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MTV, IGN and io9 Share Excitement Over Early Visuals and Zombie School

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Press outlets this week continue their praise of photos and first-hand dispatches from the set of AMC’s The Walking Dead. A sampling below.

IGN.com comments on AMC’s release of the first production photo from the series: “I’m guessing it should help quell any concerns fans might have that The Walking Dead zombies wouldn’t be as visceral on TV.” MTV, /Film, Shock Till You Drop, Comic Book Resources and Obsessed With Film also weigh in with praise for the first released production photo.

io9.com points to AMCtv.com’s “Zombie School” video, remarking, “This is why we’re over-the-moon excited about this series: Because they are taking it seriously.”

FEARnet and Bloody Disgusting highlight AMCtv.com’s interview with Frank Darabont, particularly the section where he addresses whether the Walkers will run: “Whether they’re in a very languid state or they’re on the attack, they’ll move no faster than that first zombie in Night of the Living Dead.”

Dread Central reports that genre actor Michael Rooker is joining the cast of The Walking Dead as the character Merle. “And the stellar casting choices keep coming!” the website exclaims.

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