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 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.

THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 Trailer and Comic-Con Panel Recap: Cast and Producers Tease “Spectacular Scope”

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With Breaking Bad over and the second half of Mad Men’s final season poised to wrap up next spring, AMC has struggled a bit to find original programming to match its early successes.  That said, one new show hit really, really, really big.  Entering its fifth season this fall, The Walking Dead is not only a ratings juggernaut on cable television, it also gives network favorites like The Big Bang Theory a run for their money in terms of viewership.  Despite a sort of revolving door of showrunners and behind-the-scenes skirmishes, the ratings have continued to grow and its commercial popularity remains higher than ever.  With a spinoff series in the works as well, The Walking Dead franchise is likely to keep AMC afloat for quite some time.

As they do every year, much of The Walking Dead cast (yes, even Norman Reedus) and executive producers Scott M. GimpleRobert KirkmanGale Anne HurdDave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero made the journey to Comic-Con earlier this Friday to preview the upcoming season and reveal the first trailer.  Watch the first The Walking Dead season 5 trailer after the jump, along with my full Comic-Con panel recap. The series returns on Sunday, October 12th on AMC.

Showrunner Scott M. Gimple Talks THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 and 5, the End Game of the Series, the Upcoming WALKING DEAD Spinoff, and More

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At the Saturn Movie Awards this past Thursday, The Walking Dead went home with a number of awards – Best Cable Television Series, Best Supporting Actress (Melissa McBride) & Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Chandler Riggs).  The fourth season of The Walking Dead – in particular the pared down second half – has felt like a real renaissance for the show.  Four seasons in, the biggest television show on air found itself by telling decidedly smaller and more intimate stories.  Zombies became a backdrop for a downbeat parable on the effects of survivor’s guilt.

Much of the credit for the success of the season can be laid at the feet of showrunner Scott Gimple – who has been a writer on the series since season two.  After the award show, Collider chatted with Gimple about the structural choices of the fourth season, the upcoming Walking Dead spinoff series, his favorite episode, The Walking Dead season five, and the ‘end-game’ for the series. For the full video interview and transcribed highlights of Gimple’s answers, hit the jump.

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.

THE WALKING DEAD Renewed for Season Five

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In a surprise to absolutely no one, AMC has renewed the ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead for a fifth season.  This year’s season four premiere drew an insane 16.1 million viewers, making the show not just a force of nature on cable TV but also a serious threat to network TV; we’re talking Big Bang Theory numbers, people.  The show has continually risen in the ratings since its debut in 2010, and it appears that no amount of showrunner changes or character deaths will deter viewers from watching.  Creatively, the current fourth season has been a mostly positive mixed bag as the series’ focus has turned to various tensions within the ever-dwindling group of survivors (catch up with Dave’s recaps here).

Hit the jump for more on the renewal, including some behind-the-scenes news for next year.

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.

New Comic-Con Poster for THE WALKING DEAD Season 4; Panelists Announced [UPDATED]

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One of the best Hall H panels I saw at Comic-Con last year was for The Walking Dead.  While the show isn’t without its problems, the series’ Hall H panel was filled with intelligent, candid, and often humorous answers from the cast (it helps when Chris Hardwick is your moderator) and they also debuted the stellar first trailer for season three.  The AMC series is returning once again to SDCC this year, and the network has released a new Comic-Con banner for the upcoming fourth season of the show.  The new season will see yet another new showrunner take the reins, and I’m interested to see how the series will move forward given the events of last season’s finale.  For now, though, I’m hopeful that this year’s Comic-Con panel will prove to be just as entertaining as last year’s.

Hit the jump to take a look at the poster, and check back here for our full recap of the show’s panel during Comic-Con.  SDCC 2013 runs from July 18th – 21st.  The Walking Dead season four will premiere on AMC this October. [Update: AMC has revealed which castmembers will be taking part in the Comic-Con panel on Friday, July 19th. More after the jump.]

AMC Sets Scott Gimple as New Showrunner on THE WALKING DEAD

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Third time’s the charm?  Following the shocking news that Glen Mazzara would be stepping down as showrunner on AMC’s hit drama series The Walking Dead, TV Line now reports that supervising producer Scott Gimple has been tapped as the replacement.  Gimple will mark the third showrunner on the 3-season-old series, as original creator/showrunner Frank Darabont was forced out halfway through the show’s second season.  Hit the jump for more details.

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