Any fan of The Walking Dead knows that AMC makes more than a few diversions from the comic source material, even if recent seasons have trended more toward the books than ever. To wit, evidence has overwhelmingly suggested we’ll meet the next comic big bad Negan before long, and showrunner Scott Gimple may finally have confirmed his arrival in Season 6.
As often as death visits The Walking Dead outright, the AMC horror smash has frequently maimed or mutilated others. The comics tend to go even more gruesome, to the point AMC’s rendition has specifically held back on a few occasions, but is one main character due to lose a significant body part in Season 6?
The first three seasons of The Walking Dead developed an unfortunate trend of killing off male African-American characters just as a new one would emerge, an issue many were quick to reprise when Season 5 killed off three more leading men of color. Now, in advance of Season 6, Dead showrunner Scott Gimple addresses the “tricky” controversy, noting the actual actors have no bearing on their character’s fate.
The latter half of The Walking Dead’s most recent season followed its comic Alexandria arc nearly to the letter, but will Season 6 start diverging, or continue along Robert Kirkman’s work? A new interview with showrunner Scott Gimple previews that not only will Season 6 bring some heavily comic-adapted material, but also fill in backstory the books never addressed.
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5's first eight episodes left off on a pretty dour note, but the back eight arriving in February 2015 may see an even more “brutalized” Team Rick struggling to adapt to some major changes. Find out what the cast and crew have to say of ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5's 2015 return with a fresh preview of the new episodes!
A few weeks ago, 'The Walking Dead' fans found themselves faced with the question of Daryl Dixon's sexuality, after vague quotes from series creator Robert Kirkman addressed potential for the crossbow-wielding warrior to be revealed as gay. We had a fairly hammy response to the idea, but now showrunner Scott Gimple has stepped up to deliver his own thoughts on Daryl's ambiguous sexuality, promising a separate gay character to come in season 5.
The 'Walking Dead' season 5 trailer finally debuted at Comic-Con 2014 during AMC's panel for the hit zombie-drama, but if you weren't there to see it, thanks to the magic of the internet, you can watch it right now and see what all the fuss is about!
Any attendee of San Diego Comic-Con can attest that the conditions for getting around might as well be an episode of 'The Walking Dead,' but we thankfully no longer have to choose! That's right, AMC will shamble out for Comic-Con 2014 with a massive panel for 'The Walking Dead' season 5, complete with cast, crew, and a brand-new trailer for the coming zombie horrors!
Apart from the dire straits AMC has continually found itself in with each new drama launch, 'The Walking Dead''s proposed 2015 spinoff hasn't offered much in the way of details since its original announcement. Naturally, fans of the main series are hungry for crossover potential between the two, but how does showrunner Scott Gimple see it happening down the line?
'The Walking Dead' ended season 4 on more of an immediate cliffhanger than any past season, so much so that we're left to wonder more about how season 5 will open than what major comic stories it might tackle. Still, as production on the new season looms, showrunner Scott Gimple promises the most action-heavy season yet, and a possible return for fan-favorite character Morgan (Lennie James).