Thursday, September 02, 2010

TV: The Walking Dead

I've been a longtime fan of "The Walking Dead," a comic book series written by Robert Kirkman. As the title suggests, the comic takes readers through a fullblown zombie apocalypse, complete with the breakdown of society, roving bands of looters, hysterical holdouts, etc. You follow the "hero," Rick Grimes, as things go from bad to worse to even worse still.

It's not a very original premise (these are straight-up Romero zombies), and it's not the world's best writing (in fact, as the years progress, Kirkman has inflicted enough emotional and physical torment on Grimes to kill three men), but it's the comic equivalent of a B-movie popcorn-muncher.

Now it's being adapted into a TV series by the folks at AMC. And it looks like it actually has a budget:

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