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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Mid-Season 4 Trailer Released

If you’ve watched Fear the Walking Dead from the on-set of the series, you know that season four wiped away a lot of the essential characters and story lines that viewers saw as a more nuanced alternative to the parent program, The Walking Dead.  It appears that the rest of season four will continue with this “tradition”, based on the trailer’s introduction of a number of new faces and a greater focus on Lennie James’ Morgan and his fellow zombie fighters.

One surprise in the trailer in terms of casting was the appearance of veteran stage actor Stephen Henderson (most recently seen in Denzel Washington’s version of Fences).  If this is an attempt to bring some prestige to the production or just introduce a character that will serve as a mentor figure to one of the many confused, angsty refugees on the show, only time will tell, but it certainly can’t hurt! read more

SDCC: AMC’S Dead Quarters

AMC brought an activation to the fans of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead at Comic-Con. Fans were able to check out the Sanctuary and Eugene’s room. If they were feeling brave they could jump in the grinder or take their chances with the zombie slide. But the focus of the promotion was a new augmented-reality, mobile game available for iOS and Android called The Walking Dead: Our World from Next Games and AMC. The game has the great tag line of “Bringing the Apocalypse to Your Neighborhood” and allows players to ‘get up and go’ on supply runs and walker-killing missions. Player can also opt for couch-mode and staying at home. A great feature is that this is world-wide, so even though our Dead storylines have limited locations, the game does not. If you want to see how Egypt is affected, you can play there and see what walkers have done to the area. See below for some photos for the activation. read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Finale Will Supposedly Wrap Up All Eight Seasons

In Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive interview with The Walking Dead’s Scott Gimple, the  showrunner claimed that this Sunday’s finale will finally wrap up eight seasons of storytelling, and head in a new direction in season nine.

Gimple realized that “People were pretty to the limit this year emotionally.” and therefore “…this episode isn’t just like these 15 episodes coming to a conclusion, but Angela and myself and the writers had always talked about this in many ways being sort of the conclusion of the first eight seasons. This show will be very much a new show next year and with a bigger, new narrative. It was something I was really excited about getting into even before season 8. And so there was just a certain weight in the air of the kind of conclusion that we were getting closer to. It was a weird graduation for everybody.” read more

Robert Kirkman Confirms Big Changes for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

Were you a fan of the more unique, nuanced approach of the Walking Dead spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead?  Well, it appears that the series is about to get more than a shot in the arm from Lennie James’ Morgan; according to Robert Kirkman the entire series is about to be shaken up.

Entertainment Weekly recently spoke to Kirkman about the changes and he stated that “I don’t want to spoil anything story-wise, but we are changing things a great deal. It’s going to be a much different show that is not going to alienate any viewers that have been enjoying the show from season 1 to 3, but will give those people new things to love, and new characters to latch onto. It’s really going to shake things up.” read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed for Season 9 with New Showrunner

AMC released some interesting news ahead of today’s presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour. The Walking Dead has been renewed for Season Nine. That’s not so interesting because, dispute declining viewership, the show is still the highest rated scripted program on television. The interesting part is that the series will be produced under a new showrunner!

Longtime showrunner Scott Gimple has been promoted to the position of “Chief Creative Officer.” This means he will be in charge of the entire Dead franchise, including Fear the Walking Dead, video game crossovers, and what The Hollywood Reporter refers to as “future brand extensions.” The new showrunner of The Walking Dead will be Angela Kang, who began working on the series in 2011. Kang has recently served as a writer on 21 episodes and producer on 54 episodes of the show. read more

“Fear The Walking Dead” Gets Another New Cast Member

Earlier this week we reported that The Walking Dead fan-favorite Morgan (Lennie James) was making the jump from the parent show to it’s spin-off show Fear The Walking Dead (click here for that story). Now FTWD has added another familiar face in former Lost star Maggie Grace.

Maggie spent six years on the popular show Lost as the character Shannon Rutherford and is also well known for playing Kim Mills opposite Liam Neeson in the Taken series.

Grace joins a FTWD cast that includes returning members Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Danay Garcia and Colman Domingo as well as new regulars Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman and the aforementioned Lennie James. read more

Lennie James’ Morgan to Join the Cast of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

For months, AMC has been hinting that a main character of The Walking Dead would be joining the cast of Fear the Walking Dead, or vise-versa, in a major crossover event. At the time, fans speculated that character swap would originate from the main series, and that the move was an attempt to bolster the ratings of Fear the Walking Dead. As of last night’s episode of Talking Dead, we now have our answer: Lennie James’ Morgan will be joining the cast of Fear the Walking Dead!

James appeared on Talking Dead to discuss the announcement, where he revealed that he will remain on The Walking Dead for the remainder of Season Eight. He will appear in Fear the Walking Dead for Season Four. Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick read the following statement from The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple about Morgan, and where he is headed as a character: read more

Robert Kirkman Announces a ‘Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead’ Crossover

Robert Kirkman announced an upcoming Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead crossover at New York Comic Con this weekend.

Many fans have speculated about a potential crossover (and some of the logistical problems since Fear the Walking Dead is set a few years earlier than the original) ever since the spin-off debuted, but nothing had been confirmed until now.

As far as details go, Kirkman was not too forthcoming, saying only that “I get that question all the time. I think that we’ve finally gotten to a place with Fear the Walking Dead where it has its own identity…there are two Walking Dead shows, I’m not going to name them, but there are two…There is one character that is going to go from one show that will go from one show and appear in the other show, that I will not name.” read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Mid-Season 3 Trailers Debut at Comic-Con

The Walking Dead season 8 and Fear the Walking Dead mid-season 3 trailers debuted today at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

The Walking Dead trailer is over five minutes long and contains more explosions than Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Commando.   It also has an odd (dream?) sequence at the end that has to be seen to be believed.

For those looking for a little more nuanced story-telling, Fear the Walking Dead’s tension-filled trailer shows some real trouble ahead for the occupants of Broke Jaw Ranch. read more

David Cronenberg’s Debut Novel ‘Consumed’ is Being Developed as a TV Series at AMC

Deadline is reporting today that David Cronenberg’s debut novel Consumed is being developed into a TV series at AMC.

Dave Erickson (Fear the Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy) will team “…with Lucifer executive producer Sheri Elwood to develop the novel as an hourlong drama series for AMC, where Erickson is under an overall deal.  Erickson and Elwood will executive produce with Cronenberg, who also may direct. Cronenberg’s longtime collaborator Robert Lantos of Serendipity Point, which produced Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, will also executive produce.” read more