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The Walking Dead – Casting for the Zombie TV series may have Apollo, Lucifer or Dorian Gray

Posted by LiveFor on February 16, 2010

Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead is the ultimate zombie story. A great comic that has the simple idea of following survivors or a zombie apocalypse after the film has finished. I’ve been following the transition of the comic book to the small screen quite closely. Frank Darabont is at the helm of the TV show so all well and good.

Until now there have been no word on who would be starring in the show, in particular the main character Rick Grimes.

Now Big Shiny Robot have word on three possibles.

The first is Jamie Bamber – He was Apollo in Battlestar Galactica and is currently on TV over here in England in the UK version of Law and Order. He’s a Brit in case you didn’t know. I was surprised when I found out a couple of years ago. I really like him and think he would be good in the part, although it isn’t the definite “Hell yes” reaction I was hoping to have.

Next up is Mark Pellegrino who has been in Dexter, he is Jacob in Lost and is currently playing Lucifer’s host in Supernatural. I haven’t seen him in action so can’t really comment although I have heard good things from people in the know.

The last of the casting trio is another Brit, Stuart Townsend. He was going to be Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, but got recast. He was going to be one of the Warriors Three in the Thor movie, but was recast. He was in the Nightstalker TV show reboot that got cancelled and he played Dorian Gray in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I think that is all the needs be said about Mr Townsend.

Out of those three I’d have to stick with Bamber (but that could change after seeing some of Pellegrino’s work). Which of the three do you like the most? If not them who else could play Rick?

Other people who could fit are Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) and possibly Nathan Fillion.

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