AMC has given its next scripted series, "The Walking Dead," an appropriate premiere night of Oct. 31. I believe the word "freaky" satisfactorily describes the nearly five-minute trailer AMC has released.

The premiere episode will be 90 minutes long, followed by five hourlong episodes. “The Walking Dead” is AMC's first wholly-owned original series.

Andrew Lincoln, who worshiped Keira Knightley from anear in "Love Actually," stars in the series, exec produced by Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd. Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden (“The Shield”), Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun co-star.

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