For a zombie show, you don’t see a lot of characters return in The Walking Dead. Which is why it feels like a miracle to see fan-favorite Walking Dead character Morgan Jones cross over to the AMC spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead. Especially in a series that has a pretty poor track record with black characters.
Walking Dead star Lennie James was announced to make the jump to the spin-off last year, but it’s still a pleasant surprise to see him show up in the first Fear the Walking Dead season 4 trailer.
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Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead promises to differ from its predecessor in some significant ways. It’s set in an entirely different location, following entirely new characters, at the dawn of the apocalyptic outbreak instead of the middle of it.
But it’s still a variation on The Walking Dead, and that means we can look forward to grit, gore, and some good old-fashioned people-eating. The first three minutes of Fear the Walking Dead wastes no time getting to the good stuff, as you can see after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
In the great debate over fast zombies vs. slow ones, the shuffling corpses of The Walking Dead fall definitively into the latter camp. Even so, it’s hard to blame a guy for wanting to get the hell away from them as fast as humanly possible. The newest Fear the Walking Dead teaser hits the ground running, sending star Frank Dillane on a sprint away from unseen forces. Watch the new Fear the Walking Dead teaser after the jump. Read More »
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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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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This is a pretty small update to the story about the casting of Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man, to be directed in 3D by Marc Webb. We’ve had one major leaked actor shortlist, which was later augmented with a couple more names. And despite rumors that Sony liked any given actor over the others, the casting process is ongoing.
A new report says that Sony has shot screen tests with most of the names on the list, and is still working with Webb to choose a lead so that the rest of the film can be cast around him. Read More »
X-Men: First Class is slowly casting up. James McAvoy is on board as the young Charles Xavier, and there’s the word that director Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson is going to play a role. Spider-Man shortlist actor Frank Dillane may also be up for a role.
Now there’s a report that Vaughn and Fox have a Magneto in mind: Michael Fassbender of Inglourious Basterds and Hunger. (And of quite a few upcoming films, too.) In addition, we’ve got some news on locations that are being sought in Michigan, which may give you some idea of what to expect from the film. Read More »
Since Sony announced a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, the big question has been: who will play Peter Parker and Spider-Man? Quite a few names have come up, but Sony has denied almost all, and evaded the issue as much as possible. Now a new shortlist has been uncovered, and it features a couple expected names, and a few surprising ones. Read More »