walking dead lawsuit

Eight years after its premiere, The Walking Dead is still one of AMC’s biggest hits as its surviving human characters continue their battle against undead walkers and keep a wary eye on other humans they encounter. But one of the people who helped turn the show into a huge success is still fighting his own battle against the network itself.

Frank Darabont, who developed the series for television and served as its first showrunner, filed a Walking Dead lawsuit back in 2013 that has finally made its way before a judge – and it sounds like a jury is going to decide whether the network screwed Darabont out of over $250 million. Get the latest update below.
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Endings are natural. In its zeal to depict a post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe, The Walking Dead has killed off a lot of characters, so on the surface, it would seem to understand that idea very well. With its revolving door of cast members and showrunners, the show has superficially embraced change, all the while maintaining a certain underlying status quo.

When news broke this summer that the show’s star, Andrew Lincoln, would be leaving The Walking Dead in its ninth season, we didn’t know what the fate of his character, Rick Grimes, would be. It was probably too much to hope that he would ride off into the sunset. Yet while it might seem like common sense that Rick would simply be fed into the meat-grinder, there was always a chance that the show would find a way to write him off without killing him.

If so, he wouldn’t be the first character to disappear and be kept on hand for a later possible comeback. Other Season 1 names like Morgan, Merle, and Morales (remember that guy?) had exited the show, only to reappear seasons later as guest stars or even full-fledged recurring characters. Following last night’s episode, “What Comes After,” we now know how that squares with Rick’s fate. Let’s dive into heavy spoilers about Rick Grimes and how his 120-episode arc reflects what is arguably a fundamental flaw in The Walking Dead: namely, its early mission statement to be the “zombie movie that never ends.”

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This Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead bid goodbye to its grizzled lead of nine seasons — or did it? Andrew Lincoln made a highly publicized exit from the AMC zombie show Sunday night, but it seems like that won’t be the last we’ll see of former Sheriff Rick Grimes.

AMC is expanding the Walking Dead franchise into multiple The Walking Dead movies, set to be headlined by Lincoln. Which answers the question to Sunday night’s episode, titled “What Comes After”, pretty clearly.

Spoilers for Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead below.

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As The Walking Dead zombie crawls to season 9, the question that’s been on many fans’ minds is how the series will keep things fresh and exciting after so many years. Turns out, the answer is completely turning everything we know about this apocalyptic world on its head. With the ascension of writer Angela Kang as the new showrunner and the impending departure of Andrew Lincoln as leader Rick Grimes, change is most definitely in the air.

Here are 10 things we learned while visiting the blistering Atlanta set.

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In this edition of TV bits:

  • Chris Evans will star in an Apple TV show.
  • Modern Family will probably get an eleventh season.
  • Watch a creepy new trailer for Amazon’s Lore.
  • Go behind-the-scenes of Netflix’s The Good Cop.
  • The Deuce has been renewed for a third and final season.
  • A new teaser for The Walking Dead season 9.
  • CBS is developing a supernatural cop drama.
  • Adam Sandler‘s upcoming Netflix comedy special has a teaser trailer.

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the walking dead movies

The Walking Dead will never die. Not if AMC has anything to say about it, at least. The network has a 10-year plan to pump out several Walking Dead movies that would then be spun-off into new TV shows. In short, not even a headshot can put down this zombie franchise. More on the potential Walking Dead movies and spin-offs below.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Castle Rock season 2 may bring back characters from season 1
  • Check out a preview of American Horror Story: Apocalypse
  • Billy On the Street is returning with new web episodes
  • Law and Order: Hate Crimes is the latest Law and Order spin-off
  • Go behind the scenes of The Deuce season 2
  • One of the producers of The Simpsons noticed a major continuity error from a 23-year-old episode
  • A new Walking Dead season 9 trailer
  • HBO renews Ballers and Insecure
  • The CW is developing a Nancy Drew series
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina now has an awesome poster
  • Gomorrah TV series getting prequel film
  • GWAR destroyed the Rick and Morty pop-up bar that never was

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AMC’s The Walking Dead has been on the air for nearly a decade, but it’s ready to become a whole new show in season 9. Following in the footsteps of the comic that inspired it, the newest storyline is something of a soft reboot, a new foundation on which to give the entire series a new coat of paint. A jump forward in time will take the characters to a new place. A new showrunner will guide the whole thing. And it’ll all have to happen without Rick Grimes, as Andrew Lincoln has confirmed that he’s leaving the series.

It was a bittersweet Comic-Con panel for The Walking Dead fans: the show is setting itself up to continue for a long, long time, but it’s leaving behind its leading man. Here’s what you need to know.

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fear the walking dead comic-con

One thing was made instantly and constantly clear from the Fear the Walking Dead Comic-Con 2018 panel: this is a show in the middle of a serious reinvention.

AMC’s spin-off has never been as popular as The Walking Dead, but the most recent changes suggest that the network wants to transform it from second fiddle into “must-see TV.” Here’s what you need to know.

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walking dead season 9 trailer

The Walking Dead, AMC Network’s current pride and joy, continues to shamble forward like the rotting corpse of an undead walker. A new The Walking Dead season 9 trailer just debuted at San Diego Comic-Con International, and you can watch it below right now. Read More »