AMC Set to Invade Comic-Con with WALKING DEAD Shows, INTO THE BADLANDS

     June 16, 2015

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Last week brought the news that Lionsgate will be hitting Comic-Con’s famed Hall H with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and Cannes hit Sicario, and now AMC has staked their claim at the San Diego media bonanza. The indomitable cable channel will also be in Hall H for panels devoted to The Walking Dead and it’s upcoming, Kim Dickens-led spin-off Fear the Walking Dead. Not-unfounded suspicions suggest that new footage from the spin-off will premiere at the panel and, just maybe, the hugely anticipated casting of Walking Dead‘s most dangerous nemesis, Negan, the role which everyone from Jon Hamm to Stephen Dillane has been rumored to be circling. Oh, and probably more stuff about the Wolves.

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Along with the Walking Dead series, AMC will also devote a panel to the Daniel Wu-starring martial-arts action-drama Into The Badlands, a mini-series comprised of six hour-long episodes on AMC. Wu will attend the panel alongside fellow cast members Martin Csokas, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, and Orla Brady, as well as creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, the team behind Smallville. The plot of Into The Badlands revolves around Sunny (Wu), a deadly martial arts master, and his charge, M.K. (Knight), a young boy who follows him on a journey to find enlightenment beyond the perilous rigors of the world they live in.


Here’s the full press release with times, locations, and atendees:

THE CAST AND PRODUCERS OF AMC’S “THE WALKING DEAD” AND HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD” AND “INTO THE BADLANDS” INVADE SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2015

WHAT:          The cast and producers of AMC’s record-breaking hit series “The Walking Dead” along with the upcoming highly anticipated series “Fear The Walking Dead” and “Into the Badlands” will participate in panels at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA.

WHO:             “The Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Andrew LincolnNorman ReedusSteven YeunLauren Cohan, Danai GuriraMelissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Michael CudlitzLennie James and Sonequa Martin-Green along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert.  The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

“Fear The Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason along with Executive Producer andShowrunner David Erickson, Executive Producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and Dave Alpert.   The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

“Into the Badlands” panelists include cast members Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham and Orla Brady as well as Creators, Showrunners and Executive Producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, Executive Producer and Director David Dobkin and Executive Producer and Fight Director Stephen Fung.  The panel will be moderated by IGN’s Roth Cornet.

WHEN:           “The Walking Dead”

  • Autograph session from 10:00-11:00amon Friday, July 10, Booth #4237
    ·         Panel from 12:00-1:00pm, on Friday, July 10, Hall H
    ·         Press roundtable interviews available on Friday, July 10 at 2:30pm,
           Location TBA *please note, no cameras

                        “Fear The Walking Dead” 

  • Panel from 1:00-2:00pmon Friday, July 10, Hall H
    ·         Autograph session 1:00-2:00pm on Saturday, July 11, Hilton Gaslamp
    Starlight Terrace
    ·         Press roundtable interviews available on Saturday, July 11 at 11:30am,
    Hilton Bayfront  *please note, no cameras

                        “Into the Badlands” 

  • Panel from 10:30-11:30am, on Saturday, July 11, Room 5AB
    ·Press round table interviews available on Saturday, July 11 at 12:30pm,
           Hilton Bayfront  *please note, no cameras

Space at roundtables is limited, please RSVP for confirmation  

About “The Walking Dead”

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” reigns as television’s most watched drama for Adults 18-49. “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.  The series, which has been heralded by critics as “an honest-to-God phenomenon” (Variety), “relentless and provocative” (Orlando Sentinel) and “brilliantly engaging” (TheHollywoodNews.com), stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Steven Yeun as Glenn; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Chandler Riggs as Carl; Lauren Cohan as Maggie; Danai Gurira as Michonne; Melissa McBride as Carol; Sonequa-Martin Green as Sasha and Michael Cudlitz as Abraham.  The series is executive produced by Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

About “Fear The Walking Dead” 

A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. Co-Executive Producer Adam Davidson, who directed the pilot, is also directing the second and third episodes. The series’ first season, consisting of six one-hour episodes, will premiere on AMC in late summer.

The series, set in Los Angeles, stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane  as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia and Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris.

About “Into the Badlands” 

In a land controlled by feudal barons, “Into the Badlands” tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

AMC has ordered six, one-hour episodes for “Into the Badlands,” which will premiere in late 2015. The project was created by writers/showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Smallville”). They’ll serve as executive producers along with David Dobkin (“The Judge,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Shanghai Knights”), Oscar-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (“Pulp Fiction,” “Contagion”), and Stephen Fung and Wu (“Tai Chi Zero”).

 

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