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Andrew Lincoln Discusses Rick’s Fight With EW; Jimmy Kimmel Hosts Dead Trio

the-walking-dead-episode-515-rick-lincoln-325This week, Andrew Lincoln and Corey Brill discuss Rick and Pete’s knockdown, drag-out fight with Entertainment Weekly, while Jimmy Kimmel hosts Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride and Steven Yeun. Plus, Greg Nicotero signs a new deal with AMC. Read on for more:

• Andrew Lincoln speaks with Entertainment Weekly about Rick’s “epic” fight with Pete, a scene that “could have been, and we spoke about it, it could have been the season finale just because of what happened in the context of the story.”

Entertainment Weekly also talks to Corey Brill, who’s says that shooting Pete’s fight with Rick “was like the best day of my working life. I’ve never had so much fun and worked so hard at the same time—fantastic.”

ComicBook.com posts clips of Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride and Steven Yeun on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, including Reedus saying that it’s easy to eat on set despite the show’s gruesomeness because “you’re starving. You get used to it. And plus there’s zombies around you eating too.”
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Steven Yeun, Tyler James Williams Discuss Noah’s Demise; E! Online Ranks Dead‘s Deaths

the-walking-dead-episode-514-noah-williams-325This week, Steven Yeun and Tyler James Williams discuss Noah’s exit, while E! Online ranks the show’s horrifying deaths. Plus, Entertainment Weekly declares “Spend” the show’s most ambitious episode. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly gets the scoop from Steven Yeun on Noah’s death scene, “a gnarly thing to prepare for. Tyler [James Williams] was so great being right there connected with me the entire time.”

EW also talks to Tyler James Williams, who says that “what I loved about Noah is there was nothing that he actually did wrong. He was just getting terrible breaks in the world.”

• Talking to The Hollywood Reporter about Noah and Glenn’s camaraderie, Tyler James Williams says, “Noah’s death gave Steven [Yeun] everything he needed to take Glenn to where he needs to go next.”
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Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride Discuss Alexandria; Lauren Cohan Talks to People

the-walking-dead-episode-513-carol-mcbride-325x200This week, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride discuss Alexandria with various news outlets, while Lauren Cohan talks to People about her scaredy-cat tendencies. Plus, Steven Yeun salutes The Walking Dead‘s women in Cosmopolitan. Read on for more:

• Norman Reedus says to Entertainment Weekly that Daryl’s wary of Alexandria because “I don’t think he trusts people right off the bat. There’s another element to it: I don’t think Daryl would have liked living in a suburban housing development even before the zombie apocalypse.”

• Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly about Carol threatening Sam, Melissa McBride declares it’s “not unlike her teaching the children how to protect themselves. This child is unaware of this threat that is out there. They’re sheltered. They don’t know what’s going on.”

• People interviews Lauren Cohan, who says Maggie “is in support of the group finding peace in this town [Alexandria] and a safe hold.”
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AMC Announces Two-Season Order for The Walking Dead Companion Series

the-walking-dead-companion-series-560-1AMC today announced that it has placed an initial two-season order for a companion series to The Walking Dead, the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for going on three seasons.

The new series (title to be announced) will be set in Los Angeles and focused on new characters and storylines. The show’s first season will consist of six one-hour episodes and premiere on AMC in late summer. The show’s second season will air in 2016.

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert from The Walking Dead are executive producers of the new series, 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, is an Executive Producer and Showrunner. The series will star Cliff Curtis (Missing, Gang Related), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Sons of Anarchy), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm).
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THR Reports Andrew Lincoln Wants to See Negan; Norman Reedus Visits Conan O’Brien

the-walking-dead-episode-513-rick-lincoln-2-325This week, Andrew Lincoln teases the possibility of Negan to The Hollywood Reporter, while Norman Reedus pays a visit to Conan O’Brien. Plus, Greg Nicotero and Tovah Feldshuh discuss Sunday’s episode, “Remember,” with Yahoo TV, Entertainment Weekly and other publications. Read on for more:

• Andrew Lincoln teases to The Hollywood Reporter, “There are astonishingly brilliant and thrilling characters that I am convinced we would be idiots not to meet in our journey; I would be very surprised if we don’t see Negan on the horizon in the not-too-distant future.”

• Norman Reedus goes on Conan to reveal that he wanted to eat the worm in “Them” but “there were some animal activist groups, civil rights groups there, and they had to watch me spit it out and watch it wiggle.”

• Greg Nicotero tells Yahoo TV that, in Alexandria, “Rick’s entire motivation is he’s going undercover. He’s becoming the person that he thinks they want him to become so he can move around the community without question.”
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Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira Discuss Alexandria; Flaunt Features Norman Reedus

the-walking-dead-episode-512-michone-gurira-rick-lincoln-carol-mcbride-325This week, Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira discuss Alexandria, while Flaunt features Norman Reedus in a photo shoot. Plus, Ross Marquand provides some insight into Aaron and talks about playing the show’s first gay male character. Read on for more:

• Talking to The Hollywood Reporter about the group’s ability to fit into Alexandria, Andrew Lincoln says, “That’s the landscape that we’re investigating: whether these people are able to integrate anymore. Whether they are social animals; whether they can be recognized as social human beings anymore.”

