That’s right. Amid all the sectarian violence, broken families, and post-apocalyptic imagery, the world of HBO Max’s DMZ Finally a hope. Because honestly: how could it get worse?
“It represents the worst case scenario,” says Patino. “And how cool would it be to assume that and then show the story of humanity going above and beyond that?”
While the comic book series begins by focusing on journalist Matty Roth documenting the various crises in the Manhattan DMZ between the Free Army and the United States, this television series opts for a personal touch. than. Rosario Dawson plays the relatively minor comic book character Alma “Zee” Ortega in an extended role. Alma is a doctor who decides to brave the various anarchist districts of the DMZ to find her missing son. Meanwhile, Benjamin Bratt plays Parco Delgado, the leader of the Harlem Kings that controls the Upper West Side, and Alma’s former lover.
No less important for DMZThe success of the cast is the DMZ itself. The producer chose to shoot in Atlanta to create the image of a war-torn Manhattan because filming on location on a real island would be logistically impossible. Still, The Big Peach does an excellent job standing at many of The Big Apple’s iconic locations.
“Central Park is a great example,” says Patino. “That scene was shot in a closed, overgrown prison parking lot. We know which way is North and which is South so we know how to add buildings as needed. The people in Atlanta are great. Before they say “no”, they say “yes and how can we do this safely?”
Part of that Atlanta scene ends up playing the home of one of the DMZmost exciting moments. At the end of episode 1, after Alma discovers that a DMZ lord enthroned is actually her son, she takes the bold step of smearing some important graffiti. On a public hit list scrawled across the face of a building by Harlem Kings, Alama wrote in bold white letters “EYES FORWARD LOVE”.
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