Showrunner Roberto Patino thinks there are many potential storylines for a future DMZ season. DMZ is an HBO Max-exclusive dystopian television miniseries based on the Vertigo comic book series of the same name.
The DMZ comics are written and illustrated by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli. They are set in a barren Manhattan declared a demilitarized zone (or DMZ) during the Second American Civil War. On March 17, HBO Max broadcast all four episodes of DMZ.
Although the comic book series inspired Patino, DMZ is a unique narrative set in the universe of Brook and Burchielli.
Rosario Dawson plays Alma “Zee” Ortega, a physician who entered the DMZ eight years ago searching for her son and instead becomes a beacon of hope for the people of Manhattan.
Additionally, the miniseries stars Benjamin Bratt as Parco Delgado, Zee’s ex-boyfriend and leader of the Spanish Harlem Kings, Freddy Miyares as Skel, Parco’s assassin, Hoon Lee as Wilson Lin, the leader of Chinatown who knew Zee before the war, and Jordan Preston Carter as Odi, an orphaned child who befriends Zee. The miniseries is directed by Ava Duvernay (When They See Us) and Ernest Dickinson (The Wire).
Roberto Patino recently revealed his opinions on DMZ’s plot and if it may result in a DMZ season 2. Patino told Bleeding Cool that further seasons based in the DMZ are a distinct possibility.
The showrunner for the miniseries noted that because the comics world is so vast, there are several wonderful characters to discover, and the miniseries format is ideal for doing so.
While the HBO Max miniseries does not faithfully reflect the comic book plot, DMZ remains close to the concepts of the comic book series that inspired it.
It is especially true in Zee’s portrayal. Zee is the love interest and moral compass of the protagonist Matthew Roth in the comics, but Patino’s translation omits Matthew and widens Zee’s tale, although she remains the moral core of the DMZ.
Based on his interview reaction, Patino might offer other characters the same treatment he gave Zee in future seasons. DMZ might go into the backstories of several personalities and their positions within Manhattan’s precarious community.
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While Patino’s hinting at future seasons demonstrates the showrunner’s eagerness to continue the series, neither Patino nor HBO has made an official announcement regarding DMZ season 2.
Patino’s comments appear to be a positive sign for the show’s future, but its fate remains uncertain with mixed reviews and promotion as a miniseries. HBO Max has not yet decided to terminate DMZ, so fans may stay hopeful that Patino will be allowed to finish the series.