See here – at the wonderful io9;
I think whoever did the casting for this (and I am thinking Frank Darabont) made a decision bordering on Genius when he casted Andrew Lincoln (i mean – who knew????). He looks so at home in the role. And the rumours of a second season may be premature, but it is only a matter of time until we get to that second season. One month to go (it airs in the US in a months time, but you may well be able to find it the day after if you live outside the US, like me) and I think this could be the television event of the year (and that is despite X Factor UK looking bloody good this year).