EXCLUSIVE: HBO Max’s ‘DMZ’ Story Details Revealed

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Warner Bros. is developing a DMZ show, based on the DC comics, and sources close to FandomWire have shared exclusive story details.

We have learned that there are two main characters that they are looking to cast for – Skel and Nico.

Who is Skel?

He is the DMZ’s boogieman, a good-looking Latino soldier in his early 20s who respects the importance of power.

Skel is a triggerman for the Spanish Harlem Kings, one of the most powerful factions in Manhattan, and he’s as harsh as they are.

He marks people for death by scrawling their names along a wall on 3rd Avenue, which is his secret passion for art bleeding through his rugged exterior.

Skel is set to be a series regular.

Who is Nico?

She is an 11-year-old girl and yet, despite her age, she isn’t easy to scare and doesn’t avoid danger.

Nico survives in the DMZ by pawning off stolen goods and, whilst she does this to keep herself afloat, she enjoys it, keeping it up purely for the adrenaline rush.

She’s incredibly loyal to Odi, her best friend, and whilst she is a fairly brave character, she has a soft side as she truly cares for him.

Nico is set to be a series regular.

The Story

In the near future, America is struggling with a civil war which has resulted in Manhattan becoming a demilitarized zone, hence the name – DMZ.

In the show, we follow a ‘fierce’ female medic who is trying to save lives in this lawless land, all whilst searching for her son.

However, as she struggles to survive against the gangs, demagogues, warlords and militias, she becomes so much more than a medic longing to find her child, she becomes a symbol of hope for those who have lost it in this tortured land.

DMZ is being produced by WBTV/HBO Max, it is being produced by Ava DuVernay, Roberto Patino and Paul Garnes, it is being directed by Ava DuVernay, it is being written by Robert Patino, Aisha Coley is in charge of casting and it is set to begin production in January 2020.

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James Troughton
James Troughton is a writer for CBR and The Courier Online. He is a student at Newcastle University, studying Journalism, Media & Culture.