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 »
The upcoming midseason premiere of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead gives its characters a change of scenery. Following the previous six episodes from season two, the story now takes place in Mexico. The move from California to Mexico “was the right move for the story, and hopefully, that’ll continue,” writer and producer Dave Erickson told a packed Hall H.
Below, you can watch the Fear the Walking Dead trailer and read what else Erickson and the cast had to say at Comic-Con.
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Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
No, we still don’t know who was at the other end of Negan’s bat in that The Walking Dead season 6 cliffhanger. But AMC did reveal the first The Walking Dead season 7 trailer, which among other things features the very first glimpse of Khary Payton in character as Ezekiel. And yes, Shiva is sitting beside him. Watch the Walking Dead season 7 trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
By the time The Walking Dead season 7 kicks off this fall, it will have been six months since the season 6 finale. But within the world of the show, no time will have passed at all. The zombie drama promises to pick up right where it left off, finally revealing what really happened after Negan swung that bat. And yes, you will find out right away — executive producer Greg Nicotero confirms they’ll resolve that controversial cliffhanger in the first episode of season 7.
But he’s not ready to spill all the details quite yet. What he is willing to reveal is a Walking Dead season 7 first look, featuring that guy you already love to hate. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Walking Dead universe is a pretty grim place. When characters aren’t outrunnning hungry hordes of the undead, they’re trying to outmaneuver living people who might be even more vicious and violent. If they manage to survive all that, they might find they’ve lost their own souls in the process — a lifetime of threats and heartbreaking decisions will do that to a person. No sane person would choose to live in a world that brutal.
But visit for a few minutes at a time? That, people might go for. Indeed, plenty of people already have — the Walking Dead maze has proven immensely popular during Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. So the theme park is getting ready to ignore those “Don’t Open, Dead Inside” warnings and fling the doors open year-round. Now you can check out a full video walkthrough of the permanent attraction, days before it officially opens to the public on Monday, July 4. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- How AMC is hiding Negan’s victim as they film The Walking Dead season 7.
- The first photos from The Leftovers season 3 are here.
- The trailer for the Looking TV movie has arrived.
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Robert Kirkman was at a junket in Los Angeles for his new Cinemax series Outcast today. We will bring you news later today about the new exorcism show from Kirkman and showrunner Chris Black, but we also got a chance to ask Kirkman one (and only one) The Walking Dead question. (SPOILERS for season 6 ahead.)
The sixth season of AMC’s zombie show spent a lot of time building up the appearance of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Fans of Kirkman’s comic books know the character and expected him to be responsible for a major death. However, the season finale put a twist on expectations by leaving the victim of Negan’s attack unseen. Read More »
Yesterday, NBC followed through with their latest tradition of an annual Red Nose Day special, a star-studded fundraiser that helps support projects in some of the neediest communities in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world. All of your favorite stars turned out for this event last night including Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Jeff Goldblum, Margot Robbie and literally dozens more.
Not all of the fun from last night’s show is worth highlighting, but there were two segments that we just couldn’t pass up. One features the return of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to TV sketch comedy while the other has Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln from The Walking Dead imagining their own Red Nose Day special akin to the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Watch both the Key & Peele and Walking Dead Red Nose Day video after the jump. Read More »
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In March, Universal Studios announced that The Walking Dead Attraction would be coming to Universal Studios Hollywood this summer. The new walk-through haunted house attraction will “create a no-holds-barred experience that significantly intensifies any other iteration previously developed within the theme park.”
And now today Universal has released a video showing how The Walking Dead executive producer and director Greg Nicotero and his special effects company, KNB EFX are contributing to the new attraction, constructing prosthetics and animatronics that even utilize original molds from the actual show. Previously Universal told us that the new experience could include “authentic walker make-up effects, sophisticated animatronic walkers, substantially more detailed set design and costuming, and highly recognizable props replicated from the series, delivering an uncompromised realistic environment that brings guests even further into the most watched show in cable television history.” Hit the jump to watch the video and see how Nicotero is contributing to this new Universal Studios Hollywood experience.
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In today’s edition of TV Bits:
- Entertainment Weekly celebrates the women of Game of Thrones.
- Go behind the scenes of Fear the Walking Dead.
- A new The Walking Dead teaser reveals Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s Negan.
- American Gods casts three new cast members.
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