The new television season isn’t quite upon us yet, but the networks have definitely started gearing up. HBO’s just released an extended trailer for the eighth (and last) season of its escapist Hollywood fantasy Entourage, set to premiere in two weeks.

[UPDATE: Sadly, it turns out that the Walking Dead video posted below is fan-made and not an official teaser. Original story follows.] Over at AMC, the producers behind The Walking Dead have only recently begun casting for its new characters, but a recently released photo and now a brand-new teaser promise that the next season will be just as zombie-tastic as the last. Watch both trailers after the jump.

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AMC has released a five minute sneak peak at the first episode of the upcoming small screen adaptation of The Walking Dead, which premieres Halloween night, October 31 at 10pm. The sequence takes place very early on in the episode, and basically involves the main character waking up to the zombie outbreak (something we’ve seen before in movies like 28 Days Later). I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the first two episodes of this series and I can’t recommend it more highly.

Also, a couple weeks back we posted a fan created fan opening title sequence created by Daniel Kanemoto using artwork “ripped from the pages of the comic, originally illustrated by Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore.” AMC has finally released the real opening title sequence online and guess what — the fan created titles is much better on almost every level.

Hit the jump to watch the five minute sequence and the real opening title sequence.

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First Cast Photo from The Walking Dead

io9 has gotten their hands on the first full cast photo from Frank Darabont‘s (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) small screen adaptation of The Walking Dead. The AMC Television series stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist), and Emma Bell (Law & Order). The show follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse. Hit the jump to see the image in full.

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The Walking Dead

This past month, we’ve seen quite a few photos from Frank Darabont‘s small screen adaptation of The Walking Dead.  First we got a look at some of “the walkers” (aka zombies) in make-up, a first zombie production photo, another production photo showing Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, as well as some awesome set photos. More than enough to get us excited about the new television series. And now AMC has released another batch of photos (one of which was previously seen via an AICN set visit). Check them out now, after the jump.
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The Walking Dead

Last week we had a preview of some of “the walkers” (aka zombies) in make-up and a first zombie production photo for Frank Darabont‘s small screen adaptation of The Walking Dead. Today AMC Television sent over a new production photo showing  Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. Check out the whole photo, after the jump.
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When I last mentioned AMC, Robert Kirkman and Frank Darabont‘s The Walking Dead, it looked like Johnny Lee Miller was the favourite for the lead role. Now, whatever goes on behind the scenes went on and it seems that, in lieu of Mr. Miller, the production has plumped instead for Andrew Lincoln. Two groups of people this is very good news for: fans of Andrew Lincoln and viewers of The Walking Dead.

Lincoln’s breakthorugh here in the UK was in a show called This Life that I thought was a touch overrated if very well cast. He then went on to headline Teachers, a snappier, lighter confection and tall-tale spookfest Afterlife, both of which benefited hugely from his performance.

Here’s Robert Kirkman, quoted from THR:

Andrew Lincoln, wow – what an amazing find this guy is. Writing Rick Grimes month after month in the comic series, I had no idea he was an actual living breathing human being and yet here he is. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how this show is coming together.

Me either.