There was an abundance of seemingly crazy decisions in this week’s episode of AMC’s back-from-winter-break zombie show, The Walking Dead. Daryl (Norman Reedus) opted to head off into the woods with his nutjob brother Merle (Michael Rooker) while Andrea (Laurie Holden) made an impassioned speech in support of life at Woodbury, despite its leader’s fondness for utilizing fish tank-dwelling decapitated zombie heads as decorative furnishings. But by the end of the episode it was clear that the man really going off his rocker was Andrew Lincoln’s increasingly troubled and hallucination-prone Rick.
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'The Walking Dead': Sunday's surprise visitor speaks! And reveals how that last scene almost went down
Another Walking Dead episode, another shocker — this one coming in the final minutes of the show. If you’ve already watched Sunday’s episode, read on for more from the surprise visitor herself! [SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading immediately unless you have already watched Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.]
Apparently, as hard as producers try to kill Sarah Wayne Callies off on dramas set in prisons, the woman keeps finding a way back! It stared on Prison Break, where her character of Sara Tancredi was offed, but then somehow turned up alive later anyway. And sure enough, now Lori Grimes is back from the dead as well! Okay, that’s not entirely accurate. But Callies did indeed return in the final moments of Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead as Rick’s hallucination of Lori, which is close enough. (Details, details.) Just as Rick appeared ready to allow Tyrese and his buddies to join the survivors in the prison, he looked up to see a haunting vision of Lori in her wedding dress — causing the group’s leader to completely lose it. I spoke to showrunner Glenn Mazzara who explained the significance behind the scene. But I also chatted with the actress herself. The always candid Callies revealed the joys and pains of going back on set, an early concept for the scene that we did not see, and what it was like to play Rick Grimes’ twisted subconscious. READ FULL STORY
'The Walking Dead': Glen Mazzara explains that shocking last scene, the return of [SPOILER] and all things Dixon
The Walking Dead returned Sunday night. It began with a firefight and ended with…well, if you haven’t seen it yet then you might want to consider checking back later after you have. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.]
After freeing both Daryl and Merle from the clutches of the Governor, Rick and Co. headed back for the prison. But when the group told Daryl that his brother was not welcome to join them, the two Dixon brothers took off on their own. And Rick’s problems were just beginning. While weighing a decision whether to let a new group led by Tyrese stay at the prison with them, Rick had another hallucination — this one of his deceased wife Lori. I chatted with showrunner Glen Mazzara about the meaning behind the vision, the surprise return of Sarah Wayne Callies (who also talked all about the scene with me right here), and whether we’ll be seeing less of the Dixon brothers for a while. READ FULL STORY
Things looked bleak for Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead’s midseason finale cliffhanger. The Governor had reunited Merle with his long lost brother Daryl and appeared ready to kill them both. But if one of these exclusive pictures from the show’s return episode on Sunday, Feb. 10 on AMC is to believed, it looks like Merle may make it out of the encounter alive, only to have an up close and personal encounter with another dangerous foe — an encounter that ends with said foe missing a face. But before we can get to that gnarly picture (seriously, don’t view after eating lunch) here are some other revealing shots from the next episode of The Walking Dead. READ FULL STORY
'The Walking Dead': Glen Mazzara teases what's next for the survivors and says a 'major character' from the comic to appear soon
The midseason Walking Dead finale left us with many questions: Are the Dixon brothers done for? Has Rick lost his marbles? And how will new addition Tyrese fit into the equation? So with the show returning Sunday, Feb. 10 on AMC, we sought out showrunner Glen Mazzara (who will be leaving the drama after this season) for answers as to what to expect in the season’s last eight episodes. In the following Q&A, Mazzara promises a “major personal crisis” for Rick, a conflicted Daryl, and a vengeful Glenn. He also sheds some light on what we can expect from Tyrese, reveals another character from the comic will soon be making the leap from page to screen, and hints that there may be more death on the horizon.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So when we last left off, Rick and company came into Woodbury and got Glenn and Maggie out. So I assume that’s it between them and the Governor. All water under the bridge, right?
