Robert Kirkman began The Walking Dead under curiosity of life in the zombie apocalypse after most movies roll credits, but horror icon John Carpenter isn’t impressed with the creator cribbing from George Romero. The Thing and Halloween director believes The Walking Dead has been “milking” its zombie forefathers, and isn’t worth our time
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Perhaps no TV panel at Comic-Con is ever so anticipated as The Walking Dead, but doubly so for 2016, to gain any insight into Negan’s victim by a first trailer. We’ll find out, as AMC has officially booked The Walking Dead, its Fear-ful companion and Preacher for the big show in San Diego this year.
AMC tech drama Halt and Catch Fire just made it to a third season, thanks to significant buzz from its second run improvement, and fans finally know when the series will reboot. Season 3 will arrive in August, moving from Texas to Silicon Valley with a double-premiere.
If the unilateral praise for AMC’s Preacher weren’t enough to guarantee a second season, certainly its wealth of talent and AMC’s bare-bones slate would guarantee it a spot, right? Either way, consider Preacher Jesse Custer officially booked to spread the word of God for Season 2, and this time with a longer mass.
As well as Better Call Saul stands on its own from Breaking Bad, the fan in all of us can’t help picturing Bryan Cranston popping up as a pre-lung cancer Walter White. Cranston himself is no stranger to the possibility, but might instead return behind the camera, if not for one very specific hangup about the series.
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.