DC graphic novel adaptation DMZ is out now! The HBO Max dystopian thriller DMZ follows a distorted and unrecognizable Manhattan as central character Zee (Rosario Dawson) navigates political and territorial challenges in a demilitarized zone while on a journey to find her lost son, Christian (Freddy Miyares). 

The Beat was on hand to speak with Showrunner Roberto Patino about the creative process of this action-packed and emotional four-part drama to screen, what lessons it taught him, what he hopes audiences take away, and more! 

Watch DMZ on HBO Max now!