More on The Walking Dead: First Production Photo and Zombie School Video

One thing’s for sure: AMC isn’t being shy about promoting its upcoming series “The Walking Dead”. Maybe it really will do for zombies what “Mad Men” has done for advertising! On tap today are the first production photo and a behind-the-scenes look at the show’s “Zombie School”.

From AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Blog: Zombies may appear helpless … but they are dangerous. Need proof? Check out this first production photo released from the set of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, currently being shot in Atlanta, GA. Creator, director, and executive producer Frank Darabont says, “[Special make-up FX artist] Greg Nicotero is absolutely out-doing himself. The work he is doing is beyond what one could hope for. Our zombies kick ass!”

Dig on the photo below (click to see it bigger), and let us know if you agree with Frank.

The Walking Dead: First Production Photo (click for larger image)

Next is the video: What does it take to transform human beings into members of the walking dead? Some serious training, according to executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. Learn how to act like a zombie (and check out some footage of roamers-in-training) as Hurd, writer/director Frank Darabont, special make-up FX artist Greg Nicotero, and zombie choreographer Matt Kent walk you through “Zombie School”.

“The Walking Dead” is based on Robert Kirkman’s popular comic series and will premiere on AMC in October, 2010 during the network’s annual “Fearfest”. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Michael Rooker, and Andrew Lincoln are all set to star.

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  • Vanvance1

    I love the zombie in the grass. Now that is what walking (or crawling dead) should look like!

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  • Sirand

    I hate to say this, but between the badass source material, the creative team, creature FX and no-holds-barred network, I think George A. Romero may have finally met his match.

    • Terminal

      If anyone can do it, it’s Kirkman.
      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • James Coker

    I don’t think i could use the proper words to describe how excited i am for this

    • PelusaMG

      How about mime?

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  • Avid Fan

    Did Nicotero say he’s done alot of zombie films but never did the zombies? Is he saying he’s never done the zombie effects or make-up?

  • BoggyCreekBeast

    Okay, that is a damn cool picture! I had my doubts about this, it being on TV (come on, Mad Men ain’t zombies, people!), but will now give it a shot.

  • Terminal

    That is so effing bad ass. Love it. I was seriously afraid they’d shy away from the zombie gore, but they seem to be going head on. Wicked.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”