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When Anchor Bay Entertainment brings The Walking Dead season 2 to Blu-ray on August 28th, fans will be able to purchase the collection in a zombie head and we've got a look at this pretty killer package.
A unique and very limited edition, the zombie head case is created and designed by McFarlane Toys.
The 4-Disc sets will contain all 13 episodes of the second season and will be loaded with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes and audio commentaries. Head inside for a larger look.
With the mild cliffhanger that was the season 2 finale of "The Walking Dead," you're probably still on the edge of your seat waiting for the next season. Take a look at the first pictures of the teased prison location for season 3, courtesy of EW.
Showrunner Glen Mazzara also offered up an explantion of the prison and why he loves it: "I’m incredibly proud of the prison. I think our crew has done a great job. It’s a huge sense of scale and magnitude I haven’t seen on any other show as far as construction. What’s important to us is the prison itself is now a character in the show. It’s a haunted house, it’s scary, it’s frightening, and there are parts of the prison that are always terrifying, that are always inaccessible to our group. It’s not necessarily the blessing that the prison in the comic book turned out to be."
"The Walking Dead" airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC and will premiere its third season this fall.
Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman announced today that, "Starved for Help," the second episode of the game series based on the critically acclaimed comic book series, The Walking Dead, is now available for download.
In this tailored game experience, players get the chance to see how their story continues based on the decisions that they made in episode one, "A New Day."
Starved for Help is now available to download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, followed on Friday, June 29th on PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The PC and Mac versions of the episode will also be available to download on June 29 from the in-game menu.
To emphasize just how much The Walking Dead's fanbase has grown, Hall H of Comic-Con next month is going to host a panel dedicated to the AMC show.
Chris Hardwick (of The Talking Dead) will moderate the panel on Friday, July 13th at 1:25pm in Hall H, of all place. Yep, the big 'un.
The Walking Dead panelists will discuss what fans can expect in the highly anticipated third season, which debuts in October. Panelists include Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Denai Guerrero, David Morrisey, Executive Producer and Showrunner Glen Mazzara, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman and Co-Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero.
The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego announced its partnership with KNB EFX Group, Inc. and its founder Greg Nicotero, the force behind Special Effects Make-up for TV shows and movies such as AMC's The Walking Dead, Kill Bill, Predators and Land of the Dead, just to name a few.
In conjunction with the release of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead Issue #100 at San Diego Comic-Con, The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego takes place July 12 -14 at Petco Park, centrally located near the San Diego Convention Center. Registration is now open at TheWalkingDeadEscape.com.
Okay, so it's not exactly news now that Michael Rooker is returning for The Walking Dead season 3. How his Merle Dixon character factors back into the story is up for speculation (It's clear from some previously leaked set pics that he's rolling with David Morrissey's The Governor).
But let's talk about Merle's hand. The man lost it in season one, so how is he dealing with this? Well, a new set pic answers that.
Just before the Memorial holiday weekend, we shared with you details for Anchor Bay's DVD and Blu-ray presentation of The Walking Dead season 2, arriving August 28th. Today, we have the trailer for said collection. The 13-episode season will be packed in a four-disc set.
Anchor Bay Entertainment is bringing The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season to DVD and Blu-ray on August 28th. Here's the lowdown, direct from our pals at AB:
A truly unique and very limited edition zombie head case created and designed by McFarlane Toys will also be available as Blu-ray™ only for a SRP of $99.99. Pre-book is August 1st. The 4-Disc sets will contain all 13 episodes of the second season and will be loaded with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes and audio commentaries.
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season is the much anticipated next chapter to the acclaimed post zombie apocalypse series. When we last left the “The Walking Dead,” the characters were in the midst of a high-intensity struggle to survive, fleeing the CDC as it burst into flames. In Season 2, they are still fighting zombies, and each other, facing more threats and obstacles than ever before.
You got a fleeting glimpse at her at the end of The Walking Dead season 2 as a hooded stranger with two armless zombies in tow.
Today, everyone is getting their first look at Michonne (played by Danai Gurira), a character who was embraced by fans of the comic book and is making her series debut on AMC's third season of The Walking Dead.
Check out a larger version of the photo inside. EW scored the exclusive.
