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New Promo for The Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere

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While fans patiently await the return of “The Walking Dead” on AMC, the network has released a new promo for the season 5 mid-season premiere. The show will return on February 8, 2015 to air the remaining episodes of season 5.

The mid-season finale of season 5 aired before the holidays and ended with the shocking death of Beth as she and Noah were just about to leave the hospital for good. How will her death affect the group and more importantly her sister and Daryl.

“The Walking Dead” has already been renewed for a sixth season which is set to begin airing in the fall of 2015. The series is based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. It stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Watch the promo below:

AMC Picks Up The Night Manager With Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that AMC has officially picked up a bid to partner with the BBC to release a miniseries based on the novel, “The Night Manager.” The 6 – 8 part miniseries stars Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.

The novel was originally released in 1993 by John le Carre. The tale follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine in his new line of work as a night auditor for a luxurious hotel, where he meets a French-Arab woman named Sophie with ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black market weapons dealer. Sophie winds up dead after giving Pine incriminating documents, and he goes undercover with British intelligence in a sting operation against Roper to avenge Sophie’s death.

Le Carre is no stranger to the world of adaptations. Several of his previous works have been made into pretty successful films including A Most Wanted ManTinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and The Constant Gardener. Some television series have also already been made based on his work such as “A Perfect Spy” and “A Murder of Quality.”

The adaptation will be written by David Farr for Ink Factory. There is no word yet on when the miniseries will begin production or an anticipated premiere date.

 

The Walking Dead Renewed for a Sixth Season

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As if anyone is surprised though we are all definitely thrilled, AMC has officially renewed “The Walking Dead” for a sixth season. Season five of the series is set to air in just a few days but the show is still one of the most popular in the world.

“We could not be more excited for October 12th as we share new episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ with fans around the globe,” said AMC President Charlie Collier. “In advance of Sunday’s season five premiere, AMC proudly confirms a sixth season order of this extraordinary series. Thank you to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the terrific executive producers, and the entire team who brings this compelling world and these rich characters to life. There’s plenty more Dead ahead thanks to their impressive, collective effort.”

Season six will see Scott M. Gimple will return as the showrunner and executive producer. It will also have executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

Season five premieres Sunday, October 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT. It stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Official Poster for The Walking Dead Season 5 Released

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The poster for the upcoming season five of “The Walking Dead” has been released by AMC. You can see it above! It features Andrew Lincoln with one of the themes of the season 5, “hunt or be hunted.”

Season 5 will pick up with our favorite group of survivors after their arrival at the “sanctuary” terminus. After their arrival, they are taken hostage and their lives are put into danger once again.

Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, Season Five of “The Walking Dead” premieres Sunday, October 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT. It stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira and Sonequa Martin-Green.

New Still Revealed From Walking Dead Season 5

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AMC has revealed (via EW) a new still from the upcoming fifth season of “The Walking Dead” and it doesn’t look good for Daryl (played by Norman Reedus.) You can see the image above.

Season five of “The Walking Dead” will have 16 episodes and debut in October 2014. Scott Gimple to return as show runner. Michael CudlitzJosh McDermittChristian SerratosAlanna Masterson, and Andrew J. West, who portray Abraham FordEugene PorterRosita EspinosaTara Chambler and Gareth, were promoted to series regulars for the season. Gimple also confirmed that Lennie James, who portrays Morgan Jones, will appear in season 5. Seth Gilliam will join the cast as a new series regular.

Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, Season Five of “The Walking Dead” is currently in production and is set to air on AMC this fall. It stars Andrew Lincoln, Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Season 5 will pick up where four left off after the group made their way to Terminus, a town that is not all that it is cracked up to be. (They may or may not be cannibals.)

First Footage From The Walking Dead: Season 5

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After the Fourth of the July “The Walking Dead” marathon over the weekend, AMC debuted the first official footage from the upcoming fifth season! The clip reunited fans with Carol, Tyreese, and Judith. Of course Zombies were there too. We only have a few more months until the INCREDIBLY highly anticipated fifth season finally premieres. So hold tight guys.

Season five of “The Walking Dead” will have 16 episodes and debut in October 2014. Scott Gimple to return as show runner. Michael CudlitzJosh McDermittChristian SerratosAlanna Masterson, and Andrew J. West, who portray Abraham FordEugene PorterRosita EspinosaTara Chambler and Gareth, were promoted to series regulars for the season. Gimple also confirmed that Lennie James, who portrays Morgan Jones, will appear in season 5. Seth Gilliam will join the cast as a new series regular.

You can watch the clip below:

Seth Rogen Begins Work on “Preacher” Adaptation

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“Preacher” is finally moving into production at AMC. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have begun to map out what the pilot episode of the series adaptation will look like.

Recently, Rogen tweeted an image referencing what they have planned for the pilot episode. You can see the tweet below.

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The series is based on the comic series by Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon. Fans were a bit worried about whether the series would stay true to the comic book series when AMC released an official synopsis of the show version as you can see below:

Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers – a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.

But, as you can see from the board in Rogen’s pic, the pilot episode is starting out with Genesis right there at the beginning.

Walking Dead Marathon this Weekend to Include 5 Season Sneak Peek

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This 4th of July weekend, AMC is airing a marathon of “The Walking Dead.” All four seasons of the series will air back to back beginning Friday, July 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT. BUT, they will also give us a special first look at the highly-anticipated fifth season!

