Here’s what we know about the TV series so far
The lady from The Mist is going to be in the TV series. That would be the same actress who came in at the last season of The Shield, as a detective who was sent to work with Mackey. Agent Olivia was the character’s name.
Andrew Lincoln is going to play Rick Grimes. For those of you who haven’t read the graphic novels, Rick Grimes is the main character. Has anyone heard of Andrew Lincoln?
Sara Wayne Callies will play Laurie Grimes, the whining wife of Rick who never appreciates anything the poor guy is going through to save everyone on the planet. She’s the girl from Prison Break. No need to explain that one because there’s only one female character in that entire TV series.
John Bernthal is going to play Shane, who if you remember from the novels, can’t seem to keep his priorities straight while facing the end of the world as we all know it. He was the cop partner of Rick, if that helps. Mr. Bernthal was also in The Pacific, the awesome World War II series from hard-to-beat miniseries channel, HBO.
Frank Darabont, series writer, producer and director, is the same guy who brought us Shawshank Redemption and The Mist. That would explain the crossover actors. Too bad they couldn’t get Morgan Freeman to play Dale.