Who's got your back, Rick Grimes? Apparently, no one. AMC revealed the first photo from The Walking Dead season 4 today. Shooting began May 6th on the new season down in Atlanta, Georgia. New episodes begin in October. The pic doesn't present anything new. Well, it's like not we haven't seen Rick in this scenario before. Head inside for a look!
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According to the site, he'll take on the role of
Roy Stark Bob Stookey, a former Army medic haunted by his past.
Gilliard previously starred on The Wire and Army Wives. For genre fans, he was most recently seen in Would You Rather.
The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia announced its partnership with KNB EFX Group, Inc. and its founder Greg Nicotero. In addition to being Executive Producer and Director on AMC’s hit TV show The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero is the Special Effects Make-Up designer. He is also the force behind Special Effects Make-up for TV shows and movies such as Oz: The Great and Powerful, Sin City 2, Breaking Bad, Kill Bill, and Predators just to name a few.
In a case of "this is kind of obvious," reports are coming in that Chad L. Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green have been elevated to series regulars as Tyreese and Sasha in the fourth season of The Walking Dead.
The two entered season three rather late in the game, but now that they're on Rick's side, yes, we're going to be seeing a lot more of them. Oh, and one other character, too.
Warning: Spoilers for the Season 3 finale of The Walking Dead...
The Walking Dead closed out its third season this past Sunday and fans are already wondering how it's going to play out in the fourth season, which begins this fall.
"Rick has had a success. The people at the prison have survived this conflict with the Governor, he brought people from Woodbury into the prison, and he’s kind of had this big win. He’s had this moment where he’s brought people together and he’s doing good things. But he’s had this tremendous loss in that Carl has lost this piece of his humanity. This has been Rick’s main mission throughout the show, to protect his family. We’ve seen two very big failures on that front this season."
The Walking Dead’s third season has come to an end, not with a bang but a whimper. Well, that’s what BloodCast host and ShockTillYouDrop.com manager Ryan Turek and special guests Devin Faraci (BadAssDigest.com) and Brad Miska (Bloody-Disgusting.com) think.
Listen in as they talk about AMC’s hit series (we swear, this is the last you’ll hear of The BloodCast rambling about The Walking Dead for a bit), it's flaws and what could be fixed.
They also squeeze in some time to talk about Mad Men and go off on other random tangents. Head inside to give it a listen or swing by Geek Nation, the home of the BloodCast, to download the podcast directly!
Last night, AMC's season three finale of The Walking Dead premiered at 9 pm, delivering its largest audience ever with 12.4 million viewers and 8.1 million adults 18-49, making the series the number one program for the night and the week for total viewers and in the demo.
The series' season average is also number one for the broadcast season for adults 18-49 for all of television outdelivering everything including "The Big Bang Theory," "The Voice," "Game of Thrones," "Modern Family," and almost doubling "The Bible." With Live plus 3, "The Walking Dead" typically adds at least an additional 3 million viewers.
Warning: Spoilers for the Season 3 finale of The Walking Dead...
One of the more surprising elements of last night's finale for The Walking Dead was that David Morrissey's The Governor ended up surviving the ordeal. Hopping in a truck with his buddies, he drove away to fight another day, and The Hollywood Reporter says that Morrissey will indeed be back in the fourth season of the show as a series regular.
"He could die in the next episode," said The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. "This is The Walking Dead; you never know."
Over the course of her 30-year career, producer Gale Anne Hurd has been involved with many fan favorite genre properties from Terminator to Marvel's Hulk and The Punisher, but few could have seen that only her second foray into television as executive producer of an AMC TV show - based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's zombie comic The Walking Dead - would overshadow some of her previous achievements as a producer.
This coming Sunday, March 31st, season three of the show will come to a close. This season brought in popular comic characters like Michonne and The Governor while creating a season-long conflict between the inhabitants of the prison and those of Woodbury.
ShockTillYouDrop.com used this opportunity to get on the phone with Hurd for a quick interview, mostly to talk about things that have happened over the past two seasons since we last spoke.
The 2013 Paleyfest kicked off last night with a panel of the cast and crew of AMC's The Walking Dead. In addition to some details about the remainder of the third season, they talked a little bit about the upcoming fourth season.
