Ever wonder if there was a crossover in Hollywood of writers who had worked on classic Mary-Kate and Ashley movies AND Mad Men? Wonder no more, citizens of the world: There is. That crossover is Maria Jacquemetton, who with her husband Andre Jacquemetton, is developing a new SyFy series based off of DC Comics' DMZ .
Maria, who wrote Billboard Dad — that's the one where the Olsens vandalize public property to find their pops a lovah — is also an executive producer on Mad Men with Andre, and together they're responsible for writing memorable episodes such as "Nixon Vs. Kennedy" and "The Quality Of Mercy." The latter's the one where Peggy visits that boarding school and we learn the truth about Bob Benson.
Now, the pair are moving into the sci-fi/fantasy comic book adaptation world, working DMZ into a SyFy original series. Here's the synopsis:
About the ultimate embedded war journalist trapped in a most unlikely war zone: the streets of New York City. In the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. 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. 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. Matty Roth, a naïve young man and aspiring photojournalist, lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong, and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he's only seen on television. There, he is faced with a choice: try to find a way off the island, or make his career with an assignment most journalists would kill for. But can he survive in a war zone long enough to report the truth?
A naïve young photojournalist sure isn't Don Draper, and it certainly isn't an Olsen either, but we're gonna go out on a limb here and say these two have proven their versatility worthwhile.