Another zombie series may soon be joining "The Walking Dead" and "iZombie" on the small-screen.

George A. Romero is developing an adaptation of his Marvel Comics series "Empire of the Dead" for TV, according to Variety. The 15-issue graphic novel will be adapted by Romero alongside Peter Grunwald, who first worked with Romero as a producer on his 1988 film "Monkey Shines" and later produced three entries in his "Dead" film series.

The announcement was made by producer Demarest at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Empire of the Dead" will release its final issue in August. The series, which also features vampires in the mix, was split into three five-issue acts.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.