Reason to live: AMC's 'Walking Dead' Marathon, 'The Killing' first look, March 4
By April MacIntyre Feb 28, 2011, 17:47 GMT
A television adaptation of Robert Kirkman\'s apocalyptic graphic novel which sees a Georgia lawman awaken from a coma to a world gone mad, decimated by a virus that renders the dead into zombies who must fee on the living. ...more
In 2010, AMC debuted one of Monsters and Critics' top picks TV series, "The Walking Dead," and dazzled us with great story and writing, casting and camera and makeup effects that raised the bar 100% for any future horror genre smallscreen effort.
And lucky for us fans, the network is bringing it back from the vault to stage a marathon and give us a first look at AMC's newest original, “The Killing.”
AMC will air a special Marathon of “The Walking Dead,” featuring all six episodes from the Golden Globe nominated and critically acclaimed first season.
Each episode will be packaged with exclusive content, including interviews with Executive Producer and Writer Frank Darabont, who also directed the pilot, Executive Producers Gale Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman, and Special Effects Makeup Designer and Consulting Producer Greg Nicotero.
In addition, the Marathon will feature an exclusive first look at AMC’s new original drama, “The Killing,” which debuts Sunday, April 3 at 9pm ET/PT with a two-hour premiere.
From writer, executive producer and showrunner Veena Sud (“Cold Case”), the series tells the story of the murder of a teenage girl and the subsequent police investigation.
“The Walking Dead” Marathon airs Friday, March 4 beginning at 8pm ET/PT on AMC.
“The Killing” will air at 9:30pm, during the first episode of “The Walking Dead,” and again at 12:45am during the Marathon’s fourth episode.
Background, The Walking Dead:
The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Deputy Rick Grimes, Jon Bernthal as Deputy Shane Walsh, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale, Steven Yeun as Glen, Emma Bell as Amy and Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes.
Based on Kirkman’s hugely successful and popular comic book series, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. A survivalist story at its core, the series explores how the living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous that the mindless walkers roaming the earth. They themselves have become the walking dead.
“The Walking Dead” premiered in October 2010.