The Walking Dead has had no shortage of controversy since the brain-bashing arrival of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan, though the series may have inadvertently stoked racial tension as well. U.K. suppliers apparently pulled official merchandise over accusations of racism, though Morgan himself dismisses the controversy with “people are stupid.”
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Whether or not The Walking Dead has begun to show its age, the makeup and VFX crew only have more fun with their undead designs as time wears on. Case in point, the spiked “Winslow” walker from Sunday’s “New Best Friends” marked a new visual benchmark for The Walking Dead, one which producer and gore guru Greg Nicotero shares new behind-the-scenes art and photos.
It’s a classic conundrum for serialized shows with child actors; younger characters invariably grow older than the story would suggest. The Walking Dead star Chandler Riggs has naturally aged seven years from its 2010 beginnings (compared with a relatively condensed timeline for the show), but even creator Robert Kirkman isn’t certain how old the character is in comics; let alone TV.
The Walking Dead hasn’t had much time for the major Saviors in its first two 2017 episodes, but that all changes with next Sunday’s “Hostiles and Calamities.” Not only are Dwight and the others finally catching up with Daryl’s escape, but Negan and his newest hostage are officially inbound.
‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 makes “New Best Friends” with a colorful junkyard gang to recruit against Negan, but is Daryl making any likewise progress with his stay in The Kingdom? And is the next notable death still way too obvious? Find out in our full review!
We’re all fatigued enough to the point that reality and the daily news cycle have begun blending together, so allow Stephen Colbert to sharpen that point. On a pike, specifically, as Colbert throws presidential advisor Stephen Miller onto Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and more to test his “I’m prepared to go on any show” claim.
Now that The Walking Dead has officially dug out the “Rock in the Road” of its willingness to rebel, Season 7 has some additional mysteries to answer. Not only do we have our first clip of the mysterious crew making up Rick’s “New Best Friends,” but also a trailer that promises some major reunions ahead.
‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 picks up a “Rock in the Road” to ignite a rebellion against Negan, but is Rick’s change of heart worth all the wait? And what do we make of the mysterious new group holding Gabriel hostage? Find out in our full review!
Seven seasons in, we’re used to the sweat-drenched aesthetic of AMC’s The Walking Dead, given summer shoots and the Atlanta climate. Said schedule has never allowed The Walking Dead to film in truly cold, even snowy conditions, as frequently seen in the comics, for which producers discuss the potential for a standalone episode filmed in winter.
At long last, The Walking Dead will finally reconvene this Sunday to answer the question “Ugh, can Season 7 be less of a drag?” Sure, there are other questions too, including who set a dynamite new trap in a clip from Sunday’s “Rock in the Road.”