DMZ takes place in the near future where America is embroiled in a Civil War, leaving Manhattan a demilitarised zone (hence DMZ), destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world.
The report states that Benjamin Bratt (whose credits include The Infiltrator and Coco) will be playing the role of Parco Delgado, the popular — and deadly — leader of one of the most powerful gangs in the DMZ. He wants to rule the DMZ and will stop at nothing to secure that outcome. Delgado is known as a wildly magnetic, affable and equally influential man.
The DMZ comic series was first published in late 2005 and reached its conclusion in early 2012, running for seventy-two issues. Ava DuVernay’s Array Filmworks will be producing the potential series in association with Warner Bros. Television, while Roberto Patino is attached to be showrunner as well as serve as executive producer. Ava DuVernay will be directing the pilot.