The American showrunner has made enemies of fans following a twist in 'The Walking Dead'.
The season 8 midseason finale of 'The Walking Dead' earlier this month saw a huge twist in the story, deviating wildly from the comic books on which the show is based once more in a move that nobody saw coming.
Scott Gimple serves as showrunner on 'The Walking Dead'
It was an episode that saw a number of big moments, but one in particular - and, if you've not yet seen the episode, turn back now - saw Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) reveal a zombie bite to his abdomen, signalling that he would be leaving the series in the near future.
The season 8 midseason finale saw a huge twist that nobody saw coming.
'The Walking Dead' went through one of its biggest changes to-date during the midseason finale of season 8, with one leading character clearly written out of the future of the show because of a zombie bite to their abdomen. It was a move that nobody saw coming and a clear deviation from the path of the comic book series, in which the character still exists to this day.
Andrew Lincoln takes on the lead role of Rick Grimes in 'The Walking Dead'
The character we're talking about is Carl Grimes, played in the series since the very start by young actor Chandler Riggs who, in June of this year celebrated his 18th birthday. Carl has never been a fan-favourite character who appeals to the masses in the show, but viewers were beginning to think he may one day take over as leader of the survivors in the series, placing their bets on Andrew Lincoln's character and Carl's father Rick dying, rather than his son.
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The series will be waving goodbye to one of its original characters.
'The Walking Dead' will be going through one of the biggest shifts in the shows history, it's been revealed, as a major character was revealed to have been bitten by a zombie, which will surely bring their time on the show to a screeching halt in the very near future.
Rick and Carl in the fourth season of 'The Walking Dead'
Distracting The Saviors so that his fellow survivors in Alexandria could escape an attack, Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) let his guard down for a split second, leading to him being the victim of a zombie bite after months of battling them and becoming a fully-fledged hero in the undead apocalypse.
Eugene's still in the show, but for how long is anybody's guess...
When Josh McDermitt first made an appearance in 'The Walking Dead' as the rambling and socially awkward Eugene Porter, many fans felt sorry for the character. Now though, having left Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) group of survivors and now working under Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) alongside The Saviors, it's hardy to find sympathy for the man who has consistently sold his friends down the river.
Josh McDermitt has opened up about how he wants Eugene to die
In the future, it's clear that Eugene will eventually succumb to the zombie apocalypse taking over the land. Whether he's killed off by a zombie or a fellow survivor of the traumatic event remains to be seen, but it doesn't seem likely that there's end-game for the character.
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The reveal will be made on 'Talking Dead' following this week's episode of 'The Walking Dead'.
Earlier this year, 'The Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman announced that a character from either the original television series or its sister show, 'Fear The Walking Dead' would be crossing over to the other series in an undisclosed capacity. Though the rumours had in the past come thick and fast surrounding a crossover, the idea was always shut down by show bosses, so it came as somewhat of a surprise when Kirkman revealed that a crossover would indeed be going ahead.
Exactly which character and from which show will be making the jump remains to be seen, but the reveal is something that's now right around the corner. In fact, AMC announced that the unveiling would be taking place on this week's edition of 'Talking Dead' on their Twitter account, in a message you can see below:
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' Crossover Character To Be Revealed On Sunday
The show's in the midst of an 'All Out War' between Team Rick and Team Negan.
Fans of 'The Walking Dead' have been treated to three action-packed episodes of the series since the show's eighth season debuted in October, and it looks as if that's something that will continue into the foreseeable future, as showrunners have had to nearly double the running time of this season's upcoming midseason finale.
Norman Reedus stars as Daryl Dixon in the long-running AMC series
Usually, episodes will last around 42 minutes, but instead of that usual hour (including adverts), the midseason finale will be 88 minutes in the United States, including adverts. We imagine the reasoning behind the added time will be revealed in due course, but in the past midseason finales have included many twists, turns, deaths and a lot of destruction. With 'All Out War' taking place between Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) band of survivors and Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) loyal group of Saviors, that's something we imagine will crop up once more.
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' Season 8's Midseason Finale Gets Extended Runtime
The series' eighth season got off to an explosive start.
