2013 Saturn Awards: Gale Anne Hurd Talks THE WALKING DEAD, Plus Interviews with Amy Acker, William Friedkin and BREAKING BAD’s Jonthan Banks

     June 28, 2013


At Thursday night’s Saturn Awards, we landed red carpet video interviews with Gale Anne Hurd, Amy Acker, William Friedkin, and Jonathan Banks.  Here’s what was discussed:

  • Gale Anne Hurd talked about The Walking Dead, Punisher, the status of Gaiking, and if Walking Dead deserves any of the credit for helping to make World War Z a hit.
  • Amy Acker talked about working for Joss Whedon on Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare, Cabin in the Woods, and what’s next.
  • William Friedkin talked about how he’d rather work in new genres than repeat himself, whether The Exorcist could be made today, The French Connection Blu-ray, if the perception of Cruising has changed since its release,  the resurgence of exorcism films, and more.
  • Jonathan Banks talked about Breaking Bad, the last eight episodes, and his future projects.  If you haven’t caught up with Breaking Bad, you should not watch this interview.

Hit the jump to watch.

Gale Anne Hurd

  • How even though behind-the-scenes they’ve made a number of changes, the show has stayed constant for audiences
  • Does she feel like they deserve any credit for helping to make World War Z a huge hit
  • How does she decide on what projects are worth her time
  • Who has the Punisher rights now
  • Talks about Gaiking and how they’re just getting ready to bring a writer on the project



Amy Acker

  • How challenging is it to do Joss Whedon and William Shakepeare dialogue
  • Did she learn anything new about Joss Whedon doing the project
  • Talks about Cabin in the Woods
  • What’s coming up next



William Friedkin

  • Talks about how he’s trying to do new stuff rather than repeat himself.  Doesn’t like to do sequels.
  • Could The Exorcist be made today
  • Talks about The French Connection Blu-ray and the different colors.  How the first edition was a big mistake
  • Has the perception of Cruising changed since its release
  • Has he seen Hellraiser
  • Does The Exorcist say there is something after death
  • Where do the demon characters come from
  • Talks about the resurgence of exorcism films



Jonathan Banks

  • How excited is he to see the final eight episodes
  • Is he in the last eight episodes
  • Did he know what was coming for his character
  • The status of Mike’s granddaughter
  • Talks about his upcoming projects

Around The Web


DOCTOR WHO Panel at San Diego Comic-Con to Include Peter Capaldi

Chances of him going all Malcolm Tucker on a vacationing customer service representative dressed as the Heath-Ledger Joker are frankly a mortal lock.

COMMUNITY Recap: “Wedding Videography”

The gang attends Garrett’s wedding, then things get dark.


Season 6 of Jerry Seinfeld's webseries talk show includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, and Trevor Noah.

Is GAME OF THRONES Season 6 Returning to Pyke?

Those who are not interested in book spoilers beware.

  • Possible Spoiler

Bill Paxton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Olivier Martinez Talk TEXAS RISING

'Texas Rising' is a 10-hour, 5-part mini-series, airing on the History Channel on May 25th and 26th, and June 1st, 8th and 15th.

15 Things to Know About UNDER THE DOME Season 3

Dean Norris, Marg Helgenberger, showrunner Neal Baer, and executive producer Tim Schlattmann talk about the upcoming season of the CBS series.

TWIN PEAKS Season 3 Gets Expanded 18-Episode Order

Plus, the new season will restore the original diner and feature music from Angelo Badalamenti.

Liked THE FLASH? Then Check Out SLIDERS

Did you enjoy watching the cast of The CW's 'The Flash' in all their wormhole-traveling, alternate-universe-creating hijinks, but wish there was more to see? Well then you should check out the first three seasons of 'Sliders' now streaming on Hulu.

Weekly TV Guide: LOUIE Season Finale, AQUARIUS Series Premiere, and More

Also, 'Halt and Catch Fire' Season 2 kicks off this Sunday, while tonight brings the premiere of 'Texas Rising,' History's miniseries about the Texas Rangers.

SILICON VALLEY Recap: “Adult Content”

I'd like to believe that sites like "Poop on My Wife" and "My Dirty Vagina" don't really exist, but in my heart, I know it's not true.

Page 1 of 68412345...102030...Last »