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 »
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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In today’s edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Universal Studios Hollywood announces a new Walking Dead attraction coming this summer. See concept art and a teaser trailer.
- Pixar’s Inside Out is coming to Walt Disney World resort’s EPCOT.
- And see some new photos from inside Shanghai Disneyland, which opens in just a few months.
Grab your FastPass and enter this e-ticket ride.
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This past weekend, The Walking Dead returned to AMC to finish out the sixth season of the hit zombie drama series that will apparently continue until the end of time. So what better time to deliver another round of The Walking Dead Honest Trailer, this time focusing on everything from the fourth season up until the midseason of the sixth season. I’m not sure why they wouldn’t just wait until the end of the sixth season, but whatever. Be prepared for a staggering amount of walking and pretty much the same story told for six seasons in a row. And obviously, beware of spoilers as well. Read More »
Unfortunately for zombie lovers out there, The Walking Dead won’t be back this year until February 14th. That should make for one bloody Valentine’s Day, especially since series creator Robert Kirkman has promised there will be a lot of death when the show comes back from the midseason break. And for those of you who just can’t get enough of the comic book adaptation, there doesn’t seem to be any end to the show in sight.
AMC executives appearing at the Television Critics Association panels this week said that they aren’t even thinking about the end of the series and are focused on keeping it alive as long as the comics “are firing on all cylinders.” Find out more below! Read More »
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Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Last night’s The Walking Dead midseason finale was, in typical The Walking Dead fashion, a big ol’ shrug to an otherwise fairly strong batch of episodes. Loyal viewers of the show should be familiar with this by now – no series on television manages to feature so many peaks and valleys in such close proximity.
It’s telling that the most interesting aspect of the episode wasn’t even a proper part of the episode, but rather a “prologue” for the second half of the season, which will air early next year. This brief clip, presumably from an upcoming episode, features the first onscreen mention of the Negan, the villain who will loom over the second half of season 6, make his grand debut in the finale, and then become a regular character in season 7. You can check out the Walking Dead Negan clip for yourself after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
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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