Sweet Trailer…'The Walking Dead'

Not many TV shows get my attention but this is one I really really want to see. AMC has been developing the adaptation of The Walking Dead comic series and the pilot episode has been helmed by Oscar Winner Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile). “What’s it with all the Zombies these days?” you might ask. Well, much like the demeanor of the walking dead themselves, Zombies never really went away (like Vampires did) and this looks to have WIN all over it. So if you haven’t seen this trailer for the new show (or weren’t at Comic-Con this year), sit back and enjoy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg46DWI_fCE

For those of you unfamiliar with either the comic or the details on the show, here’s an exceprt from our awesome friends at FirstSowing.net:

AMC’s newest fall series “The Walking Dead“, based on Robert Kirkman’s incredibly popular comic book series that began in 2003 published by Image Comics, tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. Old world Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home.

So while I have been pretty content to stick to cinemas and films as my source for quality (and sometimes less than such) entertainment, I think I may have to start checking out more of what my cable box has to offer. I mean I’m paying enough, might as well make good use of it. Good thing about this show is that I am now going to use it as the kick-in-the-ass to started watching AMC’s other wildly popular show Mad Men. And with that I’ll ask all you Zead Heads. Do you like the look of this…or does anyone, Kai included, think this is just another zombie property (read snore-fest) to add to the pile?? The Walking Dead debuts on AMC in the fall on October 31st.

Comments

  1. Is that the guy in Love, Actually?? Funny, I just saw him in another trailer, Heartbreaker, but playing a totally different character. Another Brit I’d like to see getting more lead roles.

  2. andrew lincoln! legend!

  3. I’M SOOO HARD RIGHT NOW!!!
    That looks amazing and completely faithful to the book which is my favorite comic… only one I currently read regularly!
    Sorry, Marc, but I’m posting this on my site!!!

  4. I am so looking forward to this show, gotta love zombies. Check out my post at http://www.napiersnews.com/2010/08/trailer-walking-dead.html for a behind the scenes look at the show! Frank Darabont is awesome.

  5. I saw this trailer a couple of days ago and was pretty excited at the prospect of a zombie series – and one which looks like it’s going to be pretty good! As a series, the zombie genre has a lot of potential as far as a story arc goes.

  6. Heather says

    This looks absolutely sick, in all the right ways. I’m insanely enthused, and have pretty much decided this is the show I’m most geared to see this fall.