[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk.]
Well that didn't take long.
The Walking Dead's hotly anticipated Season 5 premiere wasted little time getting right into the action — and as a result, quickly paved the way for our band of survivors to escape Terminus, the presumed safe haven they arrived at last season only to be thrown into a train car. Although Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Glen (Steven Yeun) and Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) were pulled out of the train car to meet a grisly, throat-slitting fate, they...
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus
Even the best TV dramas start to show signs of slowing down after a few years. And while AMC's The Walking Dead has arguably had its own share of stumbles in the past, the confident, action-packed Season 5 premiere suggests a show that's just getting warmed up.
Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus
To any outsider setting foot on the Griffin, Georgia, set of The Walking Dead, the sense of heightened security and secrecy is immediately apparent. Production assistants string giant tarps across the entrance to a small alley, shielding any on-camera action from the eyes of dozens of gawkers who have parked themselves across the street in the 90-degree heat holding homemade signs professing their love for AMC's hit zombie drama. ("I <3 Daryl Dixon" is one popular sentiment.) Brief glimpses of the show's stars elicit the kind of eardrum-tearing screams usually reserved for the latest boy band.
Non-spoiler alert! There will be zombies in the fifth season of The Walking Dead. But you'll find that out soon enough when you watch this Season 5 teaser trailer AMC releasedTuesday.
The Walking Dead
AMC has ordered a pilot for The Walking Dead companion series, the network announced Friday.
The project is co-created and co-written by Robert Kirkman and Sons of Anarchy's Dave Erickson. Kirkman will act as showrunner and executive producer alongside Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.
Kevin Smith, Ming Chen, Michael Zapcic
The past several years have seen a boom in 3D movies and TV shows, so it was only a matter of time before filmmaker and fan boy Kevin Smith got in on the action.
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The tagline for The Walking Dead's fifth season is "hunt or be hunted," and it looks like Rick Grimes may be on the losing end of that proposition.
In the exclusive image from Season 5 of the AMC zombie drama below, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is armed with a rifle, but he clearly doesn't seem to be in a great spot. But just who or what is Rick hiding from? ...
James Spader, Zooey Deschanel, Ben McKenzie
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Do you have any new info on The Blacklist's new season? — Roger
How about some exclusive casting news? Tony-nominated Broadway veteran Norm Lewis — who is currently starring in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera and did a stint last season on Scandal — has been tapped to play J.P. Laskin, a business associate of Red's who doesn't exactly agree with his recent moves in the ongoing war with Berlin. In fact, I hear Laskin may even be tempted to switch sides. Of course, once Red finds out about the betrayal, he'll probably make the choice for him. Perhaps playing a "phantom" will come in handy!
I'm really curious to see how Nick and Jess are doing after their break-up last season on New Girl. What will their dynamic be like when the show returns? — Lindsay
Four months have passed since Nick and Jess were last romantically involved, but unfortunately for Jess, it's been a bit of a slow summer in the love department...
Lizzy Caplan, Steve Buscemi
Halfway through the pilot episode of the Showtime series Masters of Sex, which is based on the story of real-life sex researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Masters leaves his wife, Libby, in the care of another doctor as she undergoes infertility treatments so he can slip into a neighboring examination room and watch a prostitute masturbate... It's an amazingly rich six minutes of television that manages not only to set up most of the first season's major plotlines and underlying emotional tensions, but also to explain the story's historical import. In a strictly factual sense, it's also mostly made up.
Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Lee Pace
AMC's Fire isn't going out any time soon.
The network announced Tuesday that it has renewed tech drama Halt and Catch Fire for a second season, which will premiere next summer.