, the crew must band together, facing their own inner demons, as they try to survive the flight of their lives.’

The news reinforces the fact that despite Romero’s death in 2017, the universe he created will continue to expand. As well as this upcoming podcast series, there are two movies in development that we know of. Brad Anderson is directing Twilight Of The Dead, a new entry in the series that is said to be an unfinished chapter that Romero himself began developing but did not complete. There’s also the direct sequel to Night Of The Living Dead which has been picked up by MGM and will be directed by Nanny's Nakyatu Jusu.

Rest assured, when we hear fresh news on any of these projects, we’ll let you know.

Read more: George A Romero’s final zombie film Twilight Of The Dead aims to shoot this year

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