Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) has been working with Gale Anne Hurd to adapt the graphic novel The Walking Dead into a TV series for AMC. The network had greenlit a pilot of the series then decided to order a full season before ever seeing the pilot.
The story follows a group of survivors in search of a new, secure home in a post apocalyptic world. The group is lead through a zombie infested world by police officer Rick Grimes.
Jon Bernthal (The Ghost) has already signed to play the role of Rick Grimes’ partner Shane and Johnny Lee Miller (Hackers, Trainspotting) is the front runner for the role of Rick Grimes.
The Walking Dead begins shooting in June and will debut this October as part of AMC’s ‘Fearfest’.