Returns February 9
This week Gale Anne Hurd gives some Season 2 scoops to ScreenJunkies while the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper chooses The Walking Dead as one of its favorite Stateside shows.
• Gale Anne Hurd shares Season 2 tidbits with ScreenJunkies, saying, “I think there’s still a lot more that we can learn from Daryl, the Norman Reedus character.” She also mentions the Rick/Lori/Shane love triangle.
• The Guardian picks The Walking Dead as one of its favorite U.S. TV dramas, noting, “The wait for the 13-episode second season is now officially unbearable.”
• The Detroit Free Press highlights character actors, including Jeffrey DeMunn, calling him “the go-to guy for smart weariness, which he has conveyed in abundance as a calm, caring widower” on The Walking Dead.
• Jeffrey DeMunn’s turn as Willy Loman is well-reviewed by the Los Angeles Times (“a convincing portrait of a blustering phony”), the San Diego Union-Tribune (“a portrayal that starkly captures the character’s creeping desperation”) and SanDiego.com (making Willy “credible in every phase from domineering to pathetic”).
• The Times-Picayune covers The Walking Dead‘s panel at New Orleans Comic-Con — featuring Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Keisha Tillis (Morgan’s wife) and Adrian Turner (Morgan’s son Duane) — and posts photos of the event.
• The Comic Book Bin reports that Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden will participate in the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, an annual pop culture convention next month.
• The Hollywood Reporter points to Andrew Lincoln in its discussion of British actors getting cast as the leads in American movies and TV shows.
• The CW has greenlit a pilot of a zombie drama called The Awakening; Deadline Hollywood describes it as “The Walking Dead for young females.”
• The Walking Dead was a hit overseas, setting channel ratings records on Spain’s La Sexta, according to Variety. (No Link)