You don’t have to wait until tonight to watch AMC’s The Walking Dead season 5 premiere. You can see the first four minutes right here and right now in the video player below. Watch on…if you dare. Then check back on EW.com tonight after the episode for all kinds of coverage. READ FULL STORY
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Today is the day. The Walking Dead finally returns with a season 5 premiere that will require you to pick your jaw up off the floor…unless your hands are too busy covering your eyes. The episode is crazy and violent, yet also has some touching emotional moments as well that will no doubt have fans talking. While audience reaction will come after the episode airs tonight on AMC, one cast member has already filed her review. “I feel like this is our best episode of the show yet,” said Lauren Cohan when she stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) on Friday. “It took me on such a journey, which is so funny because I was there when we made it and I was still so floored. I felt so much trepidation and then such excitement about the strength of the group. It’s been really exciting the levels we can take the show too now. It’s been like feature films every time, but this time it’s just a bigger and much deeper, darker expensive movie.” READ FULL STORY
We thought Norman Reedus took the prize for weirdest gift from a Walking Dead fan with the silicone breast implant he received, but now we’re starting to rethink our drink. That’s because Josh McDermitt, who plays Eugene on the zombie drama, stopped by our Entertainment Weekly Radio studio (SiriusXM, channel 105) the other day, and by the time he left, we were all deeply disturbed. READ FULL STORY
Good news if you are a fan of The Walking Dead comic book — season 5 of the TV adaptation is going to hit on a lot of big moments from that original source material. So with season 5 FINALLY debuting on Sunday night, we chatted with showrunner — and comic book super fan — Scott M. Gimple to find out how much those two worlds will be colliding coming up. READ FULL STORY
Michonne may not have exactly seemed like a people person when we first met her on The Walking Dead, but that cold, hard exterior has softened over time. Heck, we’ve even seen her smile a few times and strike up a friendship with Carl. But how comfortable is she now in a big group? And how comfortable will she be in a big group full of new faces (like Abraham, Eugene, Rosita, and Tara)? We asked actress Danai Gurira that and more when we spoke about the upcoming season 5 (which premieres this Sunday). Here’s what you need to know about Michonne going forward.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What can you say about Michonne coming up in season 5 in terms of her evolution? How is she going to be fitting in with this new group that we have here?
DANAI GURIRA: I think she’s still evolving and settling into the idea that I’m now going to be a part of this team. Before she was a part of the team, but she had time to get on her horse and go away and spend time alone. But fully immersed and invested is another level of commitment. It really is about her living in that and then what that evolved into for her in terms of really deciding, I want to live. I want to live and I want to live with people and I want to be committed. How does that really look in a world this vile? READ FULL STORY
I caught up with Norman Reedus this summer on The Walking Dead set while he was shooting a scene from episode 6 of the new season (which kicks of Sunday night). In between takes, we sat on the rooftop of the Grant Building in downtown Atlanta and talked spoilers, industry respect, and what’s coming up for Daryl Dixon.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I understand you all are shooting more downtown in the city again, which you guys haven’t done in a long time. Tell me what that’s like and tell me how it’s different from when you first started shooting in terms of fans, the crush and all that stuff.
NORMAN REEDUS: Well, it’s a little different because there’s a lot of people walking around, so there are people will camera phones and there’s noise — as you can hear — and traffic and stuff like that…trains, whatever going by. There are no bugs, that’s good. It’s fun to be away from the woods for an episode or whatever, just for a little awhile. It’s different. When you look at an apocalyptic landscape and it’s the city, it’s really jarring to look at, so I’m excited to see how this all turns out. It’s much different, especially in this episode and not having what we’re familiar with. It really keeps you on edge as a character and you find that there’s so many little nooks and crannies that aren’t usually there that are new. And if you take a place like the city and you imagine how many dead people can be roaming around, they could anywhere. There could a lot of them, so it keeps you on your toes. READ FULL STORY
'The Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman says that Gareth is 'far from the only threat' in season 5
The Walking Dead season 5 premiere is just a few days away (on Sunday, Oct. 12), so what better way to get yourself ready than with a deep dive with the man who created the Walking Dead world, Robert Kirkman. Read what the comic book writer and TV show exec producer has to say about what we will see coming up, including multiple threats and multiple…couples? (Click through both pages to read the entire interview.) READ FULL STORY
Days ahead of The Walking Dead’s season-five premiere, AMC has already renewed the show for season six.
The AMC zombie drama, which returns Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, has become the No. 1 show on television in the adults 18-49 demographic for the last two years, a feat almost unheard of for a cable show.
Lauren Cohan has been having nightmares lately. It seems the move back to filming more in the city for season 5 of The Walking Dead has been messing with her mind and causing her to imagine doomsday scenarios in her sleep. But as disturbing as that sounds, there is plenty that Cohan is excited about when it comes to the return of The Walking Dead on Sunday, Oct. 12 — starting with a premiere that she promises is “the most action packed episode this show has ever seen.” Read on as the woman who plays Maggie Greene lets loose on what to expect coming up. (Click through both pages to read the entire interview.) READ FULL STORY
There will be a meeting of the sci-fi minds as former The Walking Dead star Sarah Wayne Callies will be joining the cast of Colony, the new USA Network pilot from former Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse. Another Lost alum, Josh Holloway, will also be starring in the drama, which takes place in a modern day Los Angeles that is being occupied by alien invaders. READ FULL STORY
Talking to Steven Yeun is always an enlightening experience. The guy tends to be quite thoughtful and candid when discussing The Walking Dead. Sure, we get into all the stuff you would expect, like what we will see from Glenn in the upcoming season. Yeun has plenty to say about all of that (as evidenced by the headline above). But he also enjoys veering the conversation into other directions, and they are always interesting. So read on to hear Yeun talking about not only about the show, but viewer reaction to it, and what it will take for The Walking Dead to remain a viable and vital program moving forward. Good stuff, folks. (Click through both pages to read the entire interview.) READ FULL STORY
The Walking Dead season 5 premiere is now a mere week away. We already provided a One-Minute Refresher to get you all caught up on everything that happened last season. Now, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd spills some intel on what to expect coming up when the show returns on Oct. 12.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Okay, Gale, what can you say about the overall story or theme we’re looking at this season, or at least during the first eight episodes?
GALE ANNE HURD: Well, certainly what we’re seeing is that Rick Grimes is accepting the mantle of leadership in a way that is unlike he’s ever done in previous seasons. And that tends to have a ripple effect, with his relationships across the board in this show. We’re also embarking on the most ambitious episodes we’ve ever done in terms of not only the action set pieces, but also the level of emotional weight that’s brought to bear on the characters. READ FULL STORY
She looks badass swinging her katana this way and that on The Walking Dead. No doubt about it: Michonne is one woman you don’t want to mess with in the zombie apocalypse. But how would the woman who plays her, Danai Gurira, fare in a real sword fight? Would all that training pay off if Gurira needed to start slicing and dicing herself?
We spoke to Gurira while she took a break from her recent EW cover shoot and asked about her real life sword skills. How did she respond? Just click on the video player below to find out. And for more Walking Dead intel, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY
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