For those that don’t know nerdbastards has been ever vigilant in its coverage of the highly anticipated TV series for Frank Darabont‘s The Walking Dead. Which, is a live-action adaptation of the acclaimed comic series by Robert Kikrman. It tells the tale of group of people coming together to survive the zombie apocalypse (what else?). Production of the series kicked off a just about a week ago in Atlanta. Around that time a batch of photos showing us the zombies were released (check em out here). Well, today AMC television released over a new production photo showing us actor Andrew Lincoln as ex police officer, and leader of survivalists Rick Grimes. Along with the photo of Rick, walking down an abandoned highway with a back pack full of shotguns (awesome) is a quote from comic series creator Robert Kirman,
“Writing this book for the past seven years I’ve gotten very close to the character of Rick. Andrew Lincoln embodies every aspect of the character that fans know and love. After seeing this photo I don’t think that there will be a doubt in anyone’s mind that he’s perfect for the role.”
This photo doesn’t necessarily sell me on Andrew Lincoln (I like to see actors act) but it does help sell me on the show. Looks amazing.
The Walking Dead will premiere on AMC in October 2010 during Fearfest.
full size pic after the jump