GLEN MAZZARA: Yeah, I think they buy a house together. It’s very nice. And then they pick out curtains.
EW: What can you say about this brewing confrontation between the two sides?
MAZZARA: One of the things I’m excited about is we’re on the path for this showdown, and the Governor and Rick have still not seen each other as we went through those first eight episodes. They know about each other and each one realizes that the other guy can threaten everything that he has spent the past year building. And the Governor is certainly a big threat to Rick and can destroy his entire group, and the Governor sees Rick as a threat that can destroy all of his plans by showing that he was not the most powerful force in this world — that he was unable to protect Woodbury. Rick and Michonne and the group came in and sucker-punched him. So both guys now have a vendetta against each other. READ FULL STORY
'Harry Potter' actor cast as William Hartnell in 'Doctor Who' movie 'An Adventure in Space and Time'
Hogwarts will meet Who in the forthcoming TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time, which details the creation of the 50-year-old British science-fiction show Doctor Who. It has been announced that Harry Potter actor David Bradley, who played Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the beloved film series, will portray “First Doctor” William Hartnell in the TV movie.
Meanwhile, Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity) is set to portray BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman and Jessica Raine has been cast as Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert. BBC America — which is co-producing the film with BBC Cymru Wales — will premiere the movie in the U.S. later this year.
Are you ready for your weekends to get bigger (on the inside)? BBC America has announced that it will premiere the second half of the current season of the longrunning U.K. time travel Doctor Who on Saturday, March 30. The episodes will be showcased in the network’s “Supernatural Saturday” block of programming alongside Orphan Black — which stars Tatiana Maslany as a woman whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of someone who looks just like her — and a full season of the Chris Hardwick-hosted, comedy-variety talk show, The Nerdist.
'Fringe': Michael Cerveris on the return of September and the series finale full of 'surprise and heartbreak'
As Fringe wraps up its universe- and timeline-jumping saga in Observer-controlled 2036 tonight, the show’s first Observer has become far more important than fans – and likely even the writers – ever imagined when he first appeared on the Fox show in 2008.
September, the once-mysterious bald man the Fringe team dubbed the Observer, played by Broadway alum Michael Cerveris, has developed into the rebel who has brushed aside his natural coding for emotionless logic in favor of the well-being of the man he now calls a friend, Walter Bishop.
Last week, after being absent for much of season 5, Cerveris returned as a September somewhat de-Observer-fied. The Fringe team learned about the part he plays in Walter’s plan to take the world back from the Observers, and they also learned about the connection between September (now known as Donald, thanks to his fondness for Singin’ in the Rain) and the Observer boy – turns out that Donald and Michael are now another of the show’s central father-son pairs.
Ahead of tonight’s series finale, Cerveris talked to EW about crafting that performance for the new, follicly blessed version of September, saying his goodbyes on the final day of shooting and how working on Fringe has more than made up for never getting to appear on The X-Files.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Is it wild to think about how much your role has grown from what was originally intended to be a one-off?
MICHAEL CERVERIS: Yeah, it’s been kind of astounding. It’s true that in the very beginning I understood it as just being a one-off. Almost before I started working actually, they had already started to feel differently. Both [executive producers] Jeff Pinkner and J.J. [Abrams] – they saw September as having a crucial role to play, a role that was going to continue to play out throughout the series as long as it lasted. But you never know when people say that – no matter how well-intentioned, how much they believe it themselves – you never know if that’s how things are actually gonna play out. I certainly never could have imagined that the fate of universes and the existence of humanity was going to be in September’s, Donald’s hands at the conclusion. READ FULL STORY
The End of 'Fringe': 'September's Notebook' documents the show's mythology, reveals secrets -- EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT
The end of Fringe comes with a parting gift for fans. Fringe: September’s Notebook – The Bishop Paradox, an officially licensed product published by Insight Editions, chronicles the history (or rather multiple histories) and maps the diverse and dynamic world (and parallel worlds) of the sci-fi saga starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, and John Noble. The well-designed 192-page art-heavy hardback tome – filled with photos, newspaper clippings, FBI case files and Massive Dynamic memorandums — is told through the perspective of Fringe’s signature Observer, September, that time traveling, hot sauce chugging 20th century fanboy, played by Michael Cerveris.
