‘Walking Dead’ on AMC started taping this week in Atlanta
AMC started production this week of its upcoming series “Walking Dead” in Atlanta. They sent me a photo from the set, taken from David Tattersall, of “The Walkers” — the series’ titular flesh-eating creatures.
From the publicists:
This drama, set for this fall, is based on the Robert Kirkman comic The Walking Dead. The six-episode first season — written, produced and directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk) – follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse.
This is far different from what the network has aired so far: the snazzy 60s drama “Mad Men” and the edgy character series “Breaking Bad.”