Walking Dead comic writer — and Walking Dead TV show executive producer – Robert Kirkman will participate in a string of panels and signing events during this year’s New York Comic-Con, which runs at the Javits Center, October 11-14.
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Katie may be daytime’s most colorful show. The greenroom is literally painted a soft mint green. Deep blues adorn the high-tech, mechanized set. Audience members are decked out in numerous brightly hued cardigans. And today, the show’s stage was bathed by sultry red lights in honor of Couric’s guest — Erika Leonard, a.k.a. Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James. (Fifty Shades hero Christian Grey does his dirtiest deeds in a chamber known as the Red Room of Pain.)
The kinky theme didn’t stop with that crimson glow. For one day only, the usually demure Katie logo was adorned with a pair of handcuffs naughtily looped around the “k.” And Couric herself drew whoops from the audience when she appeared at the top of the hour in a sleeveless black leather dress and sky-high stilettos — to the tune of Rihanna’s “S&M,” naturally. “Relax — this won’t hurt at all,” Couric joked, introducing herself as our “mistress” for the day. What would Matt Lauer think?!
Given all this, audience members probably expected James to emerge wearing an American Horror Story-style rubber fetish suit — or at least to be as boisterous and open as Anastasia Steele’s inner goddess. READ FULL STORY
Who would have dreamed the zombie apocalypse would involve so much reading? Well, Walking Dead TV show exec producer Robert Kirkman, for one. The undead drama is, of course, based on Kirkman’s longrunning comic — which recently celebrated its 100th issue — while the franchise has also spawned a series of novel prequels, the second of which, The Road To Woodbury, will be published Oct. 16, two days after the show’s third season premieres on AMC.
But don’t take off those reading glasses yet! This October will also see the debut of the The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine, a quarterly title featuring interviews with the cast, crew, and producers and other assorted behind-the-scenes malarkey.
The magazine hits stores Oct. 23, but those attending New York Comic-Con on Oct. 11 will be able to buy a special copy of the publication with a cover by Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, featuring the much loved zombie-decapitating character Michonne. The mag will be available for purchase at the Titan Entertainment booth (#832), but you can exclusively check out Adlard’s cover above and, in larger format, below. READ FULL STORY
In a new graphic novel out today, Burn Notice fans will finally learn the story behind how spy-lovers Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) and Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) came to be, and EW has your first look.
Much like a zombie herd, The Walking Dead just keeps on a-coming. It only seems like yesterday that our heroes hightailed it out of Hershel’s farm to parts unknown (well, parts unknown if you haven’t read Robert Kirkman’s original comic book). But Andrew Lincoln and the rest of the WD crew are currently hard at work on season 3 — which is set to debut this fall — as the just released behind-the-scenes clip below proves.
Starz has ordered eight episodes of Black Sails, a pirate adventure series from Michael Bay (Transformers).
The first season will focus on Captain Flint and his men and will take place 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure novel, Treasure Island. The drama is expected to bow in 2014. Here’s a description from the pay net: “Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day — a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.”
“Starz is excited to be working with a visionary like Michael,’” said Starz chief Chris Albrecht in a statement. “Along with the high-octane action that is a hallmark of a Michael Bay production, it has the elements that Starz originals are striving to bring to the premium landscape … epic, larger than life, cinematic storytelling. The series is also a property we believe will appeal to the global content marketplace with broadcasters around the world.”
The series is created by showrunner and executive producer Jon Steinberg (Jericho, Human Target) and co-executive producer Robert Levine (Touch). Production is set to shoot at Cape Town Studios in Cape Town, South Africa later this year.
Apparently emboldened by the explosive success of Fifty Shades of Grey, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions is working with FX to create a TV show called Whipped that tackles Fifty‘s themes of sadomasochism, reports Vulture. Inspired by Shawna Keeney’s memoir I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, the series will follow a Washington, D.C., college student who turns to S&M work to pay her way through school and finds herself entangled with high-powered politicians along the way. Vaughn and FX tapped Gina Fattore, former co-executive producer for Gilmore Girls and Californication, as showrunner.
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There are few films that stir the heart and soul more than the 1962 classic To Kill A Mockingbird. To commemorate the Oscar-winning film’s 50th anniversary, President Barack Obama will introduce a special broadcast of a restored and digitally remastered print of the film on USA at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, April 7.
Starring Gregory Peck as the heroically decent Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch, and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, the film will air with limited commercial interruption.
In a rare public statement, Lee said she was “deeply honored” that President Obama would be participating in celebrating the film. READ FULL STORY
This weekend, Gillian Anderson will try her hand at playing Miss Havisham, one of English literature’s greatest nutcases, in Masterpiece Classic’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. How does her portrayal differ from those before? Anderson’s Havisham is crazy and a fox. She’s also, very, very good. Part 1 (which airs tomorrow night, check local listings for the time) is so decidedly creepy with Havisham, all the fog and mud, and with Ray Winstone as Magwitch pulling a startled young Pip into the swamp. If there was ever someone you didn’t want to suddenly grab you, number 1 is Magwitch and number 2 is Ray Winstone.
Check it out yourself below with a sample scene (which shows Pip’s introduction to Miss Havisham) and a trailer for the DVD, which goes on sale in the U.S. on Tuesday. READ FULL STORY
The final three episodes of The Walking Dead’s just-completed second season were not lacking in fatalities, with Jeffrey DeMunn’s Dale, Jon Bernthal’s Shane, and newcomer Michael Zegen’s Randall among the characters who shuffled off this mortal coil (in some cases twice!).
But Walking Dead TV show exec producer — and Walking Dead comic writer — Robert Kirkman considered one more major death. Who else was set to buy the farm om Hershel’s, uh, farm?
The answer is…
'Walking Dead' writer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's game-changing season finale, 'Beside the Dying Fire'
You know those episodes of The Walking Dead in which people don’t get eaten, zombies don’t get blasted with guns, and major plot points destined to impact the show in drastic, game-changing ways don’t get introduced? Well, tonight’s second-season finale of the AMC was not one of those.
'Walking Dead' exec producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's episode and THAT [SPOILER!]: 'I am a madman!'
After the shocking end to last week’s episode of The Walking Dead, the writing staff of AMC’s zombie show might have been forgiven for taking a week off,, mayhem-wise. They could, for example, have filled out the histories of Hershel and his family, or gotten Rick to put together a PowerPoint presentation explaining where exactly the search for Sophia went awry.
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