AMC (cable): The Walking Dead TV series

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Wow.....a near-ultimate Zombie Apocalypse series. Now, if they can do it justice.

Starts in October 2010

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The Walking Dead Lives on AMC

Source: AMC
March 29, 2010

AMC announced today it has greenlit "The Walking Dead" as a six-episode series based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. 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. Today's announcement also includes the addition of Charles "Chic" Eglee ("Dexter," "The Shield," "Dark Angel") as Executive Producer, and actor Jon Bernthal ("The Pacific," The Ghost Writer) who will portray the character Shane.

"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's Fearfest, the network's annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films. Fearfest (formerly known as MonsterFest) is celebrating its 14th year by airing 14 consecutive days of themed programming with more than 50 films. AMC announced development of "The Walking Dead" in August 2009 and announced the pilot in January of this year.

"AMC strives to make original shows that play like movies and 'The Walking Dead' is a perfect complement to the network's celebrated movie franchise, Fearfest, which has always been an important destination for our audience," said Charlie Collier, AMC President. "With its depth of story and the remarkable talent attached, 'The Walking Dead' gives us an opportunity to raise the bar significantly within this popular genre, and continue our commitment to being the home of premium programming on basic cable."

"'The Walking Dead' is that rare piece of material that plays on many levels," says Joel Stillerman, Senior Vice President of Programming, Production and Digital Content. "Kirkman's series brilliantly captures the social commentary and ongoing human drama of the zombie apocalypse; and let's us kick a little zombie you-know-what from time to time."

"The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The comic goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies who take a toll on the survivors, and sometimes the interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their continuing survival than the zombies that roam the country. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and some grow willing to do anything to survive.
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AWESOME!

Now, there's one theme that hasn't been done to death on Television! We've had vampires, demons, ghosts, etc.. But, no zombies!

I suppose various bits and pieces falling off of them wouldn't be to complimentary to the food and makeup commercials.. Plus, zombies aren't segggzy... Well, except for that hot teen zombie chick that was in one of those movies. She danced on a gravestone/sepulcher IIRC. But, she hadn't turned ripe yet so, I didn't feel so disgusted when I saw her..

Actually, I'm pretty excited about this. For once, television is tackling something they haven't really done much with before yet it's practically a cultural phenom.

This should be good, no matter how bad it is. :)
 
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a_lost_packet_":27y1ejgs said:
Actually, I'm pretty excited about this. For once, television is tackling something they haven't really done much with before yet it's practically a cultural phenom.

Yes, good until we begin to see shows such as, "Doogie Howser, Deceased MD," and "My College Years at Bernies." ;)
 
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At least they're starting with a quality product. The two major zombie apocalypse titles right now are The Walking Dead and World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, and the latter is headed for the big screen in 2012 and directed by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, Quantum of Solace; coming: Angelology, Die Bad, Machine Gun Preacher).
 
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yevaud":2gh6bbkn said:
a_lost_packet_":2gh6bbkn said:
Actually, I'm pretty excited about this. For once, television is tackling something they haven't really done much with before yet it's practically a cultural phenom.

Yes, good until we begin to see shows such as, "Doogie Howser, Deceased MD," and "My College Years at Bernies." ;)

Now, there is a plot line to follow, and only Yevaud, I think, could come up with that one. What was that old song that said, "My doctor is back and now you're in trouble", (My boyfriend's back, for those not familar with the 50's songs). HR
 
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a_lost_packet_":2jrumfm3 said:
AWESOME!

Now, there's one theme that hasn't been done to death on Television! We've had vampires, demons, ghosts, etc.. But, no zombies!

I suppose various bits and pieces falling off of them wouldn't be to complimentary to the food and makeup commercials.. Plus, zombies aren't segggzy... Well, except for that hot teen zombie chick that was in one of those movies. She danced on a gravestone/sepulcher IIRC. But, she hadn't turned ripe yet so, I didn't feel so disgusted when I saw her..

Actually, I'm pretty excited about this. For once, television is tackling something they haven't really done much with before yet it's practically a cultural phenom.

This should be good, no matter how bad it is. :)

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uhhh I agree with you - uh hold on....I'm going out for a snack....be brain back..i mean be right back....(gurgle gasp....)

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uhhh buddy..can ya spare a brain for a down and out zombie
 
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There has been somewhat of a groundswell of interest in books and the web about zombies - one can slip
"the coming zombie apocaplypse into a sentence" and not get hauled away, so it is time for movies and TV"

:)
 
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