The Walking Dead

‘Walking Dead’ Creator Confirms the Zombie Apocalypse Is Not a Dream, In Case You Were Worried

Before we get started, let me assure you that this post does NOT contain Walking Dead spoilers…unless you somehow didn’t know The Walking Dead is about the zombie apocalypse. In which case, sorry moron.

Anyway, let’s get to the point. There have been theories circulating blogs and internet message boards for quite some time that suggest the entire series could be a goddamn dream. What if Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) never really woke up from the coma? (Sorry, I don’t consider plot details from Season 1, Episode 1 to be spoilers.) What if the whole thing is a fabrication of his comatose mind and there is no zombie apocalypse?

Like I said, this theory has been going around for a while, and we already know it’s false because AMC is doing a Walking Dead spinoff with a completely different set of unrelated characters set in the same post-zombie apocalyptic world, and it would be pretty weird if that was also Rick Grimes’s dream.

Still, last week somebody over at Uproxx wrote an article about these theories. And even though the article plainly stated that the theories are horseshit, it nevertheless concluded by asking—nay, demanding—that creator Robert Kirkman confirm, once and for all, that it’s not all a dream.

He did:

Then he messed with us:

I knew it!

[via Screenrant]

AMC Throws Us a Bone, Reveals Details About ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff

We now know there will be characters!

It’s been about a year since AMC first announced that they were flirting with the idea of a Walking Dead spinoff. However, even after officially giving the new series the green light a few weeks ago, the only thing we knew about the spinoff was that it would exist in the same zombie-ridden world as the original but would be about a completely new set of characters.

Now, while we still don’t have a name or a release date, we at least have descriptions of the six central characters on which the show will be based. Here are the character descriptions, as reported by TVLine:

SEAN CABRERA | A Latino male in his early 40s, Sean is a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.

CODY CABRERA | Sean’s whip-smart and rebellious teenage son. Known as the angriest kid in town.

NANCY TOMPKINS | A thirtysomething single mom to two kids, Nancy looks like the girl next door, but there’s an edge to her.

NICK TOMPKINS | Nancy’s screwed up teenage son. He’s too old to stay home, too scared to flee.

ASHLEY TOMPKINS | Nancy’s mostly level-headed teenage daughter. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s failures. She loves her mom but it’s time to get out of Dodge.

ANDREA CHAPMAN | A somewhat wilted flower child, fortysomething Andrea — yep, another Andrea! — has retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a horrible marriage.

So basically, we’re talking about two families and one random lady. Who will play these characters is anybody’s guess. But at least we’ve got something to think about.

The Walking Dead Season 5 premiers Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9ET on AMC.

[via Screenrant]

Pirates Love Zombies: ‘Walking Dead’ Premier Downloaded 500K Times Within 16 Hours of Airing on AMC

ARRRRR, MATIES!

No, I’m not talking about the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. (Get it? A film about undead pirates?) I’m talking about video pirates—a group of evildoers that, in all likelihood, includes you, dear reader—and how they went absolutely bonkers for the Season 3 premier of The Walking Dead.

How much did they love it, you ask? Well, according to TorrentFreak, the episode was downloaded a whopping 500,000 times in the first 16 hours after it aired on AMC this past Sunday. And this is despite the fact that a whopping 16.1 million people actually watched it live, which was a 50% increase over last year.

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Get Over Your ‘Breaking Bad’ Sorrows With a ‘Walking Dead’ Ad (VIDEO)

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After last night’s final episode of Breaking Bad, you’re probably feeling a little depressed. The sense of loss is similar to when a close friend passes away, or when football season ends. While I can’t say for certain you’ll ever completely heal, I can say that this ad for season four of The Walking Dead will certainly help with the healing process.

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If It Ain’t Broke: AMC Announces ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff

It looks like Breaking Bad won’t be the only AMC show to get the spinoff treatment.

Fresh off the confirmation of Better Call Saul, the network has announced that The Walking Dead will also receive a ‘companion series.’ The show will take place in the same post-apocalyptic world as The Walking Dead, but will consist of entirely new characters never before seen in the current television show or comics.

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman explained

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.

While both these shows sound interesting, I’m holding out for a Mad Men spinoff chronicling the hilarious World War II exploits of Roger Sterling. I’m thinking it will be a mix of Perfect Strangers and The Thin Red Line.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC in October. (Source)

Hershel Doesn’t Paint an Optimistic Picture in the New ‘Walking Dead’ Trailer (VIDEO)

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There’s a new trailer for The Walking Dead, and it seems to shed a little more light on the plot for season four. When I say ‘a little more light,’ I do mean a little. After all, you can’t glean too much info from 16 seconds of vague footage.

As we know from previous trailers, Rick and the crew are still held up at the prison, and they’ve refortified since The Governor’s attack. But it seems as if those fortifications might not be enough, at least according to Hershel’s ominous voice over: ‘Everything we’ve been working so hard to keep out just found it’s way in.’

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The New ‘Walking Dead’ Sneak Peek Is Very Horse-Centric

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For reasons unknown, the PR department for The Walking Dead is really pushing Michonne’s new horse (a.k.a. Flame). Earlier this month, Entertainment Weekly put out a photo of the anti-zombie equine, and now AMC has released a horse-heavy season four clip. While the idea of slicing zombie heads at a full gallop is pretty cool, I suspect that AMC has signed an under-the-table sponsorship deal with HorseTrader.com.

Other, non-horse-related information we can glean from this new clip is that Rick and the gang still appear to be at the prison, and they’ve refortified since The Governor’s attack. Also, they haven’t mastered the art of getting in and out of the complex without being followed by a bunch of zombies. That said, if they did figure out how to do that, it would probably be a much more boring show.

The Walking Dead returns  in October.