AMC told the director of The Shawshank Redemption that it’s okay to make his show about zombies! Yippee! Last August we reported that Frank Darabont sold a pitch to adapt the graphic novel The Walking Dead for the small screen, and now after writing the script he’s gotten the go-ahead to direct the pilot. That doesn’t mean it will necessarily become a series, but if you consider the fact that Darabont will most likely make kick-ass pilot there’s a pretty good chance we’ll get to witness at least one full season.
The story follows a group of people, led by a small-town Kentucky Police Officer named Rick Grimes, trying to survive in a world overrun by zombies. But unlike most zombie films, the books are more character centric.
It’s good they decided to focus on the people who aren’t rotting. A series about folks bumping into each other and eating brains would get awfully tedious and most likely cancelled after one episode.