Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey Cast in THE WALKING DEAD Companion Series

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Just a little over a month after signing on to direct the pilot episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead companion series, Adam Davidson has two key cast members attached.  It’s being reported that Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey just snagged roles in the Walking Dead spinoff series, which apparently is also known as Cobalt.  Dillane’s the guy who played 16-year-old Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and he also has a supporting role in Ron Howard’s upcoming release, In the Heart of the Sea.  Debnam-Carey has worked on a number of short films and TV shows in Australia, but this summer’s Into the Storm marked her American movie debut.

Hit the jump to find out more about the plot of the Walking Dead companion series including who Dillane and Debnam-Carey are playing.

Patrick Fugit Set to Lead OUTCAST for Cinemax; Adam Wingard Directing the Pilot

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Robert Kirkman’s gearing up to turn another comic series into a TV show and it’s already well worth keeping an eye on.  It’s being reported that Almost Famous and Gone Girl star Patrick Fugit just landed the lead role in the Cinemax show Outcast and that The Guest and You’re Next’s Adam Wingard will direct the pilot episode.

Fugit will play Kyle Barnes, a young man who’s “been plagued by possession since he was a child.”  Hit the jump for more on the exorcism drama.

Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Gale Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman Tease “Heartbreaking” and “Kick Ass” THE WALKING DEAD Season 5

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Currently one of the most popular and most talked about shows on TV is AMC’s The Walking Dead, now in its fifth season and already picked up for a sixth.  As part of PaleyFest NY, the ultimate TV fan festival, executive producers Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Gale Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman spoke about the series that they’re clearly proud of and passionate about, as well as very grateful to the fans for all of the success of.

During the interview, they talked about the theme for Season 5, described the season in five words, being on the same page as the actors who know their roles so well, that Season 5 follows the comic closer than any season has before, what aspects of the comic they’re excited to get to, adding new characters and characters from the comic this season, providing answers to the questions about Terminus right away, telling Beth’s story, and introducing Negan at some point.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

THE WALKING DEAD Spin-Off Character Descriptions Reveal Level-Headed Parents and Rebellious Teens

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Since AMC’s The Walking Dead is currently the highest rated drama series on all of television in the coveted 18-49 demo, it was only a matter of time before AMC expanded the brand.  The network announced plans for a Walking Dead spin-off last year, and officially ordered a pilot for the potential series earlier this month.  With the wheels in motion to finally move forward on this new corner of the Walking Dead universe, character descriptions for the pilot episode have landed online that give us a few hints as to what we may expect from the Walking Dead companion series.  We previously heard that the new show might be a prequel of sorts, focusing on the early efforts to combat the zombie infection in its infancy, and these character descriptions appear to corroborate that information.

Hit the jump to read the Walking Dead spin-off character descriptions, which seem to have a heavy focus on family.

AMC Orders THE WALKING DEAD Companion Series Pilot Episode

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We first told you about AMC’s plan to develop a Walking Dead companion series about a year ago and now the network is finally moving forward with it.  It didn’t get a straight-to-series order like Better Call Saul, but AMC did give the show’s pilot episode the go-ahead.  It’s said to be set in the same zombie apocalypse environment as the original show, but this iteration will focus on brand new characters in an entirely different area.

We’ve seen spinoff series before, but the idea of a “companion” show could put an interesting spin on the scenario.  I know I’ve often wondered what other survivors are up to and, according to AMC President Charlie Collier, so do many other viewers.  Hit the jump for more on The Walking Dead companion series.

The Cast and Producers of THE WALKING DEAD Talk Season 5, the Group’s Reunion, and Relationships at Comic-Con

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Hall H welcomed the cast and producers of The Walking Dead as they made their appearance at Comic-Con this morning to talk about the new season and interact with fans.  By now, everyone has probably already seen the trailer they also unveiled for Season 5.  It was a nice treat for fans and also helped answer some lingering questions.  Of course, one question always leads to five more when it comes to AMC’s hit drama.  So, the cast and creative team sat down with us following their panel for roundtable interviews.  While they tried to keep most details hushed, they did provide us with a pretty good outlook of what to expect when the series returns in October.  Hit the jump for highlights from the interviews with Robert Kirkman, Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Andrew Lincoln, and Chandler Riggs.

Syfy’s Slate Includes Adaptations of Frank Miller’s RONIN, Robert Kirkman’s CLONE, and Oni Press’ LETTER 44, Plus a New Show for Tricia Helfer

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For every campy creature feature like Sharknado that Syfy churns out, they also have a handful of quality shows that get much less attention.  Longtime fans of the network (and their title genre) are already familiar with the current slate of shows, but now a host of new projects are on the way.  They include adaptations of Frank Miller’s comic series, Ronin; Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel, Clone; and Oni Press’ political space drama, Letter 44.  Plus, fans of Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer will be happy to hear she’s found herself a lead role on the new six-part space opera, Ascension.  Hit the jump for all of this and more.

Brie Larson in Talks for Judd Apatow’s TRAINWRECK, Haley Joel Osment Set for ENTOURAGE, and Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou to Lead AIR

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We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this evening.  Briefly:

  • Short Term 12 star Brie Larson is in talks to join Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in Judd Apatow’s next directorial effort Trainwreck.
  • Haley Joel Osment has joined the cast of the Entourage movie.
  • Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator) will lead the low-budget sci-fi thriller Air, produced by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.

