First Full Cast Image from ‘The Walking Dead’

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Rick Grimes The Walking Dead First Full Cast Image from The Walking Dead

After some production photos and official stills surfaced for AMC’s The Walking Dead, we finally have our first look at a full cast shot.

The Walking Dead is based on an ongoing black and white comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. It has a fairly basic zombie apocalypse storyline: it flows small-town cop Rick Grimes who, along with a band of other survivors, tries to survive a world overrun by flesh-eating zombies.

Considering the amount of movies that feature the groaning undead, it’s about time that we get to see the horror sub-genre explored on the small screen in such a way (although you might remember a 2008 British fast-running zombie series called Dead Set). And by the looks of what we’ve seen so far – including this new cast pic - The Walking Dead is going to be a must-see.

Take a look at the cast image below, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter:

The Walking Dead full cast image First Full Cast Image from The Walking Dead

An obvious thing people were wondering about when theĀ Walking Dead TV series was first announced was if it would be in black and white like the comic. Clearly from the images released so far that’s not the case, but that’s not to say it’s going to look like Speed Racer, either. Perhaps it will have a sort of washed-out, bleak look to it in the same vein as The Road (not quite to the same extent but you get my point). After all, a world overrun by zombies isn’t exactly going to be full of joy.

What may be the biggest draw for me is the fact that Frank Darabont is heavily involved. Although I personally don’t care too much for The Green Mile, his Shawshank Redemption is easily one of the best movies of all time and The Mist is pretty solid. He’s a real talent and I can’t wait to see how he does with the well-trodden zombie genre.

If you’re planning on attending Comic Con this year, The Walking Dead will have a panel featuring a lot of the cast and creator/director/exec producer Frank Darabont. The panel will take place between 11:30am-12:30pm on Friday July 23rd in Room 6BCF.

Be sure to check back at the Screen Rant Official 2010 Comic-Con Page for our coverage of all things Comic Con!

The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Laurie Holden. ItĀ premieres on AMC in October, 2010.

Source: THR

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  1. this series looks effing awesome

    • I totally agree with you! (:

  2. Its about time they started doing a zombie tv series, hopefully it wont suck

  3. cant…. wait…. book 12 out soon…

  4. Oh my. It’s better than I had pictured it! I’ve got goosebumps. :)

  5. Hope this is good – surprised no one has thought of a zombie TV series before…

    Vic

  6. @Vic,

    You should really check out that Dead Set series I mentioned in the post. It’s a sort of sattire on the whole Big Brother craze (it’s a much bigger deal over here in the UK) and features the fast-running zombies like those in 28 Days Later/Dawn of the Dead remake.

    But yes, I’m surprised there’s not more of them.

    • I must be slow-runner, Ross: I didn’t realise you were based in the UK. Dead Set had the added resonance of being written by the legendary (in my house anyway) TV critic Charlie Brooker – a man with a marvellous turn of phrase and not known for suffering fools gladly. If you liked DS, take a gander at the series Nathan Barley, which he co-wrote with the equally legendary Chris Morris. A knuckle-chewing dissection of Hoxton media-types and the main character’s descent into becoming everything he despises. Almost as if the rage generated by that led him to ponder what might happen if you got a bunch of these zombies in a house and had them literally devour each other. Not too shabby in the laughs department either…

      • BTW, I must be about the only person on the planet who didn’t care for The Green Mile OR The Shawshank Redemption. I haven’t read The Walking Dead comic – looks like a reasonable idea for a TV series though.

  7. My most anticipated tv series

    I got into the comic book when whey were on issue 70, so the read was amazing. However the new issues being released every 2-3 weeks is way too slow for my liking so I’m glad I’ll have the TV series.

    Frank D. is one of my favorites. I loved Shawshank, Green Mile and Mist.

    The cast looks pretty darn good. But where’s the black guy?

  8. Honestly if AMC’s other shows are any indicator this show will be amazing. Really pleased with the few shots we’ve seen, the zombies are actually really creepy looking.

    Heres to my most anticipated show of the year

    • what are other AMC shows??

      • AMC is a basic cable channel right? How are they going to handle the excessive gore, cursing, nudity and sex (the Governor’s sexual torture scene for instance)?

    • I think the AMC shows he’s reffering to are Breaking Bad (which is great) and Mad Men (which I haven’t seen but am thinking of doing because I hear good things about it).

  9. Andrew Lincoln (Egg from “This Life” and also in Sky’s “Strikeback” as the lead!!! I’m not holding my breath here…he was awful in Strikeback. Still, I hope I will be pleasantly surprised.

  10. Vampires and zombies have been done to death, I’ll be surprised if this show makes it to season 2. Im not saying I wont try it out but my mindset is already of “huh another zombie story, uhhh…okayyy ill check it out I guess”.

  11. I love zombie movies! With that said, wasn’t this story already done in 28 Days and Resident Evil? Wake up in the hospital and everyone is gone or is now a zombie? Just asking??

  12. i really love this . .

  13. I absolutely love the show and the comics! I’m a die hard zombie movie fan and have been itching for a zombie tv series! I would to play as the “governor” character in a heart beat. I would do anything to play any part on the show!!!