AMC and Next Games Debut Trailer for The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land Mobile Game

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AMC and Next Games have teamed up to present The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land. The mobile game, developed exclusively for smartphones and tablet devices, will allow players to experience the world of the iconic series through gameplay featuring themes familiar to the show. Your characters will have to fight in a post-apocalyptic, walker-infested world and it’s all up to you to stay human and survive. Check out this never-before-seen trailer for the game now, and if you’re heading to Comic-Con this week, stop by AMC’s The Walking Dead booth #4237 to watch it again. Then stay tuned for more news about the game, which will launch early next year in conjunction with The Walking Dead Season 5′s Mid-Season Premiere.

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Click here to learn more about The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land.

The Walking Dead returns this October on AMC. Check back at amc.com all this week for updates from The Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Heading to Comic-Con? Tweet to Eat for a Chance to Gain Access to The Walking Dead BBQ July 25 or 26

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What tastes better than brains? Barbecue, of course! But to force one to choose between the two would be downright inhumane, so AMC is throwing The Walking Dead‘s BBQ: Those Who Arrive, Imbibe event during next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Attendees who wish to chow down simply have to tweet to eat. Entering is easy:

1. Find the Terminus map

  • Tweet a selfie in front of the Terminus map using the hashtag #TweetToEat
  • Maps located at: The Walking Dead booth #4237 or outside of the terrace entrance at Hilton Gaslamp Hotel

2. Pick up a wristband

  • The first 200 people to show up at the pick-up location below on Friday, July 25 or Saturday, July 26 with their posted selfie will each receive one (1) wristband to attend The Walking Dead BBQ
  • Wristband pick-up location:  Terminus map located outside of the terrace entrance at the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel
  • To attend Friday night’s The Walking Dead BBQ, pick up on Friday, 7/25 from 9am-11am
  • To attend Saturday night’s BBQ, pick up on Saturday, 7/26 from 9am-11am

*Supplies are limited (200 wristbands per day).  Must be 21 and over. Proof of posted selfie is required for wristband pick-up.  Wristband is for the sole recipient only on the specific date. Wristband holders can only attend 1 event during the 2-day promotion.

The Walking Dead returns this October on AMC. Check back at amc.com all next week for updates from The Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con.

Enter The Walking Dead‘s Dead Giveaway Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win One of 115 Prizes

the-walking-dead-dead-giveaway-sweepstakes-rick-560Want a chance at winning a limited edition The Walking Dead electric guitar or Season 4 Blu Ray set? Visit amc.com/DeadGiveaway and enter AMC and Entertainment Weekly‘s Dead Giveaway Sweepstakes now through Aug. 14 at 1PM ET for your chance at one of 115 The Walking Dead prizes. Five grand prize winners will be awarded a limited edition The Walking Dead electric guitar by Artist Series Guitar; ten first prize winners will receive a The Walking Dead Season 4: Limited Edition Blu Ray set and 100 second prize winners will score swag like a The Walking Dead T-shirt (Entertainment Weekly exclusive). Be sure to enter every day to increase your chances of winning.

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The Walking Dead returns this October on AMC.

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Limited Edition The Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Wolf Statue Now Available for Pre-Order

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Can’t get enough of Daryl Dixon? Bring him home with you! AMC has partnered with Gentle Giant Ltd. and actor Norman Reedus to create an iconic statue featuring Daryl on the hunt, flanked by two wolves. As Reedus explains, the idea for the statue comes from his fans, who feel the character of Daryl embodies the spirit of the rebel, the survivor, the lone wolf. A limited number of pieces are now available for pre-order online and will include a certificate of of authenticity signed by Reedus. If you’re attending San Diego Comic Con, be sure to visit Gentle Giant Ltd. at booth #3513 for the official unveiling of the statue and to place your pre-order in person.

To pre-order the Daryl Dixon statue from Gentle Giant, click here.

The Walking Dead returns this October on AMC. Check back at amc.com all next week for updates from The Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Halt and Catch Fire Q&A – Scott Michael Foster (Hunt Whitmarsh)

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-107-hunt-foster-325Scott Michael Foster, who plays Hunt on AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, talks about growing up in the Silicon Prairie and his take on his character’s relationship with Donna.

Q: What drew you to the role of Hunt? Was there anything in particular that interested you about this character?

A: I grew up in Dallas and my Dad works for IBM, so I grew up in the environment of Silicon Prairie. I had stories from when I was a kid from my Dad about what the PC in the early age was like. I remember watching my dad work on PCs and I remember using Texas Instrument calculators in school. It was a bit nostalgic. Where Hunt goes in the show — it’s a very interesting story arc — and I think the audience will enjoy it. It was fun for me to play into because I was left in the dark, too, so I found out who Hunt was along the way.

Q: Hunt is a VP at Texas Instruments and uses a lot of technical jargon. Did you understand the terminology you were reading in the script?

A: A lot of that stuff was definitely technical mumbo jumbo that I had to look up. [Laughs] Once it was explained it me, it made a lot more sense.

Q: What do you make of Hunt’s relationship with Donna? Continue reading “Halt and Catch Fire Q&A – Scott Michael Foster (Hunt Whitmarsh)” »

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Dispatches From the Set – Executive Producer and Writer Robert Kirkman on Season 5

The-Walking-Dead-Season-5-Robert-Kirkman-560The Walking Dead Executive Producer and Writer Robert Kirkman talks about revealing Michonne’s backstory and which characters from the comic he’d love to see on the show.

