I'm still sort of gobsmacked that the American Movie Channel is putting on a zombie gorefest television series but I'm not at all unhappy about it. It just seems so incongruous. Perhaps zombies represent the quintessential American cinematic subject?
Just so I can get the dozen or more promos for AMC's "Walking Dead" in a handy one-stop shop form I'm repeat-posting the first "Walking Dead" long-form preview, too. It just makes things easier when the person who posted the videos takes them down, gets suspended or has their account exiled forever from YouTube. (Oh YouTube, let me count the ways that I both love and hate thee.)
AMC's newest original series, "The Walking Dead," will premiere on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31 at 10 PM ET. The Sunday night series will debut with a 90-minute premiere episode, airing at 10 PM, October 31st. Subsequent episodes will be one-hour long presentations.
"The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The six-episode series tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln ("Love Actually," "Teachers," "Strike Back"), traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Jon Bernthal ("The Pacific," "The Ghost Writer") plays Rick's sheriff's department partner before the apocalypse, Shane Walsh, and Sarah Wayne Callies ("Prison Break"), is Rick's wife, Lori. Supporting cast include Laurie Holden ("The Shield"), Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun.
Three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile") serves as writer, director and executive producer. Chairwoman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, Gale Anne Hurd ("The Terminator," "Aliens," "Armageddon," "The Incredible Hulk"), creator of the original comic series, Robert Kirkman, and David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serve as Executive Producer. Charles "Chic" Eglee ("Dexter," "The Shield," "Dark Angel") and Jack LoGiudice ("Sons of Anarchy," "Resurrection Blvd") are Co-Executive Producer.
The Walking Dead (2010) - TV Spot #01: "Rick's Gun" (7-seconds)
All "Walking Dead" clips that follow are credited to the trailer's poster (see above) unless otherwise noted. The Walking Dead (2010) - TV Spot #02: "Hospital Corridor"
The Walking Dead (2010) - TV Spot #03: "Darkness"
The Walking Dead (2010) - TV Spot #04: "God Forgive Us"
The Walking Dead (2010) - TV Spot #05: "All I Am Is A Man..."
The Walking Dead: Zombie School (Learning How To Shamble)
You didn't think that zombies learned to walk all by themselves now did you? Welcome to AMC Zombie School for the upcoming The Walking Dead television series.
to be continued...