Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko is best known for his Night Watch/Day Watch/Twilight Watch/etc series, and he’s also the author of the post-apocalyptic zombie bestseller Quazi, which is now being adapted as an English-language TV series by Monumental, Fox’s co-production partner in Russia. THR reported the news this afternoon.
“Quazi is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth overrun by the Risen Dead. A small group of evolved, intelligent zombies, called the Quazi, form a fragile alliance with the remaining humans surviving within fortress city-states. When a sinister murder threatens the balance of power, a human detective must form an uneasy partnership with a Quazi agent to investigate.”
“Sergei Lukyanenko and his book were pivotal not only for me and Monumental but also for the Russian film industry,” said Monumental partner Michael Schlicht in a statement.
Talent is currently being attached to the project.