A number of readers have been asking about which network has picked up new US zombie series The Walking Dead.
Based on the comic book of the same name, it tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse and follows a small group of survivors travelling across the United States in search of a new home.
The series airs in the US on AMC, which also has Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and it’s been generating a lot of buzz since it premiered on Halloween.
The Wall Street Journal said that the “pilot episode is so good that it has hooked even a zombie hater like me.” The writer added that what made the show so good was that it looks cinematic.
After checking with a number of sources, TV Tonight had learned that no Australian network has yet picked this up.
Three networks showed interest in the series, but the rights are believed to be top price. Foxtel is still interested in the series, but no deal is yet finalised.
Unfortunately for a cult series like this, the longer it is delayed the more the audience could resort to piracy.
If James Packer really wants to keep TEN young, could he write a cheque for this one please?