Deadline reports that Rosario Dawson has been cast as the lead in the pilot for HBO Max and Ava DuVernay’s DMZ.
Based on the DC Comics series of the same name, the DMZ pilot will star Rosario Dawson as Alma Ortego, a medic who embarks on a journey to search for her lost son while saving lives along the way. Ava DuVernay will helm the HBO Max series, which comes from Warner Bros. Television, and also serves as an executive producer alongside showrunner Roberto Patino.
Published under DC’s Vertigo imprint, the comic book series takes place in the near future during a second American civil war that had turned Manhattan into a demilitarized zone. With the city now destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world, Rosario Dawson’s Alma Ortego will find herself in conflicts with gangs, militias, warlord, and many more threats as she becomes an unlikely source of hope for everyone.
Ava DuVernay will produce DMZ under her Array Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television. The HBO Max series is the second DC project involving Ava DuVernay, who is currently co-writing the New Gods film she is set to direct.
Rosario Dawson is also no stranger to comic book properties, having appeared Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City film and the sequel titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Furthermore, Rosario Dawson portrayed Claire Temple in the Marvel and Netflix shows Daredevil, Iron Fist, The Defenders and Luke Cage.
Are you excited to see Rosario Dawson in DMZ? Is Ava Duvernay the right choice to helm the HBO Max series? Let us know your thoughts below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest on Ava DuVernay, Rosario Dawson, HBO Max, and DMZ as it develops!
HBO Max is currently scheduled to launch commercially in the spring of 2020 with an anticipated 10,000 hours of premium content. A release date for HBO Max’s DMZ has not been announced.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe