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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The Walking Dead 2014 Comic-Con Banner Revealed

the-walking-dead-season-5-comic-con-banner-560x195Today AMC revealed The Walking Dead Season 5 banner poster that will be displayed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The poster depicts Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) handcuffed in the Terminus train car, echoing the survivors’ predicament in the Season 4 Finale cliffhanger. Click here or on the image above to see a larger version of the banner.

The Walking Dead Comic Con panel will take place Friday, July 25 at 12:20 pm PDT in Hall H.

The Walking Dead returns this October on AMC. Check back at amc.com all this week for The Walking Dead updates from San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

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 starting Thursday, July 26 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

  • Only 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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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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Daryl in Distress in EW; E! Online Talks Season 5 With Steven Yeun

the-walking-dead-416-daryl-reedus-terminus-325x200This week, Entertainment Weekly has a photo of Daryl in trouble, while Steven Yeun has a chat with E! Online about Season 5. Plus, Wetpaint recaps AMC’s Inside The Walking Dead. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly features an exclusive photo of “a bloodied and bruised Daryl, who has also been gagged and bound.”

Steven Yeun speaks with E! Online about the group’s experience at Terminus, saying, “I can’t give too much away… I will say the group is evolving, the group is not a group to be messed with anymore.”

Wetpaint has a recap of AMC’s documentary, Inside The Walking Dead, which includes the revelation that Norman Reedus will “probably, like, set my trailer on fire” if Daryl is killed off. ComicBook.com also has an account of the documentary. Indiewire has a video of the entire 43-minute documentary.
Continue reading “Daryl in Distress in EW; E! Online Talks Season 5 With Steven Yeun” »

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The Walking Dead Receives Two Emmy Nominations

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Today the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its nominees for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, and The Walking Dead was honored with two nominations for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series. The nominations are part of 26 total awards AMC received this year, with 16 nominations going to Breaking Bad and 8 to Mad Men. Click here to read more about AMC’s nominations.

In the Outstanding Special and Visual Effect’s category, The Walking Dead was nominated for Season 4, Episode 1, “30 Days Without an Accident”, and will compete against the VFX teams from HISTORY’s Vikings, TNT’s Mob City, CBS’s Hawaii-Five-0, Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons and Starz’s Black Sails.

For Outstanding Sound Editing, the sound editing team for The Walking Dead  Season 4, Episode 8, “Too Far Gone” will contend with the editors from Starz’s Black Sails, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, HBO’s Game of Thrones, and AMC’s very own Breaking Bad.

For a complete list of The Walking Dead‘s Emmy nominations, check out the Television Academy’s press release here.

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, August 25 at 8/7c on NBC.

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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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Greg Nicotero’s Satellite Award Kills Zombies; Steven Yeun Chats With Splash Chicago

twd-episode-301-glenn-fence-325.jpgThis week, Rick and Daryl use Greg Nicotero’s Satellite Award to kill zombies, while Steven Yeun talks Season 5 with Splash Chicago. Plus, FanSided says The Walking Dead “gets everything right.” Read on for more:

• Greg Nicotero’s Satellite Award acceptance speech video features Rick, Daryl and Abraham using the statue as a weapon, and ComicBook.com has the video.

Splash Chicago interviews Steven Yeun, who says of Season 5, “We’re definitely going for it. We’re coming back with bruises and cuts and dings.”

FanSided declares that The Walking Dead “gets everything right,” calling the show a “well made and handled series.”
Continue reading “Greg Nicotero’s Satellite Award Kills Zombies; Steven Yeun Chats With Splash Chicago” »

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