The debut episode of The Walking Dead was the highest-rated broadcast in AMC’s history, with 5.3 million viewers taking in the opening salvo of Frank Darabont‘s vision of life in America after a zombie apocalypse. The second episode was broadcast last night to excellent numbers: 4.7 million people saw one of Michael Rooker’s less pleasant roles and a stomach-churning use for churned zombie stomachs.
In response to the domestic and foreign success of the show, AMC has gleefully greenlit a second season that will run thirteen episodes. Read More »
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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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If you were already excited for the brand new AMC show The Walking Dead, then this 17 minutes behind the scenes featurette might make your head explode. The show, executive produced by Frank Darabont, is based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman about how a group of humans survive after a zombie apocalypse. The idea of an hour long, serious zombie show on cable is exciting on its own. Add Darabont to the mix and things get a bit cooler. But after you watch this video which discusses everything from the effects, production design, casting, screenwriting, location shooting and so much more? You’ll be salivating in anticipation of the 10 p.m. premiere on Halloween night. Hit the jump to check out the video about the show one person calls “the Twilight Zone of our generation.” Read More »
It’s no secret: we’re seriously anticipating AMC’s new show The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman‘s comic series of the same name. Frank Darabont directed the pilot and is exec producer of the series, and the first trailer for the series looks fantastic.
Now there’s a sizzle reel for the show which has interview clips, behind the scenes footage and some new clips from the show. Read More »
AMC has released and awesome new poster for its upcoming small screen adaptation of The Walking Dead, which premieres Halloween night, October 31 at 10pm. Executive produced and written by three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile), The Walking Dead tells the story of “the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse.” Hit the jump to see the complete poster art.
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AMC has officially released the same trailer for The Walking Dead that was shown this past July at Comic Con, and we’ve got it after the break. Read More »
One of the bigger hits at Comic Con this year was AMC’s six-episode TV series The Walking Dead, which premiered footage from the Frank Darabont-directed pilot to very enthusiastic viewers. (Read Devindra’s coverage here.) Given how high interest seems to be prior to the show’s debut, there have already been questions about a second season and plans for the project’s release on DVD. Now a couple of small things suggest a second season will happen, and that the DVD release of the first season could contain a more old-school version of the show. Read More »
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Comic-Con 2010 is over, and I’m still reeling from the experience. Just like last year, the entire event was a whirlwind with insane crowds, a healthy dose of line waiting, and some unexpected bits of awesome. By the time it was over, I was more than ready to go home. But I know for a fact that in a week or two I’ll be screaming “We have to go back!” — while disheveled and inexplicably bearded.
At some point this week, the entire /Film crew will record their overall thoughts of the event on a special episode of the /Filmcast. But for now, here are my personal picks for the best and worst of Comic-Con 2010. (Fair warning: I didn’t include some major panels [see: Marvel stuff] that failed to get me excited. If you liked those panels, and others I didn’t mention let us know in the comments.)
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