Two-Time Oscar Best Writer Nominee to Write, Direct and Exec Produce New AMC Series

Aug 12, 2009  •  Post A Comment

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.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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