TV Guide interviews Danai Gurira, who points out that Michonne trusted Aaron because the group is “in a dire circumstance and she can see that. It’s dire in terms of the literal conditions, but aspects of the humanity of the group were also starting to concern her.”

• For a Flaunt photo shoot, Norman Reedus explains, “I have to say that as far as my working life, I became really at ease and comfortable and proud of my work when I got to Georgia. It all kind of fell into place there.”
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Lauren Cohan, Sonequa Martin-Green Discuss Grieving; Ross Marquand Talks Aaron With EW

the-walking-dead-episode-510-maggie-cohan-2-325This week, Lauren Cohan and Sonequa Martin-Green discuss last Sunday’s episode, “Them,” and grieving for their on-screen siblings, while Ross Marquand talks about Aaron with Entertainment Weekly. Plus, MTV is moved by Rick’s “We Are The Walking Dead” speech. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter talks to Lauren Cohan, who says Aaron’s introduction “brings about some unexpected sides of characters you think that you already knew. Those who are skeptical definitely put Aaron to the test and…we still have members of the group that are reticent to trust.”

TV Guide interviews Sonequa Martin-Green about Sasha’s grief and learns from her that “the only thing that she has is this present moment, and she’s going to go all the way in the opposite direction of her brother because it’s the only thing that she thinks she can do.”

• Ross Marquand talks to Entertainment Weekly and says Aaron’s “been tracking the group for a while and getting a vibe from them and getting the dynamics of leadership from them and how they work together—and that’s extremely important to him.”
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Scott Gimple Teases What’s Ahead; Greg Nicotero, Chad Coleman On Midseason Premiere

the-walking-dead-episode-509-rick-lincoln-michone-gurira-325This week, Scott Gimple teases what’s ahead for the survivors, while Greg Nicotero and Chad L. Coleman discuss the midseason premiere. Plus, Gale Anne Hurd talks about Noah’s guilt and says, “a certain kind of love” will develop between Rick and Michonne. Read on for more:

• Looking ahead, Scott Gimple says to Entertainment Weekly that the survivors have “made the decision to go somewhere, but like we have seen, nothing is just simple and easy so they have a fight in a real, practical, physical way and they have a fight in an emotional way.”

• Greg Nicotero talks to Variety about Tyreese’s death affecting Sasha, how there’s “one beautiful moment at the end of the script when everybody is shoveling dirt into the grave and you see Daryl hold up the shovel to Sasha — the look on her face, you can tell something has died in her.”

• Gale Anne Hurd, also interviewed by Vulture, talks about Rick and Michonne, that viewers will “see something very interesting develop between them. Very interesting, and incredibly unexpected. You’ll see a certain kind of love.”

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Scott Gimple, Cast Tease Dead in NYTimesTalk; Jimmy Kimmel Live! Spoofs Dead for Slim Jim

the-walking-dead-episode-pre-509-rick-lincoln-325This week, the cast of The Walking Dead sits down for a conversation with the New York Times TimesTalks series, while a Jimmy Kimmel Live! sketch spoofs the show to promote the limited-edition Dead-themed “Carnage Asada” Slim Jim. Plus, Entertainment Weekly‘s new cover features Norman Reedus. Read on for more:

• ComicBook.com has the highlights of The New York Times discussion with Scott Gimple, Andrew Lincoln and Steven Yeun, with Yeun sharing, “There’s some stuff coming up that we had so much fun choreographing. We are just idiots, smiling idiots! We’re so happy to hack and slash!” BlastrThe Daily Beast and Fansided have tidbits from the talks. Ahead of the panel, BuzzFeed gets tips from the trio on surviving a zombie apocalypse.

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Gale Ann Hurd Wins Producers Guild Award; Josh McDermitt Talks Season 5 With HuffPost

the-walking-dead-episode-508-daryl-reedus-gale-ann-hurd-325This week, Gale Ann Hurd is honored with the David O. Selznick Award at the Producers Guild of America award ceremony, while Josh McDermitt talks Season 5 with The Huffington Post. Plus, Den of Geek highlights The Walking Dead‘s webisodes. Read on for more:

• At the Producers Guild of America awards ceremony, Edward Norton presented Gale Anne Hurd with the David O. Selznick Award, which recognizes a producer’s outstanding body of work and in the past has been given to Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder and many more distinguished producers. While presenting the award, Norton highlighted Hurd’s work on The Walking Dead and confessed, “At night when my wife is sleeping, I sneak into the living room, get my iPad, put on some headphones and watch The Walking Dead. It’s kind of an addiction,” according to Deadline.

• Josh McDermitt talks to HuffPost Entertainment and reveals that the rest of Season 5 is “just gonna get a little darker and a little crazier.”

• Den of Geek highlights webisodes, from shows like The Walking Dead, that “seek to extend the value of their most popular shows – and ramp up their engagement with viewers.”
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