The Vampire Diaries creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson are teaming together again to take on Dead Day. The AfterShock comic adaptation will premiere on Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming service.
Dead Day is based on the comics by AfterShock Comics, which was first released in Summer 2020. The comic follows the story of the Haskins family, in a suburban neighborhood, who get ready to celebrate Dead Day. It is a known annual holiday that brings the dead back to the land of the living from sunset to sunrise. The spooky holiday is a chance for the dead to see their loved ones, but it is a chance for revenge for others. The Vampire Diaries’ Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson are the perfect pair to bring the Dead Day series to life!
Vampire Diaries Meets Dead Day
Kevin Williamson’s writing credits include Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Cursed. He also created popular series like Dawson’s Creek, The Following, Stalker, and The Vampire Diaries. Julie Plec is a producer known for her works on Kyle XY, The Tomorrow People, Containment, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, and Legacies. It is unclear how much of the series will follow closely to the popular comic series as it is in early development.
NBC Universal streaming service, Peacock, isn’t as popular as the other competitive streaming services like Netflix and Disney+. Peacock was released in July 2020 and only had 9 million subscribers, to date, compared to Netflix’s 222 million subscribers. Peacock has had its own original content with Wolf Like Me, Bel Air, Dr. Death, and Girls5eva. Unfortunately, the service continues to suffer from the low subscriber numbers. AfterShock comic Dead Day may have the potential to help bring the subscriber numbers up for the service.
AfterShock Comics’ Dead Day has found a home Peacock, albeit in early development. It will be a sight to see The Vampire Diaries’ creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson work together again on Dead Day. You can subscribe to Peacock for free with advertisements or subscribe to their premium option today!