AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD Trailer

The Hollywood Reporter only today posted the trailer for AMC’s upcoming adaptation of The Walking Dead, and it’s damn good.  Unlike most zombie stories, which have either a tragic end or a superficial ‘happy’ ending that still leaves its survivors stranded in an apocalyptic hell-hole one misstep away from death, The Walking Dead has a unique advantage: it doesn’t end.  Like comics, TV gives it the perfect opportunity to go places zombie films could never even dream of, so be sure to tune in and check it out.

The series will premiere with a 90-minute special on Halloween night.

EDIT: Well, for whatever reason, I cannot get the video to embed. You’ll just have to go through ALL THAT WORK of clicking on the link I provided and watching it there.  Do so. It’s worth it.

AMC Orders First Season of THE WALKING DEAD

According to HitFix, AMC has ordered a six-episode first season of Robert Kirkman’s hit zombie comic series The Walking Dead.  The series is set to begin airing in October of 2010 – so, not very long at all.

Fans of TV will know AMC from the stellar success of their two current dramas, Breaking Bad and Mad Men.  For those that haven’t seen the shows, I VERY highly recommend both, and both can be viewed as a strong suggestion that The Walking Dead is in good hands.