“The essence of the character - her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne - remains intact from the comics,” series creator Robert Kirkman tells the outlet. “But like a lot of things on the show, there will be little tweaks and differences here and there. We saw that her introduction is slightly different from how it was in the comic, and her interaction with Andrea is really going to be a really cool addition to the character that I think will get television viewers up to speed, and they’ll get to know her a lot faster than comic book readers did.”
As The Walking Dead lurches into season 3, the canvas of characters is going to widen significantly. If you're familiar with the comic, or if you saw the season finale of season 2, Rick Grimes and company are heading to a prison, albeit an abandoned one - or so they think. Of the new characters they encounter, we know Michonne (Danai Gurira) - the samurai sword-wielding gal - is on the plate. So is The Governor (David Morrissey). But who else can we expect?
Cameras began rolling on The Walking Dead Season 3 and AMC has released the first promo video which takes you on the set. The cast and crew preview what's to come, where the season picks up. Producer Gale Anne Hurd reveals Ernest Dickerson - who helmed season 2's finale - is directing episode 301. The season is described as messy, dark, hard and, apparently at some point, "love blossoms." Head inside for the video!
Robert Kirkman, the creator/writer of The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novels and Skybound announce their first event, The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego.
In conjunction with the release of The Walking Dead issue #100 at San Diego Comic-Con, the event takes place July 12 -15 at Petco Park, centrally located near the San Diego Convention Center. Registration is now open at TheWalkingDeadEscape.Com.
There are three ways to participate in this epic adventure. Participants can be a Survivor and race through the zombie infested evacuation zone; a Walker who becomes one of the undead, embracing the inevitable; or a Spectator who watches the apocalypse from sidelines at the Escape Party.
The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego is unlike any obstacle course event in the U.S., expanding on the best-selling The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novel storylines, allowing Survivors and Walkers to explore the initial days of the apocalypse.
The TV show and comic book have gone on very different paths, but one thing has remained constant: The Walking Dead characters constantly face tough choices. Kill a zombie or sneak past it? Risk your life for supplies or escape to safety and hope for a better opportunity later? Chop a dude’s hand off or leave him to do it himself? It provides a lot of “What would I do in that situation” type thinking, so it’s no surprise that the franchise’s first video game is all about choices, with minimal action.
And who better to deliver that sort of gameplay-lite approach to a big license than Telltale Games, who have tackled Jurassic Park and Back To The Future as well? I’m sure some folks would prefer a Resident Evil type survival horror adventure game, but this version actually fits the approach of the comic quite nicely – lots of talk, lots of characters, minimal but just enough action to keep you interested…in terms of the original work’s spirit, it’s probably one of the most successful licensed games in recent memory.
The folks over at Big Bad Toy Store have published photos of what series 2 of The Walking Dead television show figures.
They're what you can imagine from names like “Bicycle girl”, “RV Zombie”, “Well Zombie”, “Rick” and “Shane."
The figures look good in these pictures, but considering the sub-par quality that many collectors found with the first series, we will wait and see the final product. I will say that Rick and Shane look a little less stupid than the series 1 human figures.
These little beasts will hit shelves probably in September and October, just in time for the new season. Big Bad Toy Store has the prices at $15 right now, expect those to go up at other retailers for their eventual release. Head inside for a larger look.
Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator/writer of The Walking Dead for Skybound/Image, revealed the first trailer for their upcoming game, The Walking Dead.
We previously introduced you to a teaser for this forthcoming game.
Created by animator and director Daniel M. Kanemoto, the trailer blends 2D and 3D imagery as an homage to the art of the original comic book world on which Telltale's game is based. Kanemoto was asked by Telltale to create the trailer because of a "fan made" Walking Dead title sequence he had made, which can be seen at Exmortisfilms.com.
You'll find the trailer inside...
Last night's season two finale at 9pm EST of AMC's original series, The Walking Dead was the highest rated episode in series history. It delivered a 5.8 HH rating delivering 9 million viewers.
AMC's The Walking Dead is the number one drama series in basic cable history for key demos including: Adults and Men 18-34, Adults and Men 18-49, and Adults and Men 25-54. The finale grew more than 50% in total viewers over season one.
"Congratulations to everyone associated with AMC's 'The Walking Dead' and thank you to the fans for creating, literally, record-setting television," said Charlie Collier, AMC's president.
