#SDCC: AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’
I would have expected this panel to take place on Sunday, when everybody at Comic-Con is part of the walking dead. But no matter.
AMC has been here in force pushing the adaptation of The Walking Dead, the Image
comic book series created and written by Robert Kirkman, premiering in
October on AMC. Cast members Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The
Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist), and Emma
Bell (Law & Order) joined series creator/director/executive producer Frank
Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The
Terminator), makeup artist Greg Nicotero, and Joel Stillerman (AMC’s senior
VP) joined Kirkman to discuss the making of the series and to show an exclusive
sneak preview– albeit one toned down a bit from the actual series, because as Hurd explained, this is a family convention. (Maybe that’s why the panel isn’t Sunday. Could you imagine holding this on Kid’s Day?)
The reaction to the preview was about what you’d expect from the topic matter, equal parts enthusiasm and horror. We’ll add the video as soon as we get it.
(Photo by dblackanese.)