AMC wants to televise the zombie apocalypse

If you think the zombie genre is dead, er, undead, well, cable network AMC apparently doesn't agree: It's picked up a pilot called Walking Dead, about the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.

Oh, THAT old story.

The pilot is based on a comic book by Robert Kirkman. And it comes with a high pedigree: Frank Darabont (The Mist) is writer, director and executive producer, along with Anne Hurd and David Alpert, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (We're not sure if THR means Gale Anne Hurd, the producer of the Terminator films, but they report it as Anne Hurd.)

Walking Dead is one of two pilots AMC ordered, the other being The Killing, a crime drama based on a Danish TV show.

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