TNT is looking to further reshape the television landscape by developing Dean Koontz’s best-selling Frankenstein novels into a series and putting a six-episode series order on L.A. Noir, officially returning Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead) to TV. James V. Hart (Dracula, Hook) and his son Jake Hart will script the modern-day retelling of the Mary Shelley mythology for the Frankenstein series. Set in New Orleans, the story centers on a war between Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation, Helios. Each survived a fight in the arctic 200 years ago, but the not-so-good doctor has been busy crafting an army of creatures that answer only to him. The two sides resume their war with New Orleans caught in the middle. Deadline reports that the elder Hart makes his series writing debut with Frankenstein, making him the most recent feature talent to transition to the small screen. Hit the jump for more on Frankenstein as well as news on Darabont’s L.A. Noir.
In three weeks, your favorite zombies will shamble back onto your TV screen as AMC’s The Walking Dead returns. In the meantime, you can get caught up on all of our previous episode recaps here. We’ve also got a ton of new images from the second season of The Walking Dead, including action shots, character profile images and behind-the-scenes captures. If you’re all caught up on the show so far, feel free to peruse at will. For those of you who aren’t up to speed with the current season, I’d avoid looking at the gallery as some of the images reveal important plot points of the story so far. The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, February 12th on AMC. Hit the jump to check out the images and a sneak peek at the next episode from Season Two titled, “Nebraska.”
After their wildly successful first season, the cast and crew of The Walking Dead shambled into Ballroom 20 at Comic Con to thank the fans for their support and share some info about the upcoming season. First to arrive was the creative team of series creator/writer/director/executive producer Frank Darabont, executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman (creator/writer of The Walking Dead comic book series) and makeup artist and consulting producer, Greg Nicotero. Next came the principal cast, including Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun and Jeffrey DeMunn. Hit the jump to see what cast and crew have in store for fans in season 2, plus a new trailer.
A couple of days ago we told you that Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break) had been cast in the lead female role in AMC’s upcoming TV series adaptation of The Walking Dead. Now, THR is reporting that the series has added two more members to the cast: Laurie Holden (The Mist, The Shield) and newcomer Steven Yeun. They will now be joining Callies, Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey DeMunn and Jon Bernthal as the series gets ready to start filming.
For those of you that don’t know, The Walking Dead is a wildly successful and critically acclaimed comic book series by Robert Kirkman that tells the story of a cop named Rick Grimes and his family as they try to survive after a zombie apocalypse. Yeun will be playing a character named Glenn while Holden will be playing the role of Andrea, “a key member of the survivor group who has a proficiency with a sniper rifle and falls for a man twice her age.” The series, which is being produced by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), is currently set to premier during AMC’s annual Fearfest programming block in October.