AMC Announces Premiere Date for The Walking Dead – With Trailer!

AMC has announced a premiere date for Frank Darabont’s highly anticipated adaptation of The Walking Dead. Appropriately enough, The Walking Dead will kick off on Halloween at the standard Zombie-flick running time of 90 minutes. The Walking Dead will be the crown jewel of AMC’s annual Fearfest, a marathon of scary flicks. Here’s the trailer that was show at ComicCon, along with AMC’s press release on The Walking Dead’s premiere.

New York, NY August 2010 AMC’s newest original series, ‘The Walking Dead,’will premiere on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31 at 10 PM ET. The Sunday night series will debut with a 90-minute premiere episode, airing at 10 PM, October 31st. Subsequent episodes will be one-hour long presentations.

In conjunction with the announcement, today AMC released a four and a half-minute trailer, previewing the series, as was seen at this year’s Comicon. The trailer can be viewed on www.amctv.com.

The series will premiere during AMC’s Fearfest, the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films. Fearfest is celebrating its 14th year by airing 14 consecutive days of themed programming with more than 50 films.

“The Walking Dead’is AMC’s first wholly-owned original series.

‘The Walking Dead’is based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The six-episode series tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (‘Love Actually,”Teachers,”Strike Back’), traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Jon Bernthal (‘The Pacific,”The Ghost Writer’) plays Rick’s sheriff’s department partner before the apocalypse, Shane Walsh, and Sarah Wayne Callies (‘Prison Break’), is Rick’s wife, Lori. Supporting cast include Laurie Holden (‘The Shield’), Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun.


Add Comment

Charlie Hunnam Will Be Starring in Shantaram Series for Apple TV
Friday the 13th Fan Film Web Series Is Coming
Obamas Netflix
About That Massive Deal The Obamas Just Signed with Netflix
Will The Show Manifest Ever Come Back to Television?
‘Ad Astra’ Is the Latest Fall Sci-Fi Drama to Aim for the Oscars
Ahsoka
This Fanmade Trailer for Ahsoka: A Star Wars Story
House Party
Wait a Second, Now They’re Remaking House Party?
El Camino
Breaking Bad Film “El Camino” Will Hit Limited Theaters for One Week
Kevin Spacey
No, Kevin Spacey Didn’t Plot to Murder One of His Accusers
Joe Manganiello Will Not Have Any Dungeons and Dragons Bashing
Caroline Calloway
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Caroline Calloway
Marg Helgenberger
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Marg Helgenberger
Black Manta
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Black Manta
Superman and Mermaid
Headline of the Week: Superman Has Sex with a Mermaid
Red Guardian
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Black Widow’s Red Guardian
Taskmaster
Why Marvel’s The Taskmaster Deserves a Solo Movie
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Black Fox
What We Know about the Black Fox Anime Feature Film So Far
Golden Kamuy
Why You Should Be Watching Golden Kamuy
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Why You Should be Watching The Quintessential Quintuplets
Galaga
Baby Crocodiles Sound Exactly Like The Arcade Game Galaga
Why They Should Make “The Revenant” Into a Video Game
Swap
This Mario and Yoshi Body Swap is Really Freaky, Period
Roblox
How Roblox Grew To Over 100 Million Active Users