Apparently AMC’s The Walking Dead is a very popular TV drama series, so popular that it pulls cable records left and right. On a more serious note, I know we usually cover movies here but a show as awesome as this one deserves to be mentioned, even more so when a third season is given the go ahead after just two aired episodes of the second season.
Back in October 2010 Frank Darabont, director of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, brought to AMC a show based on a series of comics called The Walking Dead. While season 1 only had an order of 6 episodes, the show was an instant success and season 2 was announced shortly after the first episode aired. Season 2 debuted on the 16th of October and will run for 13 episodes all the way to Spring 2012 with a planned hiatus in December-January. Yesterday AMC renewed the series for a 3rd season and so far there was no announcement regarding how many episodes that will have.
Based on the ongoing comic book series created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead follows the adventures of a small group of survivors led by Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes and his family in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.
Since Halloween is right around the corner and this is a zombie related post, I might as well go a bit over some of the upcoming flesh-eating, rotten movies that feature the oh so lovable zombies.
Staring next year we have Warm Bodies in August, another Summit Entertainment movie that probably plans on doing to zombies what they did to vampires already. Also in August we have ParaNorman, an animated flick featuring ghosts, zombies and moronic grow-ups. In September the most popular zombie franchise on the big screen comes back in Resident Evil 5. In December 2012, just before Christmas, World War Z starring Brad Pitt and Lost‘s Matthew Fox, tells the story of a UN representative that has to write a report on the great zombie war, interviewing survivors in the wake of World War Z.