We are less than two weeks away from the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, which is great news if you’re all caught up and eager to finally get resolution on that controversial season 6 finale. It’s maybe less good news if you’ve been meaning to check out the show, but haven’t quite gotten around yet, and are now realizing you have to somehow get through six seasons in about twelve days. Fortunately, AMC is here to help you out. The network has announced an 88-hour marathon to air in the days leading up to the season 7 premiere. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
At the beginning of the year, during AMC’s annual Television Critics Association panel, Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development and Charlie Collier, president of the network, indicated they had no intentions of ending The Walking Dead anytime soon. In their minds, since the comic book that inspired the show is still going strong, the show can keep on chugging without a worry (and it won’t catch up to the comics in the way that Game of Thrones has caught up and surpassed George R.R. Martin’s books).
However, despite the fact that The Walking Dead has been using the comics as source material, that doesn’t mean that when the ending of the series will match the ending in the comic books. Find out why The Walking Dead ending will be different in each format after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The legal drama playing out behind the scenes of AMC’s The Walking Dead is getting almost as ugly as the bloody battles on the show itself. Back in 2011, original showrunner Frank Darabont was pushed out in the middle of production on the second season. Not long afterward, he sued AMC over the show’s profits. Now we’ve learned exactly how much he is seeking in damages: a jaw-dropping $280 million. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
So much of the promotion for The Walking Dead season 7 has centered around Negan — who he is, how he’ll shake things up, what really happened when he swung his trusty bat in the season 6 finale. But he’s not the only reason to look forward to the next run of episodes. The latest Walking Dead season 7 trailer shifts the spotlight to new character Ezekiel (Khary Payton), leader of the Kingdom and best friend to an adorable yet intimidating tiger named Shiva. Morgan (Lennie James) gets quite a bit of screentime too. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
It may still feel like summer outside, but fall is just around the corner. And with those cool breezes and lower temperatures will come the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, which infamously finished its sixth season on a cliffhanger back in April.
The characters of The Walking Dead have every reason to hate Negan, and fans may resent the show for cutting away just before we learned who was on the other end of Lucille. But Negan himself is clearly loving the attention. The Walking Dead season 7 trailer is all about the new big bad played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and while it doesn’t offer much in the way of clues about his victim, it gives you plenty of time to get acquainted with the man himself. Watch it below. Read More »
NBC Wanted ‘The Walking Dead’ to Be a Zombie Crime Procedural (or Maybe Even Drop the Zombies Altogether)
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 »
Cool Stuff: Anthony Petrie’s ‘Charts 2’ Art Show Maps Out ‘Godzilla’, ‘Ferris Bueller’, ‘Rocky’ & More
Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
While this weekend brings Mass Hysteria 2 to Gallery 1988 with some outstanding new pieces from 100% Soft, next weekend brings another sophomore show from one of our favorite artists. Anthony Petrie is known for his details maps and charts artwork, and he rounded up a bunch of them for his first art show last year. Simply called Charts, the show features incredible pieces paying tribute to Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters and more. And now he’s back with more.
Charts 2 brings Anthony Petrie back to Gallery 1988 with a whole new batch of artwork inspired by films such as Up, Godzilla, Rocky, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Grand Budapest Hotel and even television shows such as The Walking Dead. We have all those pieces available for you to check out after the jump, a couple of which haven’t been seen anywhere else until today. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
The artwork of 100% Soft is unmistakable. The artist just has a way of creating the most adorable versions of characters from film and television, always giving proper respect to even the largest roster of characters. And his latest exhibition opening this weekend is no different.
Gallery 1988 is proud to present Mass Hysteria 2, the latest show featuring artwork by 100% Soft, aka Truck Torrence, and ahead of the opening of the show on Friday in Los Angeles, some of his pieces featuring the characters of Harry Potter, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Walking Dead and Mars Attacks! have been revealed online.
Check out the new pieces from the 100% Soft Gallery 1988 show after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Walking Dead‘s sixth season finale got a huge response from fans, but maybe not quite the one its writers and producers wanted. Lots of viewers were annoyed at the show’s decision to end on a major cliffhanger, grumbling that it felt like a cheat. Well, The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman has heard your complaints, and he promises they won’t do it again in season 7. Probably.
Read his The Walking Dead season 7 cliffhanger comments below, but be warned there are spoilers ahead for the most recent season. Read More »
‘The Walking Dead’ Producers on Ezekiel, Shiva, and More New Characters in Season 7 [Comic-Con 2016]
Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Fred Topel
The producers of The Walking Dead gave a press conference at San Diego Comic-Con. This included Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Dave Alpert and Gale Anne Hurd. In their panel, The Walking Dead showed a trailer revealing new characters Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Shiva, a tiger, both of whom fans of the comic book will recognize. Kirkman said even more familiar characters are coming, but we should focus on Ezekiel and Shiva.
“We’ll always be bringing characters from the comics,” Kirkman said. “We were reaching that point where Ezekiel is in the storyline so it was just a natural progression. As we move through the storyline, we’ll be bringing some characters in episodes, some characters later and stuff like that but there will definitely be other characters that you can see this season and some surprises coming I think. Right now it’s all about Ezekiel and Shiva as far as new characters.” Read More »