Think you’re the ultimate superfan when it comes to all things The Walking Dead? Put that theory to the test by playing the Season 4 Ultimate Fan Game. Do you know who served as an army medic before the apocalypse? Can you remember whose iconic weapon Rick buries outside of Terminus? Test your recall and find out if it matches your devotion.
A: At first, I didn’t even know that he was a real-life figure. When I got the part, I found out, much to my delight, that he was a real person. It’s always nice to do a little research leading up to the job, so that you’re actually working as opposed to making it up as you go along. I was able to read about the period and learn a lot of information that allowed me to create a character.
Q: What kind of research did you do into the life of the real Robert Rogers?
A: It was a slow process of putting pieces together. It’s interesting because a lot of books have only just come out, as this series has. I learned he was a farmer at first, and his skills in hunting lent well towards becoming a very efficient solider and a very efficient killer. He also spent a lot of time with the Native Americans, so he was able to discern and use their methods. Robert was also a writer, which would have made him not the most sociable of people — writers can often prefer their own company. So, he’s this guy that basically doesn’t fit into civilization at the time. He’d have preferred to sleep alone under the stars than under a roof. Perhaps he’d have preferred the company of like-minded, quiet people like the Native Americans.
Q: Have you seen portraits of Robert Rogers? Do you think you resemble him at all? Did you do anything to try and resemble him more? Continue reading “TURN Q&A – Angus MacFadyen (Robert Rogers)” »
If you were creating your own spy ring, who would make it into your most trusted circle? Immerse yourself in the world of espionage by creating a customized Revolutionary War spy ring, complete with disguises, with the TURN Recruit Your Ring app. Here’s how it works:
1. Start by selecting a photo from your Facebook profile, uploading a photo from your computer or device, or taking a new photo
2. Customize your photo using clothing, backgrounds and spycraft tools seen in in TURN
3. Choose up to three friends to recruit and customize your entire personal spy ring
4. Share your new portrait via Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, email or text message. Don’t forget to tag your friends!
Check out the app now:
- Download the TURN Recruit Your Ring app for iPhone
- Download the TURN Recruit Your Ring app for Android
- Access the TURN Recruit Your Ring app on amc.com
TURN airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.
Q: You were born in England. How much did you already know about the American Revolution? What kinds of things were you taught about the Revolutionary War in school?
A: I hope my teachers don’t slay me for saying this — and I might be wrong — but I learned literally nothing about that time in history. Even when I was reading the pilot script, I was like, “What are we talking about here?” We learned about all the other wars, but for some reason, the Revolutionary War just wasn’t something that was in textbooks. I was just amazed from reading the scripts by how little I knew about it.
Q: Have you read the book on which the series is based, Alexander Rose’s Washington’s Spies?
A: Yes. I was amazed by how little America as a whole knew about these people who did this incredible thing. People would ask me what I’ve been up to and I’d say, “A show about the Culper Ring,” assuming that it was definitely a part of American curriculum. Everyone would be like, “Culper what?” I was blown away — it’s so unknown. I think what Alexander’s book has done, and hopefully what we’ll do with the show, is shed some light and show people that beyond just Washington as this great leader and commander were incredibly hard-working people underneath him who took all these risks to pave the way for the future of the country.
Q: What kind of research did you do on the life of the real Abraham Woodhull? Did you learn anything about him that directly influenced your portrayal? Was there anything you learned about him that surprised you?
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season is available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray, with a release date of August 26. Die-hard fans can also pre-order the Limited Edition Blu-Ray set designed by McFarlane Toys and Greg Nicotero, featuring a replica of the iconic “Tree Walker” from Season 4. Check back at amc.com in the coming weeks to learn more about the set, including bonus feature content and technical specs.
The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications announced today that Breaking Bad has been selected to receive a Peabody Award. This year’s eclectic list of 38 recipients, ranging from Netflix’s House of Cards to the BBC America’s Orphan Black, represents what the University calls “the best in electronic media.”
“Through a stunning brand of visual storytelling and meticulous character development, we were able to explore the darkest chambers of a human heart in a way never before seen on TV,” the presenters said of the AMC drama. “Over five seasons, Vince Gilligan made good on his promise to utterly transform Walter White from Mr. Chips into Scarface.”
The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards will be presented at a ceremony in New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on May 19.
Spy thriller fans: Don’t miss your chance to show off your own spy skills by following TURN on Instagram (@turn_amc) and participating in a weekly mission throughout the season. Every Monday, an image of an object from the latest episode of TURN will be posted on the TURN Instagram account. Your mission is to find a modern-day equivalent of that object, take a photo of it, and share it on Instagram using the hashtag #YouSpy in your caption. The best #YouSpy finds will be shared on the TURN Instagram page. Follow TURN on Instagram now, then keep an eye out for the first #YouSpy image, coming Mon., Apr. 7.
TURN, based on the true story of America’s first spy ring, debuts with a special 90-minute series premiere this Sun., Apr. 6 at 9/8c on AMC. Want to delve into the Revolutionary War-era thriller before it begins? Here are ten ways to get ready:
2. View 11 TURN sneak peek photos, which include cast members Jamie Bell (Abraham Woodhull), Seth Numrich (Ben Tallmadge), Daniel Henshall (Caleb Brewster) and Heather Lind (Anna Strong). Then check out a gallery of portraits of the TURN cast and learn more about them on the TURN cast pages.
3. Peruse the TURN: Origins comic, an illustrated online companion that explores the backstory of the four childhood friends from Long Island who went on to form the Culper Ring. Then get some background on the formation of the Culper Ring itself.
4. Read an interview with Alexander Rose, author of Washington’s Spies (the book on which TURN is based), who talks about who his favorite member of the Culper Ring is and what it’s like to see his book adapted for television. Then check out a letter to TURN viewers from Alexander Rose.
Last night’s Season 4 Finale of The Walking Dead set a new finale record, delivering 15.7 million viewers and 10.2 million adults 18-49. The dramatic episode anchored a record-breaking night on AMC, with the live Talking Dead after show delivering a series record 7.3 million viewers and 4.7 million adults 18-49. To cap the night, the Season 3 Finale of AMC’s Comic Book Men at Midnight was watched by 1.1 million viewers and 715,000 adults 18-49.
Season 4 set a new viewership record for The Walking Dead, averaging 13.3 million live/same day viewers per episode and 8.6 million adults 18-49, an increase of +24%/+22% over the Season 3 average.
“The linear television business is Dead and well,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “Thanks to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the other terrific executive producers and the entire cast, crew and network for working together to bring the fans (myself included) another unforgettable season of The Walking Dead. To see this show serve as the centerpiece of a truly historic night on AMC is truly gratifying. So many played a role in this success, across all three shows, in giving the fans a reason to continue to return in ever-greater numbers. And so we say, until next fall, ‘Welcome to Terminus.’”
Following the 9PM premiere of The Walking Dead, AMC presented Talking Dead at 10PM. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the most-watched Talking Dead episode in series history featured Executive Producer and Show Runner Scott Gimple and, for the first time on the show, Andrew Lincoln. Continue reading “The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale Breaks Finale Records With 15.7 Million Viewers” »
Highlights: Episode 416: Talking Dead: Andrew Lincoln on His Throat Stunt
Andrew Lincoln talks about how the throat stunt from Episode 416 was created and his experience with enacting the scene.
Continue reading “Video – Check Out Talking Dead’s Season 4 Finale Bonus Scene and Exclusive Highlights” »