Word seems to be that it's not going to hold back on the gore anyway. Thank god it isn't being made by one of the main channels.
Depends how far the series goes, I guess. It's only six episodes. They've said there's going to be a fair bit more backstory in the TV series, and apparently the first episode only ends with Rick getting to Atlanta, which means it might not even be the whole of issue 1!
I only read the hardback books when they're released, and I finished #5 recently, so I'm up to issue...*calculates*...60. I think the latest is #76 or #77 so I'm a bit behind. The next hardback is out in October though, so that'll take me up to #72!
I watched the pilot. Looooking gooooood! I've always loved zombie films, but the only thing that's annoyed me about them is the lack of time to expand on the whole scale of the rising-of-the-undead thing. In a tv series you've got that luxury.
It took me a while to get used to Andrew Lincoln's accent, and a few chants of "He's not playing Egg, he's not playing Egg." but I got used to him.
Very slow opening episode. Fits the overall mood of the comics, and it's about the people not the zombies, but I'm not sure how much that premiere is really going to grab people who are unfamiliar with the source material. Loved the Atlanta scene. I like how nobody is ridiculously different from the comic. I like how they're not sticking 100% to the comic, because I know Robert Kirkman is involved in it, and they wouldn't do anything drastic without his approval.
So far, the best part about this seems to be that you're actually allowed to become attached to the characters. It's always been a problem in horror movies; the victims are either completely random and you don't care for them, or you do care for them and when they die it's just "OH NO HE DIED" and then it's on to the next victim.
This format allows you to care for the characters in a different manner other than "Ooh, don't let the hot one die". I also enjoy the care they're giving the walkers, I don't think I've ever felt as emotional for a zombie as when he aimed the rifle at his wife!
And it's looking VERY expensive.
(And sorry for posting a thread when there already was one, I'm a twat.)
I think this looks amazing. I know it starts on FX this week but does anyone know if there are plans for it to be shown on terrestrial TV? It seems like the kind of thing Channel 4 or E4 would snap up. Failing that how long before the DVD boxset...