Image Credit: David Livingston/Getty ImagesThis just in: Prison Break fave Sarah Wayne Callies has just scored the female lead in AMC’s eagerly anticipated The Walking Dead series, based on Robert Kirkman’s megapopular comic books!

The Ausiello Files fave will portray Lori Grimes, the slowly-unraveling wife of the show’s hero, Rick (Andrew Lincoln). Which oughta be a nice stretch for her: How do you play disturbed by zombie gore and such after you’ve already played someone who was beheaded? (Yes, I know, it was a hoax!)

So how much more hyped about the show are you now than you were a second before you read that headline? You can put it on a scale of 1 to a gazillion if it makes it easier.