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Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead have been readying themselves for a whole new world at the prison ever since we watched the busload of Woodbury residents arrive at the end of Season 3. Some six months later, what a world it is — comparatively speaking, anyway. Solid steps back toward civilization. The Rick-tator (Andrew Lincoln) — brought to the brink by the brutality of his new reality and its effect on him and his family — is now Farmer Grimes with pens of ponies and piglets and thriving vegetable gardens. He’s also refusing to carry a gun, throwing one … Continue reading
The Walking Dead fans, if Sunday’s Season 4 premiere has you wondering anew about stuff like the best weapon to clear a zombie horde, how to outrun the hungry buggers if you’re caught weapon-free, or whether the undead can really muster enough gumption to team up and take down a wall, MythBusters is here to ease your mind. The MythBusters Zombie Special premieres on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery. In this highly entertaining hour, The Walking Dead’s own dearly departed (and re-departed) Merle Dixon, Michael Rooker, joins Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to determine whether an ax or … Continue reading
AMC has announced that The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere will air Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9pm ET/PT. Like previous outings, the 16-episode season will air in two parts, with the second 8-episode outing bowing in February 2014. The popular live after-show Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick, will air immediately following new episodes of The Walking Dead at 10pm ET/PT. Season 4 will feature Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the surviving members of his group — who took in the remaining members of Woodbury after the Governor committed the shocking roadside mass-murder of its strongest residents — discovering that the zombie herd is … Continue reading
Today, AMC confirmed what most fans of The Walking Dead were pretty certain of already: Glen Mazzara’s righthand man Scott Gimple will take over as showrunner and executive producer when the show’s 16- episode fourth season begins production May 6. The new season will premiere in October. “Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of season two. He’s contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed signature moments of The Walking Dead,” said the … Continue reading
This weekend, more than 2,500 fans crowded into Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater for a pair of Q&A sessions with The Walking Dead co-executive producer and special effects guru Greg Nicotero and stars Steven Yeun (Glenn), Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Norman Reedus (Daryl). As slobbering uberfans of the record-breaking AMC hit, my husband and I scored seats at the 10pm show amid mohawks and zombie wannabes, grandmas and middle-aged couples who might have seemed more at home at the comedy shows, concerts and author chats more common to the venue. Plenty of audience members had clearly made liberal use of the numerous … Continue reading
When Glenn Rhee first appeared on The Walking Dead, he was a ball-cap-wearing smartass who put the encyclopedic knowledge of a city that only a pizza-delivery guy can claim to good use in getting his fellow survivors out of tough spots. Not that it earned him much respect. As the AMC hit drama’s third season returns Feb. 10, Glenn has evolved from a flaky kid into a purposeful, mentally and physically adept warrior thanks to the love of a good woman and the realization that he’s capable of so much more than scrambling through sewers. “I think it’s been an … Continue reading
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, Chris Hardwick has your dream job. As host of Talking Dead, the freewheeling after-show for the hit zombie drama, the comic and Nerdist podcaster gets to have the same intense, post-episode conversations that we do — but with a much cooler crowd that includes TWD’s cast and creators and a throng of celebrities gleefully letting their fan flag fly. The rest of us can take part, too, via call-in questions and online commentary. And when Talking returns in its new hourlong incarnation after The Walking Dead’s Feb. 10 midseason premiere, Hardwick hopes … Continue reading