First Casting News: Jon Bernthal is First Among The Walking Dead

First Casting News: Jon Bernthal is First Among The Walking DeadFinally some sold casting news has hit for Frank Darabont's small screen adaptation of the Robert Kirkman zombie epic The Walking Dead for AMC! Words alone cannot describe how excited we are for this one!

According to The Hollywood Reporter The Ghost Writer co-star Jon Bernthal (pictured right) is the first actor cast in what is probably the biggest thing to happen to fans of flesh-eaters in quite some time. He also appeared in the short-lived TV series "Eastwick".

Bernthal will be playing story lead Rick Grimes' partner and best friend Shane, who looks after Rick's wife and son until Rick catches up with them.

The Walking Dead is based on Robert Kirkman's popular comic book. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project's writer, director, and exec producer with Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing.

Look for more very soon, and if you haven't begun reading this tale yet, click below, order, and get started like yesterday. You'll be thanking us later.

- Uncle Creepy

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The Buz's picture

I thought Shane was supposed to look like Bluto from Popeye?

Submitted by The Buz on Fri, 03/26/2010 - 12:20pm.
Terminal's picture

Shane is cast! Woohoo!
"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."

Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 03/26/2010 - 6:44am.
Spaceshark's picture

Shane! : ) Beware of children, buddy.

Submitted by Spaceshark on Fri, 03/26/2010 - 6:39am.

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