‘The Walking Dead’ shambles to TV

Comics Television

twdhcTelevision is getting a little more mindless, but in a good way for a change. The Hollywood Reporter writes that AMC has picked up the rights to develop Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard‘s zombie comic “The Walking Dead.”

The grim comic details the day-to-day fight for survival in the wake of an undead apocalypse. The book has been a runaway success since its 2003 debut, becoming the best selling black-and-white book on the market today.

Frank Darabont, no stranger to life and death struggles for survival (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist), is on board to help write, direct and produce the series.

The comic is perfect to adapt for a television show. There are 60-plus issues already completed and Kirkman says he still has years worth of stories, so there should be no shortage of material. The stories are about characters and not effects driven. Despite the presence of zombies, the true focus of the book is the survivors and their interactions. If the show can maintain the balance between human drama and zombie attacks, AMC should have another hit on their hands.

Here and there ...

Tagged , , ,
Scott Kirchhofer
One of Nerdvana's founding bloggers, Scott Kirchhofer is a graphic artist and designer of the Nerdvana logo, as well as a gamer and comic book movie fan.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottkirchhofer

4 thoughts on “‘The Walking Dead’ shambles to TV

  1. Very cool. Hope it works out. AMC is OK but I’m still waiting for HBO to take on a comic book inspired series. You can say and do so much more on HBO (or Showtime) that you can’t on regular TV and that’s why it rules. The Walking Dead could have been a good franchise for HBO and so would The Preacher, though I’m pretty sure that deal is dead now. Fables would be really cool too. I’m dying to see that one come to life in the proper way…and I’m sure it will in the next few years.

  2. Very cool. Hope it works out. AMC is OK but I’m still waiting for HBO to take on a comic book inspired series. You can say and do so much more on HBO (or Showtime) that you can’t on regular TV and that’s why it rules. The Walking Dead could have been a good franchise for HBO and so would The Preacher, though I’m pretty sure that deal is dead now. Fables would be really cool too. I’m dying to see that one come to life in the proper way…and I’m sure it will in the next few years.

  3. HBO’s got their hands full with Martin’s “Song of Fire & Ice.” If they manage to pull that off correctly, I will more than forgive them for not getting Preacher and TWD done.

    Honestly, I don’t think that TWD needs to be on HBO. There’s some gore, violence and disturbing images, but on the whole nothing worse than your average horror movie. I think if AMC intends on keeping it real, they shouldn’t get too much heat.

  4. HBO’s got their hands full with Martin’s “Song of Fire & Ice.” If they manage to pull that off correctly, I will more than forgive them for not getting Preacher and TWD done.

    Honestly, I don’t think that TWD needs to be on HBO. There’s some gore, violence and disturbing images, but on the whole nothing worse than your average horror movie. I think if AMC intends on keeping it real, they shouldn’t get too much heat.

Comments are closed.