The Walking Dead Season 5 Desktop Wallpapers, IM Icons and Timelines Available Now

The-Walking-Dead-Season-5-Key-Art-325x200Show the world how excited you are for The Walking Dead‘s return with these all-new The Walking Dead downloads for Season 5. Choose from one of nine desktop wallpapers — including the Season 5 poster (at right) — plus fifteen instant messenger icons and three Facebook Timeline cover images.

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The Walking Dead returns Sunday October 12 9/8c on AMC.

EW Learns Embarrassing Dead Secrets; Gale Anne Hurd Teases Season 5 to Us

the-walking-dead-episode-501-gareth-rick-lincoln-bob-gilliard-325This week, Entertainment Weekly shares some embarrassing secrets from The Walking Dead cast, while Gale Anne Hurd teases Season 5 to Us Weekly. Plus, Greg Nicotero discusses the “putrefied and disgusting” walkers of Season 5. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly gets Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun to spill some embarrassing secrets about Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero and Scott Wilson.

Us Weekly interviews Gale Anne Hurd, who says that Rick “will do whatever it takes to keep his immediate family and extended family alive.” [No link]

• Greg Nicotero talks to Moviepilot about Season 5′s zombies and how “we wanted to make these things look as putrefied and disgusting as possible.”
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Sneak Peek Photos From The Walking Dead Season 5

The-Walking-Dead-Episode-501-Rick-Lincoln-560-TWD_501_GP_0508_0326With Season 5 less than a month away, amc.com releases ten new photos from The Walking Dead’s upcoming premiere, “No Sanctuary.” What are Carol and Tyreese hiding from? How do Rick and the other survivors get out of that train car, and where did Rick get that rifle? You’ll have to wait until Oct. 12 to find out. Until then…

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The Walking Dead returns Sunday October 12 9/8c on AMC.

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Get Ready for Season 5 With a The Walking Dead Emergency Preparedness Month Survival Bundle

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Be prepared as humanly possible for the return of The Walking Dead next month — and, coincidentally, Emergency Preparedness Month, too — with The Walking Dead Survival Bundle from The Walking Dead official store. This kit features the First My Family Survival Kit loaded with emergency supplies, the complete Season 4 DVD (or Blu-ray), an iPhone case and the exclusive “Keep Calm and Carry a Crossbow” t-shirt. Be sure to use the code SURVIVAL10 at checkout to slash the price on your survival bundle.

Click here to visit The Walking Dead Official Store.

The Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 12 9/8c on AMC

Dead Cast Teases Season 5 in EW; Josh McDermitt On Eugene’s Backstory

the-walking-dead-episode-415-eugene-mcdermitt-325This week, The Walking Dead cast teases where their characters are at in Season 5 to Entertainment Weekly, while Josh McDermitt discusses learning more about Eugene this season. Plus, Robert Kirkman knows how The Walking Dead comic will end. Read on for more:

• Andrew Lincoln shares with Entertainment Weekly that Rick is now “a man who doesn’t doubt himself anymore, and he’s accepted his brutality as much as his humanity. So I think he’s in an incredibly powerful and dangerous place.” Danai Gurira and Norman Reedus, as well as Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun, share their thoughts on their characters too.

• Josh McDermitt, speaking with Wetpaint, reveals, “We’re really going to jump into the backstory of Eugene a little more in Season 5.”

• Robert Kirkman tells Entertainment Weekly he knows how The Walking Dead comic will end: “I don’t know exactly what issue that’s going to fall on, per se, and I do have a lot of road laid out before that that is going to take a long time, but I certainly know exactly what I’m building to.”
Continue reading “Dead Cast Teases Season 5 in EW; Josh McDermitt On Eugene’s Backstory” »

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Video – Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Walking Dead Season 5 Stunts

- The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMCOn a show as action-packed as The Walking Dead, knowing how to fall down can mean the difference between life and death. Enter Stunt Coordinator Monty Simons, who in this new video from the Season 5 set describes exactly what goes into choreographing fights and training walkers. (“When you get shot on The Walking Dead, you drop straight to the ground,” he explains.) Check out the video now to see just how a walker is trained to get brained and get a glimpse at a season that, according to Simons, will be “bigger than all the other seasons put together.”

