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It’s only a matter of weeks till the premiere of The Walking Dead‘s second season and today we learned it’ll be a glorious 90 minute extravaganza of zombie apocalypse goodness. That’s right, season two premieres on October 16th and it’ll be an extra long, for our viewing pleasure.

Along with being 90 minutes though, it will only be six episodes. For the first part, then there’ll be a second half to the season, also of six epsiodes, which will begin on February 12th at 9pm ET.  So yes, they’re going all Doctor Who on us with their season line-up, those bastards.

As long as the quality of production doesn’t change, I won’t complain, besides, that’s only a twelve week break, wha-?! Ah, that’s gonna suck. Especially, ’cause we know they’ll end it on some crazy sick cliffhanger.What d’ya think it’ll be? The death of that character who should already be dead or something even wilder than the CDC vacation last season?

Here’s AMC’s official press release,

AMC’s critically acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, is back with its much anticipated second 13 episode season. Kicking-off a two week long Fearfest, the network, once again, presents viewers with a 90-minute premiere episode, airing at 9 PM ET on Sunday, October 16th, with six one-hour episodes in the weeks following. The final six episodes of the season commences on Sunday, February 12th at 9pm ET. The 90 minute version is also scheduled to be launched globally on all Fox International Channels, following the US premiere the week of October 17th-23rd. Season two reaches FOX audiences in 122 countries, speaking 35 languages and is seen by over 200 million households globally.

In conjunction with The Walking Dead, beginning with the February 12th airing, AMC also announces the unscripted series “Secret Stash” executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mall Rats), Charlie Corwin from Original Media (LA Ink, Miami Ink, Storm Chasersand Swamp People) and Elyse Seiden (Red State).

The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers,Strike Back), who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) plays Shane Walsh, Rick’s sheriff’s department partner before the apocalypse, and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), is Rick’s wife, Lori Grimes. Additional cast include: Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs, Iron E. Singleton andMelissa McBride. Recently announced guest stars include: Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson and Pruitt Taylor Vince.

Source: Geek Tyrant

Hit Somebody might be Kevin Smith‘s final film, but he’s gonna stretch it into two. Why? Because he can, that’s why. Smith has become a studio unto himself; having always been extremely involved in his films, normally writing, directing, editing and sometimes acting, Smith is now distributing them without the help of a studio. He first did this with his current film, Red State, and I’d expect the same to be the case for Hit Somebody, parts one and two.

Working outside the studio system gives Smith the freedom to make his film finale however he wants.  Sadly, a movie about hockey wouldn’t have received the money needed to tell the story in one film, let alone two. As far as most Americans, and American movie studios, know, hockey is the weird sport with sticks those Canadians play. Kind of how we’re also easily confused by soccer. ‘Mericans want movies about ‘merican sports, like baseball and football! Yeah! ‘MERICA!

Hit Somebody is about Buddy, a tough hockey player who goes professional with dreams of making one goal. The split is said to come once he’s made the leap to a professional team, meaning the first film would focus on his childhood.

As of right now Hit Somebody stars Nicholas BraunKyle Gallner, Michael Angarano and possibly Colin Hanks, Stephen Root, John Goodman and Melissa Leo. Smith has posted a few scenes on his blog, Silent Bob Speaks, which you can read here and here.

Whaddya think? Think a Kevin Smith drama-comedy about hockey will have people hooked for two films? Will he release it himself, a la Red State?

source: /Film