TV: AMC Already Picks Up Six Episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’!

Great news! While the pilot episode has yet to even go behind cameras, AMC has already ordered six episodes of the live-action comic book adaptation of “The Walking Dead”, which is slated to premiere this October on AMC. Based on Robert Kirkman’s graphic novels, the project will be written and directed by Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Mist). As we reported earlier, Jonny Lee Miller (Hackers, Dracula 2000, “Eli Stone”) is in talks to play the lead role of Rick Grimes, with Jon Bernthal locked to star as Grimes’ partner and friend Shane. See what AMC president Charlie Collier had to say by reading below.AMC strives to make original shows that play like movies and ‘The Walking Dead’ is a perfect complement to the network’s celebrated movie franchise, Fearfest, which has always been an important destination for our audience,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “With its depth of story and the remarkable talent attached, The Walking Dead gives us an opportunity to raise the bar significantly within this popular genre, and continue our commitment to being the home of premium programming on basic cable.

The Image Comic series follows Rick Grimes, a police officer who leads a group of zombie survivors in search of a safe place to live during the apocalypse.

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