Get ready for a total zombie takeover. Earlier this week, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan teased an expansion of The Walking Dead universe, which would extend through the next 10 years — if not longer. Now, a new report has shed some light on what those plans would entail, including a feature film, more shows and spinoffs, and a version of the hit series set in a different country.
The Walking Dead will not be devoid of Maggie in Season 9. Star Lauren Cohan confirms AMC worked out a deal for her return, though her character may still leave the series in light of Cohan’s new project.
April will soon become our most apocalyptic month. Before the impending finale fills us with Fear, The Walking Dead heralds its companion series’ fourth season with an extended trailer of Morgan crossing over with Madison, Nick, Alicia and the rest.
It takes a lot to stand out in the era of Peak TV, and no one series can resist the siren song of shocking twists. Some lay groundwork more carefully than others, so which major swerves were audiences miles ahead of? From LOST to Star Trek: Discovery, we’ve sleuthed out seventeen that savvy viewers put together long before showrunners intended.
We’re accustomed to death on The Walking Dead, and doubly-so when the comics provide a road map. That’s what made that climactic bite in Sunday’s midseason finale such a shocker, and – before you ask – both producers and the actor in question confirm the character’s exit, noting “[That bite] is a one-way ticket.”
There’s little argument that The Walking Dead began Season 8 with more of a whimper than in previous years, but AMC isn’t putting anyone out of their undead misery yet. New word from the network CEO suggests that the franchise is still intended to last them a few more decades.
Walking Dead and Fear bosses have been asked repeatedly for a crossover, no matter how little sense it makes, and producers are finally sick of it. Robert Kirkman confirms the two series will at last establish a curious connection in the coming seasons.
Any fan of The Walking Dead knew changes were coming with the war against Negan, though the Season 8 trailer seemingly spoiled a major twist ahead. Or perhaps not, as Robert Kirkman teases Season 8’s October premiere will introduce us to the older Rick glimpsed in the footage.
The Walking Dead is no stranger to death, whether on AMC or the page, though it’s always a big deal to lose one of the original survivors. The latest moved creator Robert Kirkman to draft a long apology to fans, and could spell bad news for the character’s AMC counterpart down the line.
The Walking Dead finale kicking off of a major comic arc again raises the question of whether AMC’s adaptation might overtake Robert Kirkman’s comics in due course. Kirkman has denied that AMC might ever reveal his ideas early, as Game of Thrones dealt with, and now Kirkman insists neither he nor showrunners would allow the series to catch up.
AMC has no end to The Walking Dead in sight, but – heading into an eighth season – we have to at least consider saying goodbye to some major characters. Andrew Lincoln knows exactly how he wants Rick’s story to end, and now recites the twist with gleeful detail in a new PaleyFest video.
It’s a classic conundrum for serialized shows with child actors; younger characters invariably grow older than the story would suggest. The Walking Dead star Chandler Riggs has naturally aged seven years from its 2010 beginnings (compared with a relatively condensed timeline for the show), but even creator Robert Kirkman isn’t certain how old the character is in comics; let alone TV.