Photos: Your First Look At AMC’s The Walking Dead

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Production is finally underway for AMC’s adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, and the network posted zombie photos and a great message from director and executive producer Frank Darabont to celebrate. The show, which will debut in October with a six-episode first season, likely follows the story arc of Kirkman’s Walking Dead #s 1-6.

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The studio wrote this up with their blog post:

(Atlanta, June 2) — Production begins today in Atlanta for AMC’s adaptation of the Robert Kirkman comic The Walking Dead. The six-episode first season — written, produced and directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk) – follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse.

Can’t. Wait.

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