"The Walking Dead" is getting a new batch of action figures based around the AMC series' recent third season. McFarlane Toys has announced that it will release its fourth batch of "The Walking Dead" tie-ins, and fans can now see a first look at what's in store.
The humans being featured this round are Andrea, the Governor and Carl, with a special two-pack being released with Merle and Daryl Dixon. The zombies that will receive action figures are the appropriately named Riot Gear Zombie and Riot Gear Gas Mask Zombie.
Check out pictures of the figures below, and here's a spoiler warning for those who haven't watched season three yet.
Don't start getting all hopeful for season four of "The Walking Dead." Sure, things could have ended much worse for Rick Grimes and the gang at the end of season three — the Governor has faded away into the background, the people of Woodbury are now safely aligned with Rick inside the prison walls — but the show's signature scares and body count will continue well into AMC's new season, according to executive producer Gale Anne Hurd.
"We are living in a zombie apocalypse," she told IGN. "We're living in an apocalypse where we know that unless someone has brain trauma, they're going to come back. Regardless of how they die, they're going to turn into a zombie. So I think it would be a good bet to say that the zombies become more threatening in seasons to come."
by Brett White
It appears as though every cast member lucky enough to survive "Welcome to the Tombs" has been rewarded with series regular status. Sunday's third season finale drew an audience of 12.4 million people, making it the most watched show of the night and last week. These new cast members will have a lot more eyeballs on them a lot more regularly when "The Walking Dead" comes back this October. Of course this news means that these characters did not get zombified in the season finale, so you may want to steer clear of it if you haven't caught up with the AMC hit.
A new character will soon be joining the cast of "The Walking Dead." Hot off the heels of the season three finale -- and the news that David Morrissey's the Governor will be returning in season four as a series regular -- it's been announced that AMC is looking for an actor to play a new character named Roy Stark.
According to TVLine, AMC is looking to make "Roy Stark" a series regular as well. He is described as "a former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past -- pre- and post-zombie apocalypse. As a result, he’s a bit of a loner, although he maintains a charming/self-deprecating/confident public face." This would call for an actor in his early 30s to mid 40s.
If catching up on "The Walking Dead" is still far down on your to-do list or you still haven't had time to finish Sunday night's season finale, hold off on reading any further. The spoilers are lurking below and we want you to be careful. Venture ahead with caution...
"The Walking Dead" might have ended season three on an up note, but there's a lot left up in the air for season four. The Governor is still alive -- and will return next season as a series regular -- and the fate of the now much larger prison group is still undetermined. Expect things to get bad fast when "The Walking Dead" returns in October.
"The Governor is still out there,” co-executive producer Denise Huth told Entertainment Weekly. “The war is not over. Rick and our group here won the first round and scared him off."
by Brett White
If you aren't caught up on the third season of "The Walking Dead," or if you haven't seen last night's season finale, you may want to steer clear of this news. The sheer knowledge of this human being's involvement in season 4 of "The Walking Dead" is itself a spoiler. The casting news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, so we can be reasonably sure that it's not a truly delightful April Fool's Day joke.
For the full info, see below.
by Kat Rosenfield
And so begins the longest, dullest, dryest seven months of the year, at least when it comes to seeing zombie body parts go splat on AMC's "The Walking Dead". Boo! The season came to a bloody, bullet-riddled, breathtaking end last night, as we bid goodbye to the Deep South survivors of the walker apocalypse until Season 4 returns next October... and psssst, this is a finale, so certain of said survivors may be getting a more permanent send-off, too. So place your bets, grab your tissues, and get ready to find out who was welcomed to the tombs — in more ways than one — in the final moments of season 3.
FROM MTV GEEK
The fine folks over at MTV Geek have all the details on two popular existing board games that are getting the zombie makeover. New editions of both Risk and Monopoly, with suitable amounts of gore thrown in to fully "Walking Dead"-ify them, will be hitting stores this September.
"We’re extremely excited to be working with USAopoly and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics in what promises to be two great games that are destined to be bestsellers for retailers," said Bill Schanes, Diamond’s VP-Purchasing. Who thought that family game night could also prepare you for a possible zombie apocalypse?
For a close-up look at these board games (but not too close, protect yourself), head on over to MTV Geek.
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The season three finale for "The Walking Dead" is finally less than a week away. Rick and the Governor will seemingly finally face off in "Welcome to the Tombs," and some promos for the upcoming episode have popped up online. Spoilers from last night's episode lurk ahead, so proceed at your own risk.
In a 30-second teaser for episode 16 of season three, it is revealed that the Governor will continue to torture Andrea as he prepares to assault the Prison. Michonne doesn't seem to be too happy with Rick now that she's found out he considered turning her over to the Governor even though he tells her, "You're one of us," and the Governor rallies his troops in Woodbury for the upcoming battle. The Woodbury leader certainly has the right artillery for the attack too, as one of his fighters can be seen shooting a rocket launcher at one of the Prison's watchtowers.
by Kat Rosenfield
With only a week left in the season, the latest episode of "The Walking Dead" was only a warm-up. The real carnage should come on next week's season finale, which, in the manner to which fans have become accustomed, is rumored to be an out-and-out bloodbath. "This Sorrowful Life", on the other hand, involved only a couple of sad goodbyes — and one cause for (quiet, non-zombie-attracting) celebration. Ready? Here's what went down.