The Walking Dead will air on FX UK

FX UK has agreed a deal with US TV network AMC and has aquired the rights to broadcast new drama Walking Dead in Britain.

The show is due to air stateside in October 2010 and is based upon the comic book series of the same name written by Robert Kirkman. It tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse and centres around a small group of survivors traveling across the country in search of a new home away from the hoards of zombies.

Andrew Lincoln (This Life, Love Actually) will play group leader Rick Grimes, Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break) will take on the role of Lori Grimes and Jon Bernthal (CSI, Eastwick) will play Shane.

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