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The Walking Dead is good to go. Bring on the Zombies

Posted by LiveFor on January 20, 2010

Not really sure if this is new news, but then I am not to up on how the whole pilot shows in US TV work. We already knew that AMC was developing a TV show based on Robert Kirkman’s excellent zombie comic, The Walking Dead. We also knew that Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) was involved to direct it.

Now news at THR is that AMC is looking to extend its perfect development record with the pickup of two new drama pilots, the aforementioned “Walking Dead” and “The Killing.”

The Walking Dead chronicles the month and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project’s writer, director and exec producer, with Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. It is a superb comic book and Jinja was kind enough to let me read his complete run of the collected comics.

“The Killing,” from Fox TV studios, is based on the hit Danish series called “Forbrydelsen,” written by Veena Sud, and is set in Seattle. The project ties together three stories stemming from the murder of a young girl.

Both pilots will start shooting in spring. I’ll keep you posted and if anyone involved in the production wants to get in touch for a chat then give me a shout.

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