Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (writer/director of "The Shawshank Redemption") is coming to TV to work on a zombie drama series, The Hollywood Reporter says. The series is "The Walking Dead," based on graphic novels by Robert Kirkman. Darabount will write and direct the series for AMC.
The order marks AMC’s fourth original series and comes after AMC bought the rights in a bidding war in August, THR says. "We’re delivering on the promise we made several years ago when we entered the original series arena," AMC president Charlie Collier said, according THR.