Four minute The Walking Dead preview trailer and more details on the series’ premiere

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Scene from The Walking Dead
Scene from The Walking Dead

AMC’s newest original series, The Walking Dead, will premiere on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31 at 10 PM ET. The Sunday night series will debut with a 90-minute premiere episode, followed by a series of one-hour long episodes. The series will premiere during AMC’s Fearfest, the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films. Fearfest is celebrating its 14th year by airing 14 consecutive days of themed programming with more than 50 films.

Today AMC also released a four and a half-minute preview trailer, which originally premiered at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

The Walking Dead is based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The six-episode series tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers, Strike Back), traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) plays Rick’s sheriff’s department partner before the apocalypse, Shane Walsh, and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), is Rick’s wife, Lori. The supporting cast includes Laurie Holden (The Shield), Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun.

Three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Legendary action film producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), creator of the original comic series, Robert Kirkman, and David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serve as executive producers, and Charles Chic Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) and Jack LoGiudice (Sons of Anarchy, Resurrection Blvd) are co-executive producers on the project.

Check out the Walking Dead trailer below.

And below is another behind the scenes featurette, focused on the casting and practical effects of The Walking Dead adaptation.