‘The Walking Dead’: Showrunner Scott Gimple on what’s next for the Governor

Give Michonne a crack at him, and it’d be a very short comeback!

By the way, there were dozens of very irate comments on the EW.com website when this posted because there wasn’t a spoiler alert (which of course ignited a big, heated debate on whether or not the pissed off people who wanted a spoiler alert were right or wrong, so I think I’d better err on the side of caution and give a SPOILER ALERT just in case.

 

The Walking Dead Exclusive: Southland Stalwart Michael Cudlitz Lands Pivotal Comic Book Role; Plus – Crazy-Cool First Photo!

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The Walking Dead Michael CudlitzSouthland‘s Officer John Cooper has been promoted to Sergeant. That’s the good news. The bad news is he’s been reassigned to the zombie apocalypse!

The Walking Dead has tapped Michael Cudlitz to join the Season 4 cast in the pivotal comic book role of Sgt. Abraham Ford, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Introduced in Issue 53, Abraham — an Army man and sports coach before the outbreak — becomes Rick’s right-hand man and one of the group’s most essential defenders.

Cudlitz has been shooting on location in Georgia for weeks, but, remarkably, his casting has remained under wraps — part of an elaborate covert mission to preserve the announcement for today’s Walking Dead panel at New York Comic-Con.

“I was laying low because [Abraham has] a very iconic look,” explains…

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The dead never looked so good; Awesome Walking Dead art gallery

Whether you’re a Walking Dead fan, a zombie fan, or just a good ol’ horror fan, these are well worth checking out! Brought to you by Ryan at Rhino’s Horror. There’s also a link to the Hero Complex Gallery (holding the exhibition) where you can check out more. Recommended!

Here is the official information about the exhibit from the official Facebook event page:

HERO COMPLEX GALLERY CELEBRATES AMC’S THE WALKING DEAD!

Hero Complex Gallery has been hoarding for the zombie apocalypse as they prepare to announce their biggest exhibition of the year….invading Los Angeles on Friday, October 11th, from 7-10pm, on the eve of the Season 4 premiere, Hero Complex Gallery celebrates AMC’s The Walking Dead!

As millions of fans await the return of one of the most talked about television shows in the world, venture with us into the post-apocalyptic universe of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Artwork will be inspired by the group’s struggle to survive, fighting against the dead, fighting against the living, and even fighting themselves.

A horde of Hero Complex Gallery’s favorite artists are dancing with the dead, bringing to life the loved, hated, and oftentimes feared characters of this worldwide television phenomenon. Complicated leader, Rick Grimes, the dark and mysterious katana-wielding Michonne, and Southern bad boy turned good, Daryl Dixon, are just a few of the iconic characters of this series that are portrayed in paintings, prints, and sculpture.

Join us as we journey into the post-apocalyptic universe of AMC’s The Walking Dead!

Who: Hero Complex Gallery
What: Hero Complex Gallery celebrates  AMC’s The Walking Dead
Description: Art Exhibition highlighting the characters and world of AMC’s The Walking Dead
Where: Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.,
Studio D
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Note: the above ‘featured image’ is not from the exhibit (neither is the one below), but you can see plenty of amazing ones once you hit the “Read More” jump above to Rhino’s Horror. Also, the ‘Related Article’s below are packed with goodies!

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Walkers will be dragging their rotting legs into our homes this Sunday, October 13th and to celebrate the occasion, L.A.’s own Hero Complex Gallery is having an officially licensed exhibit of some badass art that you’re definitely going to want to check out.

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‘The Walking Dead’: Watch an exclusive deleted scene with Lori as a zombie!

Oh, they SO should have left this in! Give me one valid reason for cutting this awesome scene out. ONE! I don’t own any of the boxed sets because I can’t afford them, but I’ll give them this: the deleted scenes are usually well worth including (even though they’re usually darker –and in some cases much more depressing– than the episode that was aired). This seems like something from the comics – there’s stuff in there so disturbing and wrong and fucked-up and brutal that the show will never be able to ‘go there’ (pretty confident that other long-time readers of the comics will definitely back me up on this one). However, this would have been a great compromise. We love it.

