SYFY US Orders Two New Horror Series – ‘Day of the Dead’ & ‘The Surrealtor’

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28 Feb 20

SYFY US Orders Two New Horror Series – ‘Day of the Dead’ & ‘The Surrealtor’

US channel SYFY has ordered two new horror-based series, as the broadcaster announces Day of the Dead, based on the classic George A. Romero movies, and The Surrealtor, about a realtor trying to “fix” haunted houses!

‘Day of the Dead’ sees SYFY partner with Cartel Entertainment (‘Creepshow’) on a 10-episode series which follows six strangers struggling to survive the first 24 hours of a zombie invasion. This ode to Romero’s famous flesh-eaters reminds us that sometimes all it takes to bring people together is a horde of hungry zombies trying to rip them apart.

The series is written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (‘Raven’s Home’, ‘Malibu Rescue’) who also serve as showrunners. Cartel Entertainment are the people behind ‘Creepshow’, another Romero adaptation, which aired on Shudder in the US, and did so well that the 2nd Season was moved to big sister station AMC. Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, Drew Brown executive produce on behalf of Cartel Entertainment, along with Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson, Jordan Kizwani from HiTide Studios.

‘The Surrealtor’ follows realtor Nick Roman and an elite team of specialists handle the cases that no one else can: haunted and possessed houses that literally scare would-be buyers away. Researching, investigating and “fixing” the things that go bump in the night, the team works to create closure – and closings – even as they struggle with demons of their own.

The 10-episode series is co-produced by SYFY and Blue Ice Pictures, the people behind SYFY’s upcoming comic book series ‘Vagrant Queen’... and if you’ve seen the trailer for that show, it might give you some idea of the humour behind this new horror-comedy. The series is executive-produced by Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron, along with George Olson, who also serves as showrunner.

Both Day of the Dead and The Surrealtor are due to premiere on SYFY US in 2021. Still too early for a UK broadcaster, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.