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AMC Orders Up More Walking Dead

When will you see the series on the air?

AMC must be digging what Frank Darabont is cooking up for The Walking Dead. Six episodes have been ordered and the network is wisely aiming for an October debut. Just in time for the Halloween season and AMC’s annual Fearfest!

Darabont is still trying to find his leading man for Rick Grimes who, as you might know from reading Robert Kirkman’s “Walking Dead” comic books, is the police officer who wakes up from a coma and must contend with survival during a zombie uprising. Jon Bernthal has been cast as Shane, Grimes’ partner and friend.

Charlie Collier, AMC President, says in a press release, “With its depth of story and the remarkable talent attached, The Walking Dead gives us an opportunity to raise the bar significantly within this popular genre, and continue our commitment to being the home of premium programming on basic cable.”

The Walking Dead begins production in June in Atlanta with six, one-hour episodes for season one. KNB EFX is handling the make-up, as we reported this morning.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor