If we have to be perfectly honest, we think it’s weird it didn’t happen sooner. Game Of Thrones took the entirety of nerdom (and a whole lot of normies) along for one heck of a ride since its very first aired episode and its high production values, as well as its associated publication drama, would give it tons of points to go over and add to the show’s already huge hype. Apparently, HBO thought so too, six years into the most successful grim and gritty fantasy series ever, which led them to announce…
A while back we talked about AMC doing an aftershow for their hit zombie series The Walking Dead, similar to what they’ve been doing after episodes of Mad Men. The thought of a recap show of what you’ve just been watching is kind of a drag, but when the network spoke of having comedian and Web Soup host Chris Hardwick behind the desk interests picked up.
Hardwick is already a busy guy, with his notoriety shooting through the roof thanks to his bi-weekly podcast, his new stint as the host of the BBC America Comedy block, his new talk show hosted on the same network, not to mention the work he’s already done with The Nerdist. He’s a busy man, but more one show couldn’t hurt especially when the living dead are involved.
Chris talked about the new hosting gig saying:
“As an enormous fan of both The Walking Dead comic and television show, I pretty much begged for this job…Dissecting the moves of Rick Grimes and the remaining survivors after every episode is something I would be doing with my friends anyway, so the fact that AMC is actually paying to do so is a bonus.”
The new show will feature Hardwick in a variety of situations: talking to cast members, fans and enthusiasts about that week’s actions of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors. So it will be like any other recap show, it’ll just feature more blood and talk about gore. As for whether or not this concept will actually take off it remains to be seen, but with such a strong show being host by such a crazed fan everything should turn out fine.
Via: You Bent My Wookie