Remember Ava Duverney?

The woman who Disney gave the $100 million dollar tentpole adaptation for A Wrinkle In Time to based on her ability to handle the production on the $22 million Selma?

Remember how A Wrinkle in Time bombed and Duverney was immediately given what one can only imagine being a bigger budget adaptation of Jack Kirby’s New Gods?

This woman:

Well, she’s back. 

Fresh off of her Emmy win for When They See Us, Duverney will direct the pilot DMZ for HBO-Max.

DMZ is a comic series written by Brian Wood that ran from 2003 to 2012 under DC’s Vertigo imprint.

The official summary from Vertigo is right in HBO’s wheelhouse:

In the near future, with military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states, and, like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand — Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ.

After the cancellation of their Confederate show, to be produced by the Game Of Thrones guys and in which slavery still exists, HBO decided to go to the next best thing in order to demonize 50% of their viewers — 1776 Part Deux lead by flyover rubes and rednecks aka Drumfler voters.

It’s irrelevant that Brian Wood himself claims his fictional second Civil War was kicked off because as a by definition right-wing “protest of rampant U.S. adventurism overseas”, we know exactly how this is going to be framed by HBO.

If their objectives here are unclear, one only has to observe the promotion surrounding their Watchmen adaptation to understand.

According to Deadline, unlike the comic, which follows a male reporter through the chaos, the adaptation will center on a female medic on the island who is trying day-in and day-out to help keep residents alive while trying to also find her lost son. In the process, that determined medic proves a source of hope in an America that has lost all sense of the idea.

Again — of course. That premium core female audience.

This Can Only Lead To Good Things

Look, if these coastal cosmopolitans with their Drag Queen Story Hour and their Taco Tuesdays want to engage in a little accelerationism, who are we to stop them?

Those in control of our screens, and therefore are culture zeitgeist, are already claiming it is a civil war, one for which they blame you:

Professor, we are in the midst of a conspiracy of open sedition between the corporate media, politicians and our intelligence apparatus in order to overturn the will of the American voters, so I would say it’s a little more than a “cold” civil war. 

The Department of Defense has wargamed the Civil War II scenario multiple times and it has only ended one way: Blue Team starts a nuclear World War III in order to prevent Red Team from toppling the US government.

By the way, if you are reading this article, you are the Red Team.

Let’s get it on, party people.