ZOMBIE PRISON RIOT IN 2 NEW IMAGES FROM THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 3

Entertainment Weekly has scored two new stills from the upcoming 3rd season of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, and it looks like our intrepid heroes are going to have a hell of a time getting into their new hideout, a maximum security prison. Show-runner Glen Mazzara who had the following to say to eager fans …

I’m incredibly proud of the prison. I think our crew has done a great job. It’s a huge sense of scale and magnitude I haven’t seen on any other show as far as construction. What’s important to us is the prison itself is now a character in the show. It’s a haunted house, it’s scary, it’s frightening, and there are parts of the prison that are always terrifying, that are always inaccessible to our group. It’s not necessarily the blessing that the prison in the comic book turned out to be.

This season will see the hotly anticipated introduction of some fan favorite characters from the comic series, Michonne (Danai Gurira) and The Governor (David Morrissey). We’ll also be seeing the return of Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker). And don’t forget…

AMC announced “The Walking Dead” Season 3 Preview Weekend on Sat., Jul. 7 and Sun., Jul. 8 beginning at 11:30AM/10:30c each day. Airing just one week before Comic-Con, the two-day programming event will feature a marathon of all 19 episodes from the series’ critically acclaimed first two seasons, culminating with a Talking Dead live primetime special on Sun., Jul. 8 at 9/8c. The one-time-only airing of Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), will be followed by a never-before-seen black and white version of The Walking Dead pilot episode at 10/9c.

Now, about those photos. The second is my favorite. It’s good to see Maggie (Lauren Cohan) getting into the, ahem, swing of things…

CHECK OUT THIS WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 VISUAL EFFECTS FEATURETTE

Visual FX supervisor Victor Scalese talks about his duties on the show in the latest AMC featurette for The Walking Dead season 3.  From environment to zombies, Scalese talks about his various visual effects work and what the fans can expect in season 3.

And don’t forget:

AMC announced “The Walking Dead” Season 3 Preview Weekend on Sat., Jul. 7 and Sun., Jul. 8 beginning at 11:30AM/10:30c each day. Airing just one week before Comic-Con, the two-day programming event will feature a marathon of all 19 episodes from the series’ critically acclaimed first two seasons, culminating with a Talking Dead live primetime special on Sun., Jul. 8 at 9/8c. The one-time-only airing of Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), will be followed by a never-before-seen black and white version of The Walking Dead pilot episode at 10/9c.

AMC CONFIRMS MICHAEL ROOKER WILL RETURN IN SEASON 3 OF THE WALKING DEAD

A few days ago, we teased you with a few on-set images depicting the return of Merle Dixon (played by Michael Rooker) in season 3 of THE WALKING DEAD. Now, AMC has officially released a photo of the character (sporting a new accessory replacing the hand he had to cut off to escape from being zombie chow in season 1) along with a press release to promote their upcoming Season 3 Preview Weekend and Series Marathon on Sat., Jul. 7 and Sun., Jul. 8 starting at 11:30AM EST.

From the AMC Press Release:

AMC announced “The Walking Dead” Season 3 Preview Weekend on Sat., Jul. 7 and Sun., Jul. 8 beginning at 11:30AM/10:30c each day. Airing just one week before Comic-Con, the two-day programming event will feature a marathon of all 19 episodes from the series’ critically acclaimed first two seasons, culminating with a Talking Dead live primetime special on Sun., Jul. 8 at 9/8c. The one-time-only airing of Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), will be followed by a never-before-seen black and white version of The Walking Dead pilot episode at 10/9c. The special version of the series’ first episode was created specifically for fans of The Walking Dead, as it holds true to the original black and white comic book, written by Robert Kirkman.

Throughout The Walking Dead Marathon, Hardwick will introduce each episode from the set of Season 3 in Atlanta, giving viewers a glimpse of the new sets. Along with several cast members and producers, he will set up the storyline from each episode and discuss the classic moments and unique characters featured. In addition, every episode with be wrapped with exclusive character and scene-specific content from the first two seasons, including behind-the-scenes footage and sit-down interviews with the cast.

In the hour-long Talking Dead event, shot live in Los Angeles, Hardwick will give fans a first look at The Walking Dead Season 3, including a scene from the new season, and brand new video interviews with the cast, a tour of the new set and a sneak peek at the props and wardrobes featured in Season 3. Hardwick will also sit down with in-studio guests including the show’s executive producers and other celebrity fans. Viewers will get information on the show’s presence at this year’s Comic-Con, including a look at the construction of The Walking Dead booth, updates on AMC’s The Walking Dead Social Game, and other show-related news and topics.

At one point during the live show, Hardwick will also provide a special code to viewers, which they can use to enter The Walking Dead Watch to Win Sweepstakes. The winner will receive a trip to Atlanta and a “stagger on” role as a zombie on the hit show.

The on-air event will be complemented by activities online at amctv.com, where fans can find more exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and participate in Fan Favorite polls, which cover such topics as Fan Favorite Weapon, Fan Favorite Walker, Fan Favorite Walker Kill and Fan Favorite Survivor. The Poll winners will be announced by Hardwick during the Talking Dead live event Sunday night.

The Walking Dead reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. The series has garnered an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up and a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, among other accolades. Critics have heralded the series as “the most suspenseful show on any network” (Boston Herald) and “the greatest thriller ever produced for television” (Entertainment Weekly). The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) returns this fall alongside newly added Michonne (Danai Gurira) and the villain known simply as The Governor (David Morrissey).

THE WALKING DEAD tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.

THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3: FIRST BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO

As the third season to AMC’s wildly popular THE WALKING DEAD has started filming, the first behind-the-scenes promo has hit the web. Within, the cast and crew hint at what we can expect in the coming season. Also revealed is that Ernest Dickerson (TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON NIGHT, various episodes of DEXTER), who directed the exciting and mysterious Season 2 finale is also in the director’s chair for the first episode of season 3. Check it out!

THE WALKING DEAD: BEHIND THE SCENES

Posted on 15th October 2010 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , ,

The good boils ‘n ghouls over at Shock Till You Drop have posted a 17 Minute behind the scenes video from the set of The Walking Dead. For those of us who can’t wait for the upcoming epic zombie miniseries, here’s a little taste…

TRAILER: THE WALKING DEAD

Posted on 10th October 2010 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , , ,

If you’re not excited about the upcoming Frank Darabont/Robert Kirkman mini-series THE WALKING DEAD… WHY THE FUCK NOT!?!?! Unless maybe YOU’RE dead, in which case, if you’re dead and reading this…bad-ASS! THE WALKING DEAD hits AMC on All Hallows, October 31st. I’ll be out stealing little kids’ Halloween Candy by force, but I’ll be sure to be home in time for all the creamy zombie goodness! Check Check Check it out!