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The Walking Dead: Casting for Three Characters

In casting moves that ought to be familiar for readers of the graphic novels, The Walking Dead will add a trio of new characters on season two. All will be related to the survivors' arrival at Hershel’s Farm and are described by AMC as follows: Hershel: A older veterinarian. Maggie: Hershel's daughter, Maggie, possesses made horseback-riding ability. Otis: Middle-aged ranch foreman with a sensitive side. These individuals will join Michonne as new additions to The Walking Dead when it returns, hopefully in late 2011. http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/05/the-walking-dead-casting-for-three-characters/

Andrea to Play Key Role on The Walking Dead

There's a lot more gore to come on season two of The Walking Dead . But that's not all, teases creator Robert Kirkman. He also tells TV Guide that viewers should look forward to a lot more Andrea. "Andrea very much wanted to die in the CDC, so we're going to be dealing with that," Kirkman said, adding Dale's love interest will be channeling her pain into a desire to be a protector of the group. "She'll be learning some guns, and she might not quite get to a certain level, but we are definitely going to be going down that road." No return date for The Walking Dead has been set yet. http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/05/andrea-to-play-key-role-on-the-walking-dead/

'Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman wants Stephen King

AMC's zombie franchise "The Walking Dead" won't be back on TV until October, but that doesn't mean we can't talk about it. Or that Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comic book on which the series is based, can't either. And that's exactly what he did on Saturday (May 7, apparently Free Comic Book Day) when the Hollywood Reporter caught up with him at an event. Kirkman wasn't too forthcoming, but he did put to rest some rumors about the show firing its entire writing staff and relying on freelancers.Not true, says Kirkman."We have a full writing staff," he said. There are three full-time staff writers and a freelancer: Evan Reilly ("Rescue Me"), Scott Gimple ("FlashForward") and Angela Kang ("Terriers") and one freelancer."He wasn't, however, able to give much of an update on whether or not Stephen King -- a fan of the show -- will be penning an episode."I can neither confirm nor deny,"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/walking-dead-robert-kirkman-wants-steven-king.html

Advertiser Apologizes for Inappropriate Placement of 'Walking Dead' Billboard

"The Walking Dead " billboard has sparked a controversy, not because the picture but the placement. People blasted Clear Channel for   putting it on the side of a funeral home   in Consett, County Durham, U.K. which might upset grieving families.   Susan Jones, from the Willow Burn Hospice in nearby Lanchester, said, "Emotions can be pretty raw when people are recently bereaved. Words like 'death' and 'dead' can be very difficult," adding that "If you encounter this just as you are going to the funeral service to make arrangements for a loved one, it could be upsetting."   Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00039757.html

Robert Kirkman Exclusive Interview THE WALKING DEAD; Updates on the Video Game, Second Season Zombie Kills, His Other Comic Books

At WonderCon last weekend, Adam Chitwood and I sat down and interviewed  The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.  We asked him about how his life had changed since the success of the TV show, how they’re planning to up the zombie kills in season two, the upcoming video game, as well as his other comics projects like  The Infinite  and supporting new comics like  Witch Doctor .  Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview. Read More... http://collider.com/robert-kirkman-interview-the-walking-dead-season-2/84388/

Exclusive: Edgar Wright Has Been Asked to Direct an Episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 2

Yesterday at SXSW, Scott Wampler (our Austin contributing writer) got to sit down with director Joe Cornish, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost to talk about Cornish’s first feature film,   Attack The Block   (which played huge during its midnight premiere last night).  While we’ll have the whole interview online later today, one of the gems that came out of their conversation is that Frank Darabont has asked Wright to direct an episode of   The Walking Dead   season two!  While Wright made it sound like he probably won’t do it, it’s still awesome to think that one of my favorite directors might helm an episode of the hugely popular AMC show.  For exactly what he said, hit the jump: Read More... http://collider.com/edgar-wright-walking-dead-season-2/80247/

The Walking Dead: 10 Things From the Comics the Cast Can't Wait to Play

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from The Walking Dead comic series (and possibly the TV show it inspired). Read at your own risk.] While the writers of AMC's The Walking Dead have only just begun to discuss what will happen in Season 2, speculation about how close the series will stay to the comic book series that inspired it runs rampant — even among the actors. Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies and the rest of the cast shared their thoughts on which comic book story lines they ... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Walking-Dead-Paley-1030391.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Walking Dead Season 2 Scoop: Lava Planet Ahead!

The Walking Dead comes out on DVD next week. In preparation for this event, producer/comic book creator Robert Kirkman spoke to Entertainment Weekly and teased a number of season two storylines. What sort of visuals can we look forward to when the show returns, likely in October? Find out now... On the setting of season two : We’re going to see Hershel’s farm. We’re looking to take some picturesque rural landscapes and playing with that and coming up with some cool zombie visuals. We’ll see some of the locations of the first season, but we’re going to mainly focus on breaking new ground. Oh, and we’re going to feature a lava planet. Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/03/the-walking-dead-season-2-scoop-lava-planet-ahead/

First Look at Walking Dead Action Figure

Here's an early first glimpse at McFarlane Toys' new line of deluxe 6-inch Walking Dead action figures. This figure is of lead character Rick Grimes as he appears in the comic book series created by Robert Kirkman. Joining Rick will be popular comic character Michonne along with a Zombie Lurker and Zombie Roamer. A second line of figures will depict the AMC television series versions of the characters, including actor Andrew Lincoln as Officer Grimes, as well as figures based Norman Reedus as the villainous Daryl Dixon and two zombies for Rick and Daryl to combat — a Zombie Walker and a Zombie Biter. Ouch! Both lines will hit specialty stores in the fall (the first in September... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kecks-Exclusives-Look-1029227.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Walking Dead Season 2 Spoiler: Welcome, Michonne!

What's in a whisper? As previously reported, that question will play a key role on season two of The Walking Dead . What else can fans expect when this AMC hit returns? Teases Jeryl Prescott Sales (Jaqui) to TV Guide: "I think it is going to go further into the human dilemma, what these people have to deal with day to day - life and love and stress and losing people they care about and the struggle to survive. I also think they're going to see Michonne (pictured), the figure from the comic book that everyone's waiting to see." But what about Jaqui herself? Did she make it out alive from a certain explosive event on the season one finale? "The DVD drops March 8, and if you watch Episode Six over and over and over again, you might discover something," the actress says. http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/02/the-walking-dead-season-2-spoiler-welcome-michonne/
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