Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Danai Gurira would be leaving AMC’s smash drama The Walking Dead in season 10. Gurira, who has portrayed the iconic role of Michonne briliantly since season 2, has also made a big impact on the big screen, appearing in 2018’s Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity Wars. While the actress has signed a deal for a few episodes in season 10 in “limited capacity,” there is much speculation that she will be back in the three Walking Dead movies that AMC is planning.
Straight from IGN comes an exclusive teaser trailer in preparation for the February return of The Walking Dead.
The Whisperers are front and center in the trailer giving a clear view of their leaders; Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Sons of Anarchy‘s Ryan Hurst).
The Whisperers were slowly built up to be the new villains during the first half of Season 9 and finally revealed as a true threat in the mid-season finale. The new antagonists disguise themselves as walkers by wearing the skins of the undead, which allows them to pass among them without risk of being attacked and makes them seem as though they are just another pack roaming the ruined world. read more
Steven Yeun- The Walking Dead fan-favorite actor and recent recipient of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award of Best Supporting Actor for his role in Burning– has just signed on for a major horror project. It turns out that his travel plans include a trip to the set of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone for a starring role in an upcoming episode called “The Traveler.”
Collider confirms in an exclusive report that Yeun will star in the fourth episode of the new series. According to their report, the episode “follows two cops and a mysterious traveler,” and Yeun will play the aforementioned traveler. read more
How much did Rick Grimes mean to fans of The Walking Dead? Apparently a lot, as the most recent episode of the long-running series attracted only 4.79 million viewers, the lowest number since season one.
To find a lower rating than last Sunday’s episode entitled “Stradivarius” (named after a famed string instrument), one has to go all the way back to season one’s episode two (“Guts”) which attracted 4.71 million viewers or episode four in the same season (“Vatos”) which was watched by 4.75 million people. read more
Fifty years ago the world of horror and cinema as a whole was changed forever with the release of Night of the Living Dead. Now a direct sequel is in the works from the creative team who brought the un-dead to life.
According to a recent interview, original NotLD scribes, the late George A. Romero and John A. Russo wrote a direct sequel to the 1968 original which has now been unearthed by Living Dead Media, an entertainment web site dedicated to the series.
The script, after having not been produced for many years, is being planned to release theaters next year with the original surviving writers and producers at the helm. read more
The rock band Kiss is making headlines this week as ticket sales open up for their “End of the Road” final tour; but longtime fans of group recall their “Farewell Tour,” which concluded in 2001. Some felt misled when the band walked back their retirement declaration and began playing shows again just two years later in 2003. Not enough time passed between the farewell and the return for everyone to be on board. Well, The Walking Dead, has Kiss beat in this regard, as Chief Content Officer Scott Gimple announced Andrew Lincoln’s return to the franchise as Rick Grimes just minutes after the credits rolled on his highly-publicized departure from the franchise! read more
Andrew Lincoln’s final appearance as Rick Grimes on AMC’s The Walking Dead will happen during the November 4th episode, and longtime fans have a lot to say about his inevitable departure. It turns out that Lincoln himself has some thoughts and emotions about this momentous occasion, and he pulled them all together in the form of a heartfelt letter to fans of the series and members of the press who have been covering the franchise since its inception.
In his letter, Lincoln chronicles his experiences through the course of over 115 episodes and 400 zombie slayings, and he ultimately concludes on the united feeling between the cast and fans of the series all over the world. Despite the fact that he’s leaving the series, Lincoln teases that he knows where the franchise is headed, and it’s “quite incredible.” You can read his entire letter below, courtesy of TV Guide: read more
We hate to sound like a broken record but The Walking Dead ratings continue to hit new lows. Deadline is reporting that the trend continued with the shows latest episode, “Warning Signs.” The episode drew a score of 1.94 among the coveted 18-49 demographic.
Andrew Lincoln has only two episodes left and will depart the series on November 4. There is no word yet on how Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes will leave the series. Speculation from fans on social media encompass many different scenarios including Grimes will simply go on his own journey, while others guess that he will save his friends but suffer a zombie bite in the process. read more
It may be time for AMC to do a mercy kill on The Walking Dead. Deadline is reporting that the once top-rated show has hit an all-time series low with their latest episode “The Bridge.” The AMC series drew a measly 2.0 rating in the much coveted 18-49 demographic. What has the previous low you may ask? You would have to go all the way back to Season 1 when they drew a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with the episode “Vatos.”
With Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan leaving later this season, TWD still has a chance to cash in on some huge numbers as both of the actors are beloved and have been staples of the series. While Lincoln is saying goodbye for good, Cohan may eventually come back depending on how well her new show Whiskey Cavalier does. read more
Deadline has a report on the latest Walking Dead ratings and things are not looking good for the series. Following a weekend where the cast of the AMC series shambled into New York Comic Con, around 6.1 million viewers tuned into the Season 9 debut “A New Beginning” which aired on October 7. The rating indicates an enormous drop of 47% from over 11 million that watched the Season 8 opener last October.
The rating decline could be skewed though as AMC offers an online service called AMC Premiere which allowed users to view the season premiere episode a day early. Whether or not those numbers could make a dent in the huge rating deficit remain unknown as the AMC Premiere numbers are not available. read more