The Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s popular television appreciation night Live in the Studio make its return in February 2013 with Not-so-live in the Studio: Examining The Walking Dead.

    Developed from the hugely popular comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead debuted on television screens in 2010 and has since captivated zombie fans with its action-driven storylines and gory special effects.

    Due to wrap up its third season in 2013, The Walking Dead has provided a dramatic, at times soapy, look at a post-apocalyptic world overrun by undead ‘walkers’, breathing life into the original story’s key protagonists and offering a grisly portrayal of the zombiefied plague of walkers that terrorised the pages of the popular comic book series.

    Our panel of guests including Paul Verhoeven, Luke Ryan and Angela Ndalianis, will examine why the plight of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group of survivors has made such compelling TV, explore why the undead remain so hugely popular with today’s audiences and might even provide a few tips on how one might survive a feared zombie apocalypse.

    In 2010 ACMI celebrated the resurgence of zombie fandom with a sold out Live in the Studio event, Dead Set: Zombie TV, which left fans moaning for more thanks to a fervent mania for the undead not seen since George Romero’s 1968 independent black-and-white film, Night of the Living Dead.

    ACMI’s Live in the Studio series celebrates cult television and its devotees. A host of industry experts, luminaries, academics, aficionados and pop-culture aficionados present a series of entertaining and stimulating live talks featuring debate, screen content and performances, about television programs and themes, past and present.

    For more information and to book visit

    Date                Thursday 28 February

    Time                7.00pm

    Tickets            Full $15, Concession $12, ACMI Member $11

    Book     , 03 8663 2583 or in person

    Venue             Studio 1, ACMI, Federation Square