October 26, 2010 04:56:41 GMT
The planned global outbreaks will center in and around the world's major landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and Big Ben in London.
AMC is investing huge on its new zombie series "The Walking Dead" which is going to premiere right on Halloween. Few days before the debut, the cable network will be staging a zombie invasion in 26 major cities around the world, particularly at each city's landmarks.
Hundreds of people whom the network has hired will don zombie make up and gather around at places such as NYC's Brooklyn Bridge, London's Big Ben, Madrid's Prado Museum, Athens' Acropolis and Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge. The so-called "attacks" would begin in Hong Kong and Taipei at dawn on Tuesday, October 26 and then spread across the globe within 24 hours.
It will end in Los Angeles where cast, crew and media will be there to watch the first episode early. The zombie invasion is under the direction of "The Walking Dead" 's legendary make-up artist Greg Nicotero and will be documented and shared to fans as it happens.
"The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series of the same name. It follows a band of survivors in a world invested by the undead and their attempt to travel across the U.S. seeking safety. Andrew Lincoln takes the lead role as Rick Grimes aka a Kentucky policeman who becomes the leader of the survivors.