Animal Planet Picks Up ‘The Other Dead’

Animal Planet Picks Up The Other Dead

Well, why not? Animal Planet’s explored other monsters before so why not do a series on zombie animals? The network’s just picked up the rights to IDW Publishing’s The Other Dead graphic novel and will be creating a series based on the zombie animal property.

Created by Joshua Ortega and Digger Mesch, The Other Dead is “set in Louisiana during the ‘next Hurricane Katrina’ and features an eclectic cast of characters thrown together into a nightmarish world of undead animals and unrelenting storms.”

“The entire creative team could not be more excited about this partnership, and the timing for The Other Dead series could not be more perfect,” said Ortega. “Zombie animal meets Animal Planet? Sounds like we have some serious undead fun ahead of us.”

“Our stylistic and creative ambitions as a network happily found their echo in the pages of The Other Dead, says Kurt Tondorf, vice president of development at Animal Planet. “We’re rabid about bringing Josh and Digger’s bold, wry and unrelenting vision to life.”

“This is an intriguing choice for Animal Planet as the network further branches out into different, dynamic genres,” says Rick Holzman, executive vice president and general manager of Animal Planet.

The network’s aiming for a 2016 series premiere.

-By Rebecca Murray

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