Yup, MTV is trying to be funny again. Apparently all of those countless failed attempts and canceled shows haven’t crushed their spirits yet. Yeah. Well, about a year ago I wrote about MTV’s plans to create a Cops/Reno 911 type of mockumentary titled Death Valley, which would feature werewolves, zombies and vampires. The idea sounded ridiculous and I figured since there was no word on it since then that their plans fell through. I was wrong, they actually made the show and it premiers August 29. Check out MTV’s official statement on the upcoming show:
“A year ago, vampires, werewolves and zombies mysteriously descended upon the streets of California’s San Fernando Valley. Death Valley is the dark comedy that follows the cops that capture the monsters, and the camera crew that captures the cops.
Follow the horrific yet comedic exploits of the newly formed Undead Task Force (UTF), a division of the LAPD created to combat the emergence of monsters in the San Fernando Valley. Death Valley showcases the outrageous and courageous men and women working the toughest beat in the US: Death Valley.
Balancing dark humor with horror, the show is built upon cold-blooded conflict and character driven comedy, following the cops bent on keeping the streets safe from the presence of the paranormal. Documenting each case of zombie, vampire and werewolf encounter is the daring camera crew that is embedded within the task force, quickly revealing that the monster problem goes much deeper than anyone could have possibly imagined.
Full of subtext about living in today’s insane world, Death Valley is at its core a fun, non-stop thrill ride featuring chases, hardcore kills, and extraordinary creatures. The zombies are disgusting, menacing and brutal, the vampires are dangerous, smart and powerful and the werewolves are beastly and insane. From “blood-for-sex” prostitution busts to undead traffic jams, every call from dispatch will take you to a place you’ve never been: right to the bleeding heart of Death Valley.”
So yeah, it’s exactly like Reno 911 but with supernatural monsters in it. As much as I love me some vampires, werewolves and zombies, I tend to hate 99.9% of the crap MTV produces, so I will probably pass on Death Valley. What about you? Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think.