Steven Yeun may be done with The Walking Dead for the year, but he still found time to promote the series nonetheless. Conan is in Atlanta this week where they shoot the popular zombie drama which gives plenty reason to have as many of the show’s cast members on the program as possible. It was Yeun’s turn last night as Glenn followed up cameos from Merle and Carol the night before. Hit the jump for some footage. Continue Reading
The Walking Dead got a little love on TBS this week thanks to Conan O’Brien’s week of shows in Atlanta. Tuesday night’s episode featured walk-on cameos by two for the series’ cast members, Michael Rooker (Merle) and Melissa McBride (Carol.) While the dialogue was not exactly amazing by any means, it is nice to get a little more juice out of the hit zombie drama which ended its season two nights ago. Considering Michael Rooker was written off the show, this is a pretty good fan service. Continue Reading
A look ahead at the upcoming fourth season of The Walking Dead has just hit the net. As the cast and crew mentions, The Governor is still out there, so we can look forward to another showdown but there is also more to talk about beyond that. The mind behind it all Robert Kirkman explains further, revealing that world building will be a focal point going forward. Considering creative differences he had with season three showrunner Glen Mazzara led to the producer’s firing, we fully expect him to get his way. Continue Reading
Alright, this is as non-spoilery a title that I can come up with so I apologize for those of you DVR-ers who feel like it gives ‘something’ away. Having said that, let’s recap what happened in the Walking Dead’s season finale…The Governor, as played by British actor David Morrissey, survives to fight another day. He apparently gets away with a few of his peers as the citizens of Woodbury move into the prison with Rick and the gang.
Having said that, a lot of people are pissed about the lack of closure with some comparing it to The Killing season one where Rosie Larson’s murderer was not yet revealed. I would disagree with that analogy though as many villains get away much to the frustration of fans (like Adam Arkin’s Zobell character in Sons of Anarchy season two) never to be heard of again. That will not be the case with The Governor though as THR has confirmed that Morrissey will be back for the fourth season as a series regular. Closure!
The final episode of this current season for The Walking Dead airs next week, and the teaser promo has arrived in conjunction with an advance clip. This one is called Welcome to the Tombs. Its hour will attempt to wrap everything up in a neat little package with a hugely-hyped battle between The Governor and Rick’s group.
Next week signals the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead season three. This last episode entitled Prey focused on Andrea and The Governor, but this time things will likely go back to the classic formula of shadowing Rick’s group. Here is a clip that has Glenn and Daryl rehashing some old plot that is yet to be settled involving Daryl’s brother Merle. Foreshadowing what? We do not know. Continue Reading
Here is the sneak preview for next week’s all-new episode of The Walking Dead. It shows a few of the lower profile characters for sure, foreshadowing a major role the duo will have in the coming weeks. There are only three more episodes left to air this season with the next episode titled Prey. Ratings were still high last week (11.3 million) despite new competition from The Bible on History which found 13 million viewers itself, becoming the most-watched program of the week on pay television. Continue Reading
Game of Thrones has George R.R. Martin, and The Walking Dead has Robert Kirkman. The latter took to Conan last night for a little discussion of The Walking Dead–a series spawn from Kirkman’s comic book source material. Audiences did not get any spoilers for the show in the run-up to the season three finale outside of a talk show clip; however, they do get a rare look inside the mind that says what products can and cannot be associated with the brand. Lunch boxes? Yes. Perfume? Not so much. Continue Reading
Networks are in full-blown longform television mode as they are looking for ways to up their carriage fees. Getting fans hooked on their programming has been shown to ratchet up the asking price for AMC despite lagging viewership elsewhere, so this is a proven formula thus why we are seeing the trend, and it is the reason we have information of yet another high-profile scripted production in the works.
Today’s news has Fox International backing The Walking Dead series creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman on board to develops a dramatic program ‘set in the world of exorcism’ based on his upcoming comic books. The show’s protag will be Kyle Barnes, a man obsessed with possession since his childhood, as he looks for answers. There appears to be plenty of mystery to go with this offering which is exactly what the Lost crowd loved, thus our optimism today.
Further details are scarce at this time, but Fox is naturally bullish on the formula. Company big wig Sharon Tal Yguado suggests that the transition from film to television could be a lucrative one, and I would have to agree. To be honest, the entire horror genre is in the midst of a small screen Renaissance spearheaded by such success stories as The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and the soon-to-debut Bates Motel over at A&E. The takeaway here is the Kirkman is backing this project which should make it worth paying attention to going forward.
Over ten million people found last week’s The Walking Dead against the Academy Awards, so chances are the show did again this week with more limited competition. The hit zombie drama is in the midst of its 3rd season with four more episodes to go until fall. Here is a sneak peek at the series’ next original outing entitled Arrow on the Doorpost. Continue Reading
Saturday Night Live finally got around to skewering the top cable television series this week as Taran Killam, Nasim Pedrad, Bill Hader, and Kate McKinnon filled out Rick’s group. The gang played The Walking Dead characters opposite host Kevin Hart in a bit that centered around the topic of zombie racism. Hit the jump for the view. Continue Reading
The single most important producer on any television series is its showrunner, and that is why we care so much about someone we really do not know anything about: Scott M. Gimple. The series’ EP will be spearheading the fourth season of the popular AMC zombie drama after the network kicked to the curb Glenn Mazara who replaced Frank Darabont. Not to worry though as Gimple has been with the program since season two as a writer.
Also with this news comes word of production for The Walking Dead’s fourth season. The series will restart production on May 6 for a 16-episode 2013-14 run which will begin in October. Continue Reading
There are still five more episodes of The Walking Dead set to air this season, and we have a sneak peak for next week’s installment entitled Clear. For those curious about the ratings, last week was down but still ridiculous and north of the 10 million mark–that is pretty much double any other show on pay television so the drop off can be forgiven. Here is the clip for the hour airing Sunday, March 3. Continue Reading
The preview clip has just been released for next week’s episode of The Walking Dead entitled I Ain’t a Judas. This will be the third installment of the series’ winter 2013 run which started just last Sunday with a record-breaking audience north of 12 million viewers. If something dramatic happens in the ratings, we will be sure to cover it, but for the most part The Walking Dead’s ratings have been relatively stable. Continue Reading