AMC will air the 90-minute premiere of The Walking Dead on Halloween.
Based on Robert Kirkman's acclaimed zombie-apocalypse comic, "The Walking Dead" makes its debut Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. ET during the network's 14th Fearfest, which is a 14-day marathon of more than 50 thriller and horror films.
See AMC's Comic-Con International trailer for the series here.
The five subsequent episodes of the show will be one-hour long presentations.
Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) -- a three-time Academy Award-nominee -- is serving as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd ("Aliens," "The Terminator") of Valhalla Motion Pictures and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion are executive producing along with Darabont and Kirkman
"The Walking Dead," AMC's first wholly-owned original series, follows police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln ("Love, Actually," "Teachers"), as he seeks safety for his family and a group of survivors in a devastated world overrun by the undead.
In addition to Lincoln, "The Walking Dead" stars Emma Bell ("Frozen") as Amy, Jon Bernthal ("The Pacific," "The Ghost Writer") as Shane, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Sarah Wayne Callies ("Prison Break") as Rick's wife Lori, Chandler Riggs ("Get Low") as Carl, Jeffrey DeMunn ("The Green Mile") as Dale and Laurie Holden ("Shield") as his girlfriend Andrea.
Image Comics has published 12 volumes of Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" since 2003. The 13th edition, "Too Far Gone," is scheduled to hit stores Nov. 17.
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