Three ‘Walking Dead’ TV Spots

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One of the most highly-anticipated TV series on the horizon is AMC’s The Walking Dead, the zombie survival series based on the long-running and popular comics. To gear us up for the premier of the show next month, AMC has released three TV spots which hint at what we can expect from this particular zombie-plagued story, which comes to the small screen courtesy of Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption).

In case you want to know more about the plot than it simply being about zombies, The Walking Dead revolves around officer Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) who is gunned down in the line of duty. Grimes awakens in a hospital sometime later, only to find that the world has been devastated by a zombie epidemic.

Trapped in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating monsters, Grimes sets out in the hopes of finding his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and son Carl (Chandler Riggs) still alive. He eventually encounters other survivors, including a young woman named Andrea (Laurie Holden) and Glenn (Steven Yeun), an expert scavenger.

So not exactly an original idea, but I’m very curious to see a TV series about zombie survival as opposed to a movie. Check out the three creepy TV spots for The Walking Dead below, thanks to Bloody-Disgusting:

That second TV spot looks a little too familiar for my liking: guy gets injured, wakes up in a hospital room and wonders where everyone is and why everything looks so messed up, but soon discovers there’s an outbreak of the undead. Sound familiar? That’s because it happens near the beginning of Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. Maybe I’m ignorant to the fact that it’s a set-up used all the time in zombie survival stories, but it seems too close for comfort.

That aside, The Walking Dead is shaping up to be one of THE shows to tune in for in the near future. As I said, it’s not got an original premise but I’m curious to see the story of humans fighting off the undead in a TV series instead of in the usual two-hour movie where it’s been done to death (get it? icon razz Three Walking Dead TV Spots ). Apart from the 2008 Big Brother satire, Dead Set, there hasn’t really been a TV series about zombie survival, at least not in this serialized fashion.

The Walking Dead will air on AMC on October 31st this year (Halloween). If you haven’t done so already, check out the first official trailer which hit the web last month after being shown (to a great response) at this year’s Comic-Con.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting

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  1. The Graphic novel which came out first had this opening. If anything 28 days later copied them.

    • The Walking Dead comics first came out in 2003. 28 Days Later came out in 2002.

      • October of 03. And (@Zturk) The comic came before the “compiled” books.

        If anyone could help me out letting me know when a Graphic Novel became a collection of already printed books/stories from a series I woudl like to know.

        A graphic novel is usually a stand alone story self contained. Not a compilation of already released books/stories. That is called a Trade Paperback.

        sorry just a pet peeve.

    • Well, 28 Days Later was actually inspired by the novel “The day of the Triffids” by John Wyndham. The opening scene in the hospital was taken from the novel, in which the protagonist wakes up in a hospital after having eye surgery, to find the whole world is blind.

  2. I really like the look of this. I suppose that the hospital opening is used often because it works well – it enables the reader/viewer to understand why this guy hasn’t been aware of what’s been going on with the zombie epidemic (that or living in a cave are the only two situations I can think of where this could happen… although a dude living in a bunker from the 50′s who comes out and finds the zombie apocalypse would be pretty cool…).

    I’m hoping the UK picks up on this soon, this is the kind of show I’ve been waiting for.

    • Walking Dead is supposed to premiere worldwide on Halloween Night. At Comic-Con they said it would be one of the biggest worldwide premieres on TV.

  3. This show looks really good and the zombies are the most realistic I’ve seen even some big budget films didn’t have zombies that looked nearly as good as the ones in this series I can’t wait till Halloween for the premeire ^_^

  4. Love that someone is finally doing something from Image and from Kirkman! Cant wait for the premiere! And I also agree with Vader’s 501st, best looking Zombie’s so far!

  5. I’m amped for this

  6. Who cares if the second trailer is ‘too familiar’. Thats exactly how the comics started so they’re obviously being faithful to the source material, which I think is great. That doesn’t happen very often.