AMC's new zombie drama The Walking Dead debuted to 5.3 million viewers, the largest audience for any original series on the network. "It's a good day to be dead," said AMC President Charlie Collier. "We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached." The Walking Dead also garnered a 3.7 household rating, and scored 3.6 million viewers in the 18-to-49 demographic, the highest for any cable series premiere this year. Based on the Robert Kirkman comics of the same name, The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a policeman who awakes in the hospital to find the world overrun by zombies. Grimes sets off in search for his wife (Sarah Wayne Callies) and son. The series is executive-produced by Kirkman and Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption). Source here
At "The Walking Dead" premiere in Hollywood, we meet other members of the cast that make up the scrappy band of survivors we'll meet in the Episode 2 of the show. Among them is Laurie Holden, who plays Andrea. Pre-zombie apocalypse, she was a civil rights lawyer, a job that's not exactly helpful now that it's all about staying alive and not fighting for equality. To Read More Click Here.
In a world where survival is the No. 1 concern, "The Walking Dead" examines the importance of relationship, having good people by your side. Andrew Lincoln plays protagonist Rick Grimes, a sheriff's deputy who wakes from a coma only to find the world overrun by dead "walkers" and his family missing. The guy doesn't lack in loyalty and tenacity, so his mission is to reunite with his wife and son no matter what the cost. To Read More Click Here.
"The Walking Dead" is just around the corner. This Halloween (Sunday, Oct. 31) marks the debut of the highly anticipated AMC horror drama, and we're so excited for the world to share in the zombie apocalypse. Here are a few, fun teasery things to whet your appetite for the Halloween gorging. First up is the actual opening sequence with an awesome, panic-stricken score by "Battlestar Galactica's" Bear McCreary. It gets us every time. We've included the fan-made opening sequence to compare and just because it's awesome as well. To Read More Click Here.
Can't wait to see what new buzzed-about series are ready to take your TiVo by storm? In our first edition of SideReel's New and Upcoming, self-proclaimed zombie expert Zach gives us a preview of AMC's The Walking Dead, which premieres this Sunday (Halloween)! Zach highlights the show's background (based on a comic book), and some of the power players backing the project, and why he thinks this may be a pretty awesome (albeit morbid) replacement for Mad Men's time slot! Find out more by watching the video in the link below! New and Upcoming: AMC's The Walking Dead
AMC has finally released the trailer for its new original TV series, THE WALKING DEAD and announced a premiere date for the show on Sunday, October 31 at 10pm with a 90-minute premiere episode. Subsequent episodes will be one-hour long presentations. Also check out a few new photos from the show that AMC released (see the pictures previously released here). And if you havenât read the comic book series on which the show is based, you need to get your copy now, itâs amazing. To Read More Click Here .