Andrew Lincoln Cast as Rick Grimes in the AMC Adaptation of ‘The Walking Dead’


AMC have announced that they have picked actor Andrew Lincoln to play the lead role in their adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. Lincoln will play Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky.

Frank Darabont is set to executive produce the series, along with Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Motion Pictures, and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion. The series will be funded entirely in-house by AMC’s  parent company, Rainbow Media. Charles Eglee, a seasoned TV drama showrunner, has also come aboard the project, as an executive  producer.

The series will begin shooting in Atlanta, GA, in June, 2010.

Based on the Image Comics series of the same name, created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic tale, chronicling the travels of a group of people trying to survive in a world infested by zombies.

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