On Sunday, October 16 at 10pm, the highly anticipated second season of The Walking Dead will premiere on AMC.
To add to the excitement fans have for the 13â€“episode second season, AMC has also announced that the premiere episode will run 90 minutes in length, much like the pilot episode did last Halloween when the show first began.
Now the only question that remainsâ€”after showrunner Frank Darabont was supposedly fired, for which AMC has faced a ton of backlashâ€”is if the same large following will continue to watch the show, or if some fans will have shunned it.
â€œThe Walking Deadâ€ follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (â€œLove Actually,â€ â€œTeachers,â€ â€œStrike Backâ€), who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home.
Jon Bernthal (â€œThe Pacific,â€ â€œThe Ghost Writerâ€) plays Shane Walsh, Rickâ€™s sheriffâ€™s department partner before the apocalypse, and Sarah Wayne Callies (â€œPrison Breakâ€), is Rick’s wife, Lori Grimes. Additional cast include: Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs, Iron E. Singleton, and Melissa McBride.
Recently announced guest stars include: Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, and Pruitt Taylor Vince.
Will you keep watching The Walking Dead, or was the removal of Darabont too much to ignore?