WALKING DEAD New York Comic Con Panelists to Debut Season Two Sneak Peek
Published: October 12, 2011 - 5:06pm
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 season debut.
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.
Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Walking Dead comic book will participate in a highly anticipated panel at New York Comic along with cast including Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan and Norman Reedus. Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd and Co-Executive producer and Emmy Award winning Makeup Effects Artist Greg Nicotero will also participate on the panel. Officials at AMC note that a sneak peek at the new season will be part of the presentation and still more participants may be added to the star-studded line up in the next day or two.
AMC’s The Walking Dead panel will take place in the IGN Theater – Presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 15th, 5:15pm – 6:15pm. Cast members will do a limited signing for fans after the panel! Tickets for the signing will be handed out first come, first served in Hall 1C on Saturday, 10/15 at 12 noon. New York Comic Con is sold out of exhibit space and upwards of 100,000 people are expected to attend the show which takes place this week, October 13 – 16, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Center.
“I am hugely impressed with the panelists being provided by AMC for The Walking Dead panel,” notes Lance Fensterman Show Manager for NYCC and Group Vice President for ReedPOP. “This is going to be one of our signature events and I know that we will have thousands of fans who will want to come to hear and see these awesome personalities who have made The Walking Dead such a huge hit. I can’t thank AMC and all the participants of this panel enough for giving their time and talent to New York Comic Con.”
The Walking Dead was a comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman in 2003 which won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series. A television series was announced in 2009 and premiered to enormous attention and acclaim on October 31, 2010. The panel at New York Comic Con will focus on the success of season one and will discuss what to look forward to in season two. The Walking Dead returns October 16 at 9pmEST/8pmCentral only on AMC.
Tickets for NYCC are on sale via the website www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Limited 4-Day tickets are available. Tickets will also be on sale on site this weekend, October 13 – 16. Saturday one day passes are SOLD OUT! For further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity, please visit Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net.
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.