10/06/2034 11:49 PM ET

ENTERTAINMENT

The Walking Dead Reboot Will Blow Your Mind

Lindy Chu
Entertainment Reporter, Huntington Courier

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Walking Dead zombies will soon be returning to your screen.
Just color me dead right now. In fact, paint my skin an off-grey color, rub tomato juice all over the lower half of my face, and give me some dirty rags to stagger around in.

AMC announced yesterday that "The Walking Dead" is going to return to our screens for a second reboot.

Following 2025's disastrous first-second attempt (cancelled after the first ten episode season), AMC has decided to bring back Rick Grimes and co.

But where the first reboot failed in its casting (Bartholomew Henrik as Rick Grimes? Lisa Williams as Lori? Renee Beech as a female Shane?), this third go-round seems remarkably on track.

Danny Des Fenning as Rick Grimes and Billy Travel as Shane are the first announced casting decisions. Travel's Shane should be remarkable after his stint as Shinji in "The Reveler".

The rest of the cast needs to be more than ably filled in to make a hit show. TWD's strength in its first incarnation was its ability to look into the lives of people who had been thrust into a world ripped apart by a virus.

No word has been forthcoming about whether AMC will make The Walking Dead available holographically. However, with this Fall's lineup featuring several holo shows, it may not have a choice.

In an interview with "Kill, Slash, Maim" on Wednesday, Tyler Manning, Head of Project Development at AMC said, "We are going back to the drawing board on this reboot of TWD. We anticipate thoroughly cleaning the slate," which presumably means that they're going to avoid the things that made the first reboot a mess, and hopefully the little tics which irritated us about the show's first run.

From browsing social media, here's a few things fans won't stand for, in no particular order:

- Daryl leaving
- Carol and Rick hooking up
- Carl willingly agreeing to being adopted by Negan
- Rick and Travis meeting in the desert, and other unlikely nonsense
- Rick dying in that way

Got that, AMC?
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