AMC Greenlights Pilot for Frank Darabont’s ‘The Walking Dead’

Thursday, January 21 by

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.


 

(THR)

 

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