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AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Gets Second Season -- Before the First Even Airs!

by Ryan McKee, posted Sep 1st 2010 2:30PM
Anticipating that America will soon get over our vampire fascination, AMC is investing heavily in zombies. Frank Darabont's new series, 'The Walking Dead,' hasn't even pushed its first fist up through the soil and the network is already renewing it for a 13-episode second season.

Appropriately, the first wave of zombies will hit AMC on Oct. 31. The show is based on Robert Kirkman's monthly black and white comic series and follows a group of people struggling to survive after the zombie apocalypse. Wait, isn't that every zombie storyline? Why is AMC clamoring to renew it so quickly?

Comic Con audiences, of course, went berserk for the trailer this year. It has since enjoyed an overwhelming response on the Internet.

AMC's willingness to stick by atypical dramas has continued to pay off, as evidenced by this year's Emmy Awards. We guess they already knew this project would get at least two seasons upon giving it the go-ahead -- especially with the writer/director of 'Shawshank Redemption' and 'The Green Mile' at the helm.

We already know the first season will be set in the Atlanta summer. There's speculation the second season will continue to follow the source material's storyline, which has the characters struggling through winter.

"There's some really cool stuff that Kirkman did, where they find the one zombie that's frozen to the ground," Darabont said in an interview with Comic Book Movie. "I'd never seen that before, and that's really cool."

Hey Darabont, as long as you keep 'The Mist' away from the series, we're on board for as many frozen zombies as you want. We're already pretty scared by the trailer.

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Patrick Bøgild Krist

Know i live in Denmark, but can i follow the season here on the internet? with or without paying.. I love the Walking dead

October 11 2011 at 3:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I just pulled up the trailer on AMC. The show may or may not be any good but the trailer is awesome.

Zombies can't eat each other. That would be an abomination!

September 02 2010 at 8:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to joeomar's comment

Wow,this looks really scary and really good,can't wait until it starts in October!!

September 05 2010 at 10:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

looks like its gna be a good one. i just dont understand why if the zombies are starving, they just dont eat eachother? lol

September 02 2010 at 7:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to karen's comment

Well, the answer to that is simple. Fresh, warm meat tastes better!

November 21 2010 at 10:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can kinda see why they did that. The first season is only 6 episodes, which really isn't that much time to develop a show in my opinion.

September 02 2010 at 12:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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