The first season of The Walking Dead ended last night (let’s keep the comments spoiler-free for now, if possible) but the big news about the series came last week when there was a report that series creator Frank Darabont had fired the writing staff and planned to use freelancers to craft the second season. Now producer Gale Anne Hurd insists that reports of the demise of the writing staff are very much exaggerated. Comic series creator, producer and co-writer Robert Kirkman also chimes in. Read More »
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If you were already excited for the brand new AMC show The Walking Dead, then this 17 minutes behind the scenes featurette might make your head explode. The show, executive produced by Frank Darabont, is based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman about how a group of humans survive after a zombie apocalypse. The idea of an hour long, serious zombie show on cable is exciting on its own. Add Darabont to the mix and things get a bit cooler. But after you watch this video which discusses everything from the effects, production design, casting, screenwriting, location shooting and so much more? You’ll be salivating in anticipation of the 10 p.m. premiere on Halloween night. Hit the jump to check out the video about the show one person calls “the Twilight Zone of our generation.” Read More »
It’s no secret: we’re seriously anticipating AMC’s new show The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman‘s comic series of the same name. Frank Darabont directed the pilot and is exec producer of the series, and the first trailer for the series looks fantastic.
Now there’s a sizzle reel for the show which has interview clips, behind the scenes footage and some new clips from the show. Read More »
Today we finally got our first glimpse at Frank Darabont’s small screen adaptation of The Walking Dead at San Diego’s Comic-Con, and it’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect when you think Darabont-meets-zombies. Creator of the graphic novel Robert Kirkman hit the stage with Darabont, some key cast members — including leads Andrew Lincoln and Emma Bell — and producer Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator, Aliens) to chat about the six-episode series, and present the footage.
After the break, some thoughts on the footage, highlights on the panel, and news on how Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary will be involved with the series.
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Last week we had a preview of some of “the walkers” (aka zombies) in make-up and a first zombie production photo for Frank Darabont‘s small screen adaptation of The Walking Dead. Today AMC Television sent over a new production photo showing Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. Check out the whole photo, after the jump.
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When I last mentioned AMC, Robert Kirkman and Frank Darabont‘s The Walking Dead, it looked like Johnny Lee Miller was the favourite for the lead role. Now, whatever goes on behind the scenes went on and it seems that, in lieu of Mr. Miller, the production has plumped instead for Andrew Lincoln. Two groups of people this is very good news for: fans of Andrew Lincoln and viewers of The Walking Dead.
Lincoln’s breakthorugh here in the UK was in a show called This Life that I thought was a touch overrated if very well cast. He then went on to headline Teachers, a snappier, lighter confection and tall-tale spookfest Afterlife, both of which benefited hugely from his performance.
Here’s Robert Kirkman, quoted from THR:
Andrew Lincoln, wow – what an amazing find this guy is. Writing Rick Grimes month after month in the comic series, I had no idea he was an actual living breathing human being and yet here he is. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how this show is coming together.
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