AMC has released a sizzle reel for their upcoming new series The Walking Dead. While the premiere is still over a month away, it’s still one of the most-anticipated shows of the new fall TV season. Being based on an acclaimed comic book series and having Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redepmtion) direct the pilot and produce alongside Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator) might have something to do with it. Or it might be the awesome San Diego Comic-Con trailer that showed up online last month. If you’re finding the wait to the show’s premiere to be unbearable, then this new sizzle reel isn’t going to help.
AMC will also be premiering the first full scenes from the show at the New York Comic-Con. Hit the jump to check out the sizzle reel and the press release regarding the show’s panel and sneak peek of new footage at NYCC. The Walking Dead premieres on October 31st at 10pm.
AMC TO PREMIERE THE FIRST FULL SCENES FROM
“THE WALKING DEAD” AT NY COMIC CON
PANEL EVENT WITH EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FRANK DARABONT, GALE ANNE HURD, ROBERT KIRKMAN
AND CAST ANDRWEW LINCOLN, SARAH WAYNE CALLIES, JON BERNTHAL, LAURIE HOLDEN AND STEVEN YEUN
Panel on Sunday, October 10th at 2:15pm
Series Premieres on Halloween, October 31 at 10pm
NEW YORK, NY – September 24, 2010 – During New York Comic Con, AMC will premiere the first full scenes from the network’s highly anticipated series, “The Walking Dead.” In addition to the exclusive preview, the stars and producers of the drama, based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman, will be present for a panel scheduled for Sunday, October 10 at 2:15pm in the IGN Theater. The event will include series stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (“The Pacific”), Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”), Laurie Holden (The Mist), and Steven Yeun (“The Big Bang Theory”). Joining the cast are writer, director, executive producer and three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive producers, Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon). “The Walking Dead” will premiere on Halloween at 10pm EST on AMC.
During the 90-minute event, moderator Eric Moro of IGN.com will lead panelists in a discussion about their experience shooting the “The Walking Dead,” and the process of bringing Kirkman’s comic book to life on the small screen, among other topics. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session with attendees.
About “The Walking Dead”
“The Walking Dead” tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes (Lincoln) travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.