Fans have been waiting for the mid season premiere of The Walking Dead. Tonight is finally the night. Will the group finally be able to stand up to the popular comic book villain Negan and his group? It has seemed like a very long time since a new episode has aired. It has really only been 3 months. Ok in reality that can seem like forever in a fan’s mind. Continue reading
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The Walking Dead Superfan and Vine ‘Zombie Prankster,’ Nick Santonastasso, Pulls Off the Ultimate Zombie Prank on The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus (Daryl) in Tokyo
The unsuspecting actor, co-star Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Special Effects Guru/Executive Producer, Greg Nicotero are in Japan promoting the global return of
Season 4 on FOX, the show’s international broadcaster. Continue reading
PaleyFest 2013 openend last night at the Saban Theater with the cast of AMC”s “The Walking Dead”. It was a great night and a lot of fun to see a sneek peak of the episode that will air on Sunday 3/3/13. Chris Hardwick was an amazing moderator and asked the cast some great questions. I’m compiling the notes from the panel and will post here as soon as done.
Deadline.com has great coverage here for the panel:
EW.com posted the “10 things we learned from the cast last night”:
1. Character development will play a big role in Season Four.
“I think there may be a wee bit less of the run and gun. And [we'll] get a little more into some of our characters,” Executive Producer Greg Nicotero told EW. “The challenge with a show like this, when you have a big ensemble, is you don’t want any of the characters to get lost; it’s important that we know what Carol’s story is and that we know what Beth’s story is. And when you’re trying to service a lot of characters, it becomes challenging. Watching the first season of Walking Dead and seeing how grounded it was, that’s really important to all of us. Andy Lincoln and I spent a lot of time going through the scripts and making sure we feel that they’re grounded. Because that’s what keeps our audience coming back. The walkers and the gore and the action and stuff, that’s fun, that’s the popcorn part of it. But if you don’t have characters that people are invested in, you lose your audience.”
2. Rick’s descent into madness won’t last for long
Even though Carl doesn’t seem to think that he’s fit to lead anymore, Andrew Lincoln assured EW that Rick isn’t going to be this way forever. “I think you’ll see in the next episode a turning point happens and he realizes his responsibilities. And hopefully he’ll come back from the brink. But certainly since the death of Lori and the pressure imposed by The Governor, he is in a state of shock, grief, and stress, and he has had a breakdown. It’s tough times for Rick, but it’s always tough times for him, isn’t it? He never gets a day off, this guy.” Later in the panel, Lincoln came back to Carl’s criticism: “He has a point. I have been making some terrible calls. So, you know, bless him. Parenting in the apocalypse.”
3. Daryl could lead, but he’d probably rather not
Norman Reedus immediately deflected the idea that he’s become the fan favorite. “We all have our people,” he said. But when asked whether or not he thinks Daryl has the capacity to step up and lead the group, Reedus was much more assured. “I don’t think he wants to be the leader in any way. Like with Randall, remember Randall? There’s a whole episode about ‘what do we do with Randall’ and Daryl just kind of quietly went in there and beat the s— out of him and came back with bloody knuckles and was like ‘yeah, what’s up?’ He wasn’t like ‘look at me, look what I did!” I think if he had to lead, it would be reluctantly,” said Reedus. “He doesn’t want to talk about feelings or make you feel better about the future. He just does stuff. He gets it done.”
4. What Glenn really wants
Steven Yeun said in Glenn’s perfect world, “The Governor would be dead and he would be happy with Maggie in a field full of…food.” He said his world would be like a savory Willy Wonka factory. With steak trees.
5. Everyone is scared of Carl the child soldier
Lincoln said of Carl’s recent changes: “I see a boy turning into a soldier, which is a terrifying thing. And I think that that story between the group, the family, and this seemingly wayward boy turning into a child soldier is a terrifying and very interesting arc that we follow in the last five episodes.”
6. Andrea does not have feelings for The Governor anymore
Laurie Holden told EW: “I think she thinks The Governor is disgusting at this point. She didn’t sleep with him because she was having a weak moment. She slept with him because she had every intention of doing what Carol suggested. But it’s not easy to just slit someone’s throat when they’re sleeping. She doesn’t have all the information. She doesn’t know about Maggie, but at this point it doesn’t matter. He’s gross to her.” In the panel discussion, Hardwick referred to the almost murder as “Carol’s creepy vagina warfare,” causing Reedus and Lincoln to fall apart laughing.
7. Shipping Daryl and Carol
An audience member asked if we’re ever going to see them make out. Reedus said, “I like these two damaged people gravitating towards each other. It might happen…I don’t want to make the first move.” Reedus added, “I don’t think he has much game.” Given the shrieks that comment solicited, either he actually does have game, or he doesn’t and his female fans just don’t care.
8. Andrea and Michonne: not a cat fight
Holden told the audience that “Andrea and Michonne are two adult women who wanted different things. Andrea did not choose a guy over her. After eight months she wanted a life and she wanted a community. I think this one [Michonne] could have ended up anywhere and she would have been unhappy.” She added, “I think that she didn’t want to share Andrea with anybody. She was happy when it was just the two of them. And I wish that they really had been able to have a deeper conversation before Michonne left those gates.”
8. If Season Two ended with a hopeful cliffhanger…
“I would say [the Season Three finale] is the opposite of last year. In every way,” Holden said.
9. Season Four is underway
Executive Producer Gale Ann Hurd told EW that “the writer’s room has cooked up the first eight episodes, and they’ll probably start writing next week. And we start shooting May 6. We’re still finishing the season finale – editing and music.”
10. If you’re a fan, they’re listening to what you have to say
Comic creator and Executive Producer Robert Kirkman told EW, “we have the best fans in the world. If you go to the site, you see the message boards and can find out what they like and what they don’t like. We look at that, so we know sort of what fans want and what we don’t. They’ve given us a lot of interesting ideas. We’re ultimately going to do something that’s entirely unique and ours, but the fans are going to be very happy.” Sometimes the suggestions aren’t entirely helpful, but amusing nonetheless. Kirkman said, “we get a lot of requests for zombie animals.” EP David Alpert added, jokingly, “I’m not going to rule out seeing a zombie polar bear in Season Four. Because you never know.”
The gallery below are the photos I was able to get during the panel. enjoy!
The Walking Dead season 3.5 premieres tonight on AMC. The video below is a clip for the premiere. The photos below are some promo photos from EW.com (Spoilers!!) Can’t wait to see my favorite crew fight their way out of the Governor’s battle pit tonight.
Some promo images from EW.com SOURCE:
This image on the EW.com site is very gory! Don’t look unless you can handle it: Merle taking care of business
More images from screenrant: SOURCE
The photos below are of Hines Ward, former NFL wide receiver who will have a cameo role as a zombie:
Paley announced the list of cast attending the PaleyFest 2013.
Here are the cast members slated to attend the Walking Dead:
The Walking Dead
Friday, March 1, 2013
Scheduled to appear:
Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer
Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer
Dave Alpert, Executive Producer
Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer
Andrew Lincoln, “Rick Grimes”
David Morrissey, “The Governor”
Danai Gurira, “Michonne”
Laurie Holden, “Andrea”
Lauren Cohan, “Maggie Greene”
Steven Yeun, “Glenn Rhee”
Norman Reedus, “Daryl Dixon”
Scott Wilson, “ Hershel Greene”
Chandler Riggs, “Carl Grimes”
Moderator: Chris Hardwick, Host, The Talking Dead
MARCH 2, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Scheduled to appear:
Eric Kripke, Creator & Executive Producer
Billy Burke, “Miles Matheson”
Tracy Spiridakos, “Charlie Matheson”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Major Tom Neville”
Daniella Alonso, “Nora Clayton”
JD Pardo, “Jason Neville”
Elizabeth Mitchell, “Rachel Matheson”
Moderator: Michael Schneider, LA Bureau Chief, TV Guide Magazine
MARCH 3, 2013
Once Upon A Time
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Scheduled to appear:
Edward Kitsis, Creator & Executive Producer
Adam Horowitz, Creator & Executive Producer
Ginnifer Goodwin, “Snow White”/”Mary Margaret Blanchard”
Jennifer Morrison, “Emma Swan”
Robert Carlyle, “Rumplestiltskin”/”Mr. Gold”
Lana Parrilla, “Evil Queen”/”Regina”
Josh Dallas, “Prince Charming”/”David Nolan”
Colin O’Donoghue, “Captain Hook”
Moderator: Matt Mitovich, Editor-At-Large, TVLine.com
American Horror Story:
American Horror Story: Asylum
Friday, March 15, 2013
Scheduled to appear:
Ryan Murphy, Cocreator & Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk, Cocreator & Executive Producer
Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer
Frances Conroy, “Dark Angel”
Evan Peters, “Kit Walker”
Lily Rabe, “Sister Mary Eunice”
James Cromwell, “Dr. Arthur Arden”
Plus additional guests to be announced
Moderator: Tim Stack, Senior Writer, Entertainment Weekly
I can’t wait to see The Walking Dead panel on 3/1/13! This panel is SOLD OUT! For the full listing of cast attending each of the panels please visit this link: PaleyFest 2013 . There are sill tickets available for the panels (except for Walking Dead)
True Blood fans may recognize one of the men featured in the Walking Dead video clip for their mid-season premiere. Episode 2.08 will air on February 12. Yes waiting has sucked for this fan who is also a big Walking Dead fan but at least Walking Dead will soon be starting up again.
Keep an eye out in the video below. Creator of Walking Dead Robert Kirkman teased that the two men shown at the end “could pose a threat to Sheriff Rick”. Aaron Munoz and Michael Ryamond James are the two men! Yes we will be seeing True Blood’s serial killer and baby daddy Rene! CLICK ON READ MORE for video: Continue reading
True Blood fans are already lining up the streets by the Saban Theater for the True Blood panel tonight! I was present at PaleyFest Walking Dead panel held on Friday night 3/4/11. It was a lot of fun for all the fans present to hear from their favoiritezombie fighters!
Cameras are allowed but NO FLASH is allowed! Please be respectful of the cast and others when asking for photos and autographs. Can’t wait to see all the fans there!