Monday, November 08, 2010

AMC Orders a Second Season of "The Walking Dead!"

Rick Grimes Tests an Undead's Gray Matter for Stability
Oh the news just gets better and deader. Today, AMC has announced a second season for "The Walking Dead," with Season 2 offering 13 episodes. This recording breaking television series (details here) has also been picked up by Fox International Channels for delivery worldwide.

AMC says that the response to the series shows a "hunger for premium television," (Shock) but the television series success has been more a result of creativity and innovation. How many other television series incorporate the undead in story lines? "Lifeless," (2010) from Australia, and "Dead Set" (2009) from Briton are two exceptions. However, "The Walking Dead" is the first zombie themed television series in North America. Can you name another? Check out the early synopsis for the second season below.

The synopsis for "The Walking Dead" Season 2:

"The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The comic goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies who take a toll on the survivors, and sometimes the interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their continuing survival than the zombies that roam the country. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and some grow willing to do anything to survive" (Shock).

*Expect season 2 to be shot in Atlanta.

**Casting could involve central characters Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Shane (Jon Bernthal), Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies), Andrea (Laurie Holden) and others.

Expect returning cast members, but actual facts are limited to the first paragraph of this article. Anything else is well-formed conjecture.


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