Back in 2005 — five years before he would first put on Rick Grimes's hat on The Walking Dead — our beloved Andrew Lincoln played a psychology professor in the British TV drama called Afterlife.
The show ran for 14 episodes over two seasons, then disappeared. But BBC Home Entertainment is about to release the first season of Afterlife on May 13, 2014. According to HorrorTalk, the release will include commentaries from the cast and crew.
Amazon has it available for pre-order, and the three reviews so far have all given it five full stars. One fan said Afterlife is one of the top TV series ever. Another called it "haunting" and "compulsory viewing." The third fan dubbed it "a scary series with a heart," admitting they got choked up in a few points. Read more here.
They're really selling us on it!
What's it about? Andy plays psychology lecturer Robert Bridge, a paranormal skeptic until he meets Alison Mundy (Lesley Sharp, Vera Drake, The Full Monty). "When Alison’s readings provoke an adverse reaction in one of Robert’s own pupils," HorrorTalk's synopsis reads, "he begins to observe her with the intention of turning his study into a book. Choosing to believe that Alison is imagining her experiences, Robert finds himself caught up as Alison continuously puts herself at risk in order to comfort both the living and the dead… until she sets her sights on helping Robert come to terms with his son’s tragic death. Will Robert prove that Alison is a fraud like all the others, or will Alison prove there is more to the world than Robert ever imagined?"
The show was critically acclaimed, and both Andrew and Lesley were honored with acting nominations at the 2007 Monte Carlo Television Festival. It sounds like a good gift for the Andy Lincoln fan in your life, or just anyone who enjoys a strong drama, especially focused on the paranormal.
Have you seen Afterlife? If so, did you like it? If not, will you try to check it out?
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.
Sources: HorrorTalk, Amazon, Gale Anne Hurd on Twitter