The zombie apocalypse has found one more potential victim. Cynthia Rose Hall has landed a role on AMC’s “Walking Dead” spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead,” TheWrap has learned. Details on Hall’s character are being kept under wraps. The new show, which will be set in Los Angeles, stars Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Rubén Blades, Mercedes Mason and Cliff Curtis. Also Read: 94 Summer TV Shows: TheWrap's Ultimate Viewing Guide (Photos) Robert Kirkman, the writer of the comic book on which “The Walking Dead” is based and an executive producer on the original show, will serve as executive producer on “Fear the. »
- Linda Ge
It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.) And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel. But this year...
- Anne Thompson
It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.) And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel. But this year »
- Anne Thompson
With AMC’s companion series to The Walking Dead set to premiere next month, Entertainment Weekly has debuted three brand new images from Fear the Walking Dead featuring Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Madison (Kim Dickens) and Madison’s boyfriend Travis (Cliff Curtis)…
See Also: New poster and teaser promo for Fear the Walking Dead
“Ultimately, it’s a family drama,” showrunner Dave Erickson tells EW. “One of the things that Robert Kirkman and I discussed from the very beginning was, we’re starting a little earlier in the apocalypse. And what that allowed us to do in the pilot and season 1 is establish our core family, establish the problems and the conflicts that they have, and really let that be the initial world that we live in. And we layer in the onset of the apocalypse, we layer in our first walkers, but it’s really an effort to exacerbate the »
- Gary Collinson
Disney Channel’s premiere of “Teen Beach 2″ last Friday has racked up about 7.5 million viewers with three days of DVR playback included, making it basic cable’s most-watched non-sports telecast since the season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in March.
The song, sand and surf fest, whose cast includes Ross Lynch of “Austin and Ally” and Maia Mitchell of “The Fosters,” also stands as the calendar year’s most-watched cable TV movie, according to Nielsen. And it’s the highest-rated cable telecast in target youth demos of kids 6-11 (3.2 million) and tweens 9-14 (2.8 million) since the original “Teen Beach Movie.” (That telepic, the second highest-rated original cable movie of all time, drew more than 8.4 million same-night viewers alone when it bowed on Disney Channel in July 2013.)
Including encore telecasts, “Teen Beach 2″ has reached 13.3 million total viewers, including 4.4 million kids 6-11 and 4.2 million tweens 9-14. The movie »
- Rick Kissell
"Ultimately, it’s a family drama", said series showruner Dave Erickson.
"...we're starting a little earlier in the apocalypse. And what that allowed us to do in the pilot and season 1 is establish our core family, establish the problems and the conflicts that they have, and really let that be the initial world that we live in.
"And we layer in the onset of the apocalypse, we layer in our first walkers, but it’s really an effort to exacerbate the problems that already exist with Kim Dickens' character and Cliff Curtis' character and their sort of dysfunctional blended family.
"It’s really filtering the apocalypse through that.
"...if you think about the way a zombie outbreak would happen, it would happen very organically. It would »
- Michael Stevens
We're getting ever closer to the arrival of The Walking Dead 'companion show', Fear The Walking Dead, and EW have secured three new photos from the premiere. The images give us a look at "Alicia" (a high-achieving teenager played by Alycia Debnam-Carey), along with her mother "Madison" (Kim Dickens), and Madison's boyfriend "Travis" (Cliff Curtis). They also heard from showrunner Dave Erickson, who revealed that "family drama" would play a key part in the series. “Ultimately, it’s a family drama. One of the things that Robert [Kirkman] and I discussed from the very beginning was, we’re starting a little earlier in the apocalypse. And what that allowed us to do in the pilot and season 1 is establish our core family, establish the problems and the conflicts that they have, and really let that be the initial world that we live in. And we layer in the onset of the apocalypse, »
Many in the entertainment industry trek from Hollywood to Comic-Con not for any panel in Hall H, not to see if there are any comic properties to snap up, but for the thriving party scene that has cropped up over the past decade. After film behemoths Marvel, Sony and Paramount opted to sit out Comic-Con this year, TV is taking a front seat at the annual pop culture convention, set for July 8-12. And that includes the party circuit, with familiar (Warner Bros. Television, Fox, The Walking Dead) and new faces (Universal Cable Productions, Fear the Walking
- Lesley Goldberg
Warning: the power of Christ may compel you while watching the new featurette from the Neveldine-directed film The Vatican Tapes. Also showcased in this round-up: "The Battle of Endor" episode of the Real Fake History series and a teaser for Fear the Walking Dead.
