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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.

http://www.amctv.com/originals/The-Walking-Dead/

If you aren't suffering from zombie fatigue this starts Sunday October 31st, 10/9C.

It's like 28 Day Later - if the movie had continued to be about zombies in the second half.

Dread Central has some good behind-the-scenes coverage:
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/389...king-dead-life
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If you aren't suffering from zombie fatigue this starts Sunday October 31st, 10/9C.

It's like 28 Day Later - if the movie had continued to be about zombies in the second half.

Dread Central has some good behind-the-scenes coverage:
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/389...king-dead-life

I don't know if I agree with that statement. I mean, I agree with your assessment of 28 Days Later, but I don't agree that Walking Dead is all about the zombies all the way through. Walking Dead is character driven and focused on the lives of these people trying to survive in zombieland.
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I don't know if I agree with that statement. I mean, I agree with your assessment of 28 Days Later, but I don't agree that Walking Dead is all about the zombies all the way through. Walking Dead is character driven and focused on the lives of these people trying to survive in zombieland.

You summed it up with the last word.

What I meant was, in 28 Days Later (which the beginning of Walking Dead keeps being compared with) the second half forgets about a land full of zombies and turns into another "man is the real monster" cliche about attempted rape from any generic post-apocalyptic movie.
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Looking forward to this, with reservations. To me, Walking Dead is as good as Watchmen, Miracleman and Next Men. It is a triumph of the comic book genre so I kind of don't want to messed with for television.

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The Walking Dead is based on a multiple part graphic novel that has been around for many years.

The uninformed are making the comparison to 28 Days Later based on the main character waking in a deserted hospital. I can't say 100% that the creators of 28 Days Later "stole" the idea from the graphic novel, but The Walking Dead did it first!

I am very much looking forward to this show! The story is extremely compelling, and I am happy to see the author is intimately involved with keeping this series true to it's graphic novel roots.

It's only 6 episodes this year, but they are already in production of 13 more for next year! The director stated that he is ready to see this story through to the end and hopes to do it for 20 years!!!
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The uninformed are making the comparison to 28 Days Later based on the main character waking in a deserted hospital. I can't say 100% that the creators of 28 Days Later "stole" the idea from the graphic novel, but The Walking Dead did it first!

Actually you can't say that since 28DL was release a year before the first issue was published. They may have been in production/writing at similar times but there is no definite proof either borrowed from the other source.
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Actually you can't say that since 28DL was release a year before the first issue was published. They may have been in production/writing at similar times but there is no definite proof either borrowed from the other source.


You beat me to it!

That said... it's not unreasonable for there to be similarities since BOTH were admittedly inspired by the original Night of the Living Dead. 28 Days Later is a different take on the Zombie mythos... while Walking Dead is essentially set in the world of the original "Night..." and is a semi-unofficial graphic novel "sequel" in a way since it follows characters that could have existed in the original Romero Zombie movie.

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...and turns into another "man is the real monster" cliche about attempted rape from any generic post-apocalyptic movie.

Isn't this the point of every zombie movie? Certainly all of Romero's.
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28 Days Later and The Walking Dead "hospital scene" were inspired by a novel from 1951 called Day of The Triffids.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Triffids
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I am supper exited about The Walking Dead! I've long wished for a zombie TV show. We've had so many movies and video games, but I can't remember a single zombie TV show.

I'm also stoked that the zombies look to be the slow moving kind; like God and Romero intended! At least with the slow moving zombies, humanity has a fighting chance at survival. With the running zombies, we'd all be dead pretty quickly. It's a fairness issue.
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Awesome, I'll watch this.

Thanks for making the thread.
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Heard some good things about the script for the premire episode, so Ill def check this series out. Lately AMC has been churning out some high quality TV IMO...
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I am supper exited ...

Does supper exited = vomit?



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28 Days Later and The Walking Dead "hospital scene" were inspired by a novel from 1951 called Day of The Triffids.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Triffids

Has the latest remake aired on BBCA yet? It's not as if they have a full schedule.
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Has the latest remake aired on BBCA yet? It's not as if they have a full schedule.

I think is already on dvd :

http://www.amazon.com/Day-Triffids-S...4396147&sr=8-8
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Really looking forward to this!!!

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Trailer was a little campy, which I didn't expect from AMC.

Still, love the genre, and can't wait to see it.
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The more I'm seeing of this the more I like the way it's looking. They are not holding back on the gore and the production levels look very good.
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Oh my heaven that new preview looks awesome.

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Can't wait for this.

And if they were looking for a post-apocalyptic setting, they couldn't have done better than filming in Atlanta.
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Well, Detroit would be a better option.
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Well, Detroit would be a better option.

Nobody would buy that it could ever get that bad, even with a zombie outbreak.
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Can't wait for this.

And if they were looking for a post-apocalyptic setting, they couldn't have done better than filming in Atlanta.

Atlanta, of course, was where the opening issues of the source material was set.

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Man after seeing the new trailer, not getting amc-hd on directv is really hurting...
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Man after seeing the new trailer, not getting amc-hd on directv is really hurting...

It does, doesn't it? I'd be all over this show if DirecTV had AMC-HD. I feel like watching it in bit-starved SD would be a kind of injustice to the product.
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Well, maybe the Blu-ray will have an uncensored directors cut--that might make it worth the wait!
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Well, maybe the Blu-ray will have an uncensored directors cut--that might make it worth the wait!

That's why I wish it was on one the pay cable services. Less censorship issues to deal with.

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That's why I wish it was on one the pay cable services. Less censorship issues to deal with.

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To be fair... it is based on a comic book that is sold out on the open tables at comic shops... so I'm not sure anything would need to be censored to faithfully adapt the comic to TV.

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To be fair... it is based on a comic book that is sold out on the open tables at comic shops... so I'm not sure anything would need to be censored to faithfully adapt the comic to TV.

To be fair, a black-and-white line drawing of zombies ripping chunks of flesh out of a person's body has a different sort of impact from a realistic filmed portrayal of the same thing.

Although you're right; it's not as if, oh, a married couple were having sex or anything truly repulsive like that.

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