Those who caught The Walking Dead marathons on TV or own the Season 1 DVD may have seen the black and white version of the pilot episode. Frank Darabont created the pilot in black and white as a way to stick closer to the look of the original comic book series and it has been revealed that AMC will air all episodes in monochrome format early next year.

According to an article snippet that popped online and appears to be from the upcoming issue of The Walking Dead magazine, AMC will have a black and white season one and two marathon in February:

"Previously, only the pilot episode hand ever been screened in this style, but February will see the AMC network showing all 18 episodes from season one and two of The Walking Dead in monochrome format. Giving the series a Universal Monsters feel as well as mimicking the artistic style of the comic, this new way of enjoying the TV show has been fully endorsed by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and should prove very popular with fans of the comic book."

While AMC has yet to issue an official press release about it, this appeared on The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara's Twitter feed, so we'll take that as confirmation. While there is no mention of season three getting this treatment yet, we wouldn't be surprised to see this happen for all future seasons if the first two are successful. We're also wondering if AMC has plans to release alternate black and white versions of all episodes on DVD and Blu-ray down the line. We'll be sure to look into this and will update readers when more information is available. Here's the original source of the story:

Source: Twitter