If you’re heavily anticipating the new season of The Walking Deadat least you can appease that slightly by watching Fear the Walking Deadthis summer. But if you’re even MORE of a diehard fan, you’ll be happy to know that the comic, The Walking Dead: Compendium Three is on its way.
The comics are obviously the source material for the show, and if you haven’t checked them out yet, you really should. I admittedly got caught up with them late, after having watched the show. I’ll likely grab a copy of Compendium Three and get to know what happens early. I think it’s at the point where I would choose to spoil the new season and enjoy the comics… and THEN enjoy the show separately.
I’d recommend it. The books are a lot of fun. Here’s the cover!
Compendium Three drops October 13, 2015, just before the show comes back (some time in late October). Purchase yours through any online retailer or store that sells comic books!
Get ready for Fear The Walking Dead too, which comes out on AMC this summer!
We’re still anxious to get a look at AMC’s new spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead, and now franchise creator Robert Kirkman is chiming in about what will make the prequel stand on its own.
Fear, which will be set in Los Angeles and chronicle the early days of the zombie apocalypse, focuses on school teachers Madison (Kim Dickens) and Travis (Cliff Curtis). The two are in a relationship, and much of the show will find them trying to keep their families safe as the undead start walking around.
According to Kirkman, they’re doubling down on Madison and Travis, with aims to make their relationship the central crux of the series (along with their relationships with their kids). Basically: It’s The Brady Bunch with zombies, kind of, which sounds kind of cool. But also kind of doesn’t. Also, we use “family show” in the sense that it’s about a family. Not in the sense that you should let your preschooler watch it.
“There’s a large cast in this show, just like there’s a large cast in The Walking Dead. But I think at its core this is a story of Travis and Madison, who are these two schoolteachers that both have kids from previous marriages and are very much in love. And then one of the things that really excites me about this show is the fact that this is a show about two people who are a team, and they do back each other up. They do love and respect each other. Read more...(531 words, estimated 2:07 mins reading time)
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Looks like fan-favourite character Daryl Dixon might be getting a new love interest on the next season of The Walking Dead.
According to the website Cleveland, a new casting call for TWD season 6 has revealed that the popular zombie drama is on the lookout for someone to play Allison, a woman in her “late 20s to early 40s”. She’s “a smart, artful and charming psychologist who quickly turns awkward and messy when it comes to her personal life”.
“She’d much rather stay safely inside her comfort zone, but the true test of her mettle comes when the comfort’s gone and the stakes are life and death. She’s not cynical and really cares about people,” states the description.
The character’s name – Allison may or may not be real as The Walking Dead makers are notorious for using fake names during casting calls/production to avoid spoilers.
However, the Cleveland report speculates that the character does fall in line with where Daryl’s story may be headed.
“During Season 5’s episode ‘Consumed’, Daryl discovers a book on how to treat survivors of childhood abuse. It’s a poignant moment the show has yet to follow up on, but that could change,” states the website.
The company of a “charming psychologist” might be exactly what Daryl needs at this stage, especially as he (hopefully) comes out of the isolated state he’s been in since Beth’s death. Read more...(275 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
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It’s time to gaze upon some zombie brains the way they were meant to be seen.
That’s because Image Comics has announced Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof Edition: The Walking Dead #1. In this oversized extravaganza, the premiere issue of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic is blown-up to an oversized 11x 17 format. Featuring Tony Moore’s art in a stripped down presentation free of grey tones, the strictly-inked comic presents a new Walking Dead experience for all fans.
Though the 32 page offering will take a bite out of your wallet at $19.99, we doubt the Zombie Apocalypse will ever look as good—or big— as this.
Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof Edition: The Walking Dead #1 hits comic shops on August 26.
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Some TV shows never even make it past the first season. Maybe a series lacked the ratings to match its artistic accomplishments, or maybe it floundered its way into the network crosshairs, but it’s time to look at one-season series outside the immediate context of ratings and renewals. One-Season Wonders, Weirdos, And Wannabes considers the merits of these short-lived shows. In this installment: Harper’s Island, which ran for 13 episodes on CBS in the spring and summer of 2009.
