[pullquote_right]About the Author: Paul Ruditis has written or contributed to over a dozen official companion books to TV shows, including Bones, Prison Break, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The West Wing. He also writes novels for teens and adults and is currently writer and coeditor of a comic book series based on the TV show Charmed.[/pullquote_right]The Walking Dead Chronicles: The Official Companion Book is the only authorized, behind-the-scenes guide to season one of the US television series, The Walking Dead, which tells the story of a sheriff’s deputy leading a band of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by the unread. The show, in its first year as an hour-long television drama broadcast in the U.S. by AMC, immediately captivated and terrified audiences worldwide, successfully translating the characters and storylines from the New York Times bestselling comic book to a new audience. Focusing on the creation of the comic book and the making of the first season of the award-winning TV show, The Walking Dead Chronicles comes with an exclusive DVD featuring unaired and previously unseen content.
The Walking Dead Chronicles is lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen sketches, unit photography, storyboards, set designs, makeup and visual effects shots, and page-to-screen comparisons of the comic and TV show. Featuing new interviews with series creator Robert Kirkman and executive producer Frank Darabont, as well as cast and crew, the book also includes sidebars that serve as a detailed episode guide to season one, reproducing trivia, backstories, character sheets from the show’s “bible,” and hinting at what comes next for the comic and the television show, revealing new directions for the second season and beyond.