Back in January we reported that AMC had greenlighted the pilot for "The Walking Dead", and now the network has ordered six episodes while the pilot is still in the casting stages. These six episodes will complete the first season, an order that might not seem sufficient for fans of the graphic novel, but we shouldn’t bite the brains that feed us.
The biggest of those brains belongs to Frank Darabont, who wrote and directed the pilot, and who will serve as executive producer of the series. Robert Kirkman, the creator of the graphic novel, will also serve as executive producer along with Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, and Charles Eglee, who was a writer on "Dexter."
"The Walking Dead" is set to premiere in October 2010 during AMC’s Fearfest (formally MonsterFest), the network’s annual marathon of thriller and horror films. (THR)