When it comes to 'The Walking Dead', the fan base can certainly agree on one thing - Gregory (Xander Berkeley) is a weasel. Having left Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) for dead in the season 8 premiere of the AMC zombie apocalyptic series, stealing his car in the process and driving away from the chaotic scene, many wondered just where he'd end up. Now, fans can see that he's made his return to the Hilltop with his tail between his legs, begging for sanctuary from Maggie and the rest of the survivors that are housed there. You can check out the clip below:
From the preview, it's clear that Gregory expects Father Gabriel to be dead, as he instantly lies about his whereabouts, claiming he doesn't know what happened to the survivor. Whilst that could be the case, we last saw Gabriel locked up in a trailer with none other than the villainous Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who pretty much told him he could expect a rough ride from here on out.
The character got into a heated confrontation with Tara this week.
In 'The Walking Dead' this week, fans were shocked to see Jesus take the chance to allow a member of the Saviors to live, after he and Tara caught him in a back room with a gun, but he surrendered and had his hands in the air instead of fighting back. Though Tara still wanted to leave him dead, Jesus said that he wouldn't allow a defenceless man to be shot in cold blood, only for him to then disarm Jesus and put a gun to his head, leaving Tara in quite the predicament.
Tom Payne plays fan-favourite character Jesus in 'The Walking Dead'
Fortunately, Jesus' skills when it comes to fighting meant that he was able to lure the Savior into a false sense of security, disarming him back but once again, not allowing Tara to kill him. Taking him as a prisoner of war, he and Tara exchanged some heated words, but in the end it was Jesus' way that was followed.
Continue reading: Tom Payne On Jesus Giving Mercy In 'The Walking Dead'
Greg Nicotero claims he's not seen a theory that's correct just yet.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that 'The Walking Dead' and sister series 'Fear The Walking Dead' would finally be crossing over at some point in the near future. Taking place in the same universe, but at separate points in time, it may be a little tricky for showrunners to work out exactly how they'll do the crossover.
Greg Nicotero serves as executive producer on 'The Walking Dead'
Creator Robert Kirkman confirmed the news at New York Comic Con, though he wouldn't reveal just which character would be making the move from one show to the other. A popular theory suggested that it would be Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) who made the jump to 'Fear', as the show takes place before his death and will be moving in location to Houston.
Series creator Robert Kirkman revealed the news at this year's New York Comic Con.
Without a doubt one of Telltale Games' most prominent and inspired projects, the video game version of 'The Walking Dead' was first brought to players in 2012. Introducing a barrage of new faces that haven't been a part of the comic book series or the television show, exciting and fresh stories have been told through the Telltale releases, that have dropped in a sequence of 'seasons'.
Danai Gurira as Michonne in 'The Walking Dead' season 6
It's been confirmed that the game will be coming to an end next year with its final season, so talk has been rife about exactly how we'll catch up with the characters in the future.
Despite reports to the contrary ever since 'Fear' started, the shows will soon be coming together.
'The Walking Dead' is for many one of the best shows on television. When it was announced a sister show would be coming in the form of 'Fear The Walking Dead', expectation was high and, for the majority of those watching, the new series impressed just as much as the original.
Colman Domingo as Victor Strand in 'Fear The Walking Dead' season 3
Ever since the prequel series was revealed, fans mused over the possibility of a crossover, but all of the head honchos behind-the-scenes have repeatedly shot the idea down and said it would prove too difficult to ever pull off.
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' And 'Fear The Walking Dead' Crossover Confirmed
The Marvel series will make its debut on Netflix before the end of the year.
When 'The Walking Dead' first made its way to the small screen, Jon Bernthal was one of the integral pieces of making the show a success, playing Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) best friend Shane Walsh. Unfortunately, his character wasn't long for the zombie-infested world, but Bernthal has since continued to make a name for himself in a number of big projects.
