Mickle and Damici Developing “STAKE LAND” as a Series


Jim Mickle’s acclaimed Post Vampire-apocalypse movie STAKE LAND is essentially a road movie, and since there’s no shortage of roads in either our U.S. or the imagined one of the film, there seems to be no shortage of stories to tell within its world. And so, Mickle and co-writer Nick Damici (who starred in the film) are developing the work to continue on as a television series.

The Wrap reports the potential STAKE LAND series would go even deeper into the ruined America, picking up seven years after the end of the film. While no specific plot has been revealed, Damici tells the site, “They all mutated, there’s tons of different vamps. I said to Greg [Newman, producer], the only thing I’ll need — I’ll write my ass off — the only thing is I’ve got to have enough of a budget to have flying vamps. It spread to animals, so we’ve got vamp dogs and a vamp bear.”

Damici and Mickle, who just hit Sundance with the excellent Joe Lansdale adaptation COLD IN JULY, are also re-teaming with the author on a possible Sundance Channel series involving his recurring private investigators Hap and Leonard.

Keep an eye on Fango for more. Damici will next be seen this weekend at SXSW when we check out the premiere of Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s werewolf film, LATE PHASES.

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