We’ve been pretty excited about AMC’s series The Walking Dead from director/writer/producer Frank Darabont since it was first announced. Actually, to be perfectly honest, we were reading rhe comics long before the TV series was a possiblity so we go way back. Fortunately, it looks like the TV series creative team is taking the small screen adaptation very seriously. How can I tell? The zombies man, the zombies.
Over at the official blog of the show they’ve posted the first look at the zombie make-up for some of the zombie “Walkers” and I have to say they look pretty cool. Of course, if you’re making a TV show about a zombie apocalypse and the aftermath, your zombies had better look cool. We’ve got a few of the pics here for you as well as video featuring series main man Frank Darabont.
The Walking Dead is based on a comic series created by Robert Kirkman and follows a group of survivors led by police officer Rick Grimes, who search the zombie controlled county for a safe and secure home. Along the way they encounter the worst of what’s left including zombies galore and humans at their worst. Filming on the six episode series begun yesterday in Atlanta with a premiere set for October of this year.
Check out some larger zombie pics and the interview with Frank Darabont after the jump. For more, head on over to the show’s official blog.