The first cast photo for AMC’s The Walking Dead has appeared online. io9 debuted the picture which features the cast of Frank Darabont‘s new show. Darabont’s upcoming horror series is based on Robert Kirkman’s black and white comic that first appeared back in 2003. AMC got the rights to it, and the new show will premier in October of this year. If you recognize his name at all, it’s because he was the man behind The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. There’s definitely a high pedigree behind this new zombie show!
From the comic synopsis:
The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies. As the series progresses, the characters become more developed, and their personalities shift under the stress of a zombie apocalypse, most notably Rick’s.
The show stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Emma Bell (Frozen), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Laurie Holden (The Shield) and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break).
I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, and based on the photo above, it looks like the series will stay true to the comic. What do you think? Is this the first you’ve heard about The Walking Dead or are you a zombie-obsessed freak like yours truly?