We heard late last week that Robert Kirkman's ' The Walking Dead' would be heading to the small screen and that the pilot for the upcoming series would be shot on May 15th for AMC. After watching an Emmy award winning show like Mad Men, I have faith that AMC will do great things for the adaptation of Kirkman's zombie masterpiece. Plus, zombies are totally all the rage right now! The question remains though who will play the main character, Rick Grimes?
While I'm not so sure how reliable the source is, the folks at Big Shiny Robot got some tidbits on some casting choices that Frank Darabont has in mind to play the lead character. The fact that the folks at BSR spoke to a variety of " different sources about names" makes it almost sound as though they pulled a few names out of a hat and said "what about this guy?" Even if the story is unreliable, it's still fun to speculate!
According to the report, the most reliable source named Battlestar Gallactica actor Jamie Bamber for the role of Rick Grimes. Honestly, I could see this. Now that the days of BSG are over, I'm sure Bamber is looking for another acting gig and honestly, this could be perfect for him. Bamber has proven with his role as Lee Adama on Battlestar Galactica that he is capable of high drama roles. Other actors in the running include Mark Pellegrino (Dexter, LOST) and Stuart Townsend, the guy who turned down playing THOR. Beggars can't be choosers! What do you guys think? Do any of these names strike you as the right one to play Rick Grimes?