Friday, August 27, 2010

AMC Rocks My World

If you're a regular reader, you know about my love for zombies. You can imagine how delighted I was, then, to discover that AMC is premiering a series based on the Walking Dead graphic novels by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. AMC has become known for their excellent regular programming, including "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad". From the first trailer (released on today), it looks like "The Walking Dead" will be no different. AMC has tapped A-list director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, etc.) to write and direct the series and special effects veteran Greg Nicotero will do the makeup (which looks fantastic!) The cast is made up of relative unknowns, but both "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" began with lesser known actors and have become major hits, so this type of casting could be a brillant strategy for AMC.

The first season will have a 6 episode run and will premiere on October 31st. The 90-minute pilot is the culmination of the channel's month-long "Fearfest".

Ready to be excited? Behold:

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