Really excited about this, have followed the graphic novel on and off for a few years and while it never offered anything ground breaking in terms of zombie lore, the idea of an ongoing series based around a zombie apocalypse just gets my geek gland pumping serious adrenawin!
With Darabont at the helm, I'm expecting big things, I think it's an initial six episode series, but I think it's already been picked up for series two. There's an overwhelming amount of source material and the author is actively involved.
Andrew Lincoln is an actor I've followed ever since 'This Life', nice to hopefully see him get his time in the limelight and give me a guilty pleasure akin to seeing Jack Davenport pop up in 'Pirates et al'.
Side note, I'm still looking forward to movie adaptation of 'World War Z', the market is saturated with low rent Zombie flicks and always has been since the eighties, but there's always a diamond amongst the piles of coal.
'28 Days Later', 'Rec' and Snyder's 'Dawn' remake being outstanding, I saw 'The Horde' for a fiver in ASDA today was sorely tempted.
"Are you guys mentally challenged? Because, if you are, then I'm certified to teach you baseball."