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Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after the apocalypse. Based on Robert Kirkman's hugely successful and popular comic book series, AMC's new original series, The Walking Dead, premieres with a 90-minute episode on Halloween night: Oct. 31 at 10/9c. Written and executive produced by three-time Academy® Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), who also directs the pilot, and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens), the series debuts during AMC Fearfest, the network's annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films.

The Walking Dead is an epic, edge-of-your-seat drama where personal struggles are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment survival. A survivalist story at its core, the series explores how the living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth. They themselves have become the walking dead.

Shot on location in Atlanta, The Walking Dead is led by a cast that includes Lincoln (Teachers, Love Actually) as Rick Grimes, Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) as Shane Walsh, Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break) as Lori Grimes, Laurie Holden (The Shield, Stephen King's The Mist) as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn (Stephen King's The Mist, The Green Mile) as Dale, Steven Yeun (The Big Bang Theory) as Glen, Emma Bell (The Bedford Diaries) as Amy and Chandler Riggs (Get Low) as Carl Grimes.

Joining Darabont and Hurd as executive producers are Kirkman; David Alpert from Circle of Confusion; and Charles "Chic" Eglee (Dexter, The Shield). Jack LoGiudice (Sons of Anarchy, Resurrection Blvd) serves as co-executive producer with Denise Huth (Stephen King's The Mist) as producer. The Walking Dead was written by Darabont, Eglee, LoGiudice, Kirkman, Glen Mazzara and Adam E. Fierro. In addition to Darabont, directors for the series include Michelle MacLaren, Gwyneth Horder Payton, Johan Renck, Ernest Dickerson and Guy Ferland.

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The creative team also includes Directors of Photography David Tattersall and David Boyd, Production Designers Greg Melton and Alex Hadju, Costume Designer Peggy Stamper, and Editors Hunter M. Via, Julius Ramsay and Sidney Wolinsky. The effects team includes veteran special effects makeup designer Greg Nicotero, special effects coordinator Darrell Pritchett, and visual effects supervisors Sam Nicholson and Jason Sperling.

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Premiere Date:  October 31, 2010
Description:  A small town deputy wakes up from a coma to find that the world has been overrun by the walking dead.
Genre:  Horror
Studio:  AMC Studios, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, Starz / Anchor Bay
Original Air Date:  October 31, 2010 - December 5, 2010
CastJuan Pareja, Michael Rooker, Noah Emmerich, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jon Bernthal, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeryl Prescott Sales, Andrew Rothenberg, Emma Bell
StarringLaurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jon Bernthal, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies
DVD Release Date:  March 8, 2011
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review by . December 30, 2010
posted in Pass The Remote!
3 ½ Stars: The Acclaimed Comic Book Series is
Those of you who have read my review on the pilot episode (see my review here) of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” know that I was real impressed with the opening act. My hopes for a really engaging zombie survival-horror series was elevated that I followed the series on a weekly basis (yes, even my dates revolved around me viewing the latest episode from the DVR). The live action series was so successful that AMC is now committed to another 13 episodes for season 2.      …
review by . October 10, 2011
posted in WHAT CAN I SAY?
LOVE THIS SHOW
      THE WALKING DEAD      I have been reading the comic since it was released and that is no lie. I am a big fan of zombies in any format mainly because my brother is literally scared of them. I can't help it but I love it. So when I first that the comic was being turned into a series I was super excited. I had always believed that this would be the right format for such a grand story. If this was made into a feature film there is no way it could fit …
Quick Tip by . October 10, 2011
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The great first season was six episodes long with each paced very well and surprisingly kept in tact what the comic was about. That of course is the humans and not the zombies; it really is a character driven story. I knew with Frank Darabont on board this would be made right. He did a great job here has I really enjoyed this show, from TV all the way to DVD/Blu-Ray.
Quick Tip by . April 13, 2011
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You know, I've got to say that I'm fairly impressed with this TV series so far. The show, which airs on basic cable channel AMC is pretty edgy and at times extremely gruesome. However, what makes this particular take on the zombie and post-apocalyptic sub-genres so entertaining and so engaging is that it's very much a character-driven series. Drama, horror, and science fiction collide this gritty adaptation of the comic book series of the same name. Highly recommended viewing for the …
Quick Tip by . November 22, 2010
posted in Pass The Remote!
I'm enjoying this series so far and just learned that it's based off of the comic book, The Walking Dead. I hope that sometime soon in the storyline we'll learn about what caused this deterioration of normal human beings.Until then, I'll sit back and enjoy a nice little zombie action on my Sunday evenings.
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