"The Vatican Tapes follows the ultimate battle between good and evil- God versus Satan. Angela Holmes is an ordinary 27-year-old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It’s all up to Father »
- Tamika Jones
The "Dead" will rise very soon! AMC's "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" will have back-to-back panels at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 10. The main show is going first, staging its Season 6 panel at 12 p.m. Pdt (3 p.m. for East Coasters) in Hall H. That is traditionally when they debut the big first trailer with enticing (but often misleading) footage from the first five or six episodes. That may also be when we get confirmation on the official premiere date. There's no saying they will definitely do that this year, but don't be surprised if the trailer includes the premiere date at the end, and don't be surprised if it's something like Sunday, October 11. It's definitely a Sunday in October.
Speaking of needing a specific release date, the same goes for "The Walking Dead" spinoff that's not really a spinoff/prequel that's not really a prequel. »
- Gina Carbone
Oli Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1937…
Borag Thungg, Earthlets.
Michael Carroll’s Judge Dredd story ‘Blood Emerald’ has been progressing neatly – the Emerald Isle has been fleshed out and Fintan’s backstory explored – but, until now, there hasn’t been much at stake. Part 4 signifies the middle act, raising said stakes to personal levels. Fintan has sent off his ma (the only woman formidable enough to make Dredd remove his muddy boots) to a safe house and the conspiracy over his pa’s death now extends to Emerald Isle’s Justice Department. Colin MacNeil’s thick pencils lend an overly cartoony aspect to the strip, but Carroll’s storytelling is succint and absorbing enough to compensate. 7/10.
It took a while, but Gordon Rennie has now struck the perfect balance in his paranormal detective strip Absalom. The opening 1983 flashback, to the orphanage Absalom is investigating, is terrifically well drawn – in both tone and art. »
- Oli Davis
Though AMC has had some popular scripted series that have run for years, many others have been cancelled after just one season. How are the current crop of shows doing? Which will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.
Last update: Ratings for the most recent episodes of Humans and Halt and Catch Fire added.
There's lots of data that AMC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
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AMC has had incredible ratings success with The Walking Dead. Unfortunately, the rest of their scripted shows have struggled to find a large audience. Will Humans be another hit for the cable channel? Will it be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
Set in suburban London, Humans takes place in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synthetic. They're highly-developed robotic servants that are eerily similar to their live counterparts. Unfortunately things don't always go well and the series follows several storylines concurrently. The cast includes Colin Morgan, Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, William Hurt, Will Tudor, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, Danny Webb, Ivanno Jeremiah, Emily Berrington, Sope Dirisu, Lucy Carless, Theo Stevenson, Pixie Davis, and Ruth Bradley.
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Designed for San Diego Comic-Con, a new poster for AMC's zombie spin-off Fear The Walking Dead has appeared online...
Naturally, being a one-event-only exclusive hasn't stopped this one sheet from appearing online. It shows a Walker's footsteps heading towards a beach funfair, either in search of a candy floss and/or human intestine-based snack. Here it is, for you to feast your eyes on...
If you're luckily enough to be heading to Comic-Con, the Fear The Walking Dead panel will take place on Friday the 10th of July.
