‘The Walking Dead’ on their way to Cable
Robert Kirkman fans ought to pull out a celebratory snack from their beards, and rejoice as AMC has given the go to a pilot for the long running comic series The Walking Dead. Kirkman’s series, a “what happens after the zombie movie is over”, will be brought to the cable network from an adaptation from scribe Frank Darabont, and will be produced by Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. Fans should feel safe in Darabont’s pen, as it’s adapted (and directed) some major works in the past, including Stephen King’s The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, as well as The Blob and The Fly II.
“Working with people like Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd is the right way in for us to deliver a project of distinction in this genre,” AMC’s Charlie Collier said.
No dates have been given yet for filming, so start gathering your zombie hunting gear in the meantime.