Fans have been eager to hear more about the upcoming Fear The Walking Dead premiere, but the new trailer from AMC isn’t telling them more than they already knew.
Season five of The Walking Dead isn’t even cold in its grave and fans are already lamenting the wait until next fall.
Well, worry not, the dead will be walking west coast style this summer. AMC released this new teaser trailer during last night action filled season finale, taking some of the sting out of the season’s end.
It’s finally official, Walking Dead fans; the dead will be walking bicoastally. Months after its initial announcement, AMC has picked up the spin-off, committing to two seasons. Much like the series it is spawned from, the first year will test the waters with only six episodes. The second season is slated for a 2016 release.
Fans of the AMC series The Walking Dead have been waiting for the second half of season five since the mid-season finale “Coda” in November, and that wait is nearly over.
The trailer, while certain to amp you up for what’s to come, leaves so many questions unanswered.
Warning: Spoilers Ahead.
When last we left our merry band of zombie survivalists, they lost another of their own; Beth. After proving herself throughout the series to be more than a pretty face, Beth fell victim to yet another insane survivor. Sadly, it remains that in this post-apocalypse, it’s the other survivors who are the real bane of our heroes existence.
After learning that Eugene’s promise of a cure was shown to be little more than a fairy tale for self-preservation, the loss of Beth will send the group back into the unknown with no destination. Their hopes of a cure dashed, base survival instincts are now the only thing keeping them going.
After the credits rolled on the first half of season five, Rick’s old friend Morgan, who we last left in the throes of insanity, makes his way out of the woods, witness to the carnage and horror left at the once quiet church. Will Morgan prove himself to be friend or foe? In the world of The Walking Dead one can never really tell, but his brief scene, in which he sets up an altar of sorts, certainly had a rather ominous feel to it.
Questions remain about the fate of Eugene, whose lie about a cure was the driving force of the last season, pushing the group toward Washington D.C. Can the group forgive him, and even if they do, is he going to be alright after that royal beating doled out by Abraham? How will Daryl take the loss of Beth, with whom he had grown so close? And how the hell do they keep that baby so darn clean?!
While you await the answers to all these burning questions, the internet has a treasure trove of Walking Dead related entertainment to distract you. First, if you haven’t already been watching or taken the week or two to binge watch and catch up on the zombie phenomenon, here’s a quick break down of the first four seasons.
For those zombiephiles up to date, some bad lip-reading takes you back to season four, while adding a laugh to a few otherwise disheartening scenes.
Moving in to the real world for a minute, we lost Andrea in season three, but Laurie Holden has still kept busy. Aside from being an actress, Holden spends her time as a human rights activist with the group Operation Underground Railroad. In 2014 Holden joined the group in an undercover sting operation that rescued 55 young girls from being sold into the sex trade. Her zombie killing days may be behind her for now, but it seems like the world is getting a real hero in the trade-off.
Now with only a few more days till the show returns, remember what really matters…
And if you’re interested, the first 2 minutes of the next episode…
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Like buses, announcements in Hollywood tend to come in at least twos. Only last week, it was confirmed that AMC are prepping a prequel spin-off series of Breaking Bad focusing on Saul Goodman. Now AMC have announced what they are calling a ‘companion’ show to their ever popular and critically acclaimed series The Walking Dead.
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman will serve as executive producer on the new series alongside Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. Kirkman is clearly still in love with the project and stated, “After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe.”
AMC President and General Manager Charlie Collier added, “Building on the success of the most popular show on television is literally a no-brainer. We look forward to working with Robert [Kirkman], Gale [Anne Hurd] and Dave [Alpert] again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”
There have been no further plot details as of yet, but it looks likely that the series will focus on new characters not yet in the original show. Kirkman has already stated that, “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 it is exciting to see that AMC are looking to expand the Walking Dead universe (set in in the UK perhaps? …Anyone?), is there any need? Do Kirkman and company have plans for the likes of Rick, Darryl, Michonne and the rest of the survivors, that leads to them to need look ahead to another story? At any rate, it looks as if we won’t be finding out anytime soon as the series is currently aiming for a 2015 release date.
In case you don’t remember, The Walking Dead returns with season 4 in the United States on the 13th of October and will be followed in the UK on the 18th of October but for now, you can check out this The Walking Dead season four teaser.
As the final three episodes of Breaking Bad air in the coming weeks, fans have been anxiously waiting for the conclusion, yet sad at the ending of this incredible world the show has created. Luckily, it seems it won’t be the last time we get to visit Albuquerque. Better Call Saul, a working title, is a Breaking Bad spin-off series that has just been given the “go ahead” as an agreement between AMC and Breaking Bad producer Sony Pictures TV. The show hasn’t been given a formal season order with them waiting to make final agreements with Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould (the man who co-created Saul), and of course, Bob Odenkirk, who plays the titular, sleazy and charismatic lawyer, but that seems like it’ll be finalized in the coming days.
Taking place prior to Breaking Bad, the show is said to be in the one hour format, and focus on the evolution of Saul Goodman before he became the iconic lawyer for Mr. White. It’s also said to be a bit lighter than its parent show with an eye towards more comedy. Given how the character is commonly, and brilliantly, used for comedic relief in BB, this comes as hardly a surprise.
Since this is a prequel, Saul’s fate in this final season is still up in the air, and the question that arises is who might pop up in this series. There are still a few characters who could make an appearance, and seeing how Breaking Bad likes to keep everything tightly wound together, it wouldn’t be shocking to see characters tie into this. I think it’d be neat to flip the procedural type story in it being about a lawyer who helps bad people get out of trouble. With a good dose of comedy, this could make for one hell of a series.
Here’s a great interview with Gilligan talking about his thoughts for the series back in July, check it out:
Last night during Low Winter Sun, AMC took the opportunity to tease us with a short scene from The Walking Dead season 4.
The clip doesn’t reveal much in the way of story, but we do get a glimpse at the beefed up prison defenses as well as fan favorite Michonne (Danai Gurira) riding a horse and then getting into a tussle with some walkers as she tries to get back into the prison. A hatless Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) also appear in the clip as they run to her assistance.
Season 4 picks up several months following the Governor’s failed attack at the end of season 3, after which he turned on his own people and disappeared into the distance with his remaining loyal grunts. The Governor is still out there and Rick and his group, now including Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and the remaining Woodbury survivors they took in, are preparing in case he returns as well as any new threats that are on the horizon.
New showrunner Scott Gimple recently warned fans at the San Diego Comic-Con not to get too comfortable with the nature of the threat the walkers or the Governor impose. “They might get a little comfortable, but then things might get a little dangerous,”. We will see the walkers “evolve” and will get a more determined Governor hell-bent on bringing down Rick and the group.
The Walking Dead the TV series is known for taking the comics only as inspiration in terms of themes and season 3 only just started to touch on the levels of depravity and sick natured acts that the Governor displays in the comic series. It will be great to see season 4 continue to amp up the threat of the Governor following his final step into madness at the end of season 3 and cement his place as one of the greatest TV villains. In case you need reminding, The Walking Dead returns Oct. 13 on AMC. Mark them calendars.