Gale Anne Hurd has always been a fan of The Punisher
His latest is in Marvel's newest collaboration with Netflix on a solo series based on Marvel Comics character Frank Castle, aka The Punisher. First introduced in the second season of 'Daredevil', Castle is somebody who has a 'take no prisoners' approach to life, first seeking vengeance following the murder of his loved ones, and now fighting to make the streets of New York a safer place for everybody.
The series makes its return this October.
With just under a month until we get the premiere for 'The Walking Dead' season 8, talk is turning towards exactly what we should expect from the upcoming episodes, especially so after the season's trailer debuted back at San Diego Comic Con a little earlier this year.
Danai Gurira stars as Michonne, seen here in 'The Walking Dead' season 6
Whilst 'All Out War' - a fan-favourite comic book arc - is set to be the main focus of the season, there was one particular scene in the trailer that caught everybody's attention.
The series makes its return for an eighth season this October.
When it comes to 'The Walking Dead', we think it's fair to say that anything is really possible. Through seven seasons now, the zombie apocalypse has rained down on the band of survivors the show follows, with twists and turns around every corner.
Rick Grimes is on a mission to bring Negan's rule to an end in 'The Walking Dead' S8
Though it's based on Robert Kirkman's comic series of the same name, and the author works very closely with the show in its US home of AMC, there are some changes that have been made and surprised everybody watching.
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' Showrunner Shoots Down 'Old Man Rick' Theory
The series returns this October for its eighth outing.
When 'The Walking Dead' makes its return for its eighth season next month, fans will be expecting a huge shift of tone when it comes to comparing the new episodes to those that made up season 7.
Norman Reedus makes his return in 'The Walking Dead' as Daryl Dixon
The last season saw a lot of criticism for being incredibly dark and violent, but when it came to the finale, lines were drawn and the foundations were laid out for the infamous comic book story arc known as 'All Out War'.
The series will return for the second half of its third season this month.
Though it may not be as popular as the show that spawned it, 'Fear The Walking Dead' has found a loyal audience at AMC and will return for the second half of its third season in the US tomorrow (September 10).
Dave Erickson returns as executive producer
Season 3 kicked off with a tragedy, with Cliff Curtis' character Travis being killed off, forcing the rest of the survivors the show follows to find a new place to call home. There, they met Jeremiah Otto (Dayton Callie), but he turned out to be more of a hinderance to the group than anything else, leading to Nick (Frank Dillane) taking his life so that he was no longer an obstacle in their way.
Continue reading: 'Fear The Walking Dead' New Season 3 Villain Teased
Events of season seven, episode one have been hard-hitting.
It's been almost a week since the death of Glenn in the first episode of 'The Walking Dead' season seven and people have been expressing their (often genuine) grief in various ways. One person even took out an obituary in Arkansas newspaper The Batesville Daily Guard. Now that's true fandom.
Steven Yeun's character Glenn has finally been killed off
A columnist named Andrea Bruner described how she was 'too depressed' to write her usual column following Glenn's bloody death in last Sunday's (October 23rd 2016) episode of 'The Walking Dead'. Instead, she enlisted the help of her friend Frank Vaughn to write an obituary for the character, dubbing him: 'Glenn Rhee, husband, father-to-be, warrior and friend'.
The spin-off series promises to offer fans something different to 'The Walking Dead'.
'Fear The Walking Dead', the spin-off to AMC’s hit zombie series 'The Walking Dead', has been given a premiere date of August 23rd at 9 p.m, with a special 90 minute episode. The announcement was made during AMC’s panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, where a special series trailer was also shown to the audience.
Kim Dickens stars in AMC’s ‘Fear The Walking Dead’.
The series is being billed as a prequel/spin off to 'The Walking Dead' and stars Gone Girl’s Kim Dickens as well as Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey. In the trailer shown at SDCC, Dickens is seen as guidance counsellor Madison and shows the time before the zombie apocalypse hits.
Coleman was filmed telling fellow passengers “Yes, I am Chad L. Coleman.”
Coleman starred as Tyreese on the AMC series.
“I wanna know where my humanitarians are!” Coleman is seen yelling while walking up and down the carriage. The actor then tells passengers, “Yes, I am Chad L. Coleman. I am on ‘The Wire,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ I’m not trying to play no f---ing games with you! Yes, I’m an actor! You want me on TMZ, record it.’
