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'DMZ,' Starring Rosario Dawson, Gets March Premiere Date, New Trailer From HBO Max

The DC Comics adaptation hails from creator Roberto Patino and ARRAY Filmworks.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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'DMZ'

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Rosario Dawson is a mother on a mission to track down her lost son in post-war world in DMZ, which premieres March 17 on HBO Max.

DMZ, based on the DC Comics graphic novel of the same title by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, will launch all four episodes of its limited series adaptation at once. You can get a first look in a new trailer, below.

"I lost my son in the evacuation," Dawson's character explains in the trailer.

She thinks she knows where he is, and she sets out to get him back but has to run through parts of the city that have now been taken by people with hit lists.

Benjamin Bratt plays a leader in the so-called titular DMZ (a demilitarized zone), which he claims is "no neutral territory." He's out to make sure the world doesn't forget about them, just because they have been walled in and left to fend for themselves.

"You are stepping into stratospheres of consequences," Dawson's character is told.

DMZ, which comes from creator and showrunner Robert Patino, also stars Hoon Lee, Freddy Miyares, Jordan Preston Carter, and Venus Ariel, with Rutina Wesley, Nora Dunn, Jade Wu, Rey Gallegos, Mamie Gummer, Agam Darshi, Juani Feliz, and Henry G. Sanders appearing in guest-starring roles.

Patino executive produces alongside Ava DuVernay and Paul Garnes for ARRAY Filmworks (marking the second comic adaptation for that company, after The CW's Naomi). DuVernay also directs the first episode. Ernest Dickerson executive produces and directs the other three episodes. Carly Wray is co-executive producer. DMZ is produced by DuVernay's ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.