UPDATE: Creator Robert Kirkman has confirmed this show now has a title. it’s called Fear The Walking Dead. Below is a story with the first photo from March 7. There’s more below.
There’s a big gap on The Walking Dead. We never see what happens between Rick’s injury and when he wakes up from his coma. How, specifically, did the world get infested by zombies? That story will be told on a previously announced “companion” series to the show, which just received a two-season commitment from AMC. Set in Los Angeles, this new series will start with six episodes later this summer followed by a second season in 2016.
Below, see the first photo from the Walking Dead spinoff and read more about the show.
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There are lots of comic book writers who know story. Men and women who weave exciting, layered, multi-dimensional tales across various books. However, very, very few of them are currently doing that in another medium. One who does is Robert Kirkman. The writer and creator of The Walking Dead comic is also an executive producer on the super popular TV show of the same name. It’s a show that, after several successful seasons, is adding a companion series which will expand the franchise.
With that expertise in comic book writing, TV producing and now franchise expansion, Kirkman is a very interesting person to discuss the current movie trend of comic book shared universes. In particular, he thinks the way Marvel slowly rolled out their films was surprising and well-done. On the other hand, he feels Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to be fighting “an uphill battle” with the intense pressure on it to launch a universe that hasn’t even been blessed by audiences yet.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
The all-female cast won’t be the only thing distinguishing the Ghostbusters reboot from the original Ghostbusters movies. It’ll also be taking inspiration from an unusual source.
During an appearance on AMC’s The Talking Dead, director Paul Feig revealed that The Walking Dead would be an influence on the new film. Well, he did promise his Ghostbusters would be “scarier than the original.” Read Feig’s Ghostbusters Walking Dead comments after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Sam Taylor-Johnson might not do more Fifty Shades
- Tony Hale gets sucked into Alvin and the Chipmunks 4
- Cassie Scerbo will be terrorized by Sharknado again
- Zoolander 2 is jetting off to Rome this spring
- The Walking Dead spinoff pilot finishes shooting
- AMC is skeptical about the Crouching Dragon sequel
- See some new footage in a Furious 7 music video
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Fans are eagerly awaiting the return of The Walking Dead on February 8 and AMC is happy to give them a little taste of the upcoming season. The channel has revealed a new Walking Dead “trailer,” which is really just a 30 second TV spot, teasing some of the violence and action fans have come to expect from the hit show. There are some cool images here and, as you’d expect, not a lot of hope for Rick, Daryl, Glenn, Carol and the rest of the group. Check out the new Walking Dead season 5 footage below. Read More »
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Kim Dickens, whose standout work was one of the best parts of Gone Girl, has been cast in one of the lead roles in the Walking Dead spinoff series. The show, code-named Cobalt, also features Cliff Curtis as another one of the lead roles in a story that will follow other characters at the beginning of the zombie outbreak seen in The Walking Dead, but here most likely set in and around the Los Angeles area. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff has just found its male lead. Cliff Curtis, last seen in the Fox drama Gang Related, will play divorced dad Sean Cabrera. He joins Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey, who were cast earlier this week. Hit the jump for more details on the Walking Dead spinoff Cliff Curtis casting. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
The Walking Dead spinoff is shuffling ahead with two new cast members and a new title. Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have just boarded the AMC pilot, which is now going by the name Cobalt.
Co-created by The Walking Dead graphic novel writer Robert Kirkman and Sons of Anarchy writer Dave Erickson, the new series explores “what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world.” Adam Davidson is directing the pilot. More details on the new Walking Dead spinoff casting, including character details, after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff is shuffling closer to life. The network has just tapped Academy Award-winning director Adam Davidson to helm the pilot episode of the new series, with plans to shoot later this year. Hit the jump for more on the Walking Dead spinoff director.
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