Rick Grimes cast for Walking Dead

AOL Television’s Inside TV has it: AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has found its Rick Grimes. He’ll be played by British actor Andrew Lincoln, best known here as Mark in “Love Actually”.

“Dead” creator and writer Robert Kirkman said:

“Andrew Lincoln, wow — what an amazing find this guy is,” declared Kirkman in a press statement. “Writing Rick Grimes month after month in the comic series, I had no idea he was an actual living breathing human being and yet he is. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how this show is coming together.”

According to the piece, production begins in June with a projected launch during AMC’s annual Fearfest slate of programming in October.

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