Rosario Dawson is in the zone…
The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress has been cast in the lead role of the HBO Max pilot DMZ.
The series, which comes from Warner Bros. Television is based on the DCcomic book series from Brian Wood and will be helmed by Ava DuVernay, who’ll executive produce alongside showrunner and writer Roberto Patino.
The comic book is published by the Vertigoimprint and it takes place in the near future where America is embroiled in a bitter civil war, leaving Manhattan a demilitarized zone, destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world.
Dawson will play fierce medic Alma Ortego, who goes on a harrowing journey of saving lives while desperately searching for her lost son. As she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords that control this lawless no man’s land, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone here has lost…hope.
DMZ will be produced by DuVernay’s Array Filmworksin association with Warner Bros. Television.
Dawson stars in the upcoming series Briarpatch, executive produced by Sam Esmail. She’s believed to have a one-year deal for the drama, which is set to debut on USAin February.
This isn’tDawson’s first foray into comic book adaptations…
She appeared in Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of the graphic novel Sin City as well as the follow-up, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. She also appeared in the slate of Netflix Marvel series including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Defenders and Luke Cage. She also provided the voice of Wonder Womanin numerous DC animated projects. She also voiced Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in The Lego Batman Movie.
Dawson recently appeared on the final season of The CW’s Jane the Virgin and the Sonyfeature Zombieland: Double Tap.