Day of the Dead 2022: Sky release date, trailer, and cast

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The remake of George A. Romero’s 2022 zombie classic hits Sky Sci-Fi on Monday 15 August

Day of the Dead, a new zombie horror series inspired by George A Romero’s film of the same name, comes to Sky Sci-Fi on Monday 15 August.

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The series, which stars Keenan Tracey and Daniel Doheny among others, follows a group of survivors in the first 24 hours of a zombie outbreak.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sky’s Day of the Dead series.

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Why is?

The official synopsis explains that the series “follows a group of strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. This ode to the famous carnivores by George A. Romero reminds us that sometimes it just takes a horde of hungry zombies to gather people trying to tear them apart.”

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Is it a reissue?

Easy, yes. This series is inspired by the 1985 film Day of the Dead, itself one of George A. Romero’s films in the Night of the Living Dead film series – often credited with inventing or redefining the “zombie,” eh it is commonly understood in the modern sense.

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Who is starring in Day of the Dead?

A zombie with rotting skin grins at the camera in Day of the Dead (Credit: Sergei Bachlakov/Syfy)

Daniel Doheny plays Luke Bowman, son of the city’s mayor. Doheny is best known for the Netflix teen film Alex Strangelove, as well as the horror series (also featuring zombies!) Brand New Cherry Flavour.

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Keenan Tracey plays Cam McDermott, a high school senior and the son of a local police detective. Tracey is best known for her roles in sci-fi drama Debris and horror series Bates Motel; He also has zombie experience, having appeared on the CW series iZombie.

Kristy Dawn Dinsmore plays Amy, the town doctor’s daughter, who is undergoing a transformation. Dinsmore is best known for appearing in the historical epic Vikings, but you might also recognize her from the recent Steven King adaptation The Stand.

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They will be joined by Natalie Malaika (The Sinners), Morgan Holmstrom (I Still See You) and Miranda Frigon (Primeval: New World), among others.

Who will write and direct Day of the Dead?

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Day of the Dead was developed and mostly written by showrunners Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas. Elinoff and Thomas have previously worked on various iterations of Scooby-Doo, adaptations of RL Stine’s Goosebumps novels, and the children’s time travel series Best Friends Whenever.

Steven Kostanski directed the first four episodes of Day of the Dead, while Jacquie Gould and Jem Garrard each directed three of the remaining six episodes.

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Is there a trailer

Sky hasn’t released an official trailer yet, but there is one from last year’s US broadcast of the show on Syfy, which you can watch here.

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When and how can I watch Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead begins Monday 15th August on Sky Sci-Fi. The complete series will be available as a box set and will continue to air on Monday nights.

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The series began airing on the Syfy channel in the United States in October 2021.

How many episodes does Day of the Dead have?

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The first season of Day of the Dead consists of ten episodes, each about 45 minutes long.

Will there be a Day of the Dead season 2?

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There hasn’t been an official announcement from Syfy (or Sky Sci-Fi) yet as to whether a second season of Day of the Dead will be produced.

Why should I watch Day of the Dead?

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It’s a must-read if you like zombie movies and TV series – particularly the broader, low-budget fare this version resembles.

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