Kirkman Talks AMC’s Walking Dead Series

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From The Mist‘s Frank Darabont

When AMC teamed with Frank Darabont (The Mist) to develop a television series out of Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead,” it instantly became a “most anticipated” project.

Kirkman will serve as an executive producer on the series while Darabont will write and direct for producers Gale Anne Hurd (a genre vet, look ‘er up) of Valhalla Motion Pictures and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion.

“I’ve told Frank flat-out that I do not want him to follow the comic to the detriment of the show,” Kirkman tells MTV in a recent interview. “I encourage him to veer off if he has something that will work really well on TV that wouldn’t work in a comic. I don’t want people who enjoy the comic to be watching the TV show and going, ‘Oh, this is leading to that one thing I already know about from the comic.’ I think it will be 100-percent true to the tone of the series, but at the same time it will be an entertaining, secondary way of experiencing ‘The Walking Dead’ in a completely different light, so I’m excited.”

Again, so are we. But are you nervous that AMC might temper some of the nastier moments (the zombie stuff)? Don’t worry, so far the only thing they’re concerned about is Darabont’s use of the “F bomb” in his scripts. For more click here.

Source: MTV