‘The Walking Dead’ shambles to AMC
AMC is shuffling forward with The Walking Dead, based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The one-hour series begins production this June in Atlanta with actor Jon Bernthal playing lead character Shane.
AMC currently plans on debuting The Walking Dead this October as part of the network’s “Fearfest”, an annual 14-day marathon of thriller and horror films. Kirkman will serve as executive producer along with Frank Darabont who will also write and direct. Gale Anne Hurd will also serve as executive producer along with Charles “Chic” Eglee (creator of Murder One and co-creator of Dark Angel).
No word if the series will be in black and white like the comic is.