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TV: ‘Downloading Nancy’, ‘Breaking Bad’ Director Becomes One of ‘The Walking Dead’

We’ve got a quick exclusive that rivals the awesomeness of the announcement that Michelle Maxwell MacLaren – one of the director’s behind AMC’s incredible “Breaking Bad” and producer on “X-Files” – would be directing one of AMC’s The Walking Dead episodes. While Frank Darabont got behind the camera for the pilot, Bloody Disgusting learned that another “Breaking Bad’ Alumni, Johan Renck, will also be bringing the dead back to life. Renck, who will direct the fourth episode of the first season, saw his unnerving Downloading Nancy go to theaters and VOD last year. An adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic series, the project is set among a group of zombie survivors of an apocalypse who are led by a police officer, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), in search of a safe place to live. An October premiere is set.
The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.

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