First image of Officer Rick Grimes from THE WALKING DEAD.

AMC has released the first photo of Officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) from the upcoming series THE WALKING DEAD.

Here is what creator (of the comic book) and exec producer Robert Kirkman had to say about Lincoln’s portrayal of his hero: Writing this book for the past seven years I’ve gotten very close to the character of Rick. Andrew Lincoln embodies every aspect of the character that fans know and love. After seeing this photo I don’t think that there will be a doubt in anyone’s mind that he’s perfect for the role.