Based on the 2014 film of the same name, The Dead Lands follows a dishonored Maori warrior and a young woman who discover something that is preventing the Dead from entering the Afterlife. Now the Dead are thrown back into their decaying bodies to hunt the living. The pair go on a long journey to discover who created the rift between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
This inclusion of the undead is a departure from the original Dead Lands film which was a straight period piece with some light mysticism. As a fan of visceral, historical action movies, it was great to see martial arts and war dances unique to these tribal warriors. It’s a brutal epic that I highly recommend.
The Dead Lands TV series is currently streaming on Shudder.