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The Walking Dead (TV Series)

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Is anyone else excited for this show? It's based on the comic series, which has recently won an Eisner Award, by Robert Kirkman that follows a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. The tv series is being written and directed by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist) with zombie special effects by Academy Award winner Greg Nicotero (The Chronicles of Narnia, Day of the Dead, Transformers, The Cell). It is set to premiere this halloween on AMC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CknBg2s5TdI&feature

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*raises hand*

I can't wait to watch it. :)

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*raises hand*

I can't wait to watch it. :)

Have you read the comic?

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WOW. Just now heard of this..

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WOW. Just now heard of this..

The comic series is fantastic. It's surprisingly character driven. The series premiere of this recently leaked to the web and people are saying it's award worthy.

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Looks pretty good! Can't wait to see it. Unfortunately it may take some time, if ever, to come out in Germany. I hope i can find it somewhere online.

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Have you read the comic?

no I didn't know it was a comic.

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Looks pretty good! Can't wait to see it. Unfortunately it may take some time, if ever, to come out in Germany. I hope i can find it somewhere online.

It will premiere internationally on Fox International Channels during the first week of November.

no I didn't know it was a comic.

Oh, well it's a great series. It's the only one i have from issue one. The pic i added below the trailer is from the comic.

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Zombies' invade NYC during morning rush-hour

Some pedestrians looked startled or amused by the ghost-white actors with bruised-looking eyes. Some people ignored them entirely. Others whipped out their cell phone cameras.

The stunt was part of a campaign in 26 cities worldwide promoting the Halloween premiere of the AMC television series "The Walking Dead."

- If that was done in Texas, someone wouldve gotten shot..-

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Zombies' invade NYC during morning rush-hour

Some pedestrians looked startled or amused by the ghost-white actors with bruised-looking eyes. Some people ignored them entirely. Others whipped out their cell phone cameras.

The stunt was part of a campaign in 26 cities worldwide promoting the Halloween premiere of the AMC television series "The Walking Dead."

- If that was done in Texas, someone wouldve gotten shot..-

Yeah, here's a list of cities it's happening in. :D

New York City, USA

Washington DC, USA

Boston, USA

Chicago, USA

San Francisco, USA

Los Angeles, USA

Taipei, Taiwan

Hong Kong

Istanbul, Turkey

Athens, Greece

Sofia, Bulgaria

Estonia, Tallinn

Belgrade, Serbia

Munich, Germany

Madrid, Spain

Rome, Italy

Johannesburg, S. Africa

London, UK Westminster

Lisbon, Portugal

Sao Paolo, Brazil

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Santiago, Chile

Caracas, Venezuela

Bogota, Colombia

Mexico City, Mexico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Oh sweet santa claus crap I cannot wait for sunday.

They should really use this for the opening credits:

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Oh sweet santa claus crap I cannot wait for sunday.

They should really use this for the opening credits:

It looks pretty legit to me.

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From Under the Radar magazine:

"...Kirkman's stature in the comics industry was further validated this year when The Walking Dead won the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, but it's been a tough climb for the Richmond, KY native. Before Kirkman created The Walking Dead, there was a time when he was saddled with $40,000 dollars of debt from botched attempts to self-publish his first seven books. He barely scraped by with freelance writing and lettering jobs. "It was an apocalyptic time in my life," he deadpans. Kirkman got back on his feet by successfully pitching Image The Walking Dead and his cerebral superhero series, Invincible.

Now his zombies have attracted the interest of renowned creative talent in Hollywood, including writer/director/executive producer Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator series), and various writers from top-shelf shows such as 24, Breaking Bad, Dexter, and Sons of Anarchy. Despite many offers, Kirkman waited for the right people to develop his material. "I knew it was my first comic to be adapted, so I didn't want to disappoint my readers," he notes. After ridiculous pitches about super-zombies, aliens, and one for an anime show, Kirkman chose Darabont to spearhead the adaption after the acclaimed film director -and fan of the series- sought him out.

"Frank and I would have dinner discussions where he would say, 'Don't worry, I'll be really faithful to the material," Kirkman recounts. "And I would always say to him, 'I'm really excited that you are going to do it because one of the things you're known for is to be able to do really respectful adaptions and at the same time add your own nuance to elevate the material.' I think he's done that with all the Stephen King stuff he's adapted."

Television has a history of watering down horror stories, but The Walking Dead universe will retain its gore and hardcore horror roots. Fans went crazy earlier this year when it was announced that horror and action specialist Greg Nicotero would be working on special effects and makeup (no CGI zombies) and Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary would handle the score. Firefly cinematographer David Boyd also said he would drain some of the color out the images to get closer to the black-and-white panels of the books.

The first season will cover roughly the first six issues of the comic, but Kirkman, who penned the fourth episode of the TV series, is leaving some frights up his sleeve. "Don't expect just a moving version of the comic book," he says. Some of Darabont's new ideas include more back-story and screen time with supporting characters. "This way we won't run out when we start killing them off," Kirkman jokes."

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Have you read the comics?

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Have you read the comics?

Yeah, I only have the trade paperback Volume 1 "Days Gone Bye". I got it awhile ago and wanted to get the rest but just never got around to it.

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Yeah, I only have the trade paperback Volume 1 "Days Gone Bye". I got it awhile ago and wanted to get the rest but just never got around to it.

It's a really good series. I'd recommend reading the rest of it. My one complaint is that they change artists after vol. 1 and the new guy they have isn't as good.

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It's a really good series. I'd recommend reading the rest of it. My one complaint is that they change artists after vol. 1 and the new guy they have isn't as good.

That sucks, Tony Moore's art is such a good fit. I saw its Weekly now... I hope they're not just trying to shove it out there as much as possible.

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That sucks, Tony Moore's art is such a good fit. I saw its Weekly now... I hope they're not just trying to shove it out there as much as possible.

Well, they are just shoving it out there but it's a re-release of the older issues.

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The comic series is fantastic. It's surprisingly character driven. The series premiere of this recently leaked to the web and people are saying it's award worthy.

An award worthy zombie television series? Oh dear I am excited. I have been since they put the trailer for it online but now I'm super excited. I really need to read the comics too.

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An award worthy zombie television series? Oh dear I am excited. I have been since they put the trailer for it online but now I'm super excited. I really need to read the comics too.

I think i've recommended them enough on here, so all i'm going to say is that that's a good idea. :yes:

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That was so so so soooooooo good. It was as good as I thought it was going to be and then some.

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That was so so so soooooooo good. It was as good as I thought it was going to be and then some.

I agree. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

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That was so so so soooooooo good. It was as good as I thought it was going to be and then some.

I also agree. It kind of veered off the comics a little bit, but just enough to keep it interesting.

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I've set my dvr to tape every episode. Great dialogue...I loved the last line of the episode "hey dumbass in the tank: you cozy in there?" LOL!!!

The zombie horde in Atlanta - crazy intense. I can't even imagine waking up from a coma to face that!

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I have no tv and no home internet.... bugger.

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