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AMC says yes to Walking Dead TV pilot

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Thursday, January 21, 2010

American Movie Classics is getting into the zombie apocalypse business.

The cable channel has given a greenlight to a pilot based on Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead, based on the black-and-white comic book series of the same name. Set shortly after the downfall of civilization due to the z's, Kirkman's book centers on a small town sheriff and his young son as they seek safety among a small group of human survivors. Launched in 2003, the comic deals with how people cope with trying to find food, water, shelter, security and deal with trust issues when at any moment the undead can attack them. When developing his comic book Kirkman drew inspiration from the Living Dead movies of George Romero.

The pilot will be directed by Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption) from a script that he adapted from the first collection of Walking Dead stories. Gale Anne Hurd (The Incredible Hulk), David Alpert and Darabont will also receive executive producer status on the pilot and possible new series. Casting is now getting underway.

AMC also ordered a pilot for another new drama, The Killing, which follows the investigation into the murder of a young girl by a female police detective.

-Variety.

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