AMC Picks Up ‘Walking Dead’ Pilot

page0_blog_entry28_1From The Hollywood Reporter comes news that AMC, the cable network that has given the world Mad Men and Breaking Bad (we’ll just forget that The Prisoner remake ever happened) has officially picked up the pilot for The Walking Dead.

The show is based off the comic book series, created by Robert Kirkman and published through Image Comics. “Master of all things” Frank Darabont, having made the movies The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, will be joining the project as well.

Darabont is currently attached as executive producer, writer, and most impressively director of the (hopefully successful) pilot.

The comic book series follows a group of survivors after a zombie invasion that has, naturally, destroyed all of civilization, along with the pressures and drama that stem from that. There’s no word on how closely the pilot will stay to the original material, or casting of any of the characters. Unfortunately, and most importantly, there is currently no set date on when I can start watching it!

  • dare
    February 22, 2010 at 3:29 am

    I do hope the rumors regarding legal problems for Jamie Bamber and reports that an “undisclosed” woman has filed a criminal complaint regarding some incident back in 2007 (see Wikipedia and Salon) do not derail his chances! In today’s climate it seems that even unfounded rumors can do you in.

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