26th August 2010 07:51I'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 Ã‚Â“ChicÃ‚Â” 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
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