“I think there may be a wee bit less of the run and gun. And [we'll] get a little more into some of our characters,” Executive Producer Greg Nicotero told EW.
While the current season of The Walking Dead continues to break ratings records, they're already gearing up for the upcoming fourth season. AMC announced today that the cast and crew of The Walking Dead are set to return to Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, May 6th to begin production on season four, which will premiere in October with 16 episodes.
They also confirmed Scott M. Gimple as the new series showrunner and executive producer for the fourth season.
When season two of The Walking Dead arrived, McFarlane Toys and Anchor Bay released a cool collectible package featuring a zombie head with a screwdriver embedded in the corpse's eye socket.
For season three, they're planning something "interactive." Well, kind of.
The pics you'll find inside feature the season three limited edition package which takes the form of The Governor's "zombie head" trophy case complete with floating heads...and you provide the water. No date has been set for the season's DVD/Blu-ray release. Hell, season three resumes this Sunday, but expect to see the package arrive sometime next summer, I presume.
Any advantage could mean the difference between life and death in the terrifying world of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, where every path, action, and choice has a consequence.
You can get a taste of the Activision and Terminal Reality title with a trailer released today. Check it out after the jump. Players who pre-order the game from GameStop or Amazon will get a jump on the end of the world with an exclusive DLC pack:
GameStop Herd Mode Challenge – How many frenzied flesh-eaters can you survive against before joining their ranks? Take on endless waves of walkers, each more dangerous than the last, in the all-new Herd Mode. Each wave of undead held off brings with it a new outbreak of hungry biters and new opportunities to rack up an even higher score.
Amazon Walker Execution Pack – Give yourself an edge (or five) with this ‘unique’ weapon kit. The Amazon Walker Execution Pack adds multiple melee options to your arsenal, including a survival knife, sawtoothed machete, kukri, reinforced hatchet, and advanced machete. With ammo scarce and the undead attracted to loud noises, a sharp, silent blade might just be your most trusted companion.
Toy Fair 2013 doesn't officially start until Sunday, February 10th, but we have a sneak peek image gallery of what's to come.
Mezco Toyz decided to get a jumpstart on the competition by giving press a preview of their new line of toys featuring the Mars Attacks! martians, the classic Universal monsters and their "creepy cuddlers" which draws upon a few familiar faces in horror for inspiration.
Also, McFarlane Toys revealed a pretty sweet Michonne statue from The Walking Dead comics. Head inside for access to our photo gallery.
The Walking Dead returns from hiatus this Sunday (February 10) with the start of the remaining eight episodes of season 3. Entertainment Weekly has posted a few new images teasing what we can expect from the premiere. Check them out after the jump.
Time Warner has released its The Walking Dead-theme Super Bowl TV spots. You can watch them inside. One includes a cameo from Daryl Dixon himself, Norman Reedus. The concept is cute, featuring a mother trying to clean-up around the house while zombies gets in the way.
The zombie virus continues to spread as Ruckus Sports and Skybound, in conjunction with Live Nation, announce Philadelphia as the next city to fall in the gruesomely realistic The Walking Dead Escape obstacle course series.
The event allows fans of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning comic book series and graphic novels to live out the events in the pages of the groundbreaking series. Taking place on Sunday, April 21st, at the Wells Fargo Center Complex in Philadelphia, fans can choose between three ways to take part in this epic adventure: Participants can choose to be a Survivor, and race through the zombie infested evacuation zone or participants can choose to be a Walker, who embraces the inevitable and surrenders to the undead horde, or participants can be a Spectator, who watches the apocalypse from sidelines at the Escape Party.
Tickets for this event are available now through TheWalkingDeadEscape.com.
From Frank Darabont to Glen Mazzara to... Scott Gimple? It appears AMC may have found its new showrunner for The Walking Dead. Gimple is in talks to take over the fourth season, says Variety, after Mazzara exited last month.
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct has big shoes to fill after the release of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead last year, but it looks to be an entirely different experience. Activision has confirmed that the game will be released in North America on March 26 (just days before the season 3 finale) with the European release coming on March 29. Check out some new screenshots from the game inside (via Digital Spy).
