Before the show has even made its premiere, AMC has already ordered up another season of its zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead. Granted the first season only has six episodes, but viewers can now look forward to thirteen additional episodes in the show’s second season.
The Walking Dead, AMC’s live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel series of the same name, stars Andrew Lincoln (Heartbreaker) as Rick Grimes, “a police officer who’s shot in the line of duty and wakes up in the hospital to find the world has fallen victim to a zombie plague. He goes in search of his wife and child.”
The first season of the show is set in Atlanta in the summer time. Speculation is that the second season will follow the source material and see the characters through the winter. Producer Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Illustrated Man) commented on the graphic novels:
“There’s some really cool stuff that Kirkman did, where they find the one zombie that’s frozen to the ground. I’d never seen that before, and that’s really cool.”
Walk with AMC’s The Walking Dead on October 31, 2010 at 10/9C.