Variety reports that AMC has greenlit the drama pilot, The Walking Dead. Frank Darabont wrote the adaptation and is slated to direct.

The Walking Dead is based on the graphic novel series that follows survivors of a zombie apocalypse. It was created by Robert Kirkman.

Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Motion Pictures and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion are going to executive produce with Darabont.

The Walking Dead centers around a band of survivors that is led by a police officer. They travel the country in search of a safe home.

"Working with people like Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd is the right way in for us to deliver a project of distinction in this genre," stated AMC president Charlie Collier.