Friday, September 24, 2010

The Walking Dead's Behind The Scenes Sizzle Reel

"The Walking Dead" television series is only a few weeks away. Are the hairs on your arm standing up? Well they should be and if not this latest behind-the-scenes clip for AMC's latest series will likely do the trick. More footage and some discussion from director Frank Darabont and writer Robert Kirman highlight the video, with some creature effects rounding out this five minute showing. The clip is below.

Also, "The Walking Dead" will be showcasing itself at the New York Comic Con October 10th. Special guest appearances at the event include Kirkman, Darabont, actor Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden, Jon Bernthal and others. More details on this event and its premiere of the "first full scenes" (AMC) from this dramatic series can be found inside.

"The Walking Dead" synopsis:

"'The Walking Dead' tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers, Strike Back) will portray the lead role of Rick Grimes while actor Jon Bernthal ("The Pacific," The Ghost Writer) will portray the character Shane, who worked with Rick in the police department before the zombie disaster. Other cast includes Laurie Holden ("The Shield"), who plays Andrea, one of two sisters who join the survivors of the zombie plague, Steven Yeun as Glenn, an expert scavenger and Sarah Wayne Callies ("Prison Break"), who plays Rick's wife Lori" (AMC).

Release Date: October 31st, 2010 (Television).

The directors for the first six episodes are:

1) Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption)
2) Michelle MacLaren ("Breaking Bad," "X-Files")
3) Gwyneth Horder-Payton ("The Shield," "BSG")
4) Johan Renck ("Breaking Bad")
5) Ernest Dickerson ("The Wire," "Dexter")
6) Guy Ferland ("The Shield," "Sons of Anarchy") -Dread Central

The writers for the first six episodes are:

1) Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption)
2) Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption)
3) Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption), Chic Eglee, Jack LoGuidice. (Chic: "The Shield," "Dexter." Jack: "Sons of Anarchy")
4) Robert Kirkman (writer of the comic series)
5) Glen Mazzara ("The Shield," "Hawthorne")
6) Adam Fierro ("The Shield," "Dexter," "24") - Dread Central

Cast: Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Laurie Holden, Adam Minarovich, Chandler Riggs, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun, Alexyz Danine Kemp, Madison Lintz, Derrick Mcleod, Jeryl Prescott, Emma Bell, Norman Reedus, and Maddie Lomax.

The "sizzle reel" (Shock) is here:

More details on the "The Walking Dead" in New York:

The Walking Dead at the AMC

"The Walking Dead" fan page on Facebook:

The Walking Dead on Facebook


The Walking Dead on Shock Till You Drop

This book has the first twelve issues on "The Walking Dead" from writer Robert Kirkman:

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