LAUNCHED BY VETERAN AWARD-WINNING SCREENWRITER AND PRODUCER RODNEY BARNES
Zombie Love Studios is the brainchild of veteran award-winning writer and producer Rodney Barnes who has established himself as a Hollywood mainstay, with his vibrant, emphatic voice and producing expertise securing him an overall deal with HBO in September 2020. From Adult Swim’s The Boondocks to Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Barnes has displayed versatility across a variety of genres in the industry’s largest and most influential programs. He is currently writer and executive producer for HBO’s series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. He is also the author of the acclaimed comic book series Killadelphia.
Zombie Love Studios’ goal is to create the best and boldest genre-based graphic novels the industry has ever seen. Layered stories of the macabre that combine politics, social resonance, and history with the nuance and specificity of the unique cultural forces that influence the mindsets of our characters and the tales they tell.
The first release is a continuation of the story of Blacula: Return of the King, based on the legendary movie.
“Blacula is a manifestation of all my childhood dreams come true. The opportunity to reinvent a childhood favorite for a new audience is truly an honor. And to partner once again with the great Jason Shawn Alexander enhances said honor three fold!”
A LOOK BEYOND…
FLORENCE AND NORMANDIE
A science fiction alien attack story that takes place on the corner that’s infamous for being the flashpoint for the Rodney King riots.
A ghost story based on a real place – the first African American insane asylum – located in Barnes’ hometown. This is connected to an ongoing detective series focused on several paranormal incidents in Annapolis, Maryland.
THE BUTCHER OF BLACK BOTTOM
A story about Detroit’s historic majority-Black neighborhood. The butcher in this story isn’t cutting up steaks and pork chops, however — he’s terrorizing the neighborhood in a series of gruesome murders.