Need a Valentine’s Day present? It’s never too early to start thinking ahead, so in that spirit, we’ve got two gifts for you, courtesy of AMC and its hit show, The Walking Dead. The show returns to the air for the second half of its sixth season on February 14th, and we’ve got a fresh trailer for the newest episode to hold us over until then. As if that’s not enough: the latest issue of Shape magazine has a lovely pictorial of everyone’s favorite all-my-family-is-dead-except-my-husband ass-kicker, Lauren Cohan, in the periodical’s current issue. Read on to see more about both topics! (more…)
With just days to go until the return of AMC‘s The Walking Dead this Sunday, the Walking Dead Powers That Be have released the first two minutes of the return premiere and you can watch them here! There are a ton of left over threads hanging from the mid-season finale. So those that aren’t caught up should consider this their only Spoiler Warning and not click-through… you’re still here? It’s like an itch you just can’t scratch isn’t it? The not knowing, but wanting to know. Go ahead, click it, you can always go back and watch those episodes you haven’t seen yet… (more…)
Do you watch The Walking Dead weekly? Do you remember Beth (Emily Kinney)? Are you starting to think that her sister Maggie (Lauren Cohan) doesn’t? You’re not alone. Aside from all the other unanswered questions in the fifth season of The Walking Dead, the biggest may be why Maggie isn’t more concerned about the whereabouts of her half-sister Beth, or more to the point, why she hasn’t even taken two-and-a-half seconds out of the very busy season to ponder the question: “I wonder what happened to Beth?” Fortunately, Walking Dead comic creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman has appeared with an answer. An oddly pragmatic and straightforward answer, but an answer nonetheless. (more…)
Going into season five, The Walking Dead is more popular than it’s ever been, which is probably why on Sunday the National Fan Expo was barely open for business and Constitution Hall was almost full of fans waiting for a panel with Walking Dead cast members. A little over an hour later, the moderator called out the “five of the amazing people from the show; three of whom are still living on it,” and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), and David Morrissey (The Governor) all gathered on stage to a thunderous applause. (more…)
I would like to say this is a candid video, just two dudes who ran into each other on a back lot and started talking about killing zombies. I said I’d like to, in reality it looks like AMC is using former movie maker, now hockey jersey model Kevin Smith as the promotional juggernaut for the forthcoming fourth season of The Walking Dead.
Smith hosts two (in what appears to be of many) behind the scenes videos, the first one centers on Norman Reedus and his characters weapon of choice. (more…)
Fans of the The Walking Dead have 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.
AMC’s The Walking Dead significantly differs from Robert Kirkman‘s graphic novel. This creative liberation from page to screen has polarized fans. For the most part, though, it has all turned out pretty well. The changes have allowed for richer character development and fresher stories. Least not forget, the introduction of new characters whom have become fan favorites.
One of the biggest original characters to pop, and become almost the mascot to the series, is the crossbow wielding redneck Daryl Dixon played by Norman Reedus. He’s just a bad-ass through and through. Fans love him for that.
Anyway, Reedus spoke with The Hollywood Reporter on Daryl’s emotional changes in season 3. One big change being the adjustment to the role of a secondary leader among the group. You know, now that Shane has bite the bullet. Also, Daryl wears a poncho now (seen above). Ponchos are bad-ass.
“With the turn of how things are going with the apocalypse, he’s opening himself up to people and being respected in other ways and finding reasons to fight for certain people and be apart of a group,” Reedus said. “It’s a big deal for him. With Shane being gone, there’s more responsibilities … but Daryl doesn’t want the responsibility of taking over a group, he’s just trying to fit in.”
Daryl isn’t the only one learning to adapt without Shane.
Hershel’s daughter Maggie, played by Lauren Cohan, is coming to terms with the reality of her situation. Lauren spoke how Maggie is just trying to find some joy in her life, with her new boyfriend Glenn and the survival of her father.
“What’s exciting for Maggie now is she’s still trying to find a sense of joy in what they’re doing and joy in the victory of finding a safe-hold or in taking out some walkers,” actress Lauren Cohan said of her character’s development. “She still stops to smell the roses when she can but it’s ruthless and violent. The group before was on the road but now she’s joined them on this and they’re much more overwhelmed with the amount of walkers. She’s still a farm girl at her core but she’s seen a lot of death.”
So… emotions running high. What else would you expect from TWD? The real shit show, though, is gonna go down when our band of survivors hit the prison. It’s be an interesting dynamic, that’s for sure.
AMC’s Walking Dead returns October 14th.
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During San Diego Comic Con, Hyundai and Future US sponsored the Walking Dead 100th issue Black-Carpet Event. The event celebrated the 100th issue of the Walking Dead Image comic book which was released just prior to the convention. It is already the best selling comic of the century according to Image.
The Walking Dead creator and writer Robert Kirkman, and artist Charlie Adlard were in attendance along with most of the Walking Dead cast including Andrew Lincoln (‘Rick”), Norman Reedus (“Daryl”), and Denai Guerrero (“Michonne”), all of whom we spoke with in the video posted below. Other guests included Orlando Jones, Seth Green, and Lucas Till.
When asked what his character Huck from ABC’s Scandal would do to survive a zombie apocalypse, Guillermo Diaz said, “I think Huck would build a bomb. Some sort of chemical bomb that would kill all the Walkers without hurting any humans.”
Diaz wasn’t the only one with ideas on how to survive. The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) said that if she had a choice between her character from The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural, she would pick her Walking Dead character Maggie.
Check out the interview below.