Friday, September 16, 2011
Fans of The Walking Dead who are anticipating the premiere of the Second season in the middle of next month will be delighted to know that there's more in store for them than just that!
Via Enewsi, word has come officially from AMC that Emmy Award-winning legendary make-up effects artist Gregory Nicotero has been named as a Co-Executive Producer for The Walking Dead series, and in addition to providing the stellar make-up for the undead series, he has also worked in other zombie films in the past, specifically starting his career on George Romero's Day of the Dead (in which he also acted in as one of the soldiers, Private Johnson) and later on helping in several other films like Evil Dead II, Creepshow 2, From Dusk Til Dawn, and Diary of the Dead. Learning under Tom Savini, another legendary make-up artist and zombie movie veteran, Nicotero co-owns KNB EFX Group, a highly popular and well known special effects studio he formed alongside Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger, which went on to work on over 400 films and TV projects.
With that under his resume, it's safe to say that AMC has found a more than worthy co-executive producer in Nicotero to steer the second season`of The Walking Dead after legendary director Frank Darabont's sudden departure, and that's not all the good news that's there either. Beginning October 3rd, amctv.com will premiere a six episode web-series that will be produced by Generate and was conceived by Nicotero and written by writer John Esposito. The webisodes will focus on the back story of "Bicycle Girl", aka one of the first zombies Rick Grimes encounters and shoots later on in the first season of The Walking Dead. The online exclusive series will show the tragic tale of how one woman struggles to survive and protect her own family as the zombie apocalypse descends on the world. Be sure to catch this all on amctv.com come October 3rd. For more info, visit amctv.com or the source post at Enewsi!
The Walking Dead season 2 premieres on October 16th!