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Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 1:35PM EDT
The Walking Dead's new boss previews time-jumping Season 9
“There’s a fun Western vibe that has emerged,” says new showrunner Angela Kang in an interview with EW. “We are going into a period where a lot of the things that we’ve seen in previous seasons have broken down, so they’ve got these horses and carriages that are being drawn around instead of cars. Things are lit with oil lamps. People are using different kinds of weaponry. There’s a real grittiness to it that I think will be fun and fresh for the viewers.” In a separate interview with The Wrap, Kang adds that "there will be some intriguing new people that our people run across." Kang also hinted at "interesting stuff" involving Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon. “There’s various reasons why, related to that character, that we haven’t really told a story, like a love story, for him,” she says. “He’s this abused character who doesn’t trust easily.”
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 9:42PM EDT
Why The Walking Dead should make Daryl gay and in a relationship with Aaron
How can Norman Reedus' character be the next leader of the apocalypse when he's a loner? Rachel Cavanaugh has an idea: Make Daryl gay. "Daryl’s popularity, after all, has long relied on his brooding charm," she says. "He’s not the type that takes control of a group. In order for this character arc to be plausible, Daryl needs a major story development to trigger the change. One thing that would do the trick is a theory that’s been circulating fandom for years: Daryl is gay. Giving him a coming-out story in the forthcoming season nine, centered around a relationship with Aaron (played by Ross Marquand), would make the transition convincing while also bringing compelling character drama back to the show."
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
Norman Reedus is in talks for a $20 million Walking Dead deal as Andrew Lincoln exits
Reedus is set to replace Lincoln as the face of The Walking Dead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reedus "is in the midst of negotiating a rich new deal that will pay him more than $20 million as he will become the new No. 1 on the call sheet." Reedus has already begun working on Season 9 amid the negotiations. Meanwhile, Lincoln will be phased out of the AMC series over six episodes, just like co-star Lauren Cohan. With Lincoln's exit, as Miles Surrey notes, "The Walking Dead has entered genuinely uncharted territory for the first time in its history. Leaning on Reedus to carry the load is sensible, but make no mistake: This will be a different show seven episodes from now. And while AMC has happily and unironically embraced the idea of continuing The Walking Dead for another 100 episodes, losing Rick could be the first time the show’s endgame is seriously considered. The Walking Dead has always been The Grimes Show, and now it’ll be forced to find a new way to tell a story. After seasons of drudgery, it’s hard not to look at that as a positive."
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 6:28PM EDT
Report: Andrew Lincoln is leaving The Walking Dead after Season 9
According to Collider, Lincoln will only appear in "half-a-dozen episodes of the upcoming season." Collider also reports: "To fill the void in the show’s leading man status, we’re also hearing that AMC has offered substantial compensation to long-running series star Norman Reedus to not only stay on board, but to take over the show’s leading role." AMC had a "no comment" when asked about Lincoln's future. ALSO: Norman Reedus is expecting a child with Diane Kruger.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
The Walking Dead pays tribute to a superfan who died after battling cancer
Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan paid tribute to Lisa Williams, who was a regular at Walking Dead fan conventions. "Real blessed that we get to meet a lot of great and special people.... Lisa always stood out as one of the best," tweeted Morgan. "She will be missed by all of us that were lucky enough to know her."