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is a first-person action survival game that brings to life the authentic, heart-stopping horrors of the AMC Emmy® award-winning TV series The Walking Dead. In the game, players assume the role of the crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl Dixon (voiced by Norman Reedus from AMC's hit TV series) alongside his brother Merle (voiced by costar Michael Rooker). Together, they embark on a haunting, unforgiving quest across the Georgia countryside.
The online video series Up At Noon scored a first look at footage from The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, the video game in which you take control of the Dixon brothers and roam a zombie-infested landscape. The video inside is 27 minutes in length, however, you'll find the footage within the first five minutes.
This first-person survival title takes place within the universe of The Walking Dead and before the events of the AMC show, following Daryl and his brother Merle on a gruesome journey to reach the supposed safety of Atlanta as the world around them ends. Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker will bring life to their characters' desperate, unforgiving struggle against limited resources, the nightmarish walkers and, perhaps, their fellow survivors.
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct video game will be available in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC platforms.
Keep it together, The Walking Dead! Sheesh...
Just when the AMC series was getting really interesting and really fun, news has come in that showrunner Glen Mazzara is releasing his reins and stepping away. Mazzara took on the role of showrunner when Frank Darabont bowed out, leaving Mazzara and his team to do their thing. And that "thing" as we were coming to learn, was improve the series greatly.
Head inside for the official AMC statement...
If you're one of those comic book purists that prefer to watch AMC's The Walking Dead in black and white (so the experience is akin to reading the comic), this news is for you.
Showrunner Glen Mazzara retweeted an article from what appears to be The Walking Dead Magazine that says AMC will be airing seasons one and two in their entirety in February...and in black and white.
What if there was an animated film/series based on The Walking Dead? That's the question Deviant Art contributor Miranda Areli answered with a piece of art she created by cobbling together existing animated film characters and, using her Photoshop prowess to turn them into Rick, Carl, Laurie, Glenn and others.
The animated characters she pulled range from Disney, Fox, Dreamworks and Warner Bros. animated flicks. Recognize some of them? Head inside for a look.
In an effort to separate itself from other zombie genre fare, The Walking Dead is making a point to avoid one event. Something we've seen countless times: The start of the zombie outbreak. The panic. The flesh-ripping. Where it all began. But why? Series creator Robert Kirkman is here to explain...
Fellas, a word of advice... Don't shoot your girlfriend over The Walking Dead. Don't shoot your girlfriend EVER, clearly. But especially not over The Walking Dead.
The reason I bring this is up is because a Long Island man did just that. Newsday reports a couple broke into a spat about the AMC show. When the girlfriend showed up to make ammends, 26-year-old Jared Gurman picked up his rifle...
As things are ramping up on the third season of The Walking Dead, Activision and Terminal Reality announced that series stars Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker will reprise their respective roles as fan-favorites Daryl and Merle Dixon in their upcoming The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.
In the game, players assume the role of the mysterious, crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl Dixon. This first-person survival title takes place within the universe of The Walking Dead and before the events of the AMC show, following Daryl and his brother Merle on a gruesome journey to reach the supposed safety of Atlanta as the world around them ends. Reedus and Rooker will bring life to their characters' desperate, unforgiving struggle against limited resources, the nightmarish walkers and, perhaps, their fellow survivors.
Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for Skybound and Image Comics, announced today that "No Time Left," the final episode of their five-part game series, is now available for download.
Episode five picks up immediately where episode four ended. Clementine has been taken, kidnapped by an unseen enemy. Lee must set out onto the streets and rooftops of the city of Savannah, a place now completely overrun by the undead, to get her back.
"No Time Left" concludes Telltale's first five- part game season of The Walking Dead, which debuted in April of this year. Episodes one through four were met with critical acclaim including various Editor's Choice Awards, Best of E3 2012 awards and nominations, a Golden Joystick nomination and 6 nominations in this year's upcoming Spike TV Video Game Awards, including Game of the Year. Metacritic scores rank the series as one of 2012's biggest critical hits.
Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman announced today that "Around Every Corner" the fourth episode of their five-part game series is now available for download.
Written by Gary Whitta, the screenwriter behind The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington and the upcoming film, After Earth starring Will Smith, episode four of The Walking Dead continues the story of Lee Everett in the bleak and horrific aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.