The notebook (glimpsed in the Jan. 11 episode “The Boy Must Live”) is presented as “in-world storytelling,” meaning that it has actual significance to the Fringe narrative. It even promises to provide “new insight into the series.” This Fringe fan hopes September can summarize The Pattern in a succinct, cohesive way, as well as supply intel on my favorite unresolved bit of Fringe lore: Whatever happened to Phillip Broyles’ original Fringe Division team that preceded Olivia, Peter, Walter and Astrid? (See: Season 1, Episode 2, Act One, Broyles’ first line.) #NEVERFORGETNAGGINGLOOSEENDS!
The book will retail for $27.50 and goes on sale in March. More info can be found here. But before you click away, check out our exclusive excerpt in the pages that follow. (For a closer look at each page, your cursor functions as a magnifying glass. Scroll and scrutinize!)
Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker bro down on the cover of 'The Walking Dead, The Official Magazine' issue #3 -- EXCLUSIVE
The recent midseason finale of The Walking Dead finally saw Daryl and Merle Dixon reunited shortly before the closing credits. It’s almost like the producers deliberately left fans wanting more!!! (Of course, as Walking Dead exec producer Robert Kirkman told yours truly, that was indeed their dastardly plan all along).
Does anything evoke Christmas better than a lizard lady, a sepulchral Richard E. Grant, and the threatened destruction of mankind? Heavens, yes — tons of things, in fact. But the aforementioned items do nevertheless all feature in the new trailer for the special Christmas episode of Doctor Who, which premieres on BBC America Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. Also? New companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, frighteningly-teethed snowmen (which are quite Christmassy, if you ignore the frightening teeth), and much more.
Check out the clip below and tell us what you think.
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'Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's midseason finale and the surprise return of [SPOILER]
While tonight’s midseason finale of AMC’s drama The Walking Dead technically belonged in the zombie genre there were times when it looked more like an old school war movie as Rick and his fellow prison-dwellers made their move on Woodbury. “I was there for the filming of this episode,” says Walking Dead executive producer and Walking Dead comic writer Robert Kirkman. “We filmed what I like to call ‘the machine gun scenes’ from two to four in the morning. We got some complaints.”
'The Walking Dead': Showrunner Glen Mazzara breaks down the shocking midseason finale and tells you what to expect next
It was a fall finale filled with intense action, a wildly anticipated reunion, the introduction of a new key player, the killing of humans and zombies alike, and a super secret blast from the past. (SPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch Sunday’s Walking Dead episode, I suggest you stop right now before all is revealed. Seriously. Look away!) So we went to the man in charge, Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara, for answers to all the burning questions. In the following Q&A, Mazzara discusses the reason for adding comic book favorite Tyreese into the mix now, how they got Jon Bernthal to return as Shane, the shocking — and blinding! — fight between Michonne and the Governor, as well as the long-awaited reunion between Merle and Daryl Dixon. Plus, he tells us what to expect when the show picks back up again in February. It’s as essential download of information for any Walking Dead fan. (Click through all three pages to read the entire interview and see additional photos.)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Wow, I seriously don’t even know where to begin with everything that went down in this midseason finale. This had to be the most balls-to-the-wall hour of action you’ve ever done. I felt like I didn’t have a second to breath this entire episode.
GLEN MAZZARA: You’re not supposed to. I feel last week’s episode really amped it up and this is what we’ve been waiting for, these groups getting together. Remember how when Rick and company were on that farm they were the plague to Hershel and his family? Now, here’s Rick and the group acting as attackers to the town of Woodbury. They’re terrorists, as the Governor calls them. They just come in and, rightfully so, shoot it up to get Glenn and Maggie out. But to the town of Woodbury, they feel like they’re under attack. So it was kind of nice to muddy the line between who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy because Rick and his crew definitely seem like the bad guys to the town of Woodbury. READ FULL STORY
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