The Walking Dead is a new hit show on AMC that follows survivors trying to navigate a zombie-infested planet. It is based on a graphic novel of the same name, and is well worth a watch if you haven’t caught it already. It’s also the pivotal force behind the renewed relevance of slow moving zombies.
Though it seems that Hollywood has latched on to the big screen fast zombie craze for the foreseeable future, there remains a strong market for the traditional shambler in print, games, and now on television.
If The Walking Dead continues to break ratings records, and there is a strong indication that it will, the door could be open for more slow zombie products. Who knows, maybe the long-anticipated script for World War Z will finally get out of development hell and we’ll see a big budget shambling flick again soon!
Unfortunately, Hollywood isn’t know for its brains or foresight, so I wouldn’t hold you breath.