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Robert Kirkman talks Dale, The Governor, and more…..

After the events of this past episode of The Walking Dead, fans are certainly buzzing about a death not many saw coming.  With only two episodes left in the second season, the situation for the entire group is surely to be elevated, as the tension continues to rise.  IGN recently sat down with Robert Kirkman where he discussed a bunch of goodies. *Warning, possibly spoilers*

IGN Comics: Man. Really, really brutal episode. So right off the bat, because this is obviously what everyone’s going to be talking about. The group lost Dale in this episode, and in a very different way than the comics. After being such a proponent of keeping their humanity intact, how will the loss of that voice affect the group in terms or their decision making?

Robert Kirkman: The group is very much in a state of disarray. They’ve lost their moral compass to a certain extent. Keep in mind that every time that Rick and Shane have been butting heads, there is this aspect of Dale coming in and helping Rick form his decisions and keep them in line to a certain extent. In this episode in particular, you had everyone coming to the decision to kill this guy. It was only at the last minute when Rick saw how it was affecting his son that he backed away. But it was Dale the whole time that was saying, “We shouldn’t kill this guy. We need to retain our humanity.” He’s not going to be there the next time they come up against a decision like that.

Read the rest of Kirkman’s Interview after the jump!

The Walking Dead casting news for……. The Governor!?!

Fans of The Walking Dead comic already know all about this character.  Without question, the most ruthless of villains to date, The Governor.  Looks like this character is slated to join the rank & file of the AMC TV series adaption of The Walking Dead in Season 3 which has spawned some casting rumors, including a horror genre legend….Find out who two of the leading choices are and which one of the two is actively campaigning for the role after the jump….

Who will be cast as The Governor in Season 3 of The Walking Dead?

Hey Walking Dead: Need idea for next web series? Give us more zombie flashback scenes

I’ve got to say, the flashback scenes, showing what happened right as the zombie epidemic broke have got to be some of my favorite scenes in the entire series. Last night’s episode, the shot of all those people clogged on the highways trying to get out, seeing the main group of folks before they really knew each other at all. Not to mention more of the Shane/Laurie pre-Rick returning, dynamic. Powerful stuff. I was just hoping the footage would last long enough to see some zombies start creeping up and taking people out, but hey that finishing shot with the Choppers dropping bombs (napalm?) on the city of Atlanta was pretty powerful too.

What do you guys think? More? (You better say yes)

The Walking Dead Season 2 premiere’s ratings are in……..

…and lets just say it was a pretty damn good night for AMC according to THR:

Sunday’s Season 2 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead shattered basic cable ratings records.

The 90-minute episode drew 7.3 million total viewers, becoming the strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history.

The 4.8 household rating and 7.3 million total viewers represent a 36 percent and 38 percent increase, respectively, over the drama’s freshman season ratings.

The Walking Dead is one of those rare television programs that reaches both a core genre fan as well as broad audiences simply looking for a great, character-based story,” AMC president Charlie Collier said Monday. “We’re so proud of and greatful for the amazing team on both sides of the camera who work so hard and is so committed to making this a unique programming event.”

This alone is pretty fantastic news, and considering the ratings for season 1 stayed steady and even climbed by the time the finale aired, ratings news is likely to get better as the weeks go on.  Will splitting the season into two sections have any effect when the back half of the season begins to air in 2012?  We’ll have to wait and see…..

Heavy Metal, Zombies, & Despair: All in the latest Walking Dead Season 2 TV Spot!

Juuuust under two weeks until the season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead we have been given another cool as hell TV spot for the show. Check it out:

What do you think? Is this the best :30 spot for the show yet?  October 16th is almost here!

New Walking Dead trailer shows more despair and rifts in the group….

Not much more to say here besides, hey…check out the latest Walking Dead trailer. Another great one.

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What did everyone think? For a second there I thought we may have had a quick snippet shot of the prison behind that chain link fence, but then I paused it and saw that it was a church, probably the one that had zombies on the benches from earlier in the trailer!

October 16th is just around the corner!

Darabont dishes on Walking Dead season 2 as well as “fired writers” controversy.

Everyday we inch a little closer to the 2nd season of The Walking Dead. From time to time we are going to need another fix of information to hold us over. Today said fix is an interview with Frank Darabont(courtesy of DEADLINE) the director of the series.  Frank dishes on various subjects including the “writing team being fired” controversy as well as initially pitching the idea for the show and many other topics. Check out a preview of the interview below:

DEADLINE: But Walking Dead wasn’t an easy sell.

DARABONT: Oh god no. I’d been trying to set this thing up for five years before AMC took it. It was the first time I’d tried to set up a television series, and it sure seemed like a long time to be out there without a deal. It was considered pretty different and cutting-edge through most of that pitching process. My mantra had been that people were waiting for a really good zombie show. It takes a rare bit of courage to take a chance on something that hasn’t been proven elsewhere. I’ve got to hand it to AMC for that.

DEADLINE: Have you given much thought to the Emmys?

DARABONT: You know, a little bit. And it’s awesome to be a part of that chatter. We were just blown away to get nominated for a Golden Globe, a DGA award, and a WGA award in our first year. But that stuff is out of our control.

Don’t worry there’s much more where that came from. Check out DEADLINE for the interview in it’s entirety and be sure to check out the Season 2 premiere of the Walking Dead on AMC this fall….

The Murder-Mystery will continue as AMC renews “The Killing” for 2nd season!

If you aren’t watching AMC’s “The Killing” you are missing out on what probably is currently the best show on television.(For my full write-up on the pilot episode click HERE)  The murder-mystery drama based on the successful danish series Forbrydelsen has just been renewed for a second season. The Hollywood Reporter just broke the news as follows:

“AMC has ordered a second season of its serial drama The Killing.The drama, starring Mireille Enos as a homicide detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl, premiered to 2.7 million viewers for its two-hour bow April 3.Created by Veena Sud, AMC has ordered 13 episodes of the drama is from Fox Television Studios.”

Next week is the season finale, and will (along with the series as a whole) receive extensive coverage on the EvilEpisodesPodcast.  Murder Mystery might not be considered straight-up horror, but it deals with horrific stuff usually, so I believe it has a spot for discussion on the show. Agree? Leave me some comments and let me know how you feel.

Tune in this Sunday for the conclusion to Season 1