In a move that might be related to all those Walking Dead fans waving pitchforks and burning torches outside The Walking Dead offices, Executive Producer and Director Greg Nicotero just spilled the beans that might calm some of those angry Internet villagers. What could Nicotero possibly say that might reduce all that Fan based The Walking Dead Finale anger? It has everything to do with the Negan intro scene and Jeffery Dean Morgan letting the “F” bombs fly. (more…)
[Spoilers ahead, so beware.] Fans of The Walking Dead have already experienced a rollercoaster of emotions in season six. Forget the usual danger of a zombie lurking in the shadows waiting for the right moment when our heroes aren’t paying attention, we’ve had to deal with the near-feral group called of humans the Wolves, the more organized but no less demented group that Daryl crossed paths, and let’s not forget, lots and lots of walkers. Now, an executive producer on the show is hinting the the second half of season six will feature a big death, and he strongly hints who it might end up being. We’ll say it again: Spoliers! (more…)
It’s tough times in the special effects make-up game as the greater emphasis has been put on digital effects; even a legend like Rick Baker has had to retire because the work just isn’t there anymore. Of course, one place where there is still work is The Walking Dead, where make-up artist Greg Nicotero and his crew kill it every week with some of the greatest zombies ever put on film. The artistry is easy to admire as its all down practically, but is Dead about to cross into the final frontier? Will the zombies now feature – *gasp* – digital parts? According to Nicotero, the answer is yes. (more…)
He’s your favorite Crossbow-Toting-Zombie-Killing-Redneck on The Walking Dead, but how would Norman Reedus react in real life when confronted unexpectedly with horrifying zombie coming at him? (more…)
When news hit the Internet that From Dusk Till Dawn was coming to television, many people wondered why, and would the series match the frolicking fun of the original, or follow the less-than-satisfying sequels. Why? Director Robert Rodriguez says:
If the film is the short story, this is the novel. There was so much that I wanted to explore in that movie that I didn’t get to. (more…)
**Update: Steven Yeun (Glen) and Chad Coleman (Tyreese) just added to guest list.
If you’re a Walking Dead fan, the place for you to be is at The Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta Ga. November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Read and follow the rules below and you can win a pair of three-day passes: (more…)
What happens when two fans get together and start a podcast? Who could have believed that it would all lead to a weekend blow out convention with almost the entire cast of the number one show on television, including Guest of Honor Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Designer, of The Walking Dead in attendance? Even Eric and James, the Walker Stalkers, are still trying to get their heads around it. Find out how the whole thing came together and how you could win a pair of tickets and attend! (more…)
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…)
AMC has officially confirmed that Walking Dead writer Scott M. Gimple will be picking up the baton left by Glen Mazzara and taking over the writers’ room as showrunner of the cable net’s highly-rated zombie drama. AMC also announced that Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse were being promoted to executive producers.
“Scott’s voice has been an integral one since he joined the show. Greg Nicotero is a true artist whose work is simply brilliant. And, Tom Luse has really created the machine that allows this very large show to get made week to week. We congratulate all three in their new roles on the series and look forward to ramping up production on season four,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content.
Mazzara previous discussed Gimple’s importance to the series.”He and Evan Reilly were my No. 2 writers, breaking story while I was working on other material,” Mazzara said. “Scott was very helpful with schedules and delivering material.”
Gimple steps into the role of Walking Dead showrunner at the best of times and the worst of times. The show is enjoying unprecedented heights critically, commercially and creatively. But at the same time, Gimple will be the series’ third showrunner in four seasons, and there’s really been no compelling answer as to why AMC can’t hold on to anybody in the big chair for very long, including the man who brought the series to AMC in the first place, director Frank Darabont.
“I’m thrilled to continue the tradition of the spectacular, cinematic, horrifying, exciting and emotional storytelling of ‘The Walking Dead,’” said Gimple. “I’m a huge fan of the comics, and started with the show on the other side of the set, as an avid viewer. Over the past two years, it’s been an incredible privilege making such great television with the best cast and crew I’ve ever worked with – I can’t wait to make some more.”
“Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of season two. He’s contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and story lines fans have dubbed signature moments of ‘The Walking Dead,’” added Robert Kirkman, creator of the original comic book series. “I am thrilled to begin work on a brand new season of ‘The Walking Dead’ with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet.”
Season four of The Walking Dead is set to go into production this May for an October premiere date. The series is currently airing the second half of its third season Sundays on AMC.
Still a month to go before the Season 3 premiere of Robert Kirkman and AMC‘s The Walking Dead. Don’t worry though, anxious fans can cure that uncomfortable itch brought on by The Walking Dead hiatus and feed their zombie habit with four five-minute episodes of the new web-series Cold Storage. The series debuts on AMC October 1st.
The series is directed by The Walking Dead‘s special effects wizard Greg Nicotero and features several recognizable faces including Daniel Roebuck (Lost – Dr. Leslie Arzt) and Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever).
Cold Storage tells the story of a young man, Chase (played by Josh Stewart), trying to reach his sister in the early days of the zombie apocalypse. He finds temporary shelter in a storage facility run by a former employee named B.J. (Roebuck); however, things are not what they appear.
Don’t get your hopes up though, the word is that the webisodes will feature all new characters and will not have any surprise appearances from the regular Walking Dead cast. That aside, these webisodes should help make the wait for the series’ return a little more bearable.
The Walking Dead shambles back onto television screens on Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.