Thanks to shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men, AMC has become a household name. This, apparently, has seemingly freed them up to take some risks as far as new programming goes, hence Intro the Badlands.
I haven’t been paying as close attention to this show as I have things like Better Call Saul and Halt and Catch Fire (which is insanely good, and you should definitely check it out), but this seems up my alley. It’s got a very Tarantino vibe to it, and it reminds me of a live action interpretation of a video game or an anime.
If AMC places this rights as far as time slot and day of airing, I think it could show some promise, especially considering that the public opinion of fantastical shows like this has changed for the better with things like TWD and Game of Thrones.
If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, check out the trailer below. Let me know what you think.
If there’s any truth to what Denis Leary has to say about what may have occurred in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, then it just sounds really… bizarre. Granted, Leary can be a bit of an odd ball at times, and we should take this with a grain of salt.
Check out the short clip from IGN below:
I was a big supporter of TASM2, but it sounds like it may have been for the best that Marvel worked out a deal to include the web-slinger in their cinematic universe.
IGN conducted an interview with Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Melissa McBride (Carol), and producer Scott Gimple at Comic-Con. Check out the video below if you’d like to see it.
Not a whole lot of groundbreaking stuff, but you get some insights into where the show might be going, and some behind-the-scenes info from season 5.
Interestingly enough, a now shaggy Gimple mentions that by being able to bring Morgan back in season five, the writers were able to get a jump on season six.
Also kind of neat, Andrew Lincoln says the way he wants Rick to go out is being killed by Carl as Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” plays. Sounds good to me!
I also thought it was kind of neat that Andrew Lincoln gave a shout out to Frank Darabont, the original producer of the show who had a messy falling out with AMC a few years back.
We FINALLY have gotten a first look at the new AMC companion show for The Walking Dead, and it looks like it’s going to have a much different vibe to it than the original offering.
Fear the Walking Dead looks to be set primarily in urban environments, which is a given considering it is set in Los Angeles, and it looks like we’re going to see the turn from the very beginning, which is something fans have been clamoring for for quite some time.
I’m going into this with an open mind and low expectations considering the show has a lot to live up to. It certainly looks very different, and has a feeling more in line with more mainstream popcorn horror like 2004’s Dawn of the Dead or World War Z.
Let me know what you think! Will this be better or worse? Will not having a comic to accompany it add to the story or take away? Leave your comments below!
This leaked trailer from the San Diego Comic-Com teases a lot of juicy stuff for the upcoming season of The Walking Dead.
First and foremost, it seems we will see little to no time jump based off of Rick’s injuries, and it also appears Deanna has a great deal of trust in Morgan.
Most exciting of all might be the massive quantities of walkers that seem to be closing in on Alexandria… Or maybe it’s the icy standoff between Daryl and Rick… Or the speech Rick is giving while holding someone at gunpoint. Who is it?!
On a lesser note, it seems the theme of “crossroads” may play heavily into this season, similarly to the religious symbolism last season.
Also, WHO IN THE HELL HAS KIDNAPPED DARYL?!
[POTENTIAL SPOILERS] Is it possible it’s the Saviors, and, as speculated by many, Daryl becomes Dwight from the comics? While I think it’s a little soon for that, I definitely think we’ll meet other communities like Hilltop and The Kingdom from the comic.
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!
UPDATE (7/10): AMC has posted the trailer directly to their YouTube channel. No more shaky cam!
A behind the scenes sneak-peek of Fear the Walking Dead popped up on YouTube this morning. There’s nothing of particular note, but it’s definitely might be of interest for fans who are going through walker withdrawal.
One thing that might be worth keeping your eye on is that the production crew emphasizes the unique opportunities shooting in Los Angeles presents, and there is some mention that the walkers may look a bit different from the Georgia/D.C. walkers we’ve seen so far in FTWD’s counterpart show.
Earlier today, IGN reported that the Walking Dead would be crossing over with the indie, prison break game, The Escapists. I am not too familiar with the game itself, but it appears that you navigate your pixel art character through the prison system, devising a plan for escape.
The Walking Dead franchise should lend itself well to this sort of gameplay, and it will certainly be fun to test your survival skills in the pixelized, post-apocalyptic, Georgia backdrop.
No release date has been mentioned as of yet, and it seems the game will draw from the comic lore rather than the AMC tv show. Check out IGN’s video below