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'The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus breaks down that last heartbreaking scene between Daryl and Merle Dixon

Last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead featured one of the show’s most heartbreaking scenes ever as Daryl Dixon found the brother he had finally been reunited with — Merle — hunched over and eating human flesh as a zombie. Not only did Daryl find his big brother dead (or undead, as it were) but he then had to rekill him to put him out of his zombie misery. Now, the man who plays Daryl, Norman Reedus, reveals how he used the loss of his father to prep for the scene, what it all means for the future of his character, and how the cast said goodbye to the man behind Merle, Michael Rooker. He also says to get ready for one insane season finale on Sunday night.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tell me your reaction when you first read the episode or heard what was going down?
NORMAN REEDUS: I was bummed to see Rooker go. He’s such a strong character and such a good actor. He brought so much to the show so I was bummed to see him leave. I would have liked to have explored that relationship a bit more. And he’s always fun to play scenes with so I was bummed about that. I’m bummed every time someone leaves the show, to be honest. READ FULL STORY

Norman Reedus talks about all the showrunner upheaval on 'The Walking Dead'

Image Credit: Blake Tyers/AMC

Image Credit: Blake Tyers/AMC

Usually when a TV program changes showrunners it is a sign of struggling show making a last ditch effort to gain traction and ratings. Which is what makes the case of The Walking Dead so curious. The show smashed ratings in its first season, and then AMC dismissed the man who smashed those ratings, Frank Darabont. The network promoted Darabont’s number two, Glen Mazzara, to the top spot for the back end of season 2. Mazzara was credited with getting the zombie drama back on track — after what some saw as a creative rut at the start of season 2 — and the ratings and reviews have only improved during his stint at the top spot. However, it was announced at the end of 2012 that Mazzara too would be leaving the show at the end of season 3 due to creative differences. Exec-producer Scott Gimple will become the new showrunner for season 4, which begins filming on May 6.

How has all this change at the top among the key players in Los Angeles impacted the actors working on set down in Atlanta? I asked Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon, that very question. “I remember with Frank we were like, ‘What?’” says Reedus. “That was the first big hit because Frank brought us there. So that was a big deal, but Glenn was Frank’s No. 2 so we didn’t see a new person. Then Scott is Glenn’s No. 2 so we’re not seeing any new stuff. It’s interesting because it brings the cast together — like this is ours and we’re going to fight for it.” READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Sneak peek at Sunday's episode features Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and zombies! -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

The penultimate episode of season 3 of The Walking Dead will be hitting TV screens on Sunday night. But you don’t have to wait until then to get a sneak peek at some of the action. Here are a few exclusive images from the episode, titled “The Sorrowful Life.” (Click through all three pages to see all the images.) READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' Q&A: Robert Kirkman talks the Governor, Andrea, and THAT shocking climax

Tonight’s episode of AMC‘s zombie saga the Walking Dead was a great one for fans who love Andrea — and arguably an even better one for those who don’t. Beware of SPOILERS.

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'Walking Dead' exec producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's show, 'Arrow on the Doorpost'

We always knew that when Rick Grimes and the Governor finally met the result would be war. But who could have imagined it would be a war of words?

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'The Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman previews rest of season 3; says 'there may be a casualty or more'

Image Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Image Credit: Gene Page/AMC

With just four more episodes of season 3 of The Walking Dead to go, this would officially qualify as the homestretch. So what should we expect to see as we head toward the inevitable confrontation between Rick and The Governor? Is Rick sane again? Has Michonne proved her mettle? And should we assume that not everyone will make it out of the season alive? We spoke with exec producer Robert Kirkman, who offered up some cryptic clues and teases for what lies ahead. (Click through both pages to read the complete Q&A.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Is Rick past his hallucinations now? Did that encounter with Morgan refocus him? Where’s his head at as we get closer to the big showdown?
ROBERT KIRKMAN: He has started to get a handle on it to a certain extent and a big thing that helped him with that was his interaction with Morgan in this last episode. He sees this fun house there, who he could eventually be if he keeps going down this path. I think that’s going to help rein him in a great deal and set him on the path to healing. Now, he could have a relapse, but I think right now he is getting a handle on what is going on within him. READ FULL STORY

Norman Reedus talks possible Daryl-Carol romance on 'The Walking Dead': 'I want her to make the first move'

