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Another Comic Character Gets Cast in AMC’s The Walking Dead

This is The Walking Dead Monday, first Robert Kirkman along with AMC officially announced a Spin-off of the series, which will focus on an entirely new story with unique characters, not from the comic book. Kirkman has already expanded his creation to video games, toys and more.

Now “AMC announced today that the network is in the initial stages of developing a companion series to its original drama series The Walking Dead, which premiered on AMC in October of 2010. The Walking Dead is currently the #1 show on television among adults 18-49. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are on board as executive producers, with AMC Studios set to produce. The companion series has a target on-air date of 2015.”

Kirkman said that “after 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe. (…) The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.”

Christian Serratos will play Rosita Espinosa

Christian Serratos will play Rosita Espinosa

Now here is the second best part of this Walking-Dead-Monday, Christian Serratos (Twilight) has joined the cast of the AMC’s series as Rosita Espinosa, character from the comic book that first appeared on issue #53 to the present #114. For comic book fans this means that Rick’s group meets with Rosita Espinosa who is part of the… *Minor Spoilers Ahead* group of Abraham Ford and Eugene who join Rick and travel to Washington.

Deadline revealed that Rosita is a recurring character in Season 4, with the possibility of becoming a Season 5 regular. Let’s not forget that the TV show does differ quite a bit from the comic book series, so we might get to see another fan favorite, Abraham and Eugene.

The appearance of Rosita could mean the we’ll see Rick’s group once again on the road by the end of Season 4.

Christian Serratos was born and raised in Southern California

The Walking Dead Season 4 begins on October 13th.

The Walking Dead Season Four Gets Renewed Without Glen Mazzara

There was no doubt that AMC would renew The Walking Dead for a fourth season, after a record-breaking first half of the third season. However many were surprised that the fourth season The Walking Dead will be without the showrunner and Executive Producer Glen Mazzara, this was one of the reasons the announcement wasn’t made sooner. Mazzara will step down after Season 3 concludes.

This is the official announcement made by AMC of the fourth season of The Walking Dead.

Glen Mazzara

Glen Mazzara

AMC also jointly announces with Glen Mazzara today that for future seasons, the two parties have mutually decided to part ways. Glen guided the series creatively for seasons 2 and 3.  AMC is grateful for his hard work. We are both proud of our shared success. 

Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward, and conclude that it is best to part ways.  This decision is amicable and Glen will remain on for post-production on season 3B as showrunner and executive producer. 

This is what Glen Mazzara officialy said regarding the announcement:

“My time as showrunner on The Walking Dead has been an amazing experience, but after I finish season 3, it’s time to move on.  I have told the stories I wanted to tell and connected with our fans on a level that I never imagined. It doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey.”

 

Gale Anne Hurd

Gale Anne Hurd

Here is the official statement from Gale Anne Hurd regarding the announcement:

“I am appreciative and grateful to Glen for his hard work on ‘The Walking Dead.’ I am supportive of AMC and of Glen’s decision and know that the series is in great hands with one of the most talented and dedicated casts and crews in the business. I look forward to the show’s continued success.”

AMC officially stated that The Walking Dead Season 3 will return with episode 9 ‘The Suicide King‘ on Sunday, February 10th at 9pm EST.

Jon Bernthal’s ‘Shane’ Lives in The Walking Dead

Jon Bernthal says he still enjoys settling on the couch on Sundays to watch the latest installment of the famous zombie series The Walking Dead. Bernthal character Shane Walsh, went mad and ended up being killed by his best friend, Rick Grimes during season 2 episode ‘Better Angels’.

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead

According to Bernthal watching the show, where he played deputy Shane Walsh, gives him a moment of down-time for him, who these days is juggling his time with TNT’s television series “L.A. Noir” directed by Frank Darabont (The Mist), the man responsible for the first season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.

The famous actor is also filming of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” a Martin Scorsese film about Wall Street corruption, also starring Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed) and Matthew McConaughey (Reign of Fire).

Bernthal sadi to The Associated Press he’s trilled to be working with Scorsese.

He’s always been one of my favorite filmmakers, the guy I’ve always dreamed of working with,” he said. “It’s a really cool cast and based on a true story, so it’s been a really exciting project.”

Jon Bernthal in Snitch

Jon Bernthal in Snitch

Bernthal has also finished filming, “Snitch,” which will be released in theaters in February 2013. The movie, stars Dwayne Johnson, as a father who goes undercover for the DEA when his son is imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.

The really great news of Benthal is the February arrival of the newest member of his family. He and his wife, Erin Angle, are expecting their second child. While Bernthal says he’d like to find out the sex of the baby-on-the-way, his wife wants to be surprised.

She calls the shots in that department, so we won’t be finding out until February,” he said with a laugh. The couple has a son, Henry, who is 15 months old.

Currently Jon Bernthal is heading to New Orleans this weekend to greet fans of “The Walking Dead” at the Wizard World Comic Con conference. His character Shane Walsh went mad and was killed last season, returned as a zombie and was killed again.

I’m very much still watching it,” he said. “I’m still a fan.”

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh in episode 12 'Better Angels'

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh in episode 12 ‘Better Angels’

Andrew Lincoln recently talked about having Jon around in the mid-season finale episode, where he appears as Rick’s hallucination of Shane. “He’s my brother and it was so strange seeing him there — and yet, so familiar. And it was very moving. He came back and was on his way to doing the Scorsese movie [The Wolf of Wall Street]. I could see him and he was being very respectful and standing back and letting us do our thing and not interfering and just watching. And I could see him itching to go so I said, “Jon, I need to run lines for this.” And he came on set and he wasn’t supposed to be working that night but suddenly he just said, “Right. I’m just coming. I’m coming back. I can’t not work.” So he got changed and we started acting the scene. He was only supposed to shoot the day afterwards.

 

With a laugh Lincoln said, “Only in my job can I keep killing my friend. This is the third time I’ve killed Jon. Well, it’s actually the second time, but I like to think of the other one as a family killing, via my son. Only in this crazy job can I still keep bringing people back form the dead in my imagination — and shoot them again.”

The Walking Dead Governor Will Have his Comic Origin Story

When the Governor first appeared in The Walking Dead #27, readers couldn’t get enough of the evil, but likeable character also known as Philip Blake. This March, 2013, Image comics will be releasing “The Walking Dead: Governor Special” which will feature his appearance in the CBLDF Liberty Annual as well as his first appearance. Stay tuned for the solicitation after the break.

The Walking Dead the Governor origin

The Walking Dead the Governor origin

WALKING DEAD THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL

WRITTEN BY: Robert Kirkman
ART BY: Charlie Adlard
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
PRICE: $2.99
RELEASE: March 6, 2013

This special Walking Dead issue contains a reprint of THE WALKING DEAD 27, featuring the first appearance of The Governor, as well as the Governor origin story that first appeared in the CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012. Find out the origins of the villain from THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3!

This year’s CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL anthology, benefitting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and published by Image Comics, declares “It’s good to be free!” Edited by Image Publisher Eric Stephenson, the 48-page anthology to be released on October 31 features short stories by some of comics’ hottest creators.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard made their contribution in an all-new story about THE WALKING DEAD arch-villain The Governor, who made his debut in the television series in the third season. The anthology also features incredible stories by Howard Chaykin, Kieron Gillen, Jim McCann, Terry Moore, Chris Roberson, James Robinson, and more! Eye-popping art by stars like Michael Allred, Chynna Clugston-Flores, Janet Lee, and Ben Templesmith completes this celebration of comics and free speech

 

 

 

 

Zombies get a Rom-Com: ‘Warm Bodies’ Trailer (2013)

This is a pandemic. We are watching the beginning of a new sci-fi trend. Years ago ‘Twilight‘ stated the start of a vampire trend. Movies, tv shows, novels, comics and fashion took the “vampire theme” for a new market wave.

Nicholas Hoult on ‘Warm Bodies’

The days of “the zombie trend” are here. With Tv shows like “The Walking Dead“, movies like “Resident Evil” and newcomer “World War Z” let Hollywood keep feeding on the undead.

“Warm Bodies” is a romantic comedy about a zombie named “R” who falls for the girlfriend of one of his victims. The traditional and repeated story about the love between different worlds. Zombie “R” is portrayed by British promise Nicholas Hoult, remembered for his main role in UK teen serie Skins. The confused girl in love of a zombie is portrayed by Teresa Palmer, well known for been “Number 6″ in “I am Number 4″.

Analeigh Tipton on ‘Warm Bodies’ scene

Analeigh Tipton, who almost win ‘America’s Next Top Model’ season 11 hosted by supermodel Tyra Banks, is also a part of this rom-com. She plays Teresa Palmer best friend, and becomes her remote piece of conscience regarding her new necro relationship.

This cast counts with the exquisite performance and participation of Academy Award Nominee, John Malkovich. The actor was in the middle of an opera tour with his play “The Giacomo Variations”. It is rare that after such a cultural masterpiece he decided to do a zombie chick flick but is Malkovich so its good.



Brad Pitt – World War Z – First Trailer

Get ready “The Walkind Dead“. Look behind you “Resident Evil” there is a new zombie project and is called “World War Z”. The film is produced by Plan B entertainment, the company founded by Brad Pitt and Brad Grey; the film is also starred by Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox and Mireille Enos.

World War Z scene

“World War Z” tells the story of Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), an UN employee who has to protect his family and save the world from a zombie apocalypse.

I have already seen this trailer, and while I was watching it, my mind keep sending me messages like “Psssss I have already seen this scene” or “I am not buying that” and not so regular “Come on, that’s so copycat”. I did a little market research of 5 guys and the whole group said this trailer doesn’t look promising. That’s my opinion, judge for yourself.



Greg Nicotero Gives Juicy Bits and Release Date for New Webisodes

 

Last March, The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara, confirmed that Greg Nicotero would be directing a new set of webisodes.

The upcoming webisodes are title Cold Storage and will premiere on October 1st. the story focuses on a new group of characters struggling to survive the early days of the zombie outbreak, the cast includes Daniel Roebuck (Arzt from Lost) and Josh Stewart.

Cold Storage tells the story of Chase, (Josh Stewart), as a young man trying to reach his sister in the early days of the zombie apocalypse. He finds temporary shelter in a storage facility run by a former employee named B.J. (Roebuck); however, things are not what they appear.”

There will be four five-minute episodes; more details will be released when AMC issues a press release. Here is a preview image, courtesy of USA Today.