DC’s graphic novel DMZ – an abbreviation of “demilitarized zone” – is set to hit our screens in four-episode limited series form.

Rosario Dawson stars as a medic who’s trying to reunite with her lost son in a United States that has become anything but after a second civil war. This involves her sneaking into Manhattan, which has now been declared a demilitarised zone.

Starring alongside Dawson are the likes of Venus Ariel, Benjamin Bratt, Freddy Miyares and Hoon Lee.

The first episode has been directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma), while the remaining three saw TV stalwart Ernest R. Dickerson (The Wire, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Godfather of Harlem, Bosch, and the list goes on) in the big chair.

The comic book series from DC imprint Vertigo ran to 72 issues from 2005 to 2012, and was written by Brian Wood, who shared artwork duties with Riccardo Burchielli.

DMZ launches in the US on March 17. Here’s a bit of a look at it: