Returns Sunday October 12 9/8c
This 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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This 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.”
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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.
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.”
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This week, The Walking Dead shows up on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, while Greg Nicotero teases Season 5 to The Huffington Post, Access Hollywood and Cinefantastique. Plus, Uproxx says the new teaser trailer for Season 5 is “sufficiently frightening.”
• Entertainment Weekly puts The Walking Dead on four collectible covers this week and learns from Robert Kirkman that “By minute two or three of our season premiere, I think the vast majority of our questions have been answered, and five or six more have been presented…”
• The Huffington Post interviews Greg Nicotero, who teases, “We hit certain milestones from the comic book that are tailored to our show and our characters, and certain storylines that we see in the comic book we will see in various places through Season 5.” Access Hollywood also talks to Greg Nicotero, who says that he kept one of Hershel’s heads and gave another one to Scott Wilson.
• Bloody Disgusting spotlights a new 10-second teaser for Season 5. ComicBook.com thinks “it makes things look pretty threatening for Rick Grimes and company,” while Uproxx calls it “sufficiently frightening.”
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Today AMC and Anchor Bay Entertainment announce that The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season is now available for purchase at all major retailers. Each format contains five loaded discs, presenting each episode exactly as it was originally broadcast. The Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ presents the episodes in pristine 1080p high-definition and lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio. As with previous season releases, The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season rewards fans with hours of bonus features, including never-before-seen production footage, deleted scenes and audio commentaries. Ultra-exclusive content will be available on the Blu-ray™ release, including additional audio commentaries and several extended episodes. The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season will also be available in a Blu-ray™ limited edition “Tree Walker” collector’s package.
Click here to purchase The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD and Blu-Ray.
The Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 12 9/8c on AMC.
This week, Moviepilot declares that Michonne is The Walking Dead‘s best character, while Paste compliments Steven Yeun for his role in a recent episode of Drunk History. Plus, Greg Nicotero sits down with Yahoo TV. Read on for more:
• Moviepilot makes the case for why Michonne is The Walking Dead‘s best character.
• Paste reviews the most recent episode of Drunk History (“arguably one of the series’ best”), applauding Steven Yeun, who “has just the right mix of give-it-all scrappiness and expert comic timing to rise to the challenge…”
• Greg Nicotero tells Yahoo TV how much he likes helping to design The Walking Dead DVD cases, noting, “We’re constantly trying to find those cool, fun, iconic walker moments when we get a chance to create a cool DVD and keepsake.”
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This week, Gale Anne Hurd will be presented with the Stan Lee Lifetime Achievement Award, while The Walking Dead battles Game of Thrones in Entertainment Weekly‘s TV Fight Club. Plus, Andrew Lincoln talks to The Hollywood Reporter about the last line of Season 4. Read on for more:
• TheWrap reports that Gale Anne Hurd will be presented with the Geekie Awards’ Stan Lee Lifetime Achievement Award from Stan Lee himself.
• The Walking Dead (which “presents a post-apocalyptic vision of humanity on a death march that’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen”) battles Game of Thrones in Entertainment Weekly‘s TV Fight Club.
• Wetpaint has a video clip of Rick saying the last line of Season 4 the way it was meant to be said, calling it “More intense. More badass. More menacing. More I just bit a guy’s neck, now I’m comin’ for yours.” Meanwhile, Andrew Lincoln tells The Hollywood Reporter he pushed to have the season 4 finale “end with an F-bomb.”
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This week, Robert Kirkman tells Entertainment Weekly he knows when each character will die, while Gale Anne Hurd shares some Season 5 details with Zap2it. Plus, Michael Rooker chats with the Los Angeles Times about Merle’s popularity. Read on for more:
• Robert Kirkman shares with Entertainment Weekly that he has a good sense of when each character is dying and that killing them off is tough, but, “you know, the story’s gotta get done and people gots to die, as I like to say.”
• Zap2it gets ten Season 5 spoilers from Gale Anne Hurd, including her preference for Team Daryl (“I do know if there is a zombie apocalypse, I want to be on the back of his bike”).
• The Los Angeles Times chats with Michael Rooker, who thinks that Merle is so popular partly because “doing a TV show is like doing a film every week. The impact on your fans and followers is remarkable.”
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This week, The Walking Dead cast and crew takes over Comic-Con, while Scott Gimple talks to TV Guide about what to expect in the new season. Plus, Chad L. Coleman discusses Lizzie’s death with TheWrap. Read on for more:
• USA Today has an account of The Walking Dead‘s Comic-Con panel, as well as the Season 5 trailer shown there, and reports that Scott Gimple says of the show, “Everyone alive has done unspeakable things…Who do they become?” ABC News, Digital Spy (which shares the news of Seth Gilliam joining the show to play Father Gabriel) and HitFix live-blog the event, while The Hollywood Reporter was also there. Flickering Myth has a video of the entire panel.
• Scott Gimple tells TV Guide that the survivors are “going to be facing some pretty heavy stuff that is going to define who they are as people moving forward.” [No Link] Wetpaint has more details from the interview.
• Chad L. Coleman, chatting with TheWrap, discusses how Lizzie’s death “beautifully captured how this crazy world twisted this little girl into something that, probably, is the most dangerous person in that world.”
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