Exclusive: Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere Title Signals Time Jump; Plus: New Poster Unveiled

“Are Rick and his fellow survivors about to catch a much-needed break?” Well, let’s see. What temperature is it in Hell right now?

On the bright side, just look at Michonne on that poster, riding that horse! And is that Tyreese with his trademark hammer on the left? YEAH, baby!

 

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The Walking Dead Season 4Are Rick and his fellow survivors about to catch a much-needed break?

TVLine has exclusively obtained the title of The Walking Dead‘s Season 4 premiere, and it points to both a lull in the zombie war and a time jump.

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According to sources, Episode 401 — penned by new showrunner Scott M. Gimple — currently bears the title, “30 Days Without an Accident.”

What does it mean?! Herewith are some possible interpretations (some obvious, some less so):

* The show will skip ahead at least one month following the events of the Season 3 finale.

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* Rick’s controversial decision to relocate the denizens of Woodbury to the prison is paying off on the safety front (i.e. 30 days without a zombie attack). It’s also creating a…

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This Just In- AMC Releases Pics/Video Of Alternate, Gorier Final Milton VS. Andrea Scene From The Walking Dead Season Three Finale (SPOILERS)

Spoiler Alert If You Have Not Seen Welcome TO The Tombs, AKA The Walking Dead Season Three Finale Yet And Plan To …Last Warning!

No, Dude, Seriously! Just stay off the internet unless it’s an emergency until you watch the episode; it’s not only here but plastered everywhere online!

 

This alternate version would have been too brutal and taken away the suspense in the last act of “Welcome To The Tombs.” We agree they went the right way, since the reveal was much more effective. Not thrilled that it happened, but the suspense of not knowing Andrea‘s fate until Rick, Michonne, Tyreese and Daryl did was one of the few things the finale did right. Who would have killed Milton? Would she still have been able to take herself out? Maybe they would have integrated it with a scene of the rescue team kicking the door open exactly a split-second too late, then have been greeted with the sight you see in the “featured image” above, quickly blew his brains out, and held Andrea as she died? That would have taken away her kill, not to mention– OK, let’s back up a little…

Here’s the link to the Comicbook.com blog that first caught our eye about the alternate ending.

Below are a sample or two;  AMC owns all the copyrights. Click on the below photo (or use this link) to go to the AMC featurette that spills the info in the first place…  and this writer actually felt very unsettled after watching this particular “Inside the Episode” –for one, Andrea’s raw, primal scream of pain and terror caused hairs on the back of my neck to rise in a chill– so for what it’s worth…  heads up.

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Oh, and about the photos, two things: First, EEK, that doesn’t look like her neck he’s biting into (though maybe the Andrea-haters would have loved to see it) and wouldn’t he go for the exposed part of her neck instead of deciding to start by gnawing his way through what looks to be a leather coat? You don’t see Walkers bite through clothing very much. In fact, I can’t remember a time when they bit something other than exposed flesh. Also, Milton lost his glasses before he even got stabbed. What, did he turn and then feel around, find his glasses, and put them back on?  In the on-air version, the glasses weren’t even there when the episode began.

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The more we think about it, the more we realize what a shitty version of the scene this would have been. Terrible idea. Wonder who made the call on using the more suspenseful, subtle version? Good call, whoever you are.

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Fuck!

Another great reason to go the less in-your-face route: how did he decompose so fast in literally less than 3 minutes? I know poor Milton bled out, but come on–do someone’s teeth go from white and healthy to yellow and rotted-looking the instant they turn? Yes, it is more showy, but so distractingly inconsistent with others that turned to walkers so fast we would have been pulled  at least some viewers out of the episode (not that we were super-invested in the first place). Merle got rotten really fast too, but the scene was so emotional and perfectly acted we forgave it.  The zombie-fied version we saw of Milton in the aired version was actually much scarier, and more subtle, and we could focus on the scene (though I feel bad for Dallas Roberts having to go through the 3-4 hours in the make-up chair–including those contacts– to have no-one see the result anywhere but in a “behind the scenes” feature).

