TV: ‘The Walking Dead’ Pilot to Begin Lensing in May

Bloody Disgusting has learned that a May 15 start date has been locked for the pilot episode of “The Walking Dead”, AMC’s live-action comic book adaptation being directed by Frank Darabont. Shooting will commence in Atlanta, GA with hopes of bringing us a new TV series based on one of the greatest comics of all time. Published by Image Comics, Robert Kirkman’s tale chronicles the travels of a group of people trying to survive in a world stricken by a zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies. As the series progresses, the characters become more developed, and their personalities shift under the stress of a zombie apocalypse. Fighting growing despair — and sometimes each other — the group searches for a secure location which they can finally call home. -Wiki