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AMC orders a pilot for The Walking Dead

Hi Folks,

There hasn’t been much Walking Dead TV show news lately – hence our lack of updates or a new episode of the podcast – but today marks an important milestone in bringing our favourite comic series to the small-screen. AMC issued a press release informing the world that they’ve officially ordered a pilot for the upcoming series. According to the Spash Page blog over at MTV, Robert Kirkman will Executive Produce the episode, with Frank Darabont writing and directing.

Read more at MTV here.

The original press release can be found on AMC’s own site, amctv.com.

Also please stay tuned for a new episode of The Talking Dead podcast very soon.

Horror Hacker interview with Robert Kirkman

Hey Walking Dead fans,

Here’s another quick note lot let you know that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has been interviewed once again, this time by the AMC TV blog Horror Hacker. You can check out the interview here. It mostly focuses on his influences for The Walking Dead comic series, but ends with a couple of questions about the upcoming TV series.

Again, not too much new information here but it is interesting to hear about his favourite zombie movies. In this quote, Kirkman is talking about the decision to do the comic in black and white:

We thought it would be neat to just go out and do a comic book series that takes place in that world [Romero’s Night of the Living Dead], and do it in black and white. In the end, we decided to do something completely different, but to keep the black-white thing because you could get away with more gore.

Check out the full interview over at the AMC TV blog Horror Hacker.

Wall Street Journal interview with Robert Kirkman

The Wall Street Journal blog Speakeasy, has published a new interview with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. It focuses primarily on the upcoming TV series, but also touches on his relationship with Todd McFarlane and their new colaboration “Haunt”.

The interview doesn’t provide too much new information about The Walking Dead TV series, however it does shed some light on the events leading up to a production deal with AMC TV.

From the interview:

I heard from a lot of people who wanted to put in ninja zombies and superpowered zombies and whatnot. I wasn’t looking for somebody to adapt the material without any changes, but I wanted them to keep it true to the original themes of the series.

Read the full interview here.

Website

Hey folks,

I know there aren’t many of you visiting this site yet, but I thought I should point out that not everything is 100% functional yet. While I get everything up and running please enjoy the podcast, and here’s a few links that you might find useful:

Our podcast feed: http://www.talkingdeadpodcast.com/?feed=podcast (subscribe in iTunes)

Our iTunes profile page: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=335695389

Episode #2: MTV interview with Robert Kirkman

With a slightly more structured approach, Jason and I recorded the second episode of The Talking Dead last night. Some new information was released about the upcoming show on AMC, mostly in an MTV interview with The Walking Dead author Robert Kirkman. We run through those details, and then move on to talk about some other shows currently running on AMC.

You can read the MTV interview here.

More information about AMC, and all their programming is available on their official site.

Note – Please excuse my error at the end of the podcast where I misquote the URL of this website. Cut me a break, it’s a new site 😉

Episode #1: Welcome to The Talking Dead Podcast

Welcome to The Talking Dead podcast, a show dedicated to the upcoming AMC television series “The Walking Dead”. Yes, we know the show is only a concept at this time, but we’re such huge fans of the comic that we just couldn’t wait to get this podcast started. In our first episode we introduce ourselves, and talk a little about the show’s announcement.