CEO Gale Anne Hurd led Valhalla's first foray into cable series television, developing and producing AMC's hit drama, The Walking Dead, with filmmaker Frank Darabont. The Walking Dead garnered outstanding reviews across the board, quickly breaking ratings records to become the most watched drama in basic cable history, and debuted internationally in over 120 countries in 33 different languages. The Walking Dead has earned many award nominations and won an Emmy for Prosthetic Makeup, Best Sound Editing from the MPSE, Saturn Award, an Eddie from the American Cinema Editors and the WGA's New Media Writing Award. The series returns in October 2013 for its fourth season of 16 all new episodes.
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Valhalla has developed and produced a range of projects, including the Bruce Willis blockbuster Armageddon, the futuristic sci-fi thriller Aeon Flux, Marvel's The Punisher and The Punisher: War Zone based on the classic comic, and the smash hits Hulk and The Incredible Hulk. Valhalla also produces exceptional television movies, like The Wronged Man, starring Julia Ormond, and Last Man Standing, starring Catherine Bell, Mekhi Phifer, and Anthony Michael Hall.
Gale Anne Hurd is a respected and innovative film and television producer who first rose to prominence producing iconic cultural touchstones, including Aliens and The Terminator.
Additionally, Hurd has created the a six-issue mini-series comic book "The Scourge" for Aspen Comics, written by Scott Lobdell and drawn by Eric Battle and a four-issue comic book mini-series "ANTI" for 12 Gauge Comics written by Peter Calloway and drawn by Brian Stelfreeze. Valhalla is currently developing a multitude of other comic book properties with various publishers, including "Dead Man's Run," created by Greg Pak, one of the world's leading creators, for Aspen Comics.
Hurd and Valhalla are developing the feature films The Nameless with Route One and Hellfest with CBS Films. Hurd's company, Valhalla Entertainment, has an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop new television and digital series. She is actively developing "Crash and Burn" for FX, and a television series adaptation of Annie Jacobsen's novel, "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base," for AMC.