I think it's pretty safe to say that all of us here at Horror Squad are really excited about the upcoming adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic The Walking Dead. Anyone who's read the series knows that Kirkman's created a vision of the zombie apocalypse that is just as compelling as George Romero's finest work.

AMC and Frank Darabont are set to bring Kirkman's hellish vision to the small screen this October, when The Walking Dead makes the jump from the printed page to cable television. Today, AMC's been kind enough to share the very first behind-the-scenes video footage of one of this fall's most anticipated new programs -- and while it's short, I think it's safe to say this project is in very good hands.

Darabont and producer Gale Anne Hurd discuss their vision of the show in the clip -- with Darabont revealing that he's wanted to do something with zombies since he was a teenager and first saw Romero's Night of the Living Dead. The director goes on to add that he's fashioned his adaptation after Romero's seminal zombie films. If anyone had any concerns left about this project, hearing Darabont talk about his vision and inspiration should alleviate them once and for all.

If you want to keep up-to-date on all the latest Walking Dead news, you can follow the show's Twitter feed and join their Facebook Fan Page. Plus, we'll be bringing you more updates as the show moves through the production process.

Jump past the break to check out the behind-the-scenes video. It'll give you some minor background on the story -- but you should definitely head to your local comic shop and grab the graphic novels too. That way, you'll be all caught up for the series debut this fall.

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