Do you love AMC’s The Walking Dead? Of course you do! Everyone loves zombies! The question is, do you like the adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic so much, that would you watch a weekly talk show about it? AMC likes to think you will.
AMC has one talk show already. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Real Housewives. Yea, it’s stupid. It’s about a bunch of Hollywood trophy wives (who look like zombies from the oodles of plastic surgery they’ve had) who sit around and bitch bout their problems. We got kids starving in Africa and these plastic cunts capture America’s attention? Like I said, stupid. Regardless, AMC was so wowed by the success of its Real Housewives talk show spinoff that it’s already shot a pilot for one based on The Walking Dead. They might even have Web Soup and Nerdist podcast host Chris Hardwick be the man behind the desk.
According to Vulture:
This would indicate that AMC is considering a launch of the as-yet untitled project in conjunction with this October’s return of Dead, though we haven’t been able to confirm that (and it’s likely that it would be designed to air after other AMC shows, not just Dead). What’s more, because this was just a pilot, it’s possible there could be format tweaks or that Hardwick might not be a part of the project should it go to series. If AMC decides to move forward with the show in time for Dead, it would likely do so within the next few weeks.
A wrap-up/warm-up to each episode would be a nice way to extend AMC’s current viewership of the series, but how about making sure the show matches the drama and impact of the comic instead of this talk show nonsense?
Would you tune in for a weekly Walking Dead talk show?