Hit the jump for more details on the aforementioned casting.

THE WALKING DEAD Spinoff May Be a Prequel Series

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With ratings that continually rival even the network juggernauts like The Big Bang Theory, it was only a matter of time before AMC announced a spinoff of its zombie series The Walking Dead.  That’s just what happened a few months ago, when the network unveiled plans to develop a “companion series” that will follow an entirely new group of characters in the same zombie-infested universe that continues to plague Sad Rick, Maybe-Psychopath Carl, and the rest of the Georgia-based gang.  Comics creator and TWD producer Robert Kirkman is executive producing the companion series alongside fellow Walking Dead producers Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert, but beyond a 2015 premiere date details have been scarce.

Now a new report claims to have inside info on the possible premise of the new Walking Dead series, which may actually take place before the events of the current show.  Read on after the jump.

WALKING DEAD Creator Robert Kirkman’s Exorcism Drama OUTCAST Heading to Cinemax

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The Walking Dead is not only the most successful show on cable right now (by a mile), but it’s also one of the most successful shows on all of television period.  AMC is already in the midst of developing a “companion” series to capitalize on the zombie drama’s popularity, and now it looks like comic book creator/TV show executive producer Robert Kirkman is adding yet another potential television series to his roster.  Kirkman currently acts as an executive producer on The Walking Dead and will fill the same role on the companion series, and now a TV show adaptation of his upcoming Image/Skyboud comic Outcast has just landed at Cinemax.  Hit the jump for more.

THE WALKING DEAD Producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple Comment on the Absence of David Morrissey’s The Governor

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While viewers watched Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group battle against The Governor (David Morrissey) all last season on The Walking Dead, audiences are now wondering where the antagonist has disappeared to this year.  The producers are well aware of that fact and have commented on the villainous character’s current whereabouts, how the fallout from season three has changed him, and if and when we can expect to see him again.  Hit the jump to find out more from Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple’s own words.

AMC Developing “Companion Series” to THE WALKING DEAD; Aiming for 2015 Premiere

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The Walking Dead is one of AMC’s biggest hits, and once Mad Men and Breaking Bad finish their runs within the next year, it will be the network’s marquee title.  Since new concepts are risky, AMC is going to as close to a sure-fire bet as they can get with another Walking Dead (in addition to the “Better Call Saul”/Breaking Bad prequel series).  Variety reports that author Robert Kirkman and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert are working on a “companion series” (is this what we’re calling spin-offs now?) that would air in 2015.  The new series would feature a new story and new characters, but presumably the same ‘ol rascally zombies.  Kirkman added that the new series would be completely from scratch and not from his comic books.

The fourth season of The Walking Dead will premiere on October 13th.

New THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 Set Video Teases Bigger Stunts, Farming, and Making a Home

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AMC has released a new production video for the upcoming fourth season of the immensely popular drama series The Walking Dead.  The clip goes behind-the-scenes of the filming of the new season’s first episode, as we see nearly all of the cast members talk on camera about where we find their characters when the show returns.  Andrew Lincoln confirms there will be another time jump, as we will have skipped over winter and gone right to summer once again—a necessity borne out of the fact that the show shoots in Atlanta during the summertime.  The group is working to make the prison more of a home, and in keeping with that effort Rick takes up farming.

Hit the jump to watch the latest production video, and click here if you missed our recap of the show’s Comic-Con panel.  Season four of The Walking Dead begins on AMC on October 13th.

Comic-Con: Scott Gimple, David Morissey, and Robert Kirman Talk THE WALKING DEAD Season 4, The Governor, Killing Off Characters, and More

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The Walking Dead is one of the most watched and beloved shows on TV, and fans can look forward to getting their fill when it returns for a fourth season this October 13th.  Following their Hall H panel Scott Gimple, David Morissey, and Robert Kirkman spoke to the press about what we can expect from the upcoming season.  During the interview they discussed the Governor’s mental state, a mysterious new threat facing the survivors, killing off fan favorites, and integrating new characters.  Gimple also talked about stepping up as show runner, bringing Tyreese to the forefront, and how faithfully he’ll be adopting the graphic novels.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Comic-Con: THE WALKING DEAD Panel Recap and Season 4 Trailer; Cast and Producers Talk Season 4 and the Return of The Governor; Premieres October 13th

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One of the most popular shows on all of television returns this fall with the fourth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and fans are eager to see where the series picks up following some pretty bleak events towards the end of last season. We’ve seen a few teaser images of season four previously, but little has been revealed about where the story might go in the new episodes. However, during today’s The Walking Dead panel in Hall H, we got a much better idea of what to expect from the show’s producers and cast, and we also got a look at an extended trailer for season four. The cast discussed how frequently people die on the show, where we find Rick, The Governor, Glen, and more in the new season, how last season’s events have impacted the group, and more.

Additionally, it was revealed that season four of The Walking Dead will premiere on AMC on October 13th. Hit the jump to read my full recap of the Comic-Con panel and to see the newly-released trailer.

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