Romero was working on the novel for over a decade prior to his passing in 2017. He "wanted to tell a zombie story that wasn’t confined by a low budget." Writer Daniel Kraus was brought on after Romero's passing to finish the book.
The story "jumps between three different time periods and perspectives."
- George Romero's Epic Zombie Novel The Living Dead Will Be Published In 2020 by Padraig Cotter, February 21, 2019.
- Daniel Kraus Tweet on finishing the book: