With its premiere just over one month away, AMC has released a new poster for The Walking Dead. Featuring Officer Rick Grimes and his horse riding solo straight into zombie mayhem, this is a pretty sweet poster for a show I’m definitely excited about watching. As good as it is, though, the fact that Grimes and Co. are experiencing zero traffic on their way into town makes the inevitable “Zombie Apocalypse” look oddly appealing. You know, in a “Wow, I’m actually on time for work today. My boss is going to…dammit, everyone’s a zombie,” sort of way.
Written/directed by Oscar-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), The Walking Dead pilot premieres Halloween night on AMC at 10/9 CST. As you may already know, the series is adapted from Robert Kirkman’s ongoing comic series of the same name. Hit the jump to check out the poster. In case you missed it, we’ve included the show’s trailer after the jump as well.
The series stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (“The Pacific”), Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”), Laurie Holden (The Mist), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile), Steven Yeun (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Emma Bell (The Bedford Diaries) as a group of survivors traveling in search of a safe and secure home.
Here’s the poster. Click to see in hi-res.
Here’s the trailer: