AMC has lined up an Oscar nominee for a new series. Writer-director Frank Darabont, who was nominated for Academy Awards for his screenplays "The Green Mile," and "The Shawshank Redemption," will write, direct and serve as exec producer on a new series, "The Walking Dead," for AMC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new AMC series is based on Robert Kirkman’s monthly comic book about the difficulties of life in a world overrun with zombies. AMC won the rights to the project in a bidding war. It’s the network’s biggest development deal.
Frank Darabont originally developed the series under a deal with NBC.