First Look at AMC’s The Walking Dead

Production begins today in Atlanta for AMC’s adaptation of the Robert Kirkman comic “The Walking Dead.” The six-episode first season–written, produced and directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk)–follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse.

AMC has provided us with this video, in which Darabont discusses his inspiration for doing a series about zombies, the thrust of this survival story and his goal to “do for zombies what ‘Mad Men’ has done for advertising.” Hurd also weighs in with her thoughts on the new series. Below the video, you’ll also find first-look photos!