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Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 6:20PM EDT
Robert Kirkman essentially confirms Andrew Lincoln's The Walking Dead departure
Kirkman said "it's looking that way" when asked by Kevin Smith in an IMDb interview if Season 9 would be Lincoln's last on the AMC series. Kirkman added: "At the end of the day, it's all about Andrew Lincoln. This is a human being. This is someone I have known for almost a decade, somebody that I love. He's been sweating in Georgia, away from his family, for so long."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Here are burning TV questions as Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego
Will Star Trek: Discovery address its behind-the-scenes turmoil? Will Jodie Whittaker say anything about Doctor Who trolls? And what will be the biggest topic at The Walking Dead panel: Andrew Lincoln’s departure or Chris Hardwick’s absence? ALSO: The Walking Dead and Mayans M.C. look like marketing winners so far at Comic-Con.
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
The Walking Dead is getting a virtual reality game
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is the first VR game set in the AMC series' universe, allowing players to compete as a saint or a sinner in trying to survive against the undead.
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
The Walking Dead casts Tony nominee and deaf actress Lauren Ridloff
Ridloff, who was nominated for a Tony this year for Children of a Lesser God, will appear in a multi-episode arc on the AMC series as a deaf character who uses sign language to communicate. Her character, Connie, is "a seasoned survivor deft at using her senses to read people, situations, and trouble."
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
AMC taps Yvette Nicole Brown to step in for Chris Hardwick as Talking Dead's interim host
The Community alum will temporarily host Talking Dead and a Walking Dead special as AMC continues its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Hardwick that were leveled by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra. Brown, a frequent Talking Dead guest, has already agreed to moderate next week's The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead panels at Comic-Con. “Yvette Nicole Brown will step in as an interim guest host of The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special on August 5 and Talking Dead when it returns following the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead on August 12, as we work to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick,” AMC said in a statement on Friday. After Hardwick was pulled from Talking Dead, many Walking Dead fans urged AMC to replace him with Brown.
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 Thursday 7/05/18 at 12:34PM EDT
Yvette Nicole Brown is "not jockeying" for Chris Hardwick's Talking Dead job
The Community alum, a popular choice to replace Hardwick on the AMC aftershow, tweeted an explanation for why she's moderating The Walking Dead panels at Comic-Con. "I will say this once. I am filling in for a friend, which I have done before," she tweeted. "I am not jockeying for a job. I have enough of my own. It is my prayer that God's Will is done in the midst of this process & that everyone is okay. My character is known & sound. Nothing has changed."
Posted Tuesday 7/03/18 at 3:01PM EDT
Jeffrey Dean Morgan to Walking Dead fans: "It's rude and creepy" to visit my home
"Dear people that think it’s a solid plan to come to our house, take pictures, drive up to house, knock on door... it’s not a good plan," Morgan tweeted this morning. "It’s rude and creepy. Respect our privacy please. And... you’re being recorded." ALSO: Yvette Nicole Brown replaces Chris Hardwick on The Walking Dead's Comic-Con panel.
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 Thursday 6/21/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Amazon's Good Omens adds The Walking Dead alum David Morrissey
He'll play Captain Vincent on the six-part BBC/Amazon comedy based on Neil Gaiman's novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 6:51AM EDT
The Walking Dead's new showrunner confirms Season 9 time jump
"We're playing with time in the season so we get to jump forward in the story," says new showrunner Angela Kang, speaking at the "Kick-Ass Women of AMC" panel on Wednesday. She confirmed the AMC drama will follow Robert Kirkman's comic book series, which had a two-year time jump. Kang added: "We're working on a season that has a really fresh look and feel. We come in on some pretty fun stuff. I'm really focusing a lot on the core character relationships in the show that have kind of been long-lasting, as well as all of our wonderful series regulars."
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 8:27PM EDT
It's official: Jon Bernthal is returning to The Walking Dead
There was a reason why Bernthal was spotted last week near the AMC drama's Georgia set. Since his character is already dead, according to TV Line, "conventional wisdom suggests that Shane will either turn up in another hallucination or in a series of pre-death flashbacks."
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
What was Jon Bernthal doing near The Walking Dead set?
Bernthal was recently spotted hanging out with his former co-stars near the AMC drama's Senoia, Georgia set.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 12:59AM EDT
Chris Hardwick: I've become a customer service rep for The Walking Dead fans
Hardwick tells Conan O'Brien his Talking Dead job is part therapist and part customer service rep for fans of the AMC series.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 5:25PM EDT
A Walking Dead 15th-anniversary comic book box set may reveal how Rick will leave the series
The collection of 144 issues dropping in October may include a massive spoiler on Andrew Lincoln's character.