Apart from its climactic end, The Walking Dead Season 6 finale used a great majority of its 90-minute runtime to shuttle Rick’s crew back and forth between Savior traps; not exactly the riveting material you’d expect an extended cut for. Yet here we are, as the full list of Walking Dead Season 6 Blu-ray features lists not only an extended cut, but also in-depth looks at Negan and some of the season’s biggest moments.
It’s no secret that The Walking Dead had its work cut out to keep its big Season 6 death under wraps, awkwardly positioning the cliffhanger as something spoiler-hounds could easily sniff out in Season 7 production. We’d heard of at least some precautions taken to keep the victim a secret, but it seems The Walking Dead is sparing no expense, shooting death scenes for every single character involved.
Long before The Walking Dead confirmed Negan to arrive with the Season 6 finale, fans touted suggestion after suggestion of actors perfectly suited to the bombastic role. Chief among them, perhaps, was music icon Henry Rollins, on whom Negan’s comic likeness was actually based, who now admits he’d actually auditioned for the role that Jeffrey Dean Morgan ultimately claimed.
Apart from the obvious, one of the bigger questions raised by The Walking Dead Season 6 finale’s mystery killing lay in how Season 7 filming would keep said identity under wraps, given the rabid on-set spying that already gave away several Season 6 twists. A new comment from executive producer Greg Nicotero might offer a window into that added security, but how fool-proof is it?
Sunday’s newest episode of Preacher introduced us to one of the AMC comic drama’s leading antagonists in the form of Jackie Earle Haley’s Odin Quincannon, but at least a few fans were left scratching their head at the absence of other Quincannons from early casting. Now, boss Sam Catlin confirms that Elizabeth Perkins and Lucas Neff’s roles were cut from the series, despite a brief pilot appearance.
Where once it surprised that Bob Odenkirk would return to AMC in spinning off Better Call Saul from Breaking Bad, the once and future Saul Goodman is firmly sticking with the network. Odenkirk will lead a new AMC miniseries based on New York Times journalist David Carr’s memoir The Night of the Gun, as written by The Shield alum Shawn Ryan.
Season 7 of The Walking Dead has some pretty immediate questions to answer for fans, but will otherwise introduce brave new worlds and characters to explore after the bat. We know at least one major character (and his iconic pet) to pop up, but how might The Walking Dead realize such a complicated, outlandish figure?
You may have heard of a little television program AMC has been enthusiastic of promoting, titled Preacher. We’ve even talked about it once or twice, spoken to slightly-recognizable cast and creators. AMC would like you to watch this television program, and have now provided a commercial-free streaming link with which to do so. Please, watch Preacher.
AMC companion series Fear The Walking Dead has struggled to turn the same heads as its mothership, even as Season 2 now unfurls with the same midseason cliffhanger that The Walking Dead has trafficked in for years. To wit, showrunner Dave Erickson acknowledges fan disappointment with the spinoff, as well where it stands with the main series’ significantly-advanced timeline.
The comedic talents of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may not always have a guiding hand in AMC’s Preacher, though the pilot more than carried some visceral influence. If you don’t believe us, take it from pair themselves, as AMC released the Preacher pilot with Rogen and Goldberg’s commentary!