Season 3 of The Walking Dead has added some of the most iconic characters from the comic book on which the show is based. We’ve been treated to Michonne (and her pets), the Governor, zombie Penny, and even a female version of Doc Stevens. But according to Robert Kirkman, who is the creator of the comic and exec producer of the TV adaptation, we’re about to see another big name character make the leap from page to screen, and it’s going to happen very soon — in the fall finale on Dec. 2, to be specific. “There’s a new character added,” says Kirkman of episode 8. “A big deal fan favorite from the comic book is introduced into the show in this episode, so be on the lookout for that.” READ FULL STORY »
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‘THE WALKING DEAD’: MORE MAJOR CASUALTIES TO COME?
The collision with Woodbury is coming and Lauren Cohan couldn’t be more excited for fans of The Walking Dead to see it for themselves. “Maggie plays a big part in that,” she teases of the clash. “It’s going to be crazy!”
Crazy — and deadly, as one might expect. “The body count is not done,” she says. “That’s pretty much all I can say, but we’re not just going to see death. There’s going to be a whole host of challenges now that we’ve got the human threat. Woodbury is up to no good. The Governor is up to no good; it’s really scary. We’ve got some scary stuff ahead.”
And with the gang and Rick still reeling from at least two major losses (Carol = RIP?), exactly who will step up as the leader when the two camps finally meet is not entirely clear. The only guarantee? They’re going to have a formidable foe in the Gov. “It’s interesting to see within the prison [group that] people step up and lead even if they don’t want to. In Woodbury, the Governor steps up and takes control because that’s something he couldn’t have gotten away with in the real world. And that has absolutely no limits.”
'Walking Dead' exec producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's bloody episode: 'It's a dark show!'
Can an episode still be described as a “pausing-for-breath” show if it introduces the dead, but still very excitable, daughter of one main character and finds another trying to retrieve the remains of his recently deceased wife from the stomach of a zombie? That was the question raised by tonight’s episode of AMC’s undead saga The Walking Dead which, even if it didn’t feature the cast-thinning mayhem of last week’s show, was hardly lacking in incident.
Last week, Lauren Cohan watched The Walking Dead with the rest of the country, knowing that by the end of the hour the gang would once again bid farewell to a longtime member. And even though she knew it was coming, she says, “I was weeping like a baby — no pun intended.”
But this week the weeping takes a (momentary) backseat to panic as the gang must fight to keep Lori’s child alive in a world short on baby formula.
Cohan chatted with EW about the gang’s next big hurdle and more. (If you’re not caught up, SPOILERS follow.) READ FULL STORY »
It was the most explosive and shocking Walking Dead episode of the season, and if you have not yet seen it for yourself, then cease reading immediately and come back once you have. [SPOILER ALERT: Seriously, stop reading now if you have yet to watch Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.] READ FULL STORY »
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It was only a few weeks ago that Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman spelled out to EW one of the guiding principles of AMC’s zombie saga. “People have to die!” declared Kirkman, who also writes the Walking Dead comic. That idea was doubly — triply? — confirmed in the course of tonight’s show, which featured the demise of Sarah Wayne Callies’ Lori and IronE Singleton’s T-Dog while also replacing the headscarf of Melissa McBride’s Carol with a is-she-or-ain’t-she-zombie-chow? question mark.
InsideTV Podcast: David Morrissey and Gale Anne Hurd tell you what to expect in Woodbury on tonight's 'Walking Dead'
The first two episodes of The Walking Dead’s third season saw Rick Grimes and Co. infiltrate and make a prison their new home/fortress. But tonight’s episode will take a drastic turn as we are finally introduced to the big bad of season 3, The Governor. Not only will we finally meet the Governor, but we will get an up close and personal tour of the town he calls home: Woodbury, GA.
But you don’t have to wait until tonight to hear from the Governor, because the man who plays him, David Morrissey, is ready to talk to you right here and right now! Morrissey and exec-producer Gale Anne Hurd stopped by EW’s InsideTV Podcast studio to drop some intel on the character fans will soon love to hate. What makes the Governor tick? And how is he similar and different to the comic book version of the character? Not only that, but David will respond to Andrew Lincoln starting a war of words between the characters a few months back. Also, Gale will offer some insight into the Rick 2.0 we witnessed chopping off legs and killing inmates the past two weeks. It’s a must-listen for any Walking Dead fan. (The Walking Dead interview starts at 15:00.)
