Day of the Dead (TV series)

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Day of the Dead
GenreHorror Comedy Action
Created byJed Elinoff and Scott Thomas
Based onDay of the Dead
by George A. Romero
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • Stan Spry
  • Jeff Holland
  • Drew Brown
Production companies
  • Cartel Entertainment
  • HiTide Studios
Release
Original networkSyfy
Original releaseOctober 15, 2021 (2021-10-15) –
present (present)

Day of the Dead is an American horror television series based on the film of same name that premiered on Syfy on October 15, 2021.

Premise[edit]

Six strangers try to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Keenan Tracey as Cam McDermott, a high school senior and son of a local police detective who spends his free time working odd jobs to get out of his small Pennsylvania hometown
  • Daniel Doheny as Luke Bowman, the son of town mayor, Paula Bowman
  • Natalie Malaika as Lauren Howell, a sarcastic assistant mortician at the local mortuary
  • Morgan Holmstrom as Sarah Blackwood, former Special Forces now working on a fracking crew outside of town. She discovers a mysterious body which plunges her into the middle of a zombie invasion.
  • Kristy Dawn Dinsmore as Amy, a life coach and daughter of the town doctor. When the dead start to rise, she begins a transformation as she fights for survival.
  • Miranda Frigon as Paula Bowman, the town Mayor
  • Christopher Russell as Trey Bowman, Paula's husband and Luke's father
  • Dejan Loyola as Jai Fisher, a doctor and Amy's fiancé

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [1]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [1]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"The Thing in the Hole"Steven KostanskiTeleplay by : Jed Elinoff & Scott ThomasOctober 15, 2021 (2021-10-15)0.277[2]
2"Chum"Steven KostanskiJed Elinoff & Scott ThomasOctober 22, 2021 (2021-10-22)0.216[3]
3"The Grey Mile"Steven KostanskiJared Rivet & J. Wilder KonschakOctober 29, 2021 (2021-10-29)0.184[4]
4"Forest of the Damned"Steven KostanskiMaisie CulverNovember 5, 2021 (2021-11-05)0.272[5]
5"'Til the Dead Do Us Part"Jacquie GouldScott Thomas & Jed ElinoffNovember 12, 2021 (2021-11-12)0.180[6]
6"The Lady Birders of Nepa"Jacquie GouldMichael V. RossNovember 19, 2021 (2021-11-19)0.221[7]
7"Their Evil Was Our Evil"Jacquie GouldLiz Hsiao Lan AlperNovember 26, 2021 (2021-11-26)0.191[8]
8"To Anyone Who Can Hear My Voice"Jem GarrardJed Elinoff & Scott ThomasDecember 3, 2021 (2021-12-03)0.211[9]
9"Death Comes to Paymart"Jem GarrardJed Elinoff & Scott ThomasDecember 10, 2021 (2021-12-10)0.213[10]
10"Choke on 'Em!"Jem GarrardJed Elinoff & Scott ThomasDecember 17, 2021 (2021-12-17)0.284[11]

Production[edit]

In February 2020, it was announced Syfy had given a straight to series order of 10 episodes for a series based on Day of the Dead.[12] The show will be written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas who also will serve as showrunners.[13] In October 2020, it was announced Keenan Tracey, Daniel Doheny, Natalie Malaika, Morgan Holmstrom and Kristy Dawn Dinsmore had been cast as regulars in the series.[13] The series premiered on October 15, 2021.[14]

Reception[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of Day of the Dead
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "The Thing in the Hole" October 15, 2021 0.06 0.277[2] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Chum" October 22, 2021 0.05 0.216[3] 0.04 0.156 0.09 0.372[15]
3 "The Grey Mile" October 29, 2021 0.03 0.184[4] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Forest of the Damned" November 5, 2021 0.09 0.272[5] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "'Til the Dead Do Us Part" November 12, 2021 0.03 0.180[6] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "The Lady Birders of Nepa" November 19, 2021 0.06 0.221[7] 0.02 0.135 0.08 0.356[16]
7 "Their Evil Was Our Evil" November 26, 2021 0.04 0.191[8] 0.03 0.103 0.07 0.294[17]
8 "To Anyone Who Can Hear My Voice" December 3, 2021 0.04 0.211[9] TBD TBD TBD TBD
9 "Death Comes to Paymart" December 10, 2021 0.04 0.213[10] TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 "Choke on 'Em!" December 17, 2021 0.07 0.284[11] TBD TBD TBD TBD

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shows A-Z - day of the dead on syfy". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (October 18, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.15.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (October 25, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.22.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 25, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (November 1, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.29.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (November 8, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.5.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (November 15, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.12.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (November 22, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.19.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
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  9. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (December 6, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.3.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  10. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (December 13, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.10.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  11. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (December 20, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.17.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (January 11, 2020). "'Day Of The Dead' & 'The Surrealtor' TV Series Ordered By Syfy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  13. ^ a b Petski, Denise (October 13, 2020). "'Day Of The Dead': Keenan Tracey, Daniel Doheny Among Five Cast In Syfy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  14. ^ "Syfy's 'Day of the Dead' Premieres October 15 @ 10PM ET/PT" (Press release). Syfy. August 20, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  15. ^ Berman, Marc (October 23, 2021). "Friday Ratings: CBS and Fox Share Modest Dominance". Programming Insider. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  16. ^ Marc Berman (November 21, 2021). "Friday Ratings: Diane Sawyer's Profile of the Turpin Family Results in a Season High for ABC Newsmagazine '20/20'". Programming Insider. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  17. ^ Douglas Pucci (November 27, 2021). "NFL on CBS Scores Massive Audience for Raiders-Cowboys Overtime Thanksgiving Thriller". Programming Insider. Retrieved December 20, 2021.

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