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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Briefly: Despite the fact that no show seems to garner more “why am I still watching this?” comments every week than The Walking Dead, the fact is people are still watching it. Loads of them. 16.1 million people tuned in to the recent season four premiere, which is a record number for any basic cable show, and the showing in the key 18-49 demographic was particularly good.
And so the thing has been renewed for a fifth season, which was all but inevitable at this point. Read More »
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, December 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
If there’s one shade I associate with AMC’s The Walking Dead, it’s red — as in the color of all that stomach-turning blood and gore. But perhaps that’s only because I haven’t read Robert Kirkman‘s comic, which is illustrated in stark black and white. And starting in February, older episodes of the series will be presented the same way. Get ready to revisit the early days of the zombie apocalypse, only this time without color. More info after the jump.
TV Bits: ‘Terra Nova’, ‘Arrested Development’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Fringe’, ‘Community’, Terry Brooks
Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
The Bluth family’s historic bad luck with relationships is apparently following them into the new season — bad for them, probably, but great for comedy and therefore great for us. After the jump:
- Lucille 2 and Egg will return to Arrested Development
- Terra Nova invites fans to choose their own ending
- Terry Brooks‘ Shannara series is heading to television
- Check out a video tour of the Walking Dead prison
- See American Horror Story teaser nos. 15, 16, and 17
- Fringe‘s series finale will air in February 2013; see a PSA
- See photos from Community‘s Hunger Games homage
Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
The third annual Hero Complex Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is as star studded as ever. Taking place from May 18-21 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, this year’s line up goes from zombies, to cult classics, animation and superheroes. It all begins with Zack Snyder and Robert Kirkman presenting Dawn of the Dead followed by Edgar Wright and Shaun of the Dead. Saturday starts with a digitally remastered version of RoboCop with Peter Weller, A Clockwork Orange with a Malcolm McDowell Q&A and finally the hugely underrated Super with star Rainn Wilson. Then on Sunday, Andrew Stanton will present the Oscar-winning WALL-E, Nathan Fillion will present Serenity and finally there will be ‘An Evening With Stan Lee,’ which will feature a screening that is yet to be announced.
After the jump, find out how you can get tickets and more. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Does a double feature of Dawn of the Dead with Zack Snyder and Shaun of the Dead with Edgar Wright sound like a good night at out the movies? You bet it does, and we can exclusively announce that’s just the first night of the upcoming, third annual Hero Complex Film Festival presented by the Los Angeles Times. The festival will take place May 18-21 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE and the full announcement of the line up and ticket sales takes place at 10 a.m. April 25. Read more after the jump. Read More »
TV Bits: AMC Developing ‘Thief of Thieves’ From ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman, Plus: ‘Married… With Children’, ‘Mockingbird Lane’, Charlie Sheen
Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
In today’s TV Bits, Uma Thurman puts on her dancing shoes and Charlie Sheen comes back from the dead. After the jump:
- AMC picks up another Robert Kirkman comic, Thief of Thieves
- Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management gets a new teaser
- Uma Thurman does her best Marilyn impression for Smash
- Fox revisits the first episode of its first show, Married… With Children
- NBC unveils some concept art for its Munsters reboot