TV: First Casting on AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Pilot!!

Casting is finally being announced for AMC’s forthcoming “The Walking Dead”, the Frank Darabont directed adaptation of Image Comics’ ongoing series by Robert Kirkman that follows a group of zombie survivors of an apocalypse who are led by a police officer, Rick Grimes, in search of a safe place to live. Jon Bernthal (“Eastwick”, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) has been tapped to play Grimes’ partner and friend Shane, an outgoing bachelor. Shooting begins this May on the pilot with hopes of it turning into an ongoing series. Those of you who are fans of AMC’s “Mad Men” know exactly how good this could be.
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