walking dead ride

You can say a lot of things about the still hugely popular The Walking Dead – it’s thrilling, disgusting, boring, repetitive, suddenly-good-after-all-these-years, and/or just-as-bad-as-ever – but you won’t find many people calling it “fun.” The series is punishing at best, putting its characters through the wringer and asking audiences to continually sympathize people who have become worse than the monsters they’re fighting.

So it may be a little weird that AMC‘s flagship series is becoming a theme park ride. Just a little.

Sally Corp, who build animatronics and attractions for museums and theme parks, has revealed The Walking Dead: Battle For Survival at this year’s International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) convention in Orlando, Florida. The “mixed media” dark ride is already fully designed. It just needs a buyer and a home.

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walking dead negan casting

The Walking Dead remains one of the most frustrating shows on television. Fluctuating between genuinely thrilling genre filmmaking and insipid, wheel-spinning nonsense, no show on modern television demands that its fans grin and bear it quite like AMC’s ever-popular zombie drama. But when it’s good — and it has often been very good these past two seasons — it’s one of the most visceral gun-punches available on any medium right now. It just took more than a few years of tedium to get there.

And now, the TV series is about to embark on one of its constantly terrific comic book counterpart’s most famous and controversial storylines. The reliably great Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined the Walking Dead cast as Negan, a human villain who makes David Morrissey’s Governor look downright cuddly. This character has defined the past few years of the comic book storyline for writer Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard. If handled well, Negan is going to be a big deal on the show.

For more on the Walking Dead Negan casting, hit the jump.

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The Walking Dead

Just in time for Halloween, AMC has committed to spending another year in its hellish post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland. The Walking Dead and Talking Dead have both been renewed, taking the shows through 2017. More on the Walking Dead Season 7 renewal after the jump.  Read More »

Walking Dead special

We’ve heard over and over that the characters from The Walking Dead won’t cross over with those in spin-off/prequel show Fear the Walking Dead. But there is something happening with the timelines of the two shows, and now we have word of a new intersection between the series.

A special web series will take place during the Fear timeline — that is, in the earliest days of the walker outbreak. But it will be a little more walker-centric, as the series takes place on an airplane as walkers attack passengers. Read More »

The Walking Dead Season 6

This weekend, Fear the Walking Dead took audiences back to the very first days of the zombie outbreak. But it also afforded fans the opportunity to get a new look at Rick and his gang post-apocalypse, thanks to a new Season 6 promo and the very first Season 6 clip. Watch the new Walking Dead Season 6 clip and spot after the jump.  Read More »

Fear the Walking Dead promo

We’re still a few weeks away from the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead, the companion series to AMC’s hit horror drama The Walking Dead. but the spin-off series was recently given a 15-episode order for a second season, as recounted in our TCA coverage.

And along with news of that second season order, a new teaser promo for the series premiere has arrived. There’s no footage from the actual show used, but it’s a pretty cool teaser showing a time lapse of the zombie outbreak from a distance as it wreaks havoc on Los Angeles. Parts of the city begin losing power and going up in flames. The City of Angels clearly isn’t safe anymore.

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Walking Dead season six

While we were at Comic-Con in San Diego earlier this month, we learned quite a bit about the forthcoming sixth season of The Walking Dead premiering in October (check out our full panel recap right here). And the lengthy trailer for the new season also teased plenty of confrontation, zombie action, and even a few new characters in Alexandria.

Now some new photos from the sixth season of The Walking Dead have surfaced, giving us another look at a new character played by Ethan Embry (who can be seen in the aforementioned trailer), as well as previously unseen characters played by Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton). See the new Walking Dead season six photos, and find out more about the new characters after the jump! Read More »

Walking Dead comic con 2015

This fall marks the return of The Walking Dead, and that means AMC returned to Hall H to tease the forthcoming sixth season of the comic book adaptation.

After the jump, we share what we learned about the forthcoming season, including tidbits about the dynamic between Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Morgan (Lenny James); a couple new cast members; who wants Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Rick to get together; and just how many walkers we’ll see in the season premiere.

First of all, if for some reason you happen to be behind on The Walking Dead, you’ll be able to catch up on five seasons on five Sundays starting on July 26th at 2:30pm Eastern and continuing for five consecutive Sundays after that. Otherwise, if you’re not caught up, you might not want to keep reading The Walking Dead Comic Con 2015 panel recap after the jump. Read More »

Walking Dead Season 6 trailer

There are “more Walkers than in any episode ever” in the Walking Dead season six opener, says exec producer Greg Nicotero of the “super-sized” season premiere. The 90-minute episode airs on October 11. And if you can’t wait for October to come, you can check out the Walking Dead season six trailer right here, right now. Read More »