AMC is aiming for a Friday, October 8 date to premiere their zombie series The Walking Dead (read our set report), says an unconfirmed source to Bloody-Disgusting. We’re working on confirming this second. The pilot episode helmed by Frank Darabont, with other fabulous TV directors bringing the other 5 episodes to life, Jon Bernthal, Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Michael Rooker, Chandler Riggs, Linds Edwards, Jim Coleman, Emma Bell, IronE Singleton, Adrian Kali Turner, and Norman Reedus all star in the project set among 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. The show is adapted from a comic book by Robert Kirkman. Volume 12 of the TPBs arrived in stores this past week (time to play catch up).