I’m not a huge fan of the Dead Rising series, but what I’ve played of it, I’ve enjoyed. I like the humor in the games and I like the fact that you can mash together weapons to take out your zombie foes. I’m hoping that the new web series from Crackle will incorporate these elements with it’s new series, Dead Rising Watchtower.
Crackle has been slowly putting out good, original content shows like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld (which is PURE gold); and Sports Jeopardy!. I’m hoping they continue this trend of original and smart content, and judging by the trailer for DRW below, it looks like they’re off to a good start.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER” takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative. “The Dead Rising” game franchise has sold over 7.6 MM copies worldwide. Publisher Capcom has sold over 100 MM game copies worldwide, including juggernauts “Resident Evil,” “Street Fighter” and “Mega Man.”
Dead Rising: Watchtower will be streaming on Crackle on March 27th. Written by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), the zombie apocalypse movie stars Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (Men, Women & Children), and Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street).