But before the zombies attack, we need to discuss a slightly sexier supernatural being: the vampire. Mandi Bierly joins me to talk all things Vampire Diaries, including Elena’s recent transformation and the arrival of mysterious vampire hunter Connor Jordan. We break down what’s happened so far, and Mandi offers teases as to what’s coming up next. It’s a conversation you’ll want to sink your teeth into. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) READ FULL STORY »
If you work at one of the major broadcast networks, last week’s news that a cable network’s zombie show delivered the biggest TV rating of the fall must have given you pause — if not kept you up at night. Was The Walking Dead’s crazy huge performance (a 5.8 in the valuable adult demo) some nutty outlier? Not entirely, because FX’s Sons of Anarchy recent topped broadcast shows in its time period. And last week, FX’s American Horror Story debuted high enough to rank #2 in its slot.
This is part of a long-term trend. Lower-rated cable dramas have been on the rise, while higher-rated broadcast dramas have been eroding. Now we’re seeing a few of those cable hits outright win their slots.
So: Is there something the Big Four networks can learn from shows like The Walking Dead?
Yes. Six things.
Shorter: This is an idea that broadcast is actually starting to adopt. Big networks are experimenting with cable-style 13-episode seasons, like NBC’s upcoming Hannibal. Broadcasters vastly prefer the standard 22-episode season because it creates more stability across a schedule and it helps shows hit that standard 100-episode goal for flipping into syndication. But a short season gives a creative team more time to craft great episodes. Any honest showrunner will tell you: If jamming out 22, there’s going to be a few dogs in that kennel. With all the growing competition for viewers, many TV fans rather commit to 13 amazing hours than 22 pretty good ones. READ FULL STORY »
The second episode of The Walking Dead‘s third season delivered another massive performance.
Just not quite as huge as last week, which is to be expected. A total of 9.5 million viewers tuned in, down 13 percent from last week’s record-setting premiere. Adding the show’s encore performance, Walking Dead had 14 million for the night. Compared to last season, Walking Dead is averaging a 45 percent larger audience so far this fall.
The numbers come on the heels of AMC striking a deal this weekend to end its carriage stand-off with Dish Network, bringing the major satellite distributor back into the fold in time for Sunday’s telecast.
Tonight’s episode of AMC’s zombie show The Walking Dead found Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes settling in at his new prison home. And by “settling in” we mean ensuring the demise of many of the prisoners who, literally, popped up at the end of last week’s show. “In the Walking Dead, people have to die!” chuckles executive producer, and Walking Dead comic writer, Robert Kirkman, the callous bastard. He’s not wrong, though. And at least Scott Wilson’s seemingly doomed Hershel made it through to the end of the show, if not exactly “intact.”
Below, Kirkman talks more about the show, not killing Hershel, and why Rick really is the last person you want knocking at your front door. READ FULL STORY »
'The Walking Dead': Showrunner Glen Mazzara gives the real life backstory to that moving scene between Maggie and Hershel -- EXCLUSIVE
Last week’s season 3 premiere of The Walking Dead saw Rick cut off Hershel’s leg in an attempt to save him after the veterinarian/farmer was bitten by a zombie. In tonight’s episode, we saw the aftermath of that decision, and showrunner Glen Mazzara tells us how one key scene was inspired by his own tragic loss. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched the Oct. 21 episode of The Walking Dead. Seriously, come back later after you have watched. Last warning!] READ FULL STORY »
Our long national nightmare is finally over: AMC has settled its legal battle with Dish Networks, thus ensuring that Dish subscribers will once again be able to spend their Sunday nights watching the cast of The Walking Dead concoct exciting new ways to stab zombies in the face.
The lawsuit — an arcane dispute rooted in the defunct Voom service — ended this weekend when AMC and Cablevision agreed to a settlement with Dish. According to a press release, Dish agreed to pay AMC and Cablevision $700 million, and also entered into a new multi-year agreement to air the channels comprising AMC Networks — which includes AMC, IFC, the Sundance Channel, and WE tv.
The Dish settlement comes at an auspicious time: Last week’s Dead season premiere earned monstrous, better-than-broadcast ratings, confirming AMC’s status as one of the pre-eminent basic cable networks. The show might add some viewers this week: EW has confirmed that AMC (and its sister networks) will begin airing on Dish in time for subscribers to watch tonight’s Dead.
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