Chiller Debuts Online Prequel for Niles’ Post-Apocalyptic Remains
Gearing up for the Dec. 16 premiere of its adaptation of Remains, the post-apocalyptic comic by Steve Niles and Kieron Dwyer, NBC Universal’s Chiller network has unveiled an online prequel called Remains: Road to Reno.
Based on the 2004 miniseries from IDW Publishing, Remains follows a group of people mysteriously spared from an accident that turns everyone else in Reno, Nevada, into ravenous zombies. The survivors seek refuge in a vacant casino, where they fight a losing battle against the undead.
In the prequel Road to Reno, viewers travel back before the blast, to an isolated gas station outside the city, where a lone mechanic (Morgan West) learns what it takes to survive.
Directed by Colin Theys from a screenplay by John Doolan, Remains stars Grant Bowler (True Blood, Ugly Betty), Lance Reddick (Fringe, Lost, The Wire), Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary) and Tawny Cypress (Rescue Me, Heroes). The movie debuts Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Chiller.