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The Zombies are coming! Darabont's Walking Dead gets the green light

01.20.2010by: Eric Walkuski
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Great news for all of you jonesing for that ever-elusive zombie epic on t.v., this is the news you've craving.  AMC has given the official greenlight to Frank Darabont's "The Walking Dead". While we knew the show was being developed based on the announcement way back in August, it's a whole new ballgame now that it has gotten the go-ahead. This means we can expect to hear lots of casting/creative news on the show in the coming months.

There is no start or air date set yet, but it's safe to assume that we won't get to see the show until 2011 some time. Gale Anne Hurd will executive produce and Darabont is in line to direct the pilot.

"Walking Dead" revolves around a group of survivors, led by a police officer, who travel the country in search of a safe home.

Looks like it's time for me to buy the graphic novels...


Laurie Holden, from Darabont's last effort, THE MIST.

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4:01AM on 01/22/2010
I'm on board, but I hope they try to keep faithful to the books, and I hope they don't cut back on the gore because its on AMC.
I'm on board, but I hope they try to keep faithful to the books, and I hope they don't cut back on the gore because its on AMC.
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12:23AM on 01/21/2010
Unsure about the status of the series as a whole. Just seems like the pilot is going forward, and AMC will probably make a determination after it's done. But the goal seems to be at least one full season.
Unsure about the status of the series as a whole. Just seems like the pilot is going forward, and AMC will probably make a determination after it's done. But the goal seems to be at least one full season.
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10:47PM on 01/20/2010

on board

Can't wait. Now if only HBO announces it's developing a treatment Preacher.
Can't wait. Now if only HBO announces it's developing a treatment Preacher.
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10:00PM on 01/20/2010

I like it

Will it be a series on network TV, running year to year? Or will this be more like a mini-series like the UK's excellent 'Dead Set' from a few years ago? Still, sounds good!
Will it be a series on network TV, running year to year? Or will this be more like a mini-series like the UK's excellent 'Dead Set' from a few years ago? Still, sounds good!
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9:19PM on 01/20/2010

It's about goddamn time!

Is he also helping to adapt any of it or just directing it?
Is he also helping to adapt any of it or just directing it?
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