Zombie Alert! Universal Dead: Episode 1 (video)

[21 May 2010]

By Oliver Ho


From their official site: “Planet Earth is ravaged by a strange disease that turns people into mindless murderers. As civilization struggles to survive, a small team of US Navy SEALs must protect a doctor from the Center for Disease Control on a mission to evaluate the claims of an erratic scientist who may have discovered the secret to mankind’s salvation.”

This intriguing new web series stars D.B. Sweeney, Doug Jones and a number of other familiar faces. Apparently episode two should be up in early June. The quote from “Private Joker” and the military verisimilitude (explained in the “About” section of the official site) bring to mind Max Brooks’ masterpiece, World War Z. [via io9]

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