We /jon-bernthal-joins-amcs-walking-dead/reported back on Friday that Jon Bernthal was set to star in a new AMC pilot and it seems the network is closing in on who will play his partner. Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that Jonny Lee Miller is the network's top choice for the lead in The Walking Dead.

Miller would play Shane, the partner and best friend of Bernthal's Grimes character. The story revolves around Shane, a police officer who leads a group of survivors of a zombie attack to safety.

The pilot is set to start shooting in May, with Frank Darabont directing.