WALKING DEAD Web Series to Debut Oct 3rd & Follow Bicycle Girl Backstory
Published: September 28, 2011 - 8:12am
AMC's Emmy Award-winning horror drama, which is based on the acclaimed comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, returns Sunday October 16th for a 90-minute extended season debut; Greg Nicotero's six episode web series debuts in it's entirety October 3rd.
The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.
Co-executive producer and FX artist Greg Nicotero has directed a six episode web series based in the Walking Dead universe that is set to debut in it's entirety Monday, October 3rd 2 PM EST at amctv.com. The series synopsis is as follows:
The webisodes will give fans the opportunity to explore the back story of Hannah (Lilli Birdsell), better known as "Bicycle Girl," the infamous zombie from season one (played by Melissa Cowan), who was shot by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in the pilot episode and who is one of the most celebrated "walkers" from last season. Fans will learn about Hannah's life before the apocalypse, her struggle to survive and protect her family as the world begins to fall apart, and her ultimate demise into zombie-hood.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs and Norman Reedus. Executive producers are Glen Mazzara, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, and Charles "Chic" Eglee. Jack LoGiudice serves as co-executive producer with Denise Huth as producer. Written by Eglee, LoGiudice, Kirkman, Glen Mazzara and Adam E. Fierro.