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TWD’s Chandler Riggs Appeals to Spoiler Site Personally

(WARNING: Spoilers for The Walking Dead season 8 mid-season finale ahead)

Fans of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead are used to surprises from the show’s writers. Whether it be a big death, a sudden disappearance, or even a reappearance, Scott Gimple and gang are known to throw the audience a curveball from time-to-time. So the big reveal to come out of last Sunday’s season 8 mid-season finale, while certainly shocking, was expected by viewers who knew something was coming but had no idea to whom. Popular spoilers website The Walking Dead Fans is normally the first to break the news on big deaths and plot points weeks (and sometimes months) before they are televised. So why were they mum on this big character’s death? That’ll happen when when Carl himself, Chandler Riggs, reaches out to personally appeal to their good nature and not leak his character’s demise. read more

Chandler Rigg’s Father Says He “Never Trusted” ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Scott Gimple or AMC

{Warning: Spoilers from the Walking Dead’s mid-season finale are about to commence.}

Many fans were shocked, annoyed, and dumbfounded when they witnessed Rick Grimes son Carl facing down his doom at the end of the mid-season finale of the Walking Dead this past Sunday, leaving viewers with yet another melodramatic cliffhanger involving Carl, and what appears to be a zombie chomp on his belly.

It seems like Chandler Rigg’s father  was one of the most annoyed, as he quickly responded to a question on Twitter with the following statement: read more

AMC Reveals Starting Date and Trailer for Arctic Horror Story ‘The Terror’

AMC has announced the debut date for the arctic horror story The Terror, based on the Dan Simmons’ novel of the same nameThe Terror comes from executive producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh and will open with a two-hour premiere on Monday March 26th at 9:00 p.m.

According to the official press release, the story was inspired by true events and follows “…the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.” 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

David Morrissey and Michael Cudlitz Discuss Their ‘Walking Dead’ Memories at Rhode Island Comic Con Panel

One positive aspect of dying on The Walking Dead is that you get to attend panels at conventions where you don’t have to worry about spoilers or speculation about your future character arc.  Because of this, Michael Cudlitz and David Morrissey seemed right at home discussing their involvement in the show and stories that fans may not have been privy to during their seasons on AMC’s flagship program at the annual Rhode Island Comic Con.

Many questions from the panel were asked directly by fans, and one subject that came up more than once was Abraham’s dramatic death at the hands of Negan. read more

AMC Networks CEO Thinks ‘The Walking Dead’ Can Continue for Decades

A lot of fans haven’t been happy with the direction that The Walking Dead has taken in its eight season, but don’t tell AMC CEO Josh Sapan.

The CEO was bullish about the continued health of The Walking Dead during a conference call with Wall Street analysts today, stating that the series and franchise are “in great shape and the people who are managing that great shape are motivated.”

Sapan went so far as to suggest that The Walking Dead may run for decades to come, saying that “We’ve studied the best. Some have been around 30, 40, 50 years. We have a chance for a lot of life in the franchise.” read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Viewership Drops to Lowest Ratings Since Season 2

We reported last week that AMC’s The Walking Dead Season Eight premiere ratings hit a 5-year low. Unfortunately, this season’s second episode viewership isn’t looking any more promising. Forbes reports that Sunday’s episode pulled 8.92 million viewers. While the number is impressive by any standard for contemporary scripted television, the series hasn’t seen such a small number since its Season Two finale.

3.54 million more people tuned in for last year’s sophomore episode. In fact, the last time the viewership for a second episode dipped below 10 million was five years ago, when Season Three drew 9.55 million viewers (still higher than Sunday’s performance). Forbes’ describes the show’s performance more bluntly: read more

‘Preacher’ Renewed for Season Three

According to executive producer Seth Rogen, AMC’s Preacher will return for a third season in 2018.

Rogen tweeted out the following announcement on his official twitter account yesterday:

For those of you that need to catch up on Preacher Season Two, the Blu-ray set will be released on November 14th.  Critics reacted to season two very favorably (90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), but the ratings did dip a bit from the first season.  The first season averaged well over 3 million total viewers while the second season brought in an average somewhere in the range of 2.5 million viewers. read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Premiere Ratings Hit a 5-Year Low

Season Eight of The Walking Dead premiered last night to fewer viewers than it’s been used to gathering in recent years. THR reports that early Nielsen numbers show that 11.4 million viewers tuned in to last night’s episode, 6.5 of which who were adults aged 18-49. This represents a 43% drop in total viewership from last year’s premiere, which drew 17 million viewers on the date of the premiere. Such opening numbers have not been seen by the series since Season 3.

While Season Eight garnered interest by promoting its popular characters and the debut of its 100th episode on television, it simply could not compete with Season Seven’s promised resolution to the tacky cliffhanger ending of Season Six. The cliffhanger phenomenon makes it difficult to compare the premieres of both seasons, as some viewers likely tuned in simply to find out who Negan whacked at the start of Season Seven. Regardless, the show has been hitting nearly impossible numbers of the years, and it was only a matter of time that they began to slip a little. read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Producers Sue AMC Networks over Failure to Pay Fair Market Value

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it looks like AMC is getting sued again, and this time The Walking Dead’s original producer Frank Darabont is not the plaintiff!

This time around, the current production team of Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert “…maintain AMC has failed to pay fair market value in the license fee for the series because the show is produced by its in-house AMC Studios arm.”   The lawsuit includes the trinity of AMC’s The Walking Dead stable:  The original program, Fear the Walking Dead, and even Talking Dead. read more