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AMC’s Atlanta-shot ‘The Walking Dead’ to debut Oct. 31, trailer out now

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AMC announced ts scripted zombie series “The Walking Dead” will debut on Halloween night at 10 p.m.

That’s no coincidence.

The creepy six-episode run was shot in Atlanta in the late spring. It’s based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, who bases the series in Atlanta. Frank Darabont (”Shawshank Redemption,” “The Green Mile”) is an executive producer and directed the 90-minute first episode.

The subject matter in this series is far different from those of AMC’s three other scripted series (”Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “Rubicon”) but it’s clearly going to focus on character as much as gore.

Here’s the trailer where you can see downtown Atlanta prominently:

13 comments Add your comment

Vendetta

August 24th, 2010
1:35 pm

?
Sounds good from description, writers…but what’s with the happy music? Was that Neil Diamond?!
too bright and peaceful looking.
Oh and the beginning, (waking up in hospital after zombie infection with everyone gone) is ripped
from “28 days later”.

observor

August 24th, 2010
1:59 pm

Looks like it will be worth checking out. AMC has a very good track record today of producing high quality original programming. Breaking Bad is quite possibly the bests thriller/drama on TV right now, so if this is close to that, its bound to be good. Also, the fact it is set in Atlanta is a bonus as well.

Atlanta Native

August 24th, 2010
2:15 pm

@Vendetta That’s how the story starts in the comic book this is based upon, I think.

Atlanta Native

August 24th, 2010
2:26 pm

Rodney, are there any “unscripted” zombie series?

Deadwalker Mom

August 24th, 2010
2:28 pm

The only real “walking dead” are the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment of the United States Marine Corps. It’s a shame people don’t know the history of the distinction, but surely recall a comic book with the name.

Zombie Steve

August 24th, 2010
3:00 pm

blah blah blah- leave politics out of the entertainment section.

I can’t wait for this series!

levelhead

August 24th, 2010
3:16 pm

It seems that left some Zombies down here at five points

Savage Sully

August 24th, 2010
8:42 pm

I believe the opening scene of the sherif waking in the hospital was taken strait from the comic book. And 28 days later actually ripped it from the comic as well.

Silent Jay

August 25th, 2010
2:03 am

I see traffic is still the same.

Delight23

August 25th, 2010
7:38 am

Hmmm…something(someone) other than the ex-con grandma filming in ATL? Nice.

Peachtree Pete

August 25th, 2010
11:47 am

If they need an extras, City Hall is calling……

fantastic

August 26th, 2010
2:00 pm

Now, if I could just get AMC HD on DirecTV!

The Real Fan

August 28th, 2010
8:53 am

Why would anyone want AMC in HD? It has commercials!