The dead is now coming alive. Television station AMC has given the greenlite to the pilot for Robert Kirkman and Image’s “The Walking Dead.”

According to Variety, AMC is moving forward with adapting Kirkman’s zombie drama and will start off with a pilot under the helm of writer/director Frank Darabont. Serving as executive producers are Valhalla Motion Pictures’ Gale Anne Hurd and Circle of Confusion’s David Alpert.

Both Hurd and Alpert have a history adapting comics to screens of various sizes. With Hurd’s resume thick as a phonebook having had his hand in both Hulk and Punisher franchises. Meanwhile Alpert is currently involved with the adaptation of Rick Remender’s “Night Mary.”

“The Walking Dead” centers around Rick, a small-town police officer and a number of survivors who banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies.

With this great new we can only assume casting will soon move forward as it is still currently unavailable. More on this as it develops!

Source: Variety