Yesterday, Comicbook.com covered the news that The Walking Dead was going to be brought to television screens by AMC. Image Comics’ The Walking Dead tells the story of human survival in the face of a zombie apocalypse.
The series is written by Robert Kirkman with art by Charlie Adlard. Shawshank Redemption and Stephen King’s The Mist director Frank Darabont is adapting the comic to television.
Now, Image Comics has put out their official release on the deal, along with a statement from writer Robert Kirkman. “I’m a huge fan of Frank Darabont’s body of work and AMC has impressed me to no end with Breaking Bad and Mad Men,” Kirkman said. “I couldn’t be happier with The Walking Dead ending up here.”
Frank Darabont will not only be Executive Producer on the TV series, but he will also serve as writer and director on the adaptation. Terminator producer Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Motion Pictures and David Alpert from Circle of Confusion will also produce.
According to Image Comics, the plan is to keep the show extremely faithful to Kirkman and Adlard’s comic book series.