I'm as excited as I can be for the adaptation of Kirkman's brilliant (at least for the first 60 issues) The Walking Dead. It really is zombie literature at its best, and it reminds me much more of a Richard Laymon work where we get to see just how depraved (and heroic) normal people will behave when faced with horrible situations than it does the works of Romero or Keene.
The big announcement this week is that we have our protagonist: Andrew Lincoln has been cast as ex-cop Rick, who is destined to become the most tragic character in the history of cable television. Lincoln has been in lots and lots of television shows, mostly short-lived, and a handful of big screen motion pictures, but, unless I'm forgetting something, have never actually seen him act. Here's hoping he is up to the challenge.
In lieu of having anything constructive to say about this casting, here are some links you might find interesting.