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In a career that spans 50 years, starting with his uncredited debut in the first season of Star Trek, Phil Morris has been constantly working in movies and television. Best known as Jackie Chiles, the enigmatic lawyer from Seinfeld, and John Jones, a.k.a. Martian Manhunter on Smallville, Phil Morris returns to narrate the Machinima web series Real Fake History, debuting today, Tuesday, July 30. Real Fake History is a History Channel parody series in the "Ken Burns" style. These shorts are about the greatest fictional battles and most inspiring stories in movies, TV, and video games. From Endor to Gotham City to Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Real Fake History brings the never before seen tales of those who witnessed these defining fictional moments. Phil Morris provides the narration for each episode, which includes interviews with the fictional characters that made these Real Fake History moments happen. I had the »
Telltale Games wants to tell you a story – a pixelated one. Taking to Twitter, the prestigious studio confirmed plans to unveil the first details for Minecraft: Story Mode at Minecon this weekend, an event that will be held on July 4 and 5.
As the UK’s biggest Minecraft fan event, there is perhaps no better place to formally unveil the project in earnest. Here’s the official word from Telltale ahead of the London showcase.
Let us tell you a story… pic.twitter.com/fZqon96NW9
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) June 29, 2015
Little is known about the new IP beyond its similarities to Telltale games past. Given that the studio has overseen the likes of Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, we can readily expect Minecraft: Story Mode to incorporate those signature narrative-driven beats not to mention the emphasis on player choice.
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- Michael Briers
Part of me wishes that this wasn’t even news, but there just aren’t enough female directors yet snagging big-budget tentpoles as to make the following seem unremarkable: MGM is rumored to be searching for a woman to reboot its Tomb Raider franchise, revitalizing the series that made a star out of Angelina Jolie and more recently birthed a stellar video game redo from Square Enix.
According to scoopster Umberto Gonzalez, MGM wants a “Michelle MacLaren type” at the helm for the Tomb Raider remake. What that means isn’t exactly clear, but MacLaren first made her mark on the small screen, directing key episodes of prestige series like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers and Better Call Saul. Warner Bros. hand-picked her to direct its high-profile Wonder Woman stand-alone, but she ultimately departed the project over the good ol’ creative differences and was replaced »
- Isaac Feldberg
Sherlock is heading to San Diego for this year's Comic-Con.
The annual fan event has now unveiled its complete schedule for 2015 - with a Sherlock panel confirmed for Thursday, July 9.
Moffat will also be attending a Doctor Who panel in the larger Hall H, from 2.15pm-3.15pm on the same day - joined by Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and executive producer Brian Minchin.
Netflix's Sense8 is another last-minute addition to Comic-Con's July 9 schedule, hosting a panel in Room 5Ab with co-creator and writer J Michael Straczynski.
A&E's Bates Motel - a regular at the event - will not be in attendance this year due to cast scheduling conflicts, according to Deadline.
Comic-Con 2015 runs from July 8-12 at the San Diego Convention Centre in San Diego, California.
Comic-Con News: Conan at 2015 Comic-Con® International Full Schedule Of Guests Including the Stars Of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead! Special July 8-11 Episodes Will also Feature a Surprise Film Cast to be Revealed In San DiegoConan Set to Become First Ever Late-Night Show to Broadcast from San Diego During Comic-ConConan heads to San Diego July 8-11 for a week of shows during the Con. Host Conan O’Brien will welcome the stars of three massive pop-culture phenomena: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Thursday, July 9), Game of Thrones (Friday, July 10) and […] »
- April Neale
AMC and Anchor Bay Home Entertainment have announced The Walking Dead Season 5 Blu-ray release date is set for August 25, 2015. Twd Season 5 DVD and Digital HD release date falls on the same day, and the Blu-ray edition will come with Digital HD in a combo pack configuration.
Additionally, McFarlane Toys has stepped up once again to create a unique limited edition package that will be revealed at a later date, most likely just ahead of San Diego Comic-Con in less than three weeks time. My money is on a crispy walker statue from the road to Terminus. Skinless walker from the woods outside Alexandria would be a bit too much.
The Walking Dead Season 5 on Blu-ray and Digital HD will be presented in 1.78:1 1080p video and 7.1 Dolby TrueHD audio. Bonus features are extensive as listed below, though beware some character deaths are spoiled if you read carefully into the descriptions. »
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