First Look: AMC's The Walking Dead TV Show

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Are you ready for some Walking Dead? AMC has sent over an image of a zombie. This is what we can expect. 
 
Now keep in mind this is a first look. Production began today (June 2) in Atlanta for AMC's adaption of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic. The six-episode first season is written, produced and directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk).
 
The story follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse. If you've ever read the comic, you know how great of a story this is. I wonder if the series could've worked filmed in black and white to capture the feel of the comic. What do you think of this image? Do you think this is what we can expect or is it just an early test shot? Are you excited to watch the series or will you be too scared?
 

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Want to see more? Can you handle it?
 == TEASER ==


And here's a video from AMC giving you an introduction so you'll have no excuse not to watch this.
 
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#1  Edited By Theodore

Can't wait for that. Do we know who is playing Rick Grimes?

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#3  Edited By Final Arrow

Really looking forward to this.

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#4  Edited By MemnochZERO

I'm pretty happy with the cast, though I remain on the fence about Andrew Lincoln since I've never seen him in anything. Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Jeff DeMunn as Dale are all awesome, though. 
As for the zombie, it looks cool. I wonder what the final shot series will look like. Will the show actually be done in black and white? Darabont loves that shit, he wanted to release the Mist like that, plus they could get around the blood issue if it was all grey tones. Or will it have most of the colour sucked out of it yet still have traces like that image above? Hmmm. Can't wait for a trailer.
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#5  Edited By NightFang3

I can't wait too see it! 

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#6  Edited By Icon

Ooh, I can't wait. This show has so much potential. 

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#7  Edited By _brandon

The zombies are fine and all but the series' strength should be the characters. Like the comic book, the gore/shock factor was there for about two issues and then the characters took it over. I really hope the thing isn't going to be more horror than story. 
 
As for the image, the eyes make the zombie look like a person in makeup....even though it is. I would hope in post production they would make the eyes look more 'dead'
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#8  Edited By Magian

I can't wait. Let's hope it's good.

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#9  Edited By Bruce Vain

WOW !!! 
 
If you go on superherohype there's more pics of the zombies 
 
I love how the zombies kind of have a black and white look to them. Kind of stays true to the style of the book.
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#10  Edited By Benzo

Can't wait for this!!! :P

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#11  Edited By danhimself

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#12  Edited By King Quisling

Checked out the rest of the photos. The make-up looks real good and the interview the director gave is really promising. He seems to be faithful to the story and faithful to both Kirkman & Romero. Good Stuff. Can't wait.

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#13  Edited By bobtv

Frank Darabont + horror = WIN 
An oscar caliber director helming a comic book adaptation on TV, now we have seen how serious they are going, and its "only" a tv show. A must see!!!

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#14  Edited By swhorl

Looking good, but I don't really need all this pre-production / production stuff. 
Just let me know when it's airing.

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#15  Edited By gmanfromheck
UPDATE:
AMC sent over more zombie pics and a video introduction. Check out the original post.
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#16  Edited By jamdown

Hellz yea
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#17  Edited By spiderguylll

It needs Chris Redfield and Wesker

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#18  Edited By Kid_Zombie

I CANT WAIT FOR THIS! Please give my Favorite comic justice!

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#19  Edited By iloverobots

The 5th pic (male zombie with blue background) looks like it's right out of the books. I wasn't too excited about this but after watching the videos and seeing those pictures I gotta say I'm looking forward to watching the show

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#20  Edited By Aronmorales

Zombies? on T.V!?
 

 HIGH FIVE WITH A WHALE 'CAUSE IT'S THAT AWESOME!!!
 HIGH FIVE WITH A WHALE 'CAUSE IT'S THAT AWESOME!!!
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#21  Edited By DeathinFire
@_brandon:
It's on AMC dude, I don't imagine there being too much gore.  You're right though, it would make the series dull if that's all it was.
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#22  Edited By ms__omega

  

  
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#23  Edited By skaarason

hope they can pull it off !!!!

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#24  Edited By rum1929

I heard this was a great series. I look forward to the show.

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#25  Edited By jakob187
@G-Man:
So has it been confirmed that the show is in color and not black & white?  The reason I ask is because the zombie pics that got sent over look like the colors were picked more for contrast levels than for color filming. 
 
Plus, Darabont has a love for black & white filmmaking.  He did a black & white transfer of The Mist for the two-disc collector's edition (which was AWESOME), and he did mention that there's a lot of influence from the original Night of the Living Dead...which was in black & white. 
 
If we could get a confirmation one way or another, that would be awesome. 
 
Regardless, I'm psyched to check this out!  Unfortunately, though, I'll have to wait for DVD.  Given that it's six episodes...and a volume of a TPB is usually six issues, then maybe this means we'll see a pretty direct transfer of what's on the page of the comics.
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#26  Edited By llagrok

Sounds to me like they'll focus more on the zombies than the psychological aspect of it, which would be wrong.

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#27  Edited By ateygheyev

yes. this is awesome.

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#28  Edited By Rosebunse

I'm sure that the zombies are just bait for the poor souls who have never heard of the comic.
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#29  Edited By DEADPOOL

Yes, FINALLY!!!! No longer must I wait to indulge my zombie obsession, now I can watch it regularly on television!
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#30  Edited By SnottyCane

i cant wait for this to come uk  !!! totally loved the comic :-D
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#31  Edited By JackMoody

hello will this be avilable in the united kingdom also when is the date it is being realsed

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#32  Edited By JackMoody

is this going to be avilable in the uk and aslo when is it going to be realsed

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#33  Edited By Jaylayson

Hate Zombies... Love this book.  One of the best in years.  Can not wait for this
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#34  Edited By kuchiku

Im glad they didnt do it in black and white. i think that would be stupid. I like the comic in black and white but f#ck no, the tv show in black and white would be stupid.

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