A fan favorite character will be joining the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season 3 and we now know who will be playing him or her, but If you haven't watched the season 2 finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead," please STOP READING NOW! We're serious, because we're about to announce the casting of a character who was introduced in that episode who may come as a surprise to some.
Let's talk about The Walking Dead season 2's 12th episode for a second...
The latter half of this season has been infinitely better than anything the rest of the show has offered. The stakes have been high, bodies are dropping - intense stuff. Then last night happened.
Episode 13 - "Beside the Dying Fire," the season finale - is just around the corner and AMC has provided a video preview of what's to come. Head inside for a video and a spoiler-y description (it contains a spoiler for those who missed last night's installment).
Yowza! After last night's episode of The Walking Dead, where else is there to go? It appears all bets are off and the writing team is out to throw us some unexpected surprises. Season 2 is coming to an end soon and AMC has revealed a preview clip from episode 12, "Better Angels."
In this clip, Rick and the survivors are gearing up for something big. Find out what the group is making preparations for...
A slew of updates regarding The Walking Dead - seasons 2 and 3 - have popped up over the last 24 hours, so we're gathering them up in one convenient location. More Governor talk. Rumblings of someone's demise. Ready to take a bite? Dig in after the jump...
Anyone else digging Rick Grimes' progression into a hardened bad-ass in The Walking Dead season 2 as much as we are? It's going to culminate into something insane, we suspect. And we have a few guesses as to what might happen, but we'll remain mum for now.
A new clip from season 2's eleventh episode, "Judge, Jury, Executioner," has hit the web and you can watch it after the jump. The next installment airs March 4th.
AMC has revealed a clip from The Walking Dead season 2 episode "Judge, Jury, Executioner." In this preview, Dale confronts Shane about Randall’s fate in this sneak peek. See the full episode Sunday, March 4 at 9/10c.
Right now, there are some of you out there willing to grab at any spoiler regarding The Walking Dead that you can chew on. Well, good luck with that. The team behind AMC's hit television show is being tight-lipped, however, they know one can easily reach for the comic book to know what's on the way. So, it's only a matter of who we'll see on the show and when.
Series creator Robert Kirkman sat down with IGN to discuss where the show is at now, what changes have been made between the story arcs we've seen in the pages of the comic and what made it to the screen and which characters we'll likely be seeing in the future.
This Sunday, The Walking Dead season 2 resumes with episode 10, entitled "18 Miles Out." A new clip has hit the web, although it's not in English. Still, you may get the idea of what's going on. Here, Rick and Shane deposit their wounded captive - who was captured in last weekend's episode - in an isolated area to leave him behind. Shane and Rick get into a scrap, however, at odds about something.
Another episode of The Walking Dead season 2 is down. Episode 9 - "Triggerfinger" - aired last night, depicted some terrific, and welcome, zombie sequences. Now, we have episode 10 to look forward to - "18 Miles Out" - and AMC has revealed a clip. In the next installment of the hit series, airing Sunday, February 26, Rick and Shane are in conflict over the fate of an outside, and, Andrea helps Hershel's daughter face a crucial decision.
The clip within finds Lori giving Maggie some relationship advice in this scene.
Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator/writer of The Walking Dead, announced that the first episode of Playing Dead, a new online talk show discussing their upcoming game, The Walking Dead, is now live and available to view on the games’ official website, which also debuted today.
Based on Robert Kirkman’s groundbreaking comic book series, The Walking Dead is an episodic Adventure Horror game series set during the same apocalyptic period witnessed by Sheriff Rick Grimes. Telling the story of a new group of survivors as they struggle to flee the horror of Atlanta and the surrounding communities consumed by the undead, The Walking Dead offers players the chance to experience the very first days of the apocalypse, meeting people and participating in events that intersect with the story seen in the comic books.
Telltale also released 3 new screenshots from the game, highlighting the game’s distinctive visuals, inspired by the work of The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard.
Last night, AMC's mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead became the strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history against key demos including 5.4 million adults 18-49 and 4.4 million adults 25-54.
These results shatter the previous record, which was held by the series two premiere from October 16th with increases of +12% and +6% respectively.
