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Teuthida 08-13-2009 12:14 AM

The Walking Dead: The Television Series
 
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1

Professor S 08-13-2009 08:40 AM

Re: The Walking Dead: The Television Series
 
1) It's about goddamn time (yay!)

2) It's on AMC? (boo)

I have serious concerns whether or not a non-premium cable channel can do this series justice. There isn't a lot of gore in The Walking Dead, but when there is gore, it is purposeful and GRAPHIC. I mean unflinchingly graphic. Last House of the Left (the original) graphic. And I think it's utterly crucial to the storytelling. I really hope HBO or Showtime would have picked this up.

Oh well, it will be interesting in any case, and AMC has a good track record with their series, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

KillerGremlin 08-18-2009 06:51 PM

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Yeaaaahhh, The Walking Dead could be good on TV. I'm curious how pacing will work though for TV-format. The comic is somewhat unevenly paced. The show has a huge potential to expand upon the introduction, draw out living on the outskirts of an infected city, draw out the trip to the prison, and CONDENSE the time spent at the prison (or possibly add a few sideplots or something). The comic is really good but it has some flaws.

I also agree that they need to respect the gore...but that is kind of implied with the whole zombie thing, right?

BreakABone 08-19-2009 02:37 PM

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Yeah curious how much they will create on their own. I mean the comic is just north of 60 issues, and at best I could see it being condensed to maybe 20-25 episodes or so. Unless they really want to drag out a 20 page issue into a full 20 minute show or even hour long episodes.

Swan 08-19-2009 06:15 PM

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I highly doubt they will make it an issue an episode, I need to reread but I could see it being done easily in 2 seasons.


Maybe 15 eps a season?

KillerGremlin 08-19-2009 07:28 PM

Re: The Walking Dead: The Television Series
 
Let's refresh all the major plot points....

-Rick wakes up from his coma to find a desolate hospital and world
-Rick goes home, finds Morgan, gets supplies at Police Station
-Rick heads into city, finds people, finds his Wife, Son and his "best friend" Shane
-They set up the camper and live life a little
-Drama between Rick and Shane
-They leave campsite
-They travel on the road...they find a comfy gated neighborhood...they set up camp....
-They travel on the road
-They find the prison
-The Governor sideplot
-Prison attack
-Rick and his son
-Meet more people/trip to Washington DC

Now, the cool thing that the TV show could do is show various stories that occur at the same time. It is my opinion that the comic draws out some of the Issues in the prison.

I personally think they could squeeze a whole season (15 Episodes-ish) out of everything up to the prison attack. That would be my suggested logical endpoint for a season. The question is where do you go from there?

The show is bound to fail anyway. I thought about this. The Governor torture sequence? Zombies ripping people apart? Psychotic prison murderer guy? Suicide? Sex? The comic has all of it.

BreakABone 04-06-2010 02:24 PM

Re: The Walking Dead: The Television Series
 
Okay so the show has been picked up for 6 episodes, and Rick Grimes has been cast.



http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=25600

BreakABone 06-02-2010 01:26 PM

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First look







http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-d...ion-begins.php


Teuthida 06-02-2010 11:41 PM

Re: The Walking Dead: The Television Series
 
Almost forgot there are zombies in the series.

Fox 6 06-10-2010 11:29 PM

Re: The Walking Dead: The Television Series
 
First promotional photo, looking good.


Teuthida 06-16-2010 01:21 PM

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Mr. Rick Grimes.


Teuthida 07-24-2010 07:17 PM

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Teuthida 07-28-2010 07:07 PM

Re: The Walking Dead: The Television Series
 
Pretty funny interview with Robert Kirkman.


BreakABone 08-24-2010 01:58 PM

Re: The Walking Dead: The Television Series
 
Here's the proper trailer

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=27977

The show will debut on Oct 31st (of course) at 10pm on AMC.

Looks awesome.

The Germanator 08-24-2010 10:15 PM

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Trailer looks great. I honestly know nothing of the comic, but I'm fond of AMC's track record for original TV, so I'll definitely watch. Also, anything with a Halloween premiere is awesome.


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