Q: Tell us about the first few weeks on set. What’s excited you the most?

A: Well, the things that excited me the most I cannot talk about! There are a couple of big set pieces that were built from scratch and it’s amazing to see Grace Walker work his magic. I will say that the worst thing about going back to set is that our prison has been dismantled. I kind of wish I had spent a little more time in it. It sucks to see that gone, but moving on, we’ve got cool stuff going on in this season. The secrecy has been fun. There are some really great things coming.

Q: You wrote Season 4, Episode 9, “After” where we get a peek at Michonne’s past life and her family. Can you tell us more about what went into writing those scenes?

A: That had always been a story that was present in the comic book series, but had never really been established in the show — this idea that those pets she was walking around with were actually people she knew. One of the cool things about the show is how we adapt things and improve on them. I think coming up with this emotional story about her lover and her lover’s best friend who had actually caused, in a roundabout way, the death of her child was a pretty big add-on that has enriched Michonne’s character immensely. It’s really cool to be able to play with these characters in two different worlds. That was a big episode for Michonne and it was a lot of fun to write.

Q: Episode 9 was probably the single most faithful adaptation of one issue of your comic than any other episode so far. Will we see anything like that level of faithfulness in Season 5? Continue reading “Dispatches From the Set – Executive Producer and Writer Robert Kirkman on Season 5″ »

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AMC Teams Up With Artist Series Guitar to Offer Exclusive The Walking Dead Collection

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Want to rock out in style during the new season of The Walking Dead? AMC and Artists Series Guitar (ASG) have joined forces to offer avid fans an exclusive The Walking Dead guitar collection. These limited edition guitars feature series photography and never-before-seen artwork created by ASG as well as artists like Alex Ross, whose portfolio includes Marvel and DC Comics. The instruments are crafted with high quality ASG Arsenal Pickups, Grover Tuners, a Hand-Carved Mahogany Top and a Dark Rosewood Fingerboard with Mother-of-Pearl Inlays.

Fans can get a first-look at the collection during this year’s San Diego Comic Con on the first floor of the Hard Rock Hotel (207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101) from July 24 through July 27. The exhibit will feature all nine guitars from the collection and ASG will give away one The Walking Dead guitar to a lucky winner at the conclusion of the event.

Click here to purchase a guitar from The Walking Dead collection online.

The Walking Dead returns this October on AMC.

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Halt and Catch Fire Q&A – Mike Pniewski (Barry)

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-101-barry-pnieswki-325Mike Pniewski, who plays Barry on AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, talks about his favorite piece of technology and which role he’s always wanted to play.

Q: You’ve played a football coach, a detective, and now you play a lawyer. Is there any other type of role or character you haven’t played but have always wanted to?

A: The only one that ever comes to mind when people ask me that question is some day, I want to get the girl. I always play the best buddy or the guy next door or the brother of the handsome guy who gets the girl. Someday, I hope to get the girl, but at this point in my career, it’s probably going to be some nursing home movie.

Q: Did any bits and pieces of the ’80s resonate with you after working on the show?

A: A lot of it did. A lot of the clothes did, the glasses that I wear — I had a pair of glasses very similar to those in the ‘80s. The clothes felt very similar to a lot of things I wore. Just looking around, it was almost like time travel. I got out of college in ‘83 so I was in my 20s in the ‘80s. Your senses are very alive at that time. You remember that time very vividly. All of it felt very real and very much like I was back in my 20s again.

Q: Were there any challenges that were unique to your role as Barry?  Continue reading “Halt and Catch Fire Q&A – Mike Pniewski (Barry)” »

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McFarlane Toys to Launch Building Block Sets for The Walking Dead

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Do you dream of building your very own The Walking Dead apocalypse? AMC and McFarlane Toys have teamed up to create The Walking Dead Building Toys, which allow you to recreate your favorite moments from AMC’s iconic series with realistic sculptures, light-up features, iconic environments and a slew of beloved characters and walkers. Playsets include Daryl Dixon with his chopper, The Governor’s cave (with light-up walker head aquariums) and the Prison Tower with gate. Expand your building block apocalypse with accessory packs and figures such as Daryl Dixon, Michonne, The Governor, Carl Grimes, Riot Gear Walker, Michonne’s Pet Walker and Herd Walkers.

McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead building sets and figures will be available this Fall at exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us stores nationwide.

The Walking Dead returns this October on AMC.

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Halt and Catch Fire Q&A – John Getz (Joe Sr.)

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-105-joe-sr-325John Getz, who plays Joe Sr. on AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, shares fond memories of the ’80s and talks about his character’s relationship with his son, Joe MacMillan.

Q: You appeared in Mad Men Season 2, Episode 5 “New Girl.” Were you excited to work on another AMC series?

A: Yeah, the quality of the show is so good and the network sets a certain tone. It’s a pleasure.

Q: What was your favorite thing about the ‘80s? Do you have any fond memories of that time?

A: I spent half of the ‘80s living in New York, doing a Broadway show, I got married, I bought a sailboat and traveled, I had a child… I have wonderful memories of the ‘80s — but the most exciting ones I couldn’t tell you about without revealing some terrible stories about people!

Q: What kind of advice would you give Joe MacMillan if you were really his father? Continue reading “Halt and Catch Fire Q&A – John Getz (Joe Sr.)” »

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