The 4th of July marathon weekend will finish with a “Talking Dead Season 5 Preview Special,” hosted by Chris Hardwick, on Sunday, July 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT featuring “The Walking Dead” showrunner and executive producer Scott M. Gimple and actress Aisha Tyler.

“The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse.

 

The fifth season of “The Walking Dead” premieres this October and it will be interesting to see how the gang gets themselves out of the shipping container and Terminus. 

The Walking Dead: Season Four Hits DVD and Blu-ray August 26

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“The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” will release on DVD and Blu-ray on August 26. The news was announced by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The release will contain five discs while the Blu-ray set will include Digital HD with Ultraviolet versions with episodes presented in pristine 1080p high-definition and lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio.

The DVD and Blu-ray releases will include several hours of bonus features such as never-before-seen production footage, deleted scenes and audio commentaries, with ultra-exclusive content only available on the Blu-ray release, including additional audio commentaries and several “extended” episodes, debuting for the first time.

The fourth season’s cast starred Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney. New characters introduced this season include Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gillard, Jr.), Rosita Espinoza (Christian Serratos) and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermott).

Season Four will also see a limited edition “Tree Walker” package release which you can above!

SRP is $79.99 for the Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet, $69.98 for the DVD and $129.99 for the Blu-ray limited edition.

Season four saw Rick and his fellow survivors struggle to maintain their idealistic lifestyle in the prison in the face of threats, including the proliferation of walkers near the prison gates, the outbreak of a contagious and deadly flu-like infection within the prison population, and the spectre of The Governor, whose whereabouts and status are unknown. The second half of the season mainly focuses on the individual groups that escaped from the prison after its downfall, and their efforts to survive as they follow a line of railroad tracks to a supposed safe zone named Terminus

Robert Kirkman Talks “Outcast” and Season 5 of “Walking Dead”

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Robert Kirkman, the creator of “The Walking Dead,” recently spoke out about the upcoming fifth season of the AMC series that is based on his comics as well as the new series based on his comic series, “Outcast.”

“Outcast” will be released at the end of June will follow similar themes to “The Walking Dead.” The title, released via Kirkman’s Skybound imprint, is already out-selling his other series. 

Kirkman explains what kind of similarities “Outcast” and “The Walking Dead” share.

I think that both of them strive to be very real examinations of a very fantastical and unreal kind of situation. Although I would argue that demonic possession is certainly something that there’s evidence to support the possibility that it could be a real phenomenon — much more so than zombies. I think zombies are probably definitely never going to happen (Laughs). I think people may wish that they would. But they’re both stories about very real people against these horrific backdrops. That’s something that I really enjoy doing.

For those who are caught up with comic series of “The Walking Dead,” the series has started a new story after a time jump. We see Rick re-established in a larger society. Kirkman spoke about whether he knows how the story will end and its effects on creating “Outcast.”

I’ve known roughly how The Walking Dead [comic] ends for a while now. It’s something that I took my time figuring out but I always knew the direction I was going in. A few years ago the end cemented itself. But that’s something that is very far off into the future and it’s an ending that doesn’t really work unless I take my time getting there. I feel like, as withOutcast, the stakes on The Walking Dead have continued to escalate, and in recent issues, we’ve revealed the full extent of the world building that we’re planning to do long-term, and just how important these characters that we’ve been following are going to turn out to be in the history of civilization. That’s a pretty exciting prospect and a really cool change and shift in the narrative of that story.

Unlike “The Walking Dead,” “Outcast” will be a series at Cinemax and Kirkman is actually prepping the potential pilot himself. Kirkman explained how the show would compare to the comics.

There’s definitely going to be a lot similarities, but despite the fact that I’m writing the comic and writing the pilot episode of the series, you will see some pretty big differences. There are certain ways to tell a story, and certain mechanics and things that work really well in comics that don’t work well on television and vice versa. There are certain opportunities to be taken when you adapt something into television, where you have motion and sound, where you can expand on and change things in very cool ways in a manner that wouldn’t have worked so well in comics. To be honest, that’s the fun part and the challenge of saying, “This is going to be moving and there’s going to be actors, and it’s going to have sound, and there are different things to be done.” It’s cool to limit the same story and think about it in a different way.

Even though season 4 of “The Walking Dead” ended on a pretty crazy note, we didn’t see any major characters die, which is surprising in itself. Kirkman tells us what we can expect with season 5 of the show.

It’s always highly likely, though I wouldn’t say that it’s any more likely than it ever is, but it is always extremely likely. We did pull back on the reins a little bit at the end of season four. We’re definitely going to hit the ground running for season five and we really don’t let up very quickly at all. It’s going to be a pretty fast-paced, intense season.

When it comes to rumors about character Glenn possibly meeting his maker, Kirkman unfortunately did not confirm nor deny the rumors.

I absolutely love it. It means people care and people are paying attention. So keep those rumors flying!

Kirkman also commented on the addition of Seth Gilliam to a currently unconfirmed role.

Every season we try to bring in new characters that add something in their own way to the cast, much in the way that Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and Rosita (Christian Serratos) brought a new narrative and more character dynamics to the show. Seth Gilliam’s character — whoever it may be — brings a lot of conflict and really cool character traits to the mix.

The Walking Dead returns in October. A specific premiere date will likely be announced at Comic-Con. Outcast No. 1 is released June 25 via Image Comics. Check out an advance look at Outcast No. 1, below.