AMC has announced the first projects in development from Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple for The Walking Dead Universe. A series of AMC Studios Original Films, starring Andrew Lincoln and written by Gimple, are planned to continue the story of Rick Grimes, with the first expected to begin production as early as 2019.
In Lincoln’s final appearance on the hit series The Walking Dead, the character of Rick Grimes is mortally wounded and last seen being flown away by helicopter to an unknown destination. The first film will explore the story of where Rick is taken and what he faces in a new corner of the zombie apocalypse.
Last night revealed that The Walking Dead’s universe is expanding in very ambitious ways. In the case of the series’ longest-tenured stars, this means behind-the-scenes contract renewals and salary negotiations. Via The Hollywood Reporter, Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol) have signed new deals with AMC that cover the next three years of the Walking Dead franchise.
“The Walking Dead” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd raised eyebrows on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the National Association of Television Executives conference in Miami when she seemed to confirm suspicions that producers may have toned down some violence on the show after the reaction to the gruesome season 7 premiere in which two characters were bludgeoned with a barbed wire-covered baseball bat. “We were able to look at the feedback on the level of violence,” said Hurd on a NATPE panel, first reported by Variety. “We did tone it down for episodes we were still filming for later on in the season.”
However, two exec producers tell EW that they did not change their approach at all after many viewers were critical of the graphic nature of the premiere. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple points out that the explicitness of that premiere baseball bat beating was intended to be above and beyond what the zombie drama usually does, and that nothing that came after was ever intended to come anywhere close to it. Continue reading →
“The Walking Dead” has been on break for over a month and many fans are ready to jump into the action. However, even though “The Walking Dead” looks to improve after its winter hiatus, the show has had a noticeable dip in quality and entertainment this season, which had turned off many fans.
The season premiere gave off the intention that the rest of the season will be filled with plenty of violence and gore. Instead, it appears the show will only become less violent as time goes on and it turns out it’s all it’s all the epic season premiere’s fault. Continue reading →
It’s been hard to get The Walking Dead spoilers these days, what with all the measures taken to keep the identity of Negan’s victim a secret. But thankfully, the Spoiler Hackers have dropped a tiny hint at what to expect when Season 7 debuts this October. Continue reading →
After years and years of waiting for fans of “The Walking Dead” comics, the Season 6 finale finally brought that iconic Issue 100 to life in what has easily become one of the most harrowing scenes on TV ever.
In the Season 6 finale of “The Walking Dead”, fans got their first glimpse at two unique, yet unnamed characters, who come across Morgan (Lennie James) and Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride). Given the unique costumes they were wearing, many fans familiar with Robert Kirkman’s comic books are speculating that these characters belong to another group of survivors known as The Kingdom. During a new interview with ComicBook.com, showrunner Scott M. Gimple teased that those characters may or may not have been from The Kingdom, while hinting that fans may see an actual live tiger on the show in Season 7. Continue reading →
“Season 6 is crazy!” That’s Walking Dead star Melissa McBride, ladies and gentlemen. And she seems particularly enthused about what we are going to see when the AMC hit returns on Oct. 11. Why? Let’s find out! Continue reading →