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Not A Fan Of Blood? AMC Is Giving Us Every Episode Of The Walking Dead In Black and White

If you’ve watched even one episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, you know blood is on the agenda. And not just a few drops. Usually it’s spraying or gushing. But unlike the AMC show, Robert Kirkman’s comic is actually presented in black and white. So the channel has decided to give us a special treat by airing the episodes the same way. 

You may remember a while back AMC aired the premiere episode of the zombie series in black and white. I didn’t catch that one but I thought it was a cool idea. The announcement for the entire series to be given the old-school treatment came in the official Walking Dead magazine.

“From February 2013, AMC will start airing season one and two episodes of The Walking Dead in black and white,” they wrote. “Previously, only the pilot episode had ever been screened in this style, but February will see the AMC network showing all 18 episodes from seasons one and two of The Walking Dead in monochrome format.”

But it’s not just for the sake of gore relief (there’s still plenty to see), the network hopes to harken back to a previous era of horror.

It says, “Giving the series a Universal Monsters feel as well as mimicking the artistic style of the comic, this new way of enjoying the TV show ahs been fully endorsed by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and should prove very popular with fans of the comic book.”

There’s also a planned marathon of the normal versions on New Year’s Eve and Day. Are you excited to watch the series in black and white?

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  • Mark Mendel

    It’s 2012. We have color TV. Maybe it’s because i’m a not hipster but…I don’t get it. Why would I want to watch a modern show in black and white?

  • Roy Spray

    That’s awesome! There is no way I could take the 2 seconds to drag the saturation level on windows media player or vlc, etc. to watch anything in black and white.

  • Sam Sproul

    because the comic book was in black in white.

  • Mothling

    I have finished the first season of TWD just now, and heard much good about the comics. But I’m a little concerned: can anybody tell me if the comic is all about “Men do the shooting and the cool action stuff, and women are just screaming, running, washing and hiding behind the mens backs”? – because the TV series is exactly that way, but I like it though. But if the comic is like this, I wont buy it.

  • Anonymous

    To be honest, the comic book is still kind of male focused. I think Andrea is more badass in the comics compared to the TV show, but the TV show has given Maggie a more active role than the comics. So you win one and lose one. Michonne is still Michonne though.

    A lot of the other female characters at least at this point in the comic are in either minor roles or have been almost completely relegated to the background.

  • Mothling

    Aw, shame. The comic sure looked cool, but in that case I’ll just stay with the tv-series. Thanks for the info :)

  • Martin

    Nope im not into black and white anything all you guys thinking it is a good idea need to let go of the past its way more effective in colour Old horror is a joke to the modern world so please dont what ever you do robert fuckin kirkman no more stupid ideas you fuckin dinosaur ifs the whole show was to go black and white I would definitely stop watching it

  • Mandy

    NGL, I’m excited for this. I caught the pilot in black and white last year I think and it threw me off at first but then I really enjoyed it! A touch of old school horror feel and a nice nod to the comic fans.

  • Minasuki Sasuko

    but the comic has more female characters that do things. other then ones in the tv show.

  • Ryan Colson

    I think we all know this is a cash grab since AMC owns TWD and not its other shows, hence it giving us explosive TWDiarrhea!

  • Mark Mendel

    ….that still doesn’t answer my question of why I want to watch a TV show in black and white. Lord of the Rings was a book with no pictures. The movie wasn’t….words on a screen.

  • Sam Sproul

    it was a gimmick, to rope people in to watching ads.

    also, you said “i’m a not hipster” which makes you sound hipster