The show delivered 8.1 million viewers for its 9pm premiere and delivered 10.1 million viewers for the night (9pm premiere and 11pm and 12:30 am encores). At 10pm, AMC also premiered its newest unscripted series, "Comic Book Men," executive produced by Kevin Smith (Red State), Charlie Corwin's Original Media (LA Ink, Swamp People) and Elyse Seiden.
Last night, The Walking Dead season 2 returned to the small screening with episode 8 ("Nebraska"). Now, we have a video sneak peek at episode 9. AMC describes the clip: Andrea critiques Shane’s methods of getting what he wants. "Triggerfinger" airs Feb 19th at 9/8c.
Well, it seems we've got a new tradition to look forward to with everyone's favorite zombie TV show. When The Walking Dead season 2 premiered last year we saw the release of action figures both based on the comic book and the television series.
Over at Toy Fair, Mcfarlane has released a tease of what we can expect from the next wave of Walking Dead TV show toys, take a look.
If I had to guess I would say the new Rick Figure (Do we really need another one?) will come with the half torso of the Bicycle girl zombie.
It will be interesting to see what accessories Shane comes with, considering that's the coolest aspect of the series 1 toys in my opinion.
Less than a week before The Walking Dead season 2 resumes February 12th with episode 8 - "Nebraska" - someone claiming to be involved in the production has stepped forward to dish some dirt on what is to come. Big warning: Do not read on if you do not wish to be spoiled.
The Walking Dead season 2 resumes with episode 8 on February 12, but what does the future bring for the rest of the season? Episode titles and descriptions have been released for the final five installments. Head inside if you MUST know now!
With so many aspiring editors or bored fanboys out there making video mash-ups - some good (The Shining trailer masterfully re-cut to look like a heartwarming comedy), some bad (Ghost Rider meets He-Man? I don't get it) - we really should carve out a piece of dedicated column space on Shock for these goofy time-wasters.
The latest video to make us smirk targets The Walking Dead, re-working its title sequence into something a bit more upbeat and wrapping it in a happy bow that is the Growing Pains theme song. (Growing Pains was a popular show in the '80s starring Kirk Cameron, for those of you out there you have no clue what that is).
Shooting has been completed on The Walking Dead season 2 for some time now, but a few casting bites have been released concerning two new faces you can expect to see in episode 8 on February 12. These are the two mystery men we saw hinted at in this clip.
AMC has provided with another look at The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 8 which is entitled "Nebraska." The Clark Johnson-directed episode airs on February 12, marking the return of the series' sophomore run. Head inside for four new photos, and when you're done, check out our latest editorial in which we theorize what we might see in the rest of this season!
With The Walking Dead returning to our televisions soon, we decided to take a peek at the show and examine what we can expect to see in the forthcoming second half of the second season and what problems, inherent in the first seven episodes, should be addressed.
We'll be trying to piece together information from interviews, the comic books, and what we have seen so far clip-wise to cobble together what might be on the way.
WARNING: There will be spoilers for the first half of season two, the comic books, and potential spoilers for the second half of season two.
The topic has seemingly been run into the ground - Frank Darabont's departure from AMC's hit show The Walking Dead. We've seen people come to his defense. Have heard various sides of what happened, but rarely do we hear from Darabont himself. Well, that's because he'd rather "keep his head down" and push on. He commented on the split, however. Read on to see what he had to say.
If you were hoping to see a beloved character found within the pages of The Walking Dead this season, well, we have some bad news. Michonne, the samurai sword-wielding survivor of the zombie apocalypse Rick and his company meeting on their journey, is being saved for "future seasons," says one of the show's producers.
AMC has unveiled another clip from The Walking Dead season 2 episode 8 which airs on February 12. Inside, you'll find Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Hershel (Scott Wilson) is the middle of a heated discussion until two guests arrives. The episode is entitled "Nebraska" and kicks off the second half of the season.
AMC today revealed the midseason premiere poster for "The Walking Dead," which features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) pointing his legendary revolver straight ahead, a shot reminiscent of his final moments with Sophia in the Midseason Finale.
Check it out after the jump!
Were you were repulsed, thrilled, or disappointed with how The Walking Dead ended before its mid-season break? Whatever your feeling is, don't sweat it, there's more to come. The hit show's second season resumes on Sunday, February 12 and AMC has gathered a selection of cast interviews previewing what is to come.