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AMC Announces Pilot Order for The Walking Dead Companion Series

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AMC announced today that it has ordered a pilot episode of a companion series for The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead, which premiered on AMC in October, 2010, has been the #1 program on television among adults 18-49 for the last two years. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert from The Walking Dead are also executive producers of the new project which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson (Marco Polo, Sons of Anarchy), who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, will serve as an executive producer and showrunner.

“Almost from the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world. In fact, beyond requests for zombie cameos, it’s the question I get asked the most,” said AMC President Charlie Collier. “Obviously, we all take our stewardship of the original franchise incredibly seriously and we, along with Robert, Gale, David and now Dave, are all proceeding with extreme care in order to ensure that we are offering fans something truly compelling, engaging and distinct. We’re thrilled to be taking this next step with these remarkable partners.”

“There are many corners of The Walking Dead universe that remain unseen in the shadows. Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill. I know the fans are anxious to hear what Dave and I have been cooking up for this new version of The Walking Dead, and I’m happy to be one step closer to sharing it with them,” said Kirkman.

“I’ve been fortunate to have collaborated with both Robert and AMC on past projects and I’m thrilled to join them again, along with Gale and David, to build upon The Walking Dead’s already epic narrative,” said Erickson.

The pilot is scheduled for production in late 2014. No additional details are being provided about the location and/or casting for the pilot at this time.

The Walking Dead returns Sun., Oct. 12 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Dispatches From the Set – Executive Producer David Alpert on Season 5

The-Walking-Dead-Season-5-David-Alpert-560The Walking Dead‘s Executive Producer David Alpert shares his favorite moments from the show and the comic character he can’t wait to introduce.

Q: You’ve known Robert Kirkman for over 12 years now. What still surprises you about the stuff he comes up with in the show and comic?

A: The thing that surprises me most is that he still has the same shirts from 12 years ago. [Laughs] In all honesty, the thing that gets me about what Robert does is really finding the humanity in these insane situations. So many creators and writers get wrapped up in the pyrotechnics and the setting. Robert always finds the character and the spark.

Q: Last year, you mentioned Season 4’s theme related to the possibility of civilization. What would you say the theme for Season 5 is?

A: I think with Season 4, Scott Gimple really focused on whether you can get away from the things that you’ve done. Can you turn your back on your past? I think Season 5 is a response to that, in that you are what you’ve done, where you’ve been and where you’re from.

Q: You’re working on a new sci-fi movie, Air, starring Norman Reedus. Is this going to be Daryl Dixon in space? Continue reading “Dispatches From the Set – Executive Producer David Alpert on Season 5″ »

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New Cast Member Seth Gilliam Talks to EW; Danai Gurira Appears on Essence Cover

the-walking-dead-episode-305-michonne-gurira-325 This week, Entertainment Weekly speaks with new cast member Seth Gilliam, while Danai Gurira appears on the cover of Essence. Plus, the cast tells EW how they’d like their characters to meet their demise. Read on for more:

• Entertainment Weekly interviews The Wire alumnus Seth Gilliam, who’s says that “this is the first time I’ve actually been on a show where it’s popular while it’s airing. And I was not prepared for that, and I’m not sure that I ever will be actually.”

• Danai Gurira, who appears on the cover of Essence in October, thinks TV is experiencing a golden age because “we’re allowed to see that more people are given a voice, and that is a beautiful thing.”

• Entertainment Weekly polls The Walking Dead‘s cast members to find out how they’d like their characters to go “if and when their time comes.”
Continue reading “New Cast Member Seth Gilliam Talks to EW; Danai Gurira Appears on Essence Cover” »

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Poster Revealed

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Today AMC unveiled the official Season 5 poster for The Walking Dead. The artwork features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) crouched in dense foliage, his signature Python at the ready and the accompanying tagline, “Hunt or Be Hunted.” Click here to see a larger version of the poster.

The Walking Dead returns Sun., Oct. 12 at 9/8c on AMC.

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