Frank Darabont and company are moving full-speed ahead on their adaptation of Robert Kirkman's popular comic book The Walking Dead. AMC will be airing the series, which follows a group of people who've survived the zombie apocalypse and seek out safe haven in a world where the dead eat the living.

THR is reporting that Jon Bernthal has been cast in the role of Shane, partner and best friend to main character Rick Grimes. Bernthal's previous work includes Eastwick, a television spinoff of The Witches of Eastwick. I suspect Bernthal will soon discover that dealing with hordes of the undead is a much more arduous undertaking than dealing with a few witches...

The role of Rick still hasn't been filled, but news of Bernthal landing a major role leads me to believe that we'll be hearing a lot of big casting updates in the not too distant future. The Walking Dead will begin shooting in a few months with Frank Darabont behind the camera. Keep it here as we bring you all the latest on one of the most exciting new zombie projects to emerge in recent memory.
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