Most efforts to create scary television shows over the years have met with mixed results at best. The most successful—like Dark Shadows, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, or Supernatural—blended the horror element with other TV staples, like soapy relationship drama, humor, or procedural storytelling. The X-Files often created horror by crafting mini-movies between commercial breaks, choosing one or two acts for the scares, then delivering breathless payoff and action after a few messages from its sponsors. Today, Hannibal succeeds by pushing itself into near-operatic levels of disturbing imagery, a grand, outsized drama more gruesome than spooky. On cable, greater creative freedom and the flexibility to push the commercial interruptions has allowed for more leeway to successfully scare. But it’s a difficult balancing act: It’s awfully tough to sustain fear when the snarling, knife-wielding maniac is suddenly replaced by the smiling face of Mr. Clean. Read more...(1789 words, 6 images, estimated 7:09 mins reading time)
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“The Walking Dead” season 6 filming is underway, and the nation’s biggest walker stalkers have leaked some advance SPOILERS for upcoming episodes. Pictures suggest an early Wolves invasion and show off new cast members.
The news comes to Design Trend via the experts at The Spoiling Dead Fans. Thanks to dozens of covert agents on-site, interested fans can get a sneak peek at this fall’s season.
The most substantial spoiler is that “The Walking Dead” season 6 will feature a major attack on Alexandria by the Wolves. Several sources have already snapped photos of Alexandria in a state of obvious despair. Buildings have been torched, ammunition has been flying from guns and there was even talk among crew members about an explosion.
If the walker sneaking through Alexandria’s gate during the season 5 finale was any indication, trouble is clearly on the doorstep for Rick Grimes’ fledgling community.
We can’t completely confirm that the Wolves are responsible for the mayhem, but given the way the season 6 plot is shaping up, that certainly seems to be the case. Plus, there are also a few pictures that feature what appear to be four new cast members. The group consists of three males and one female kitted out in militarized fashion. In fact, looking closely reveals that one of the men is carrying an ax. Judging by the quick glimpses of the Wolves that viewers were privy to at the end of season 5, it’s likely they’re part of the same sect. Read more...(481 words, 10 images, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)
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The series focuses on a family headed by a pair of teachers, Madison (Kim Dickens) and Travis (Cliff Curtis). Both have been married before and have kids. Travis’ son Chris (Lorenzo James) blames his dad for the breakup with his mom Liza (Elizabeth Rodriguez). Meanwhile, Madison’s daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is an over-achieving high schooler, while her son Nick (Frank Dillane) flunked out of college.
Kirkman refers to the non-traditional family dynamic as “icing on the cake” before continuing the analogy with another element of the show. “The fact that we are dealing with the very beginnings of the zombie apocalypse and watching the world crumble around them, and people are very much unprepared for this world that they’re in and having to very quickly adapt—that’s a second piece of cake next to the piece of a cake,” he said.
The writer added that they decided to make Madison and Travis schoolteachers because that vocation translates into useful skills like general intelligence, management skills, and the ability to deal with overwhelming challenges. Those skills will come in handy given the fact that Fear picks up in the very early days of the slowly spreading zombie outbreak. Read more...(633 words, 1 image, estimated 2:32 mins reading time)
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Survivors of a civil war, an undead army and the wrath of the gods will clash this weekend in “The Unburied Dead of Thebes.” The conclusion of Polyphonic Bonsai Productions’ “Oedipus” trilogy is a silver-tongued spookfest, turbulent from start to finish.
Until now, the saga has focused on the rise and fall of the tragic King Oedipus. In the previous plays, he died twice while inadvertently spreading a ghoulish plague and setting precedent for mayhem and rebellion. And you thought your life was tough!
“Unburied” resumes where part two, “Oedipus Reborn,” left off. During an uprising, two of Oedipus’ sons have slaughtered each other, one defending the city, the other attacking. Though customary to provide proper burial to the fallen of both sides, King Regent Creon (Hunter West) denies this to the attackers and lets their corpses rot in the sun.
Only Oedipus’ daughter Antigone (Star Mona’e) weeps for them, and to no avail she begs the Queen Regent Eurydice (Kaia Irish) for their bodies to be interred. By will of supernatural forces, the unburied become the walking dead. Antigone perseveres in her mission and in so doing becomes an instrument of fate that brings judgment on Thebes. Read more...(592 words, estimated 2:22 mins reading time)
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Transformers is going the way of a shared universe, and last month it announced that Akiva Goldsman would head up a writers room full of talent to oversee a new shared universe. And the people they’ve picked have very recognizable names.
Deadline reports that Goldsman will be joined by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Lost), and the writing team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man). Deadline also says that this is only the first round of hiring and more names will be added.
This isn’t just about studios placing a premium on shared universes for major franchises, it also echoes the studio trend of getting as many writerly hands on scripts before producing, like Warner Bros. having several Aquaman scripts in development. Only time will tell if this actually leads to an improvement in quality or if it just lets Paramount churn out Transformer movies at a much faster pace than they’re doing now.