I know how the safety works.
Well, I’m not going anywhere.
I tried.
You did …you did.

Do you think they picked the right version to air? Feel free to sound off…

 

The Walking Dead: Showrunner Glen Mazzara Discusses The Latest ‘Edge of Your Seat’ Ending (SPOILERS)

We really wish Glen Mazzara wasn’t parting ways with the show after S3 ends. Oh well, his interviews w/EW.com are always great. And yes, when that arrow from Daryl went into the walker’s head, PLENTY of viewers cheered!

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Watch ‘The Walking Dead’ Super Bowl Ad Spot + Five Promos For Mid-season Return (The Global Dispatch)

So, we get to see Merle VS. Daryl Sunday night! I also am 99% sure what the outcome will be*, though I admit The Walking Dead (S3) hasn’t been as easy to second-guess as I thought it would. Such as the below spoilers, hi-lite to read, skip if you haven’t seen S3 and care about what happens being a surprise. Let’s see if I can name ten off the top of my head that made me involuntarily shout, “HOAH!”. (bullet – point spoilers for Season Three Part  begin here)

  • T-Dog,, who I was sort of concerned about but figured hey,  they wouldn’t be jerks and use the “one black guy in the group dies” cliché. Guess what? They used the “one black guy in the group dies” cliche (goddamnit)! But that zombie just came out of nowhere. One minute he’s securing the gate, next second a zombie suddenly enters the frame and CHOMP!
  • Lori dying in childbirth (especially in the same episode as T-Dog)
  • Rick finding the bloody spot where her body had been dragged off to and following it to a zombie who ate so much of her he looked like he was 9 months pregnant (maybe with really lumpy twins) including HAIR sticking out of its mouth.**
  • Rick taking a huge knife and stabbing that zombie very specifically in the zombie’s big gut, where his wife’s remains were. He looked really angry when he did it. Unless he was looking or some non-digestible item, like a necklace, that had sentimental value …or had gone completely batshit insane with grief, I had no clue he’d do it… who knows what someone would do when faced with that fucked-up set of circumstances, though?
  • How quickly and gruesomely Michonne killed the Big G’s undead little girl. Speaking of the little girl, I also inhaled sharply when he was brushing her hair and a big clump of hair, scalp, and maybe even some bone (the Foley art was really crunchy and nasty-sounding)
  • Rick suddenly burying that machete in the big Hispanic inmate’s head (in the group that they discovered in the prison). For a second, I thought they were going to shake hands, then fleetingly thought that Rick was going to punch him in the teeth, then HOAH!  Greg Nicotero said on The Talking Dead after-show that the effects department couldn’t believe  AMC didn’t give them any “notes” on censoring or toning down the scene.
  • The fact that  the prison inmate —who Rick decided not to kill personally, but toss him to be the zombies (not only escaping, but also apparently without even one zombie bite) turned out to be the guy was the one to open the gates of the prison and cause all hell to break loose as revenge
  • The zombie-head channel on 24/7 in the Big G’s “rec room” contained heads that hadn’t been put out of their misery (the comic doesn’t get that specific, I thought they were some kind of dead zombie-head trophies he liked to look at to relax) and…
  • …That one of his men was among them.

(End Spoilers for S3) There, 10 surprises off the top of my head… so to speak.

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So I’m hoping to be surprised (though personally speaking, can we have just one that’s not either totally depressing or very bad news?) during the premiere. We didn’t watch the Super Bowl, but as soon as we heard about The Walking Dead commercial, we were all over that (especially the guest star, who has a ton of female fans that want to be all over him). Click the big red link below to see the commercial and the latest new promos from Part Two of Season Three!  If nothing else, check out the Super Bowl ad, which is funny whether or not you’re a fan of the show.

