Some crazy shit went down on the mid-season finally of The Walking Dead. Chaos, zombies, warfare, death, despair, peoples heads falling off. It’s dramatic episodes like this that send us viewers in a frenzied shock with eyes transfixed. All seems lost for Ricks crew, they’re broken and separated. Will the surviving members come to find themselves together? What state will we find them in? How will they forge on? What F’D up thing is going to happen to them next? We’ll find out all that and more when the show returns in February. I know a little something-something, though. A certain someone is alive and will return.
TV Guide spoke with Robert Kirkman about the fate of a fan favorite character and he surprisingly confirmed a few details about their fate as well as where the group is headed after the events of the midseason finale. Continue on for more details if you really want to know.
We’ve known for a while now that AMC plans to take the last decent show they have left and spin it off into a second TV show so that Robert Kirkman can buy a house boat fans will see more of the zombie apocalypse. A second Walking Dead TV series? About what? How different could it be from the current one? Well by the sounds of it, it might be taking the prequel route. (more…)
If you’ve been watching The Walking Dead this season, you may have noticed a distinct lack of The Governor. And while many of us may not give a rat’s ass that he’s not around (let’s face it, he was getting kind of annoying), there are still the questions of where he went, whether or not he’s going to be back and exactly why he hasn’t been around. Now, Robert Kirkman has stepped forward to answer those questions. See what he had to say below. (more…)
Writing for Nerd Bastards certainly doesn’t pay my monthly bills, but it does give me tremendous opportunities to meet many of the talented actors and personalities that I love from television, movies, comics, and all the other nerdy things that make up my favorite past times. That’s the big Nerd Bastards payoff, and this time around I got to talk with The Walking Dead‘s T-Dog, actor and all around nice guy IronE Singleton.
Robert Kirkman‘s company Skybound, Hyundai, Future US, and Initiative got together to detail the ten year history of The Walking Dead in this video that can easily be summed up as Robert Kirkman’s Video-Love-Letter to Walking Dead fans everywhere. (more…)
This Sunday marks the return of the fourth season of AMC and Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead. The Zombie Apocalypse Marketing Powers that be, yes those marketing guys are very hard to kill, have released a couple of behind the scenes videos to help bring you up to speed with where the series left off and what you can expect from Season 4. (more…)
In a not shocking, completely unsurprising development, AMC has just announced plans for a companion series to The Walking Dead. Never saw that one coming, right? Especially after their also just announced Breaking Bad prequel series, Better Call Saul.
This new drama is expected to air in 2015 and will follow a totally separate group of survivors from Rick’s. It’ll be executively produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert, ensuring fans of The Walking Dead shouldn’t fear this series won’t fall in line with the tone or be of a lesser quality than the original.
As for why AMC has decided to expand on the world of The Walking Dead, AMC’s president and general manager, Charlie Collier, said, “We’d be fucking idiots not to–sorry, no. That’s me reading between the lines. What Collier actually said was, “Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer.” Which has the same basic sentiment, really.
Collier added, “It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”
Series creator and on whose whim the fate of all The Walking Dead‘s characters rests, Kirkman said of the new series,
After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe. The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.
I don’t know how Kirkman has managed to keep the excitement surrounding The Walking Dead going after 10 years, but a new playpen filled with new toys should definitely help.
The Walking Dead Season 4 returns October 13th. Pumped by the news of another series set in the zombie filled world? Can AMC sustain two shows with such similar premises? Are we about to hit zombie over-saturation? Or have we already?
The October 13th premiere on AMC of the fourth season of Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead is fast approaching. Until now we’ve only gotten a look at some production stills and some very short clips. That is, until today. Now we’ve got an extended look at what’s in store for our ragged band of survivors as they try to stay alive in the prison.
Take a look at the video below then join us on the other side to discuss.
As the October 13th premiere date for the fourth season of Robert Kirkman and AMC‘s The Walking Dead shambles ever closer, we’re getting the last marketing push with looks at the new series poster (Above) and a look at one of the new cast members joining our band of survivors in the prison.
In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., “The Wire”).
You might recognizeLawrence Gilliard Jr. if you’re a fan of The Wire, he’s the second actor from the Wire to join the cast of The Walking Dead, recently deceased Tyreese, played by Chad Coleman was the first, so the producers must have a “One Wire Actor at One Time” rule in effect. Why mention this? Gillard Jr. told his casting story and The Wire was a consideration on casting directors minds.
“I’ve got to tell you the story. Scott [Gimple] told me. He’s like, ‘You know, we’ve got Chad on the show, so I said, ‘No more Wire people. We’ve got enough of The Wire, because you see too many Wire people on the show and you start thinking of The Wire.’’ So he’s like, ‘No more Wire people, and then I saw your tape, and I said, ‘Oh, okay.’’ [Casting directors] Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas, I have to thank them because he says, ‘No Wire people,’ and they brought me in. I remember the audition. I showed up, and apparently I was the first one to read, and it was three pages of a character they made up because they didn’t want anyone to know it was going to be Bob Stookey. Very hush-hush. It was like three pages of just this guy talking. And I went in and I did it, and they were kind of just quiet when I was done. They were like, ‘You know, that was really good.’ I walked out, and I saw another guy sitting there, a white guy, older guy.”
The production continues to shake up the story and characters from the pages of the comic to the small screen. Gillard Jr’s character, former Army medic Bob Stookey, appeared in the original comic, but the character was an older, white man.
What does season four have in store for The Walking Dead fans? Robert Kirkman recently talked about the fourth season with THR, saying:
Anyone who has read the comics knows they don’t stay in prison forever. The circumstances that could occur that would lead them from prison remain a mystery, but they could be in the prison for the next two or three seasons or leave the prison in the very first episode of this season. It’s all up in the air, and that’s the way we prefer it.
Take a video tour with Robert Kirkman in the video below. He’ll take you around the set for season four and show you some of the more interesting new features.
With season 4 of The Walking Dead fast approaching, it’s time for us to start hearing from Robert Kirkman. The man loves to throw out random videos and tease us with what the new season will bring and this time up is no exception. Check out a brief video of him wandering around the prison set, showing off the new set pieces and props.
And don’t forget to tune in to The Walking Dead season 4 when it hits the small screen come October 13th.
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