Could Season 6 of The Walking Dead cross over with Fear The Walking Dead? With the Walking Dead spinoff coming soon, fans are hoping to get a crossover, but most predictions say that we won’t be seeing characters crossing over to the other shows.
The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead take place at different times and places. The Walking Dead is in the southeast. Fear The Walking Dead takes place in L.A. and focuses on Travis and Madison, two characters trying to start a family before the zombie apocalypse.
However, since Fear The Walking Dead takes place in the past, there are some predictions that say we could see some Walking Dead characters’ pasts on Fear The Walking Dead or some Fear The Walking Dead characters’ futures on TWD.
Check out a trailer for ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ here:
Sources have even given spoilers saying, “One of the characters who will be leading The Walking Dead spinoff will be appearing for a sex-episode arc in Season 6 of The Walking Dead.”
However, Fear The Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson has said they have no plans for a crossover. “Never say never, but there are no plans right now,” Erickson said. “The geography is an obstacle, and frankly somewhere down the road it will become an even greater obstacle.”
After the mid-season finale of Season 4, where the prison is effectively destroyed, was incredibly boring, and the shocks and exciting scenes were few and far between. And the less said about the episode with Daryl and Beth in that hut, the better.
But Season 5 was MUCH better. The cannibals, Bob’s death, Abraham delivering a swift K.O. to Eugene, and, of course, Alexandria.
There were shocks, thrilling near-death experiences, actual-death experiences, and plenty of zombie killing fun to keep everyone entertained. Daryl stuck in a car facing certain death sure beats Daryl sat drinking moonshine in a hut, listening to Beth whinge about whatever was bothering her that week.
There was plenty to enjoy in the season finale “Conquer”, and, though it didn’t really end on a cliffhanger the way previous seasons have, it certainly left a lot of things in the balance and it’ll be interesting to see the leadership dynamics change now that Alexandria has been compromised, and Deanna has had to endure the loss of two family members in a week, which has already begun to change her from the Winston Churchill-type leader to the Mussolini-type.
They’ve been a bit hit and miss in the past, so we have to make it abundantly clear what we, the viewers, want. So, with The Walking Dead back on the up and up, it’s time to make our demands to AMC about what we want to see next season:
Rubén Blades is stepping into the post-apocalyptic world of “The Walking Dead.”
The Panamanian singer has joined the cast of AMC’s upcoming “Fear the Walking Dead,” a spin-off of the hit zombie show, as a series regular, Deadline reported.
He joins previously announced cast members Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey. Blades will play Daniel, the father of Ofelia, played by “Chuck” actress Mercedes Mason
“Fear the Walking Dead” is a companion series for AMC’s highly popular “The Walking Dead.” It is set in Los Angeles (though shot in Vancouver and LA) and focuses on a different set of characters and storylines.
It already has been picked up for two seasons by AMC, according to Deadline.
Blades’ most recent release as an actor was in 2013’s “The Counselor,” alongside Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt.
According to IMDB, Blades recently completed filming “Hands of Stone,” the story of legendary boxer Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Durán and his trainer Ray Arcel. Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez play the leading roles.
Filming is underway, and CDL’s spies have a few possible juicy tidbits for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 spoilers. The cast is back in Georgia, and AMC is doing a great job of keeping as many details for season 6 of ‘The Walking Dead’ safe, but we’ve got a few clues to what is being filmed, especially regarding the Wolves, the fire, and Father Gabriel’s fate.
Father Gabriel, played by Seth Gilliam, has been spotted several times. The actor had a run-in with Georgia police on May 3. Seth was arrested for a DUI and possession of marijuana. The kerfuffle was a bit of PR circus, but it has since died down and Father Gabriel is back on set…but for how long?
The majority of fans are ready to see Father Gabriel killed off TWD. The character had a rough time in season 5. His plot revealed he locked himself in a church while his flock was being eaten alive outside the safety of the church. Father Gabriel then turned on Rick and his group by informing Safety Zone leader, Deanna, that Rick and company were evil maniacs who would bring nothing but death and destruction to Alexandria. Pair that backstabbing with Gabriel’s odd venture outside the walls to kill a walker before going squirrel-poop crazy on Sasha during the season 5 finale and, well, you don’t have a very loveable character. Read more...(665 words, 1 image, estimated 2:40 mins reading time)
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The west side of Atlanta has a lot of old abandoned buildings, and is primarily an industrial area that has been easing into an art scene. A newly emerging area of gentrification, the neighborhood known as the King Plow/Railroad Historic District is home to galleries, studio spaces, and lofts.
Fun fact: if you are looking for heroin, or just to get shot, a little north of west Atlanta (Northwest Atlanta) is the place for you. It is where the documentary Snow on tha Bluff was made, and is an area largely featured on Bait Car.