Image Credit: Blake Tyers/AMC

Image Credit: Blake Tyers/AMC

He comforted her after daughter Sophia went missing (and was eventually found as a zombie). He rescued her after she was trapped by biters at the prison. Yes, The Walking Dead‘s Daryl and Carol have had a close relationship that many fans wish would get even closer. But any possible romance was put on hold when Daryl went off to Woodbury and then with his brother while Carol began to form another bond with the last convict standing, Axel. However, now that Axel is out of the picture (dropped by a bullet courtesy of the Governor) and Daryl is back, could a Daryl-Carol pairing finally be in the works? We asked the man who plays Daryl, Norman Reedus, if romance could be blooming in the couple’s future. READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman creating exorcism TV series

Robert Kirkman is working on a new comic book and horror series combo.

The Walking Dead creator and executive producer is writing a script based on his upcoming comic book series set in the world of exorcisms.

Kirkman is developing the script for Fox International Channels, which airs and distributes The Walking Dead to non-U.S. territories. The project follows a young man who has been “plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.” To get a series a green light, the project would likely have to get a U.S. network on board too to distribute the show in North America (which shouldn’t be a problem if the script is compelling given the success of The Walking Dead). READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' exec producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's show and the long-awaited return of Morgan

Tonight’s episode of AMC‘s undead saga the Walking Dead offered more evidence that reunions between acquaintances in the zombie apocalypse are rarely happy events. In real life, such occasions are all about “You look well” and “My son got into college.” But the long-awaited reunion of Andrew Lincoln’s Rick and Lennie James’ Morgan was more “You look insane” and “My son got turned into a zombie by his undead mom, who I then killed.”

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'Walking Dead': Lennie James talks return of Morgan; plus, exclusive photos!

Image Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Image Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead has seen a few familiar faces return recently in hallucination form, but on Sunday’s installment, another long lost character came back — and this time in real flesh and blood. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.] READ FULL STORY

PaleyFest 2013: 10 things we learned from 'The Walking Dead' panel

The 2013 Paley Fest kicked off its programming on Friday night with a Walking Dead panel moderated by  Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick. Starting with a line that stretched around the block to get into the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills almost two hours before the event was scheduled to begin, the audience remained enthusiastic throughout.

During a brief sneak peek of Sunday’s episode, the crowd cheered with delight, laughed, and gasped as if on cue. Even Hardwick was somewhat astonished at the collective viewing consensus. EW was on the scene to find out what we could from the tight-lipped cast and producers. Click past the jump for the 10 things that we learned from the panel and the red carpet.

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'The Walking Dead' names new showrunner

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AMC made it official today by announcing that Scott M. Gimple will take over as showrunner and executive producer of The Walking Dead for season four. Production will resume in Atlanta, GA. on May 6.

Gimple has been on the show’s writing staff since season two. “Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of season two. He’s contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed signature moments of The Walking Dead,” said Executive Producer Robert Kirkman in a statement. “I am thrilled to begin work on a brand new season of The Walking Dead with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet.”

“I’m thrilled to continue the tradition of the spectacular, cinematic, horrifying, exciting and emotional storytelling of The Walking Dead,” added Gimple in a statement. “I’m a huge fan of the comics, and started with the show on the other side of the set, as an avid viewer. Over the past two years, it’s been an incredible privilege making such great television with the best cast and crew I’ve ever worked with – I can’t wait to make some more.”

Gimple, who was responsible for episode 306 (“Hounded”) and last season’s climatic mid-season finale episode 207 (“Pretty Much Dead Already”), which revealed Sophia in the barn, is the third showrunner on the AMC drama since it launched in 2010. The first was Frank Darabont, who left during season 2. He was replaced by Glen Mazzara, who left just as AMC greenlit a fourth season. But the revolving chair in the writers room hasn’t affected ratings: The series continues to attract double-digit viewership.

'Walking Dead' exec producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's show, 'I Ain't a Judas'

You know how sometimes you lose track of a friend? And they start shacking up with a deranged post-apocalyptic dictator who tortures a couple of your other pals, and wants you dead, and dumps a van full of human flesh-hungry zombies on your doorstep? And then your friend comes round to visit and things get a little, well, aw-kward? Then you will have been unsurprised by the most recent episode of AMC’s undead show the Walking Dead.

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