The Walking DeadLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
All about the new Walking Dead boss Angela Kang
Kang, whose first TV job was as an intern on Grey's Anatomy, is now the fourth showrunner on the AMC series, which she has been working on since Season 2. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman says Kang, who has written more than 20 episodes, "brings youthful vitality and energy. She has a great voice. We've definitely seen it shine through over various episodes over the seasons." Her predecessor Scott M. Gimple adds: "The newness of the narrative is driven by her vision. She's putting different things forward that we haven't seen before. But she's also been working on the show since season two. She knows it inside and out."
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
The Walking Dead had its second-worst season finale ratings: Should AMC be worried?
About 7.9 million watched Sunday's Season 8 finale, which was 3.3 million less than last year's Season 7 finale. "The Walking Dead suffered serious ratings erosion this season, losing about a third of its young-adult audience," says Josef Adalian. "This isn’t good news for AMC, but it’s also far from a crisis. What’s most important to keep in mind about TWD is that, even in its somewhat diminished state, the series remains one of the biggest hits on television."
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
The Walking Dead director Greg Nicotero describes filming the physical season finale
"This was much more physical," Nicotero says of the scene between Andrew Lincoln and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. "These guys, we started shooting this scene, and I think the first three hours of the day, the guys were really physical and kind of rolling around. And then I was shooting the up angle on Andy and getting his moments where he says, 'Save him,' and at that point, I needed to give the actors a break to catch their breath, and then we turned around and shot some other stuff." ALSO: Scott M. Gimple says of the Lauren Cohan situation: "We will be telling peeps what’s up with all that soon."
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
The Walking Dead Season 8 finale may be a turning point for the series that has long felt lost
Creator Robert Kirkman called last night's episode a "huge turning point" for Rick Grimes. But it felt like an important turning point for the series, says Laura Bradley. "With new showrunner Angela Kang stepping in for Season 9, the potential for change seems even more pronounced," she says. "After all, Fear the Walking Dead is already changing for the better with its own new show-runners in place. And while it seems too early to call this a surefire sign that The Walking Dead is deliberately changing its course, it’s certainly a step in the right direction."
- Scott M. Gimple on new showrunner Angela Kang: “She’s putting different things forward that we haven’t seen before"
- The Walking Dead will take a "quantum leap forward" next season: "The show will evolve in a huge way," says Gimple
- Season 8 finale was self-satisfied, obnoxious -- yet still gratifying
- The Walking Dead needs to shake itself up radically next season
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Presenting the best season of each of 70 beloved TV shows
From Breaking Bad Season 4 to The Walking Dead Season 5. ALSO: Here are the best TV episodes of 2018, so far.
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."
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
The Walking Dead's producer wants a frozen zombie spinoff "because frozen zombies are f*cking awesome"
"I think that our hopes are — my hopes — would be that we would get into an entirely different location, like a cold weather scenario," says executive producer Greg Nicotero tells FAN. Because frozen zombies are f*cking awesome. Until they thaw out and then you’re screwed. Because they would freeze and thaw out, and they would be fine.” ALSO: TV Land's Teachers spoofs The Walking Dead in its Season 3 trailer.
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 10:29PM EDT
The Walking Dead just delivered its stupidest episode yet
Sunday's episode was so bad that Rob Bricken says he had to watch it twice -- because the review copy was so dark. "So I watched it live, on TV, hoping that the brightness was fixed," he says. "It was, but unfortunately, this allowed me to see in crystal clarity how goddamned idiotic this episode was. There was so much stupid packed in it that it’s kind of impressive. It’s so insultingly dumb that my head literally aches as I write this. Which sucks, because—well, because it was garbage and I spent not one but two hours of my life on it—but also because there’s a little bit of gold hiding in that pile of sh*t." ALSO: The Walking Dead's latest victim speaks.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 12:37PM EDT
The Walking Dead's first fully nude zombie was disappointing
"Listen," says Liam Mathews, "if you're gonna show a fully-nude walker, commit to it, standards and practices be damned. I said it once and I'll say it again: show me some zombenis!"
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Netflix is No. 1 in showing TV characters smoking, led by Stranger Things
Season 1 of Stranger Things featured 182 incidents of tobacco use, while The Walking Dead came in at No. 2 with 94 scenes of characters using tobacco, according to a study from the antismoking group Truth Initiative. In total, Netflix had 319 "tobacco incidents," more than any cable or broadcast network. Netflix ranked third through sixth, with Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Fuller House and Making a Murderer each showing numerous scenes of tobacco use. The Truth Initiative also found 20 instances of tobacco use on Modern Family. Fuller House was the only show on the list that's rated TV-Y7, for kids as young as age 7.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 3:05PM EDT
ABC will screen The Walking Dead season finale and the Fear the Walking Dead crossover in 750 theaters
Both episodes will be shown in theaters nationwide on April 15, the same night they air on AMC.
Posted Saturday 3/10/18 at 6:13PM EST
Lauren Cohan defended by Walking Dead co-star: "Pay the woman"
Khary Payton spoke out for his Walking Dead co-star on Instagram, posting a picture of her earlier this week with the words: "Pay the woman." Meanwhile, Cohan suddenly dropped out of this weekend's Walker Stalker Con in London.
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 5:52PM EST
The Walking Dead franchise boss on spinoff plans: "We're going to be doing traditional stuff, non-traditional stuff, stuff people don't expect"
Scott M. Gimple, who is moving up from showrunner to the franchise's chief content officer, says of potential new series: "Yes, definitely scripted. The odds of unscripted are very remote. But I'm not going to say no. We're going to have cool new Walking Dead stuff."
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Chandler Riggs thanks The Walking Dead fans for their outpouring of support
“I didn’t know that this many people connected to him like on such an extreme level,” Riggs tells The Wrap. “It was really overwhelming and fascinating to see how many people … loved the character and how excited they were to see how the story was going to end. And see how the character was going to impact the rest of the series."
Posted Tuesday 2/27/18 at 5:23PM EST
The Walking Dead midseason premiere ratings plummet
Sunday's episode attracted 8.3 million viewers compared to 12 million last year. The key 18-49 demo viewership, meanwhile, was a record low for the AMC series. Still, the episode that saw Carl die was up from the winter finale.