Another fun fact: Terminal West, also known as The Terminal at King Plow, is a performance venue in the area. It is where I saw Kate Nash for the first time. I haven’t seen her a second time, but I will never stop hoping for that opportunity. She started following me on Twitter, and I swear to Jebus, I cried. I love you so hard, Kate Nash!
Okay, back to The Walking Dead.
This is where the King County Sheriff’s Office was filmed. There was actually another production filming next door, and I have a phobia of being tackled by security personnel, so I just took a couple photos of the front of the building – the below photo and the title photo.
About two and a half miles from the sheriff’s office is the building where they filmed the hospital scenes from the first episode. Photographing this location was the second time I got major heebie-jeebies covering past filming spots for The Walking Dead. Read more...(698 words, 8 images, estimated 2:48 mins reading time)
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Blade and Henrie also join previously announced cast members Kim Dickens as Madison, Frank Dillane as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia.
Series executive producer Robert Kirkman told EW that the new zombie show, which is a companion series to “The Walking Dead,” will focus on widow Madison and divorced Travis, two Los Angeles schoolteachers in a relationship. Like Travis, Madison also has children from her previous marriage: her high-achieving high-school daughter Alicia and college flunk-out son Nick.
Unlike most couple on TV today, Kirkman said that Travis and Madison are “very much in love” with one another.
“One of the things that really excite me about this show is the fact that this is a show about two people who are a team, and they do back each other up,” the 36-year-old comic book writer said. “They do love and respect each other. They’re a happy couple, which is something that you don’t see a lot of on cable television these days.”
AMC’s The Walking Dead returns to television for it’s sixth season in late October. Just before that though, fans of the comics – or tv series fans who want to get a jump on things to come – can get their hands on The Walking Dead Compendium Three.
Writer and creator Robert Kirkman and Eisner Award-winning artist Charlie Adlard’s Image Comics The Walking Dead series has been in print for over 11 years now. Compendium Three will feature issues 97 through 144, whose original prints date back to May 9, 2012. In other words, this is the comic-reader equivalent to binge watching a Netflix series. The compendium starts with the Something To Fear (issues 97-103) arc and includes the All Out War story line, where Rick Grimes and his band of survivors are pitted against Negan and the Saviors. Of course, that also means Negan’s infamous issue #100 introduction is also printed on these pages.
You can join Rick Grimes’ effort to rebuild civilization when The Walking Dead Compendium Three hits the shelves October 13, 2015. The Walking Dead Compendium Three (ISBN: 978-1-63215-456-9) is available to pre-order now at your local comic shop, Barnes Noble, and Amazon.com.
Showrunner Dave Erickson talked to TVLine and The Hollywood Reporterabout the new series, and since it’s the first season a lot of the questions were just about the basic format and vision for the future. The first season, which is premiering sometime this summer, will just have six episodes, like the first season of the main show. TVLine asked if the six episodes will feel like a miniseries. “It’s written as a six-hour movie and that’s the feel we want to have,” Dave said. “That said, we’re building to a place of emotional fracture for our characters and getting to a place where we will definitely be setting up the emotional conflicts that we want to either heal or continue to fracture over the course of Season 2. We’ll be ready from an emotional standpoint to launch into the next season, [but] it’ll also be a satisfying ending.”
More details of the upcoming Walking Dead spinoff have emerged, filling in the lines sketched out by the tense trailer AMC released in early March. Showrunner Dave Erikson and creator Robert Kirkman opened up about the character relationships and story arcs that will build the new series, Fear the Walking Dead.
Erikson, who produced Sons of Anarchy and Low Winter Sun, told The Hollywood Reporterthat the new series, set in Los Angeles during the period of Rick’s coma, is “more of a parallel story than a prequel…It’s kind of its own strange, hybrid thing.” And while the new series takes place at the beginning of that flu-like outbreak, the origin of the illness will remain unexplained. “For [Kirkman], it’s never been about what caused it; it’s always been about the impact it has on people.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman offered a few more details on the relationship of the central characters, Travis and Madison, “two schoolteachers that both have kids from previous marriages and are very much in love.”
Kirkman emphasizes that the two work together as a team and back each other up in the face of a crumbling civilization. Regarding the choice of profession, Kirkman pays tribute to an oft-neglected class of action hero: “I think schoolteachers are on the front lines of a lot of things these days with kids and parents and families and all kinds of different elements of society,” he says. “They are fairly tough individuals, so we’re going to be dealing with a couple of fairly tough individuals on this show.” Read more...(505 words, 1 image, estimated 2:01 mins reading time)
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