As episode four begins, and in the wake of terrible loss, the group of survivors arrives in Savannah, Georgia. Stalked by an unseen human threat and with the constant menace of the undead, Lee struggles to manage the tensions of an increasingly paranoid group and above all, protect 8-year old Clementine, a girl in search of her parents in the wake of the undead plague.
AMC has released the four-part The Walking Dead: Cold Storage, the Greg Nicotero-directed web series set within the world of The Walking Dead.
Cold Storage tells the story of a young man, Chase (played by Josh Stewart), trying to reach his sister in the early days of the zombie apocalypse. He finds temporary shelter in a storage facility run by a former employee named B.J. (Dan Roebuck); however, things are not what they appear.
Cerina Vincent and Chris Nelson also star.
A press release about AMC's new partnership with the American Red Cross has confirmed that we'll definitely be seeing The Walking Dead return for a season four. Read on for the goods and look for The Walking Dead season three to begin October 14th. After the jump, you'll find a special "PZA" (Public Zombie Announcment.
AMC and the American Red Cross have joined forces to raise awareness about the constant need for blood. In the event of a natural disaster or even a zombie apocalypse, it's the existing blood supply that will help save lives.
During the second season of The Walking Dead, we saw the world expand via a series of webisodes directed by Greg Nicotero (who pulls various duties on the AMC series including FX). Season three - beginning October 14th - will be no different.
A fresh batch of webisodes are on the way, getting ready to launch on October 1st on AMCTV.com. Nicotero is back at the helm of the mini-series which is being called Cold Storage.
One of television's biggest horror hits is coming to life at Universal Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights. The Walking Dead will be invading the park later this month, assaulting attendees on two fronts: With the maze, The Walking Dead: Dead Inside, and the Terror Tram tour.
This week, creative director John Murdy took select members of the press - including Shock Till You Drop - on a tour of the maze. After the jump, gain access to our photo gallery and check out a video of one of the gruesome rooms attendees will be stepping through.
A new image has been released touting The Walking Dead's inclusion in Universal's Halloween Horror Nights this year. The property is invading both HHN Hollywood and HHN Orlando. You can find a larger version of the poster you see on the left after the jump.
It appears not only will we see a maze, but the Terror Tram of HHN Hollywood is going to get the "walking dead" treatment, too.
In a previously released announcement, Universal explained the Halloween creative teams are working with AMC and The Walking Dead, to create an authentic experience that is true to the Emmy Award-winning hit series. The haunted mazes (called "The Walking Dead: Dead Inside") on both coasts feature eerily authentic, elaborately designed, movie-quality sets that include some of the most iconic locations and scenes from the show. Mobs of undead walkers bring to "life" the vicious, hungry, zombies from the show.
Each year, Shock Till You Drop is invited to get a preview of Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood well before the event opens, so stay tuned for coverage as we near its launch in late September.
The latest in the battle between AMC and Dish Network has AMC sending zombies to the streets of New York. AMC, believing that they offer superior programming, has opted to increase the rates they charge cable companies for their channel.
Dish Network's decision to drop AMC from their lineup has resulted in a PR war. Recently, AMC launched a viral video exploring whether zombies can live among us, now that The Walking Dead no longer airs on Dish. You can see the viral video of the undead surprising the unsuspecting citizens of New York, after the jump.
Deadline reports that two attraction properties for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights event have been revealed. This year, the annual spookshow will cater to Silent Hill and The Walking Dead so definitely expect some cool mazes. Of course, more properties will be announced.
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and illustrated Charlie Adlard participated in a panel that focused solely on the world of The Walking Dead in comic book form (a TV series panel is on tap for today).
The guys kept it as spoiler free as possible for The Walking Dead Issue 100. So, you can read on, even if you haven’t finished the 100th issue.
Robert was hilarious. I want to point out a few of his more memorable remarks. Keep in mind these were all said in jest.
“Usually, I am extremely anti-deaf people," he said in response to a fan suggesting a deaf character appear in the comics. “I hate tall people. It’s like, you have everything. What more do you want?” he added in response to a fan suggesting the addition of more tall zombies.
“We haven’t had many powerful moments in the comic. Mainly because of Charlie’s art," he said when explaining why the television series is more gripping, at times, than the comic.