Dickens will play a guidance counsellor in the as yet untitled spin off series.
Fresh off interrogating Ben Affleck on the big screen, Kim Dickens will soon be battling zombies, in the as yet untitled 'Walking Dead' companion series. The 49 year old actress, who starred in Gone Girl earlier this year, is also known for playing Joanie Stubbs in the HBO series 'Deadwood' and for her recurring role in 'Sons of Anarchy's' final season.
Gone Girl's Kim Dickens has been cast in 'The Walking Dead' spin-off
According to Deadline Dickens will play the female lead opposite ‘Missing’ actor Cliff Curtis with the pilot set to begin shooting sometime early next year.
The Walking Dead just got renewed for a sixth season, but plans for its spin-off are in full swing, too.
The upcoming spin-off for The Walking Dead keeps getting more alive by the day. After AMC announced a pilot order back in September, character descriptions for the cast have now surfaced. Are they as intriguing as the ones we know and love on The Walking Dead? Let’s take a look.
Prepare yourselves: a Walking Dead spin-off is happening
According to TVLine, the series will apparently follow two families and an additional survivor: Sean Cabrera and his son Cody, Nancy Tompkins and her two children Nick and Ashley, and a lone wolf by the name of Andrea (don't worry: it's a different Andrea). Sean is described as a Latino male in his 40’s “trying to do right by everyone in his life,” while his teenage son, Cody, is full of rebellion. The Tompkins, on the other hand, seem like they’ll add a bit of dysfunction. Nancy looks like “the girl next door” with an edge, and her children are opposites from each other in the sense that the son Nick doesn’t want to flee, but the daughter Ashley wants to “get out of dodge.” As far as Andrea goes, she has “retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.”
Continue reading: Meet The Characters For The Walking Dead's Upcoming Spin-Off
Lincoln, Reedus and Cohen are all in agreement: season 5 is big. Also, some season 4 spoilers follow
After four seasons of some pretty intense zombie action, The Walking Dead enters its fifth this October. And according to some of the stars of the show, The Walking Dead Season 5 opens with some NSFTV stuff.
For those of you who don't remember what happened at the end of The Walking Dead season 4
"This episode is so disturbing," said actress Lauren Cohan whose character Maggie Greene spent the majority of season 4 fighting to find her husband, Glen. "Some of the the stuff they shot yesterday, I don't know if it'll make it to TV,” she added.
'The Walking Dead' producers say that the show could go on until season 12, but can its ratings keep improving like they have been?
There’s nothing better than your favorite show being in its fourth season and hearing from its creators that they already have plans for season number twelve. It’s exactly what fans of 'The Walking Dead' got when showrunner Scott Gimple and producer David Alpert revealed the info. Gimple started it all when he said the show could go on for ten seasons a few months back, but Alpert recently backed him up stating that, whether 'The Walking Dead' makes it to season 12 or not, they already know where they’re going to take the hit zombie series.
The Walking Dead could last till season 12?
"I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what season 10 is gonna be," Aplert said at an appearance at the Produced By conference this week. "We know where Season 11 and 12...we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we're lucky enough to get there." The ones involved with the show aren’t the only ones who feel this way. Robert Kirkman, the creator of 'The Walking Dead' comic, has said that he knows where he’ll be taking the comic for issue number 200, and he even knows how it’s going to end. Started in October 2003, the book is currently at issue 128.
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' Planned Till Season 12, But Can It Last That Long?
Take a look at Rick looking all angry below. And there are major spoilers for various Walking Dead properties all over the place.
The Walking Dead season 4 ended in high-octane fashion: Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Carl found Terminus but were soon wise to eerie feeling that surrounded it. A gun fight followed, and the subsequent dance that ensued saw the gang reunited, albeit locked up in a metal box.
In the photo, it looks as though Rick might be opening said metal box with a view to following through with his end-of-season words: “They’re screwing with the wrong people.” It was a solid end to a weird season, but one can’t help but thinking the whole ‘Rick’s back’ storyline has been done before, when he recovered from the loss of his wife.
