Revelent, the agency behind this fun Walking Dead subway promo may find itself talking to the NYPD and MTA police after their stunt last week.
A video prank for “The Walking Dead” in which actors playing zombies lurked beneath a subway grate and scared New Yorkers is under investigation by city officials, authorities said.
“We are deeply troubled by this video,” an MTA spokesman said Sunday. “We have forwarded it to the NYPD and are also conducting our own investigation.”
The video promoting AMC’s hit postapocalyptic zombie-invasion series — which returned to the air with new episodes Sunday — was posted to YouTube Wednesday and garnered more than 3.1 million views.
The clip shows people shrieking and bolting as “zombie” hands suddenly claw at them through a sidewalk subway grate on 14th Street at Union Square.
It also shows preparation for the video shoot from the previous night, in which crews pry open and climb into the grate under cover of a lighted tent. Read it here: Prank