Filmmaker Frank Darabont (The Mist, Shawshank Redemption) is developing the ongoing Image Comic The Walking Dead as a new series for cable channel AMC.
And if the show approaches anything like the quality of supernova acclaimed shows “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” than fans of horrorifying zombies are in for a real treat.
Darabont has dabble in television before, previously developing a mini-series of The Thing and directing episodes of FX’s The Shield.
Robert Kirkman’s comic series is best known for it’s shocking deaths, often-times axing off main characters without warning. It is at heart, a survivalist story whereby a group of characters struggle to find food, shelter, and hope in a post-apocalyptic landscape populated by zombies. Truly, it is the characters that make this series special.