Today is the first day of principal photography of Frank Darabont’s The Walking Dead! AMC knows how excited you are for it, and thus has released these behind-the-scenes photos. It seems almost like they wanted to tackle people’s concerns about how gory the tv show could get, because these are some nice, fresh zombies. 100% grade A!

Head to AMC’s blog to see some more.

If you live in Atlanta you might get the chance to play a zombie yourself- check here for all the details. Of course, you likely won’t look as cool as these zombies (these are the hero zombies after all) but when else would you get a chance to be directed by Darabont?