Continue reading: AMC Give Us A 'Walking Dead' Season 5 Peek [Photo]
As season 4 ends on a cliffhanger, season 5 promises more action
For those of you that watched the season 4 finale of The Walking Dead on Sunday night (Sunday, March 30) will know that Rick will do almost anything to survive, and that includes biting a man’s neck off. And survival is a motif continued by the first poster for season 5, which features Rick crouching solemnly, holding a gun; the word “survive” emblazoned above him. You can view it right here on AMC's Walking Dead Facebook page.
"Where did you get the watch!?" bellows Rick as he tries to get to the bottom of what's happening at Terminus
It brings us back full circle to the pilot episode and the first season in general, when ideas on the zombie apocalypse were first forming and the walkers seemed like a genuine threat, even attacking alone or in pairs. Nowadays, a single walker doesn’t represent much of a problem for our survivors, but Rick’s goals were simple: find his family, keep them alive. Survival was key.
Continue reading: 'Walking Dead Season 5' Poster Revealed: Survive. Just Survive
Spoilers ahead. Anyone who reads this without watching S04E09: 'After', will have it ruined for them. That much should be obvious...
AMC’s ratings behemoth The Walking Dead returned to American TV screens on Sunday night (Feb 9th) and last night on FOX for British viewers. We re-join zombie dystopia after the devastating battle that left the prison decimated, our beloved survivors scattered, and a few key characters dead or missing.
Let's just kill Carl off and be done with it
The mid-season premiere focused on Rick Grimes and his son Carl as they scavenge for supplies in a dilapidated town, which, surprisingly – considering it’s walking distance from the prison - is full of nourishing goodies like a 112-ounce can of chocolate pudding. This is as good a time as any for me to list the reasons why The Walking Dead isn’t very good any more:
Continue reading: Does Anyone Else Think 'The Walking Dead' Is A Bit Rubbish Now?
How would you have reacted?
The Walking Dead is back this Sunday, so we’ll be able to see Rick Grimes stab zombies in the head with a shiv once more while his son walks about, looking moody, constantly trying to prove himself.
Chandler Riggs' Carl is not really fussed by zombies any more - not even looking
To celebrate this (market this), AMC have put some zombies under a subway grate to scare the bejeezus out of unsuspecting New Yorkers. Manhattan's Union Square was infested with zombie extras, reaching out to grab the ankles of commuters, tourists, homeless people and joggers.
AMC will keep making The Walking Dead as long as you keep watching it.
AMC don’t want to let The Walking Dead go, and why would they? The zombie thriller gets bums on sofas, while the critics continue to buy into the lavish scenario of an un-dead apocalypse.
Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) go hunting for zombies
We’re three episodes into season four, but a 5th season is on the way as AMC confirm Robert Kirkman’s franchise will continue to thrive on the small screen.
The zombie thriller carries on its record breaking viewership
The Walking Dead has always been a ratings winner for AMC. Seasons 1-3 have been a great success for the network, which has boasted Breaking Bad and Mad Men over the past fix years, but season 4’s premiere has topped it all with 16.1 million fans tuning in to see how Rick Grimes can protect his even larger group.
Rick Grimes had plenty to think about in the opening episode of season 4
If Nielsen are to be believed – and they are – The Walking Dead received the highest rating across all U.S programing on Sunday night. This includes NBC's NFL "Sunday Night Football" game, which usually draws the largest viewership in the 18-49 demographic.
Andrew Lincoln was a surprise casting as Rick Grimes, though he's more than proved his worth.
The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln was living a pretty stress free life in Britain. After graduating from the super-competitive Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he landed a part in the BBC series This is Life before going on to split his time between television, theater and movies.
Andrew Lincoln Beat 100 Rivals To 'The Walking Dead' Lead
After the success of Channel 4's Teachers, Lincoln had a solid reputation - in British acting circles at least - and a handful of movies followed, including the smash hit romantic comedy Love Actually. Though the 40-year-old was in work, he'd hardly set the screen alight.