Watch The kick-ass  ‘Walking Dead’ Super Bowl commercial +five Fresh promos for mid-season return (Global Dispatch)

 

Don’t forget, “Talking Dead” has expanded to an hour, which should be cool since the 1/2 hour shows seem kind of rushed, especially the past year. Glad they’re giving it some room to breathe… and I want Greg Nicotero as a guest (bringing props used for gruesome practical effects with him as often as possible) Until then, remember to aim for the head!

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*our official prediction: Daryl and Merle will, within the first minute of beating the shit out of each other (if it gets that far) mutually decide you know what? Fuck these people, and especially fuck Phillip/The Governor – Merle is feeling betrayed and pissed off after all his…what’s it been, a year? Years? What ever amount of time is was, he was fiercely loyal to the Governor, maybe even thought they were buddies, and even though Merle. is a shitty human being, probably did some things that he really didn’t want to. All he did was lie about Michonne getting away alive (oh, and killing one of his own men, though the Big G was WAY more upset Michonne returned, “killed” his daughter, and took his eye out, among other things). I think somewhere is Merle, there is a tiny pinch of humanity left in there, and he loves his brother. We know why Daryl hates the G. So after a fake-out, they both make eye contact, nod grimly, and both attack the G. and whoever his goons/security staff is. Then they’ll both be on the run back to the prison… but I don’t think the ones back at the prison are going to take too kindly to him. Especially Glen and Maggie…

**I’m curious what happened to the bones. I understand it was probably too nasty for AMC to show a pile of bones with a ragged scraps of gore clinging to them (though there could have been something suspiciously looking like a pile of bones a few yards back from where the gorged zombie, but out-of-focus), and I could even see a zombie being so hungry it just crunched up most of the bones in her arms, legs, and possibly even part of her ribcage, backbone, but zombies can’t unhinge their jaws like giant pythons (thank God, they’re enough trouble) and swallow an entire skull. Not like the zombies on this show are smart enough to use tools; he couldn’t pick up a hammer or other blunt tool/object lying around and have the knowledge to use it to pound her entire skull (or pelvis, and I’m dubious about femurs, too) into bite-size bits. Why would it want to eat bone, anyway? Suck out the marrow, eat whatever it could from the skull, maybe, but after a year, I doubt the zombie’s teeth are strong enough anyway. My friend Carol and I had a long discussion about the topic; wish I could ask Nicotero because I know he’s smart enough to come up with an explanation.

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The Walking Dead’: Andrew Lincoln Talks All About The Midseason Finale’s Surprise Cameo

I admit, I missed it the first time around. There was already enough hell breaking loose in The Walking Dead mid-season finale, “Made To Suffer”, written by Robert Kirkman, and I had plenty of re-winding to do. Pretty cool interview, though!  If you want to read the Robert Kirkman EW.com review, it’s over here, and the interview with show-runner Glen Mazzara interview is here.  Enjoy!

The Walking Dead returns Sunday, February 10th, at 9PM Eastern.  ‘Talking Dead’ is also expanding from half-hour format to an hour!

The Walking Dead – Robert Kirkman Talks About Tonight’s Show, ‘When The Dead Come Knocking’ – From EW.com (Spoilers!)

I’m way more into American Horror Story, but tonight’s episode was fucking intense. Not to mention, I spent the whole time waiting in dread for Maggie or Glen’s hand to get chopped off, or for Maggie to get raped… plus I KNEW there would be a goddamned cliff-hanger, but when it came I still cursed loudly.  I’m going to pretty much support Greg Nicotero no matter what he works on, he’s earned my loyalty for life. Plus, Robert Kirkman deserves the attention he’s been getting …and I’ve had Vol. 17 on pre-order from Amazon for months now …though lately I hear it’s so brutal, I’m a little nervous about it, too. Enjoy!