AMC announced today that the cast and crew of The Walking Dead return to Atlanta, Georgia on Mon., May 6 to begin production on Season 4. AMC also confirms Scott M. Gimple as Showrunner and Executive Producer for the series’ fourth season to premiere in October with 16 episodes. Gimple has been on the show’s writing staff since Season 2. Co-Executive Producer, Emmy Award-winning Special Effects Makeup Supervisor and Director Greg Nicotero and Producer Tom Luse have also been elevated to executive producers. The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series created and written by Robert Kirkman and published by Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert continue to serve as executive producers for Season 4.
“Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of season two. He’s contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed signature moments of The Walking Dead,” said Kirkman. “I am thrilled to begin work on a brand new season of The Walking Dead with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet.”
Actor Dallas Roberts, who plays Milton on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about his geeky street cred and a secret rivalry that developed on the Season 3 set.
Q: Milton is quite the egghead. Did you do anything especially geeky to prepare to play him? Hit up some trivia nights? Sit in on some graduate school seminars?
A: I was the guy literally in the chess club who decided to wear a bow tie for the last two years of high school, so I obviously wasn’t trying to get the ladies. I understand that part of Milton. I find that with any good run on a show with good writers, they put something on paper and you put something back on film and that affects what they put on the paper the next time. It’s been a growing, evolving relationship with Milton and I feel like hopefully everyone is working together to make him as great as possible.
Q: How has the gig differed from your expectations?
A: When you get a job on The Walking Dead you imagine you’re going to be running through the woods with a lot of weaponry shouting, “Look out!” But I haven’t had to do a lot of that this season. Woodbury is a completely different setting than our sort of crack team of apocalypse survivors have dealt with — it’s much more civilized and organized. People who had guest starred in Season 2 would be like, “Is this the same show?”
Q: Is there any rivalry between the Woodbury actors and the prison gang?
This week, Andrea risks the Governor’s wrath by sneaking away to visit the prison. Little does she realize, he actually knows about her trip and is allowing it to happen. Yet the question remains: Why? You decide:Cast your vote now!
The Walking Dead Story Sync is a LIVE, interactive experience that allows you to vote in snap polls, answer cool trivia questions, and re-live tense moments via video clips during the initial broadcast of the week’s episode. If you missed it last week, the next Story Sync begins this Sunday with the The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 11, “I Ain’t a Judas” at 9/8c and 9PT. (Please note: Story Sync runs during the premiere broadcast ONLY.) Log on via your Internet browser, smartphone or tablet device then tune in to AMC for the broadcast. Live Story Sync updates will happen throughout the episode.
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This week, Robert Kirkman discusses Merle’s return, and other events from “Home,” with several publications, while Andrew Lincoln and David Morrissey talk about Rick vs. the Governor with The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, Entertainment Weekly takes a look at the most recent episode with Glen Mazzara and Lew Temple, who played the newly-departed Axel. Read on for more:
• Robert Kirkman dissects the latest episode with Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and IGN and discusses Merle’s return to the fold.
• Andrew Lincoln and David Morrissey talk to The Hollywood Reporter about the confrontation between Rick and the Governor.
• Entertainment Weekly chats with Glen Mazzara about Season 3, Episode 10, “Home” and also with Lew Temple about the late, lamented Axel.
The Walking Dead‘s new Dead Yourself App has taken the world by storm. Need proof? Then check out this all-new Global Infection Map, which tracks zombification in real time. Already, the app has over 4,000,000 uploads and counting across six continents. Ready to track the outbreak and get infected yourself? Log on to DeadYourself.com now.
Today the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror announced its nominees for the 39th annual Saturn Awards, and The Walking Dead was honored with a total of four nominations for Best Syndicated Cable Television Series, Best Actor (Andrew Lincoln), Best Supporting Actor (David Morrissey) and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Holden).
In the Best Syndicated Cable Television Series category, The Walking Dead will square off against HBO’s True Blood, Showtime’s Dexter, FX’s American Horror Story, TNT’s Leverage and AMC’s own The Killing.
Andrew Lincoln’s competition is no less formidable: He’ll face The Following‘s Kevin Bacon, Revolution‘s Billy Burke, Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall, Fringe‘s Joshua Jackson, Leverage‘s Timothy Hutton and Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston for the Best Actor trophy.
In the Best Supporting Actor category, David Morrissey faces off against Revolution‘s Giancarlo Esposito, Spartacus‘ Todd Lasance, Fringe‘s John Noble, Hell on Wheels‘ Colm Meaney and Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks.
Laurie Holden will join fellow actresses Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter, Sarah Carter of Falling Skies, Jessica Lange of American Horror Story, Beth Riesgraf of Leverage and Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad in the Best Supporting Actress category.
The 39th annual Saturn awards will be presented at a ceremony that’s slated to take place this June.