TEASER: Production begins on AMC’s Walking Dead

Respectable zombie fans in the know will be aware that today was the first day of production on AMC's Walking Dead TV series, based on the comics written by Robert Kirkman. You would also already know that the six episode first season is written, produced, and directed by Frank Darabont.

AMC was so kind as to send us the first preview of "The Walkers".

For more on the series, go to AMC.com.

Comments

  1. Cardio – check.

  2. Yes yes yes!!!

     

    (man, that is one nasty hicky!) 

  3. This can’t come out soon enough.

  4. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. 

  5.  "Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. "

    I’d even go for "OK"…just not bad!

  6. @lawnbuddha Okay might be fine for some things – Walking Dead on TV – okay won’t cut it, it must be good.  anything less will be a let down.

     

  7. @Notahiro: Seems like you’re already setting your expectations at a place where they won’t be met.

  8. I cannot wait for this series! The read had me screaming profanity every volume haha

  9. As excited as I am for this, it’s hard to get worked up over a picture of a generic zombie 😛

  10. guhh … rrg … achh

  11. I have nothing but the highest hopes for this. I KNOW it’s going to be awesome. Darabont and AMC… say no more. I’m willing to bet dollars to doughnuts on this. 

  12. My balls.  They’re rocked.

  13. Her (?) eyes are staring into my soul.  Make it stop.

    I hope this series is everything it should be. 

  14. Nice. Great makeup for that particular zombies. Love the little touch with the eyes, you don’t see that much in zombie films.

    So far everything newsworthy about this show has been quite good. My expectations are threw the roof so far with this. 

  15. She needs Visine, and a turtleneck.  I can’t wait to see this.   I hope it’s awesome.

  16. The eyes are a nice touch definitely bringing my faith in the show much higher ever since they announced that it won’t be Black & White. Hopefully the atmosphere of dread & fear will echo on in the TV show (cross my fingers)!

  17. Is it too late to suggest a part for Nathan Fillion?

  18. So does this mean no Black and White Zombie goodness?

  19. I want this to be good sooooo bad.

    And come on. No way this was EVER going to be black and white.

  20. Like.

  21. i’m in.

  22. Darabont: “We hope to do for zombies what Mad Men has done for advertising."

    http://www.blogomatic3000.com/2010/06/02/sneak-peek-the-zombies-of-amcs-the-walking-dead/

    A few more pictures and an interview. 

  23. Thanks Ruo21. This is going to be so awesome.

  24. AMC has eight pictures of the walkers, damn they look creepy.  the color pallette isnt straying too far from the black and white of the book.  I can’t wait to see this.

  25. … judging from the pictures shown on the website one of the walkers looks eerily like Jim Carey…

  26. Just hoping it’s not embarrassing. I want it to be great, but it is TV after all.

  27. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Hold me back! Hold me back! 

  28. Dammit someone get the tranquilizer gun for Paul

  29. Two things: Frank Darabont does good work and AMC makes good TV series.  I have faith it will be a good show.

  30. I still wonder how they are going to be able to produce a rated R comic series on AMC,,,Alot of the content will have to be toned down..I wish this could had been a HBO or  a Showtime venture but I still have high hopes

  31. It has been over a decade since I’ve purposely made time to sit down and watch a show. I don’t Tivo and I don’t follow TV shows.

    I will for this.

  32. Yet another comic I have never read that everybody is freaking out over. I really need to find a way to read this stuff…..

  33. Nice, can’t wait to see the pilot

  34. Being Darabont, I kind of hold out hope for a black & white version on the DVD’s of the series.  He did that with "The Mist" and I personally have no desire to ever watch the colored version again.

  35. Can’t wait. I hope it doesn’t suck…

  36. It’s gonna be freakin awesome! This is the show I’m waiting for this fall! All the other new shows will be crap by comparison.