andrew lincoln rick grimes walking dead 'The Walking Dead': First look at Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes“The Walking Dead” is coming to AMC this October — check out this first photo of Andrew Lincoln as police officer Rick Grimes.

Grimes is the leader of a group of survivors following the zombie-pocalypse. So far the only other cast member is “The Ghost Writer” actor Jon Bernthal as Shane, the partner and friend to Grimes.

Robert Kirkman, creator/writer of the comic and executive producer on the series says, “Writing this book for the past seven years I’ve gotten very close to the character of Rick.  Andrew Lincoln embodies every aspect of the character that fans know and love.  After seeing this photo I don’t think that there will be a doubt in anyone’s mind that he’s perfect for the role.”

“We hope to do for zombies what ‘Mad Men’ has done for advertising,” director Frank Darabont said in a recent behind-the-scenes look at the series.

“The Walking Dead” is scheduled to premiere during AMC’s Fearfest in
October, the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of
thriller and horror films. The six-episode first
season chronicles
a group of survivors of the zombie-pocalypse
as they search for a
safe place to inhabit.

andrew lincoln walking dead 'The Walking Dead': First look at Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes
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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."