AMC Picks Up The Walking Dead For 6 Episodes

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead series like I am you’ll be happy to know that AMC has officially picked up the show for at least 6 episodes that are set to start airing this October during their “Fearfest”. The story follows a police officer as he awakes in the hospital after an accident to find that the world has been overrun by zombies. The books are extremely violent so I’m curious to see how they are going to work that into the show.

As far as casting goes, I don’t know that anything is 100% official, but the rumors on the street are that Jonny Lee Miller will be playing the lead character Rick, which I think would be a great choice… I mean come on, Miller was amazing in Hackers. . . But seriously, Miller is a great actor despite what you may have thought of Hackers (which is still a fun movie) and I think he’ll do very well in this role. So there you have it, keep your eyes peeled for The Walking Dead on AMC this fall, or just keep this page bookmarked as I’m sure I’ll be following every little detail up to and through the airing of the show.

Update 4/6/10: Andrew Lincoln has been official cast as Rick Grimes.