The Walking Dead is set to premiere October 31st 2010 with Six episodes on AMC
Canada will be airing it on SHAW TV
It will be playing on FX in the UK
THE WALKING DEAD IMDB page
Frank Darabont is writing.
AMC ORDERS PILOTFrank Darabont is famed as the screenplay writer of The Mist, The Green Mile, and a number of the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones episodes. From his take on The Mist, we can guess that he’ll do a great job recreating the tension and bleak nature of The Walking Dead.
6 More episodes have been ordered already.
ANDREW LINCOLN will be playing Rick Grimes.
Best known for his role in the movie "Love Actually", and the British TV series "Teachers"
JON BERNTHAL will be playing Shane.
You may know Bernthal from Eastwick, or more recently from The Pacific!
SARAH WAYNE CALLIES will be playing Lori Grimes.
Sarah played Dr. Sara Tancredi on Prison Break
LAURIE HOLDEN will be playing Andrea
Laurie Holden was in The Shield and The Mist, as well as playing the female cop in Silent Hill
STEVEN YEUN will be playing Glenn.
Steven Yeun is a newcomer, but has been on one episode of "The Big Bang Theory", as well as doing voice work in "Crysis" and "Crysis Warhead"
JEFFREY DEMUNN has been confirmed to be playing Dale.
Michael Rooker joins as an unknown character
My guess is Herschel.
Chandler Riggs has been cast as Carl
This will be updated as necessary. Right now there aren't any rumored casting that hasn't been debunked in some way
Update: 05/07/10Frank Darabont says the series will feature ‘a mix of original stories as well as closer adaptations of Robert Kirkman’s epic zombie series’. "We’re much more beholden to [Robert] Kirkman, Which is a comfortable place to be because he has blazed a fantastic trail for us to follow. We will take detours along that path — we will take steps off the trail — but always wind up veering back onto the trail that Robert provides for us, because it’s fantastic stuff. Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, the graphic novel series, is very much a template for us, and it’s a tremendous opportunity to take the subject as serious as possible, and really as a long-term exploration of characters, which is what television does best when television is really working."
Darabont also revealed that the "Walking Dead" TV series will not be shot digitally. "Actually we’re not going to shoot it digitally, We’re going to go old-school — we’re going to go film. This is going to be a show where people are hiding places and looking out windows and doors and stuff; well, if what’s outside that door is completely blown-out, nuclear white because digital doesn’t have the latitude that film does, you’d better shoot on film because you want whatever is outside to look like outside. You want to see walls and trees, and even if it’s overexposed, there’s a sense of reality to it."
Robert Kirkman talks "Walking Dead" TV Series (Per CBR)
Walking Dead set to Premiere October 2010
Ain't It Cool Interview with Robert Kirkman, confirms new details
AMC gives first look at the Zombies!
First Production Still!
Sound off kids, what are your opinions on this?
I'll add more information to this as it becomes available. I read somewhere that Robert Kirkman is involved with this as a source for the writers, but can't find the link right now.