AMC'S "THE WALKING DEAD" EXPANDS PRESENCE AT COMIC-CON 2012 WITH LICENSED PRODUCTS AND MERCHANDISE
San Diego, CA - July 12, 2012 - In addition to AMC's Comic-Con 2012 panel and booth (#3721) for its hit series "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, CA, the series will also have a strong presence through a series of licensed products. Merchandise includes books, video games, action figures, costumes and DVD's, all of which will hit retail over the coming months. As previously announced, the cast and producers of "The Walking Dead" will participate in a panel, moderated by "Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick, on Friday, July 13 at 1:25pm in Hall H and an autograph session on Friday, July 13 at 10:45am in AMC's booth #3721.
Following is a detailed list of "The Walking Dead" products that will be featured at Comic-Con 2012:
· Abrams Booth: #1216/1218
Item: Re-Release of The Walking Dead Chronicles Book. The only authorized behind-the-scenes guide to season one with over 200 photos including never-before-seen unit photography, storyboards, set designs, make-up and visual effects shots, and page-to-screen comparisons of the comic and TV show.
Release date: This Fall
· Activision Booth: #5344
Item: "The Walking Dead" video game features the untold story of series favorite Daryl Dixon and his brother Merle as they make their way to the supposed safety of Atlanta. Booth attendees will have the chance to place themselves into the horrors of "The Walking Dead" with a game-related photo op, learn more about the game, preorder the title and have a chance to get an extremely limited edition version of Daryl's 'walker ears' necklace from the show.
Release date: 2013
· Anchor Bay Entertainment Booth: #4045
Item: Special designed Zombie Head Blu-ray(R) disc case and a Jakks' Plug-n-Play game where attendees may demo the trailer.
Release date: August 28, 2012
· Stylin Online/Changes Booth: #215, 5029, 5545
Item: "The Walking Dead" Limited Edition Exclusive T-shirts
Release date: Summer
· Rubies Booth: #3649
Item: "The Walking Dead" Halloween Costumes including "Little Zombie Girl", "Decomposed Zombie", Halloween Masks including "Little Zombie Girl", Facial Latex Prosthetics and a Deluxe Make-up Kit.
Release date: Fall
· Gentle Giant Booth: #3513
Item: "The Walking Dead" collectible characters including the famous "WISHING WELL ZOMBIE" from season two
Release date: Fall
ABOUT "THE WALKING DEAD"
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), who travel in search of a safe and secure home. Additional cast includes: Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes; Laurie Holden as Andrea; Steven Yeun as Glenn; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Chandler Riggs as Carl; Lauren Cohan as Maggie; Scott Wilson as Hershel; Iron E. Singleton as T-Dog and Melissa McBride as Carol. The series is executive produced by Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert with Greg Nicotero as co-executive producer.
"The Walking Dead" reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. The series has garnered an Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up and a Golden Globe(R) Award nomination for Best Television Series - Drama, among other accolades. Critics have heralded the series as "the most suspenseful show on any network" (Boston Herald) and "the greatest thriller ever produced for television" (Entertainment Weekly).
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe(R) Award for Best Television Series - Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "The Killing" and "Hell on Wheels." AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC's Can't Get Enough and AMC's Crazy About. Available in more than 97 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.