Official : The Walking Dead

26th August 2010 07:51
I'm a huge zombie fan and I remember a few others on here are as well, so I thought I'd share this find.

AMC Upcoming Original Series: The Walking Dead
AMC has greenlit The Walking Dead as a six-episode series based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers, Strike Back) will portray the lead role of Rick Grimes while actor Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) will portray the character Shane, who worked with Rick in the police department before the zombie disaster. Other cast includes Laurie Holden (The Shield), who plays Andrea, one of two sisters who join the survivors of the zombie plague, Steven Yeun as Glenn, an expert scavenger and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), who plays Rick's wife Lori.

The Walking Dead begins production in June in Atlanta with six, one-hour episodes for season one. The series is set to premiere in October 2010 during AMC Fearfest, the network's annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films. AMC announced development of The Walking Dead in August 2009 and announced the pilot in January of this year.

About the Producers
Robert Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) will also serve as Executive Producer, and Jack LoGiudice (Sons of Anarchy, Resurrection Blvd) will serve as Co-Executive Producer.

The Walking Dead is an upcoming American television series created for television by Frank Darabont and based upon the comic book series of the same name created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. It will premiere on the AMC network on October 31, 2010 with a 90-minute premiere episode, during the network's "Fearfest."

The Walking Dead tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse and follows a small group of survivors traveling across the country in search of a new home away from the hordes of zombies. The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a police officer in the old world. As their situation grows more and more grim, the group's desperation to survive pushes them to do almost anything to stay alive.

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes
Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes
Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes
Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale
Laurie Holden as Andrea
Jon Bernthal as Shane
Steven Yeun as Glenn
Iron E. Singleton as T-Dog
Lennie James as Morgan Jones
Jim Coleman as Lambert "Lam" Kendel
Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon
Linds Edwards as Leon Basset
Emma Bell as Amy
Keith Allen Hayes as Tyreese
Addy Miller
Steve Warren
Adrian Kali Turner as Duane Jones
Melissa McBride as Carol
Jeryl Prescott Sales as Jacqui
Andrew Rothenberg as Jim
Juan Pareja as Morales
Adam Minarovich as Ed

- AMC officially announced that a second season of thirteen episodes would be produced
- On Sun., Dec. 5 starting at 4:30/3:30c, AMC will air the entire first season of The Walking Dead, culminating with the Season Finale at 10/9c.
- Walking Dead Fires Writing Staff; Will Not Replace Them for Season 2 article



26th August 2010 08:19
This looks good.

Can't say i've read any of the comic though
26th August 2010 09:35
I love a good zombie movie. Even the "bad" ones have their moments. I always wondered how a TV series would pan out compared to a 1-2 hour film. But please lose the magnum after the pilot episode.
28th August 2010 03:51
I definitely want to see this. Zombies/post apocalyptic films/shows ftw
28th August 2010 03:56
Oh shit didn't see that this was made already.
Didn't come up when I looked.
Great taste.
Lock my thread.

Hype for this show.
28th August 2010 06:30
I haven't seen any of AMC's shows, but with Mad Men, 3-peat winner at Golden Globes, and a few others, heard they are QUITE the network. Also, this looks really good. I just hope it has enough zombie action and gun fire to please us. A good mystery behind how the virus spread would be nice, too. Hyped to watch.
28th August 2010 08:04
Fuck man, I don't have AMC anymore. I didn't even know they had their own shows..But this looks great.
28th August 2010 08:36
I'm only halfway through the complete comic series now. I bought all of them together and the shit is uber long. I posted this a while back on and I'm sure all the other horror fans out there are getting antsy like myself. I think they'll closely follow the comic and will be just as good.
28th August 2010 18:34
Oh shit didn't see that this was made already.
Didn't come up when I looked.
Great taste.
Lock my thread.

Hype for this show.

I used some of the info from your thread. Hope you don't mind.

The make up artists for this show go all out!
28th August 2010 19:20
If you like zombie stuff, go to Anime Freak and watch High School of the Dead
I just moved a week ago, I'm torn between getting DirectTV or Dish, Dish is cheaper but doesn't have AMC on their basic plan.