Andrew Lincoln to Lead Three The Walking Dead Movies on AMC

Andrew Lincoln to Lead Three The Walking Dead Movies on AMC

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.

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Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride Sign New Walking Dead Deals

Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride Sign New Walking Dead Deals

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.

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Walking Dead producers claim they did not tone down violence due to backlash

“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

New Story Details and Title of THE WALKING DEAD Spinoff Series Revealed

THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 Trailer – “Another Day”

The Walking Dead Season 5 returns on February 8th, and while we wait, AMC has released a new trailer called “Another Day.” This is such a fascinating series, full of great characters. The only problem is…they keep killing them off! I’m curious to see where the second half of this season takes this group of survivors. Here’s a synopsis that was included with the video:

After the tragic events of the mid-season finale–as well as losing the possibility of a cure in Washington, DC–Rick Grimes’ band of survivors find themselves on the road, surviving day to day and trying to hold on to their shredded humanity and dwindling hope.

Stripped of security and without a direction for the future, some of the group near their breaking point, some find themselves hardened and cold and some just try to grasp on to what little they have left.

Though they are still breathing, the line between Rick’s group and the dead is starting to blur.

The show has already been picked up for a sixth season, so the nightmarish adventures will continue.

Ross Marquand Joins The Walking Dead Cast


TV Line is reporting Ross Marquand will be joining the cast of The Walking Dead in the second half of the show’s fifth season. Marquand played Paul Newman in the sixth season of Mad Men.

AMC would not confirm who Marquand is playing, but TV Line speculates that it may be Aaron, a gay character from The Walking Dead comic book series, basing it on Kirkman’s previous confirmation of a prominent gay character from the comics coming to the television series.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 8, 2015.