If you thought last week’s episode of Fear the Walking Deadwas really slow and were nodding off, checking your phone, or just grabbing a beer real quick you might have missed it, but apparently a ton of other folks didn’t and are now convinced that Chandler Riggs, aka Carl from The Walking Dead made an appearance on Fear the Walking Dead‘s last episode. Take a look at their screen shots and tell us what you think. (more…)
As the recent record-breaking premiere of Fear the Walking Dead proved, people are still nuts about zombies, and thus it should be no surprise that the Q&A for cast members of original recipe The Walking Dead was at capacity Sunday morning at Fan Expo. Unlike Dragon Con, which has the benefit of being in the hometown of Dead, Atlanta, GA, only three members of the cast were in attendance at Fan Expo this year, but that didn’t even slightly dampen the enthusiasm for the show or its stars. (more…)
Imagine it: you’re out on a nice, sunny day, relaxing pool-side on the deck of a huge cruise ship where you’ve been enjoying great cuisine and fun entertainment (and unlimited drinks at the bar, hey-yo!)… and then your good times are ruined when a zombie comes staggering onto the Lido Deck and tries to eat your brains. While it sounds like a scenario out of the latest zombie novel or video game, in 2016 the scenario might be all too real – if you sign up to be a passenger on the new “The Walking Dead” themed cruise!
Entertainment Weekly has been on a roll in the last few weeks, releasing several new shots featuring the cast of AMC‘s The Walking Dead. You had to know it was leading up to something bigger and that comes in the form of three collectible covers highlighting Season 4 and new details on the show. Not a bad way for Robert Kirkman and company to promote the final push to San Diego Comic Con.
Featuring a cover story on the upcoming season, with executive producer Greg Nicotero revealing that Season 4 will premiere with 150 walkers, each collectible cover will be sought after in some way. If you’re a fan of Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus or an amazingly more mature Chandler Riggs, each cover is going to be worth it. Check out each cover after the jump, get an insider look at the new threat to the survivors, new characters and more. (more…)
Fans of the The Walking Deadhave been witness to some new faces and shocking conclusions this season – and we’ve only just crossed the halfway point. Seeing as how the series has diverted from the comics there are some notable differences, but one fan favorite from the comics will be making his way to AMC.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, series creator Robert Kirkman teased the introduction of this new but already well-known character, saying:
“There’s a new character added. A big deal fan favorite from the comic book is introduced into the show in this episode, so be on the lookout for that,”
Check out just who it could be after the jump. (more…)
The Walking Dead has reached a fever pitch. Their Season 3 panel with Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, David Morrisey, Michael Rooker, and moderated by Talking Dead host ChrisHardwick has just finished and the buzz is maddening!
To kick things off they shared the first few minutes of the season premiere airing tomorrow night on AMC at 9pm, and it stands in stark contrast to last season. Since the clip was actually shared through the live-stream of the panel I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see it on the ‘net real soon. Basically, what we saw was Rick, Carl, Daryl, and T-Dog entering a home and checking to make sure it was clear of zombies. Carl even dispatches one with a headshot! That’s right, this Carl is carrying a gun and knows how to used it. Once the house is made safe Glenn and Maggie enter followed by Herschel, Beth, Carol, and a VERY preggers Lori.
There’s been a significant jump in time since we last saw these survivors and it’s made very evident in these opening moments. There’s no dialogue, the group is moving as one, as a cohesive unit who’s only mission is to survive. After resting in the home for a few moments walkers are spotted outside and they have to book it. Silently they exit out the back, head to the vehicles, and leave.
It’s a startling opening for the season, full of tension, and works well to whet your appetite for what will be a season, “full of zombie action,” as Hardwick promises. In fact, if there was to be a theme of this panel it’s this season’s got all the zombies we were looking for last year, and then some. Just to give some hint of what they mean, Lincoln says, “there are more zombie kills in this episode than in the whole of season one.” Whoa.
With their decision to jump ahead in time by several months we’re meeting a very different group than who we left last season. In particular, Carl has likely changed the most. Riggs calls his character a “darker” one but enjoys being able to play this different version of Carl. No more, “Where’s Carl?” or “Carl, stay in the fuckin’ house!”
Speaking of Carl, I think Chandler Riggs will have a future as a teen hearthrob because there was much love for him from the surprising amount of young girls asking questions at the panel. Actually, Kirkman was a little mortified at how many kids, say around 11-13 year olds, were fans who’d watched the show and read the comic. But after the young girls fawned over Riggs, their mothers were swooning for Norman Reedus.
His is a character we’ve seen grow a lot since Merle left, and as Reedus puts it, “he’s been away from the enforcement of his big brother,” and because of it is more loyal to the group, they’re his new family. Something we’ll see explored in this season is what kind of effect Merle’s return has on Daryl, and we’ll see their relationship being tested again and again. But in place of Merle it sounds like Daryl and Rick have been forming quite the bromance, Reedus calling Rick the brother Daryl wants to have.
And what of Merle? Rooker says, “I’m a tough asshole,” and leaves it at that. But really, what more do you need to know? We’ll see what Merle’s all about as the series progresses.
Enough on our returning characters, what about the new faces? Hardwick mentions, and rightly so, there were three things people have been demanding to see ever since the show began: Michonne, The Governor, and the prison. The trailers have already promised us we’ll be seeing the prison very soon, but Michonne was tantalizing teased at the end of last season and we’re desperately awaiting seeing her in action.
Gurira is pumped as well telling us Michonne kicks so much ass in this first episode, we won’t be disappointed with her. She continues, playing the katana-wielding badass is, “an intense, brutal joy.” As she puts it, Michonne isn’t just a surviver, she’s a “thriver,” and Gurira admires how smart she is to use what she’s got around her. Like the zombies she’s keeps as “pets”, Gurira calls it, “masterful.” Hearing her talk about Michonne only make me more excited to finally get to see her. Tomorrow, get here faster!
And, The Governor. I don’t know if there’s ever been such a vile character as The Governor and everyone is in anticipation for what David Morrisey will bring to the role. Interestingly, Morrisey mentions that his Governor isn’t the same man as in the comics when we first meet him. This Governor is actually somewhere in between The Governor of Kirkman’s recent novel, The Rise of The Governor, and the man we met in the comics. I think this is going to add an interesting spin to the character, having him interact with Rick earlier on in his evolution to psychotic villain. Morrisey continues calling The Governor different, but very, “in the spirit of him.” I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see him and the Woodbury he rules over with an iron fist.
Lastly, Kirkman promises us, “there’s a lot of dark stuff on the horizon,” and Rooker adds, “this show is just beautifully brutal.” Oh, I am pumped! Are you?
The Walking Dead returns tomorrow night on AMC at 9pm!
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Dragon Con 2011 hosted a ‘Walking Dead’ cast Q&A panel. A panel about Zombies in the same city the series is based in? Genius I tell you.
The Walking Dead Panel consisted of Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Madison Lintz (Sophia Peletier) and Addy Miller (the fucking scary zombie child from the opening episode). The rest of the cast, were apparently off shooting the second season.
There’s lots of fun questions and responses in tne 30 minute video below. However, there was almost zero mention of Frank Darabont. In fact, the audience was asked not once, but eight times to refrain from asking questions about Darabont. Personally, that pisses me off. Darabont left, I can accept that. What I don’t get is why this has to be a “No No” subject. Fans are curious, it should be addressed.
Let us hope that the show doesn’t go down the crapper without Darabont.