Few TV projects in development have us as excited as AMC’s adaptation of The Walking Dead. The network behind Mad Men and Breaking Bad knows a thing or two about damn good TV, and sticking by a show that you believe in. And now apparently they know a thing or two about casting zombie epics.
Earlier today, icon Robert Kirkman took to the press with this giddy pronouncement: “Andrew Lincoln, wow—what an amazing find this guy is…Writing Rick Grimes month after month in the comic series, I had no idea he was an actual living breathing human being and yet here he is. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how this show is coming together.” The Hollywood Reporter broke the news. (More at Techland: 7 Must Have iPad Accessories)
And so it came to pass: Andrew Lincoln, that dude who held the signs in Love Actually, may have just won himself a career-making turn at the forefront of this AMC zombie thriller. Not rote zombie scares, but genuinely dramatic zombie fare on probably basic cable’s best network for original content.
I really don’t know the dude, and have no reason to think he will be anything notable on the series. But maybe the show is about a whole lot more than just the lead actor. You just need someone competent to man the post. And this surely better than some of the other names that were being banded about. All I know is that if Kirkman is this giddy, then I’m giddy too. Of the few lessons I’ve learned in life, this is one: Never bet against Robert Kirkman.
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