TV: A Fresh Look at a Not-So-Fresh Zombie from ‘The Walking Dead’

Included in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly is a fresh (or not-so-fresh) look at one of the undead in AMC’s The Walking Dead, their live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s mind-blowing comic series. The Frank Darabont-directed pilot airs on Halloween night. “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.