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    The Walking Dead Casting Rumors

    By | February 16th, 2010
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    With The Walking Dead’s AMC Pilot filming in May and Frank Darabont’s teleplay earning praise from the series’ initial artist Tony Moore, things are looking up for the adaptation of one of the most critically lauded titles of the past decade.

    However, one major question looms over the series: who will play lead Rick Grimes?

    Big Shiny Robot has heard rumblings as to who we could be looking at, and if true, I’d say I’m pretty stoked. Word is that the front runner for the role is none other than Apollo himself from Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica – Jamie Bamber. To me, if you can’t have Aaron Eckhart (which let’s be honest – you can’t), Jamie Bamber is a great replacement. He proved himself in his previous work and I think he could provide the fire necessary to handle the character.

    Other suggested contenders include Mark Pellegrino (Jacob from Lost) and Stuart Townsend (contender for every comic movie for some unknown reason), but to me, Bamber is the choice here.

    Of course, this information could very easily be fake. Still, it’s notable news about a huge series. Let’s hope they get someone of similar quality if not Bamber himself. Final casting is likely to come out sooner rather than later.

    David Harper

    David Harper mainly focuses on original content, interviews, co-hosting our 4 Color News and Brews video podcast, and being half of the Mignolaversity and Valiant (Re)visions team. He runs Multiversity's Twitter and Facebook pages, and personally tweets (rarely) @slicedfriedgold. By day, he works in an ad agency in Anchorage, Alaska, and he loves his wife, traveling and biscuits & gravy (ordered most to least, which is still a lot).