Andrew Lincoln & Greg Nicotero Help WALKING DEAD Fan Nick Santonastasso Prank Norman Reedus
Published: January 16, 2014 - 10:29pm
With help from Andrew Lincoln and Greg Nicotero, The Walking Dead’s “ultimate fan” Nick Santonastasso just zombie-pranked Norman Reedus while he was promoting the back half of the season in Toyko.
[PRESS RELEASE] Tokyo, January 17, 2014: FOX, leading international entertainment pay-TV network and broadcaster of “The Walking Dead” in 125 countries outside the USA, launched its social media driven “#getFOXed” campaign in Tokyo today. Designed to identify super fans of its global hit shows by creating unmatched fan experiences, the campaign kicked off with the Ultimate Zombie Prank on Norman Reedus.
“The Walking Dead” fan and Vine “Zombie Prankster” Nick Santonastasso, who has more than 534,000 followers, was flown to Tokyo, Japan where he was transformed into a walker by the show’s Special Effects guru, Greg Nicotero. Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Nick’s co-conspirator, manned the control room giving the final go ahead, while hidden cameras captured every angle of Nick’s big scare on Norman Reedus (Daryl).
17-year old Nick, was born with a rare syndrome called Hanhart and has only one arm and no legs. His determination and infectious zest for life have enabled him to overcome countless obstacles and he has now become an inspiration for many kids and adults.
Because of his outspoken love for “The Walking Dead,” Nick was the perfect fan to launch the “#getFOXed” campaign.
Don’t miss the global return of “The Walking Dead” across FOX channels outside of the USA on February 10th. Check local listings for exact times.
The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.
In this highly anticipated new season, we see Rick and the group of survivors fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group's home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., The Wire).
AMC's Emmy Award-winning series The Walking Dead is based on the acclaimed comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chad Coleman, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, David Morrissey and Danai Gurira. New additions to the season four cast include Michael Cudlitz as Sgt. Abraham Ford, Christian Serratos as Rosita and Josh McDermitt as Eugene.