Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Walking Dead has been a staple of the AMC lineup ever since it debuted to record numbers in 2010, even spawning two spinoffs, the chat show Talking Dead and the prequel series Fear the Walking Dead. But before it joined AMC, it almost made its home at NBC. And it had it wound up there, we would have seen a very, very different version of the show.
According to executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, NBC was initially intrigued by Frank Darabont‘s script for the show, but wondered if he might make it a zombie crime drama instead. Or even just get rid of the whole “zombie” angle altogether. Uh… what? Read More »
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USA Network premiered the pilot episode of their upcoming series Falling Water, from producers Gale Anne Hurd, Blake Masters and the late Henry Bromell, at Comic-Con this year. The show deals with the world of dreams, and select characters who have the power to enter other people’s dreams. In creating a unique vision of dreams, there are at least two cliches of portraying dreams on film that Masters promises never to do on Falling Water. Read More »
Gale Anne Hurd has made movies about aliens. In fact, one of the greatest of all time, the sequel Aliens. She also produced one of my personal favorites, Alien Nation. So the news that Gale Anne Hurd is back in the alien game should mean a lot. She is producing the new show Hunters on Syfy.
Hunters is about a race of alien terrorists who have infiltrated humanity, and the FBI agents who pursue them, including a Hunter working for us. Natalie Chaidez developed the adaptation of Whitley Strieber’s book Alien Hunter for television. We got to speak with Hurd after her Hunters panel for the Television Critics Association. Hunters premieres Monday, April 11 at 10PM on Syfy. Read More »
On the red carpet for PaleyFest’s panel for Fear the Walking Dead, producers Dave Erickson and Gale Anne Hurd spoke to reporters about the upcoming second season. The prequel to The Walking Dead ended its six-episode first season last fall, with (spoiler alert!) the survivors in Los Angeles finding a boat to take them away from land and the hordes of infected people the rest of us know as walkers.
“Many, many fans of The Walking Dead said that they had the solution to the zombie apocalypse,” Hurd told reporters. “They’d take a boat and go to sea. Well, you know what? They’re going to find out whether that was really the answer or not. I think some of what they’ll see will surprise them.” Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016 by Fred Topel
USA presented panels for the Television Critics Association today, and opened with some announcements from network president Chris McCumber. McCumber announced the network pickup of a new one hour drama, Falling Water, from Terminator/Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd, Blake Masters and the late Henry Bromell. The premise is shared dreams that could determine the fate of the world. Learn more about the upcoming Falling Winter tv series, after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Martin Campbell‘s last foray into the comic book world didn’t go so well, with Green Lantern failing to impress critics or fans. Nevertheless, he’s getting back on that horse with another graphic novel adaptation.
Campbell is attached to direct Sebastian X, based on the sci-fi tale written by Michelangelo La Neve and drawn by Stuart Immonen. The Walking Dead‘s Gale Anne Hurd is producing, and Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu) will write the script. More details on the Martin Campbell Sebastian X project after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
AMC was pretty light on specifics when they first announced plans for a The Walking Dead spinoff. All they said at the time was that it would hone in on “a new corner of The Walking Dead universe” with “an entirely new story and cast of characters.” And while they have yet to confirm any new details, the unofficial word going around is that the new show could be a prequel. Hit the jump to read about what that might look like.
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Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Better call… Robert Kirkman? As Breaking Bad fans speculate about the developing spinoff series Better Call Saul, AMC has announced a companion show for another of its biggest hits, The Walking Dead.
The as yet unnamed scripted series will follow the zombie apocalypse from another perspective, following a fresh set of characters in a brand-new plotline. Like the original show, the new drama will be based on Kirkman’s long-running comic series. Hit the jump for more details. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
Netflix’s awesomely playful campaign for Season 4 of Arrested Development continues with a banana-flavored Easter egg. Also after the jump:
- The CW moves Cult from Fridays to never
- Starz sets a premiere date for Magic City
- Being Human gets renewed by Syfy
- Jamie Foxx will direct horror for Syfy
- … and see what else the network has planned
- Adrien Brody is History’s Harry Houdini
- Ryan Murphy‘s new drama heads to HBO
- Jason Bateman says “Manage your expectations”
- See The Simpsons‘ homage to Breaking Bad
- … and Family Guy‘s nod to King of the Hill
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