The Walking Dead Came Before 28 Days Later Says Creator

THE WALKING DEAD, the new zombie drama series starring Andrew Lincoln premiered last night (31st October 2010), to high praise from critics. The series, based on the comic books by Robert Kirkman, follows a group of apocalypse survivors who trek across America in order to escape from the un-dead that have overrun the country.
The 90-minute episode featured similarities in style and substance to films such as Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later', however, the original writer plays down concerns surrounding the show's originality, insisting his books came first. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman said, "I saw 28 Days Later shortly before the first issue of Walking Dead was released. That first issue came out in October of 2003 and 28 Days Later was released in the States in June of 2003. So we were working on our second issue by the time I saw it", before adding, "Yeah. It was a little annoying. But great minds think alike, right". Kirkman, who also wrote the 'Invincible', 'Ultimate X-Men', and 'Marvel Zombies' comic books, denied rumours that one of the zombies in the pilot episode was played by Jim Carey, saying, "It's not Jim Carrey at all. And dammit, most days I remember that guy's name. He's a great guy".
The first episode of the series was warmly received, with Time Magazine writing that it "paints a thoroughly convincing post-apocalyptic world, both visually and emotionally"


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