Horror-TV The Walking Dead (Season 10) [AMC]

Glen-BoB

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Season 7 :twd:

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This is right up my alley and looks pretty cool.

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AMC Upcoming Original Series: The Walking Dead


AMC Upcoming Original Series: The Walking Dead

AMC has greenlit The Walking Dead as a six-episode series based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers, Strike Back) will portray the lead role of Rick Grimes while actor Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) will portray the character Shane, who worked with Rick in the police department before the zombie disaster. Other cast includes Laurie Holden (The Shield), who plays Andrea, one of two sisters who join the survivors of the zombie plague, Steven Yeun as Glenn, an expert scavenger and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), who plays Rick's wife Lori.

The Walking Dead begins production in June in Atlanta with six, one-hour episodes for season one. The series is set to premiere in October 2010 during AMC Fearfest, the network's annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films. AMC announced development of The Walking Dead in August 2009 and announced the pilot in January of this year.

About the Producers
Robert Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) will also serve as Executive Producer, and Jack LoGiudice (Sons of Anarchy, Resurrection Blvd) will serve as Co-Executive Producer.

"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 Charlie Collier, AMC President. "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 Walking Dead is that rare piece of material that plays on many levels," says Joel Stillerman, Senior Vice President of Programming, Production and Digital Content. "Kirkman's series brilliantly captures the social commentary and ongoing human drama of the zombie apocalypse; and let's us kick a little zombie you-know-what from time to time."
 
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crashkelly

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Watched this last night and thought it was pretty good.

Glad to hear it is only a mini-series though as it would get pretty tired after awhile.

Honestly though, I think the whole zombie thing is getting tired as how many differently slants can be put on it.

I will watch/PVR all six parts though

Cheers
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just got done watching it. very awesome. a little different than the comic, but it's pretty awesome
 

apsmith21

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+1 it will be good to see what this does for the comics genre in general - especially how it relates to TV.

Very well produced / directed / acted - only had a couple of complaints - and they were fairly minor.

Yay to AMC who had the guts to put something like this on TV. :scat:
 

Glen-BoB

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I watched last night and thought it was awesome. Kinda bummed out that they copied 28 days later for the beginning tho. They should have been able to come up with something different. Well done tho. Looking forward to the rest.
 

tony_roach

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I watched last night and thought it was awesome. Kinda bummed out that they copied 28 days later for the beginning tho. They should have been able to come up with something different. Well done tho. Looking forward to the rest.
Glen Bob I agree on the hospital angle...but i think it would be hard to come up with a different way to have someone missed the apocalypse and be thrown right in the middle of it. They are probably going for functionality at this point. By the way there is a bit more of that coming next week with the survivors holed up in a Department store (similarities with Dawn of the Dead?) Hopefully not much beyond that aspect though.

Had not realized it was only a mini-series so bummed out....really a big zombie fan and would have liked for this to keep going.
 
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I watched last night and thought it was awesome. Kinda bummed out that they copied 28 days later for the beginning tho. They should have been able to come up with something different. Well done tho. Looking forward to the rest.
why does that matter at all?
 

Glen-BoB

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The Walking Dead - TV miniseries

Is there really another season? I was hoping it would stay as a miniseries. Of course I love it but I think it will get old after a while. I don't think it will work as a series.
 
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Is there really another season? I was hoping it would stay as a miniseries. Of course I love it but I think it will get old after a while. I don't think it will work as a series.
its not like they stopped after one comic....
 

Glen-BoB

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no i realize that but I just don't want this to get "old" and I'm sure it will. I hope they prove me wrong.

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why does that matter at all?
it was just something I didn't like about it.
 

splax23

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Great show!!!! I love it i hope they don't drag it out tho. My only gripe is that i dont get AMC HD with Uverse:(
 
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hey all,
i saw this too, and also thought it was awesome.
FYI, this show already got the greenlight for season 2 i believe 2 - 3 weeks before show even aired lol.
i was watching comic con on G4, thats where i heard it from the director
 
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no i realize that but I just don't want this to get "old" and I'm sure it will. I hope they prove me wrong.

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it was just something I didn't like about it.
hey i'm with ya. i'm not sure if there were plans beyond a 2nd season tho. so we might be ok
 
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The Walking Dead Gets Renewed For Second Season!

AMC network is rewarding its new zombie drama "The Walking Dead" with life for a second season after just two episodes have aired.

The series premiered Halloween night as an instant hit, drawing 5.3 million viewers. The second episode, which aired Sunday, was seen by 4.7 million viewers.

Set in the Atlanta area, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln as a small-town police officer leading a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse. It is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman.