TV Talk: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Delayed; ‘The Walking Dead’ Adds 4 Season Regulars

     July 11, 2016

On this episode of Collider TV Talk (July, 11th 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries, Sasha Perl-Raver and Perri Nemiroff discuss:

  • Comic Con TV schedule revealed
  • Superhero rundown
  • Highs and lows
  • Twitter questions


Image via HBO

In the 7 Kingdoms, ‘Winter is Here’ and apparently that means we’ll have to wait even longer for HBO’s Game of Thrones season 7. It’s okay to let out an audible groan. Last week on the Unfiltered Podcast via HitFix, showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff said, “We don’t have an air date yet. We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more.” The filmmakers had to push everything down the line so they could get some grim, grey weather to work with. 

The Walking Dead may not have had the most well received season finale this year, but apparently we’re learning from The Hollywood Reporter that the AMC hit series has promoted four of its actors to series regulars. The four getting nicer paychecks will be Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the villainous Negan, Tom Payne the enigmatic Jesus, Austin Amelio who we know as Daryl’s nemesis, and Xander Berkeley as the creepy leader of The Hilltop Colony. With these additions, that brings Robert Kirkman’s – can we say zombie soap opera – to a whopping 20 series regulars.


Wednesday Preview Night: Riverdale, Powerless & People of Earth highlight Warner Brothers’ annual preview night from 6-10pm in Ballroom 20.

luke-cage-title-card-netflixThursday: CBS Panel, with a TBT of classic CBS stars talking about their roles and TV Shows. Colony, The Strain, The Last Ship, Silicon Valley and Man in High Castle, THEN… Luke Cage 5:45 – 6:45pm in Ballroom 20 AND Mr. Robot at 6pm in 6BCF.

Friday: The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Gods, Vikings, Preacher, Rick and Morty, Bobs Burgers, South Park 20, Archer, iZombie.


Image via CBS

Saturday: Lucifer, Gotham, Star Trek, THE CW SLATE (all in Ballroom 20), Ash vs. Evil Dead, Son of Zorn and Last Man on Earth.

Sunday: Sherlock, 24: Legacy, Supernatural.


John Barrowman who plays Malcolm Merlyn in the CW DC TV universe just signed a cross-series deal making him the villain/hero/nuisance not only on Arrow, but he will now be a thorn in the side of The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and maybe even Supergirl; much to Speedy McQueen’s relief. Barrowman’s new deal makes him a series regular on all of the CW/DC shows executive produced by Greg Berlanti, except for hopefully Riverdale, but who knows?! The deal for Barrowman is similar to what Wentworth Miller signed earlier this year.

SPOILER ALERT – According to the spoiler room and Entertainment Weekly, the new mission for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is more about fulfilling a needed role in the universe instead of taking on one villain specifically. Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim said quote, “In many ways, the season finale of season 1 set up the new mission statement for season 2. Like Rip says at the end of the season finale. We basically have to be the Time Masters.” The team will also have some new talent when they tackle next season’s time traveling universe, adding Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Vixen, Nick Zano as Justice Society of America member Citizen Steel and of course Rex Tyler’s Hourman who we met last season.

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 2016HIGHS AND LOWS