FOX, who broadcasts The Walking Dead in 125 countries outside of the United States, recently launched its social media driven #getFOXed campaign in Tokyo. 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 Walking Dead cast member Norman Reedus (Daryl).
The Walking Dead fan and Vine “Zombie Prankster” Nick Santonastasso, who has more than 534K followers, was flown to Tokyo, Japan where he was transformed into a walker by the show’s special effects guru Greg Nicotero.
Walking Dead lead character Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Nick’s co-conspirator in the prank, manned the control room, giving Nick the final go ahead while hidden cameras captured every angle of Nick’s big scare on Norman Reedus.
17-year old Nick Santonastasso 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.