Zombies are appearing in major cities around the world.
Yesterday, AMC and Fox International kicked off a massive viral stunt in support of the upcoming series The Walking Dead. A wave of zombies first popped up at dawn in Taipei and Hong Kong. From there, the zombie “outbreaks” spread westward, simulating the way a real zombie infection might spread, and will continue to do so until the show’s L.A. premiere.
The hundreds of zombies used during these outbreaks are being birthed using authentic prosthetic makeup designed by The Walking Dead‘s makeup artist, Greg Nicotero. In addition to the two cities mentioned above, the outbreaks have already hit Rome, Mexico City, Santiago, Istanbul, Athens, Johannesburg, Munich, London (pictured above), and Madrid.
A total of 26 cities are planned in all, and still to come are Sofia (Bulgaria), Estonia (Tallinn), Belgrade (Serbia), Lisbon, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, Caracas (Venezuela), Bogota, Guatemala City, and in the United States, zombies will visit New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and finally Los Angeles.
The Walking Dead premieres this Sunday on AMC.