Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, we attended the premiere and after-party for "The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead," a documentary showing the development of the comic book and TV juggernaut. After the film, we had a chance to talk to Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and of course asked about the spin-off. You're never going to guess where the show is set: Read More...
by Brett White
"The Walking Dead's" return is right around the corner, meaning that the promotion machine is in full-swing. Not that the show really needs promotion; where "Walking Dead" goes, legions of zombie fans follow, busting ratings records along the way. In addition to the rumors and TV spots, though, AMC has posted a video featuring "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman giving a guided tour of the newly expanded prison set that will serve as home base during the show's fourth season. From spaghetti bushes to stab stations, this prison has pretty much everything one needs to survive an ongoing apocalypse. Check out the video below, and thanks to MTV Geek for the heads up!
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The Governor isn't the only dangerous man alive in the "Walking Dead" universe. There's another deadly character from Robert Kirkman's comic book series: Negan, the bat-wielding, head-smashing leader of a group called the Saviors. He debuted in "The Walking Dead" #100, but according to Kirkman, Negan could make his television debut earlier than expected.
"That's definitely a real temptation when you are adapting a show," Kirkman told TV Guide when asked if Negan might show up earlier than he does in the comics. "It's sometimes a struggle because I feel like there are very cool things that are waiting in the wings in the comics that we could do earlier in the show."
by Brett White
The Hollywood Reporter has an in-depth Q&A with "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, just in time to get fans psyched up for the show's involvement at San Diego's Comic-Con International. And even though the show doesn't return to AMC until October, Kirkman was a-okay with giving THR a lot of juicy details about season four. Also, apologies for using the word "juicy" in association with a show about flesh-eating zombies.
One big change to the show is the promotion of writer Scott Gimple to showrunner, following the departure of Glen Mazzara. Kirkman says that this change has resulted in the show taking a new approach to storytelling.
"It's a much more character-based story. It's going to be more focused on who these characters are and what they're going through. To a certain extent, we got away from that a little bit in season three. Coming into season four, we're definitely going to know a lot more about these people so it will be that much more gut-wrenching and worse when we lose these characters." Gimple also marks the first time that a showrunner was a fan of the comic book series from day one, before being brought on as a writer in season two. Because of this, Kirkman teases that a few scenes and moments will hew closer to the comics than ever before.
For more on season four and a new pic of Danai Gurira as Michonne, take the jump! But be warned: there are spoilers for the end of season three.
In case you didn't hear already, "Walking Dead" mastermind Robert Kirkman appeared on "Conan," chatting with the talk show host about life in the zombie apocalypse. Among the topics covered: the various "Walking Dead" products that Kirkman has turned down in his time (perfume? really?), some of Conan's biggest nitpicks with the series, and the reveal of a brand-new clip from this Sunday's coming episode, "Arrow on the Doorpost."
Watch the full interview in three parts below:
"The Walking Dead" airs a new episode on Sunday night, but you can get some fresh zombie goodness as soon as tonight.
Robert Kirkman, author of the "Walking Dead" comics and executive producer of the AMC television series, will appear on tonight's episode of "Conan." He'll appear on the same episode as "Oz the Great and Powerful" star James Franco. Will Kirkman and Franco forge a friendship that leads to a future zombie cameo from the "Oz" actor? One never knows — but Franco has certainly done weirder things!
We have an exclusive first-look at the 12th issue of "Thief of Thieves," the Robert Kirkman and Skybound comic book about Conrad Paulson, a master thief who steals from other thieves under the guise of Redmond. The issue, with story by Kirkman and James Asmus and art by Shawn Martinbrough and Felix Serrano, hits stands on February 20.
"James Asmus has delivered a great twelfth issue of Conrad Paulson’s story," Kirkman tells MTV of the issue. "Conrad’s already strained relationship with his son Augustus is put to the test as the two work together to rescue Emma from the Cartel."
If you haven't been reading "Thief of Thieves" and you're a "Walking Dead" fan, now's the time to start; it's on track to join Kirkman's zombie drama as a possible AMC TV show.
In addition the preview, we have first word on "Thief of Thieves: Experience," a partnership between Skybound and Internet Explorer that immerses you in a heist of your own.
See the "Thief of Thieves" preview and get more details on the "Experience" below!
When "The Walking Dead" returns, The Governor won't just be out for blood — he wants an eye for an eye.
A brand new poster for the back half of "Walking Dead" season three emerged online at TV Line today, depicting an unhinged Rick Grimes with the nefarious, one-eyed Governor lurking right over his shoulder. These two survivors have yet to meet, but judging by the poster, it won't be long before their worlds collide in bloody fashion.
See the full poster below!
Robert Kirkman already breezed past the 100-issue milestone on "The Walking Dead" earlier this year, and soon, his other long-running series — the superhero story "Invincible — is about to meet the same achievement.
"Invincible" #100, written by Kirkman and illustrated by Ryan Ottley, releases in stores and for download on January 23, 2013. Kirkman tells MTV News that based on the story's title, "The Death of Everyone," you shouldn't count on the adventures of Mark Grayson or his friends continuing past the issue.
"Issue #100 ends up being a real turning point for Mark Grayson that will change the storyline irreversibly moving forward," says Kirkman. "When you do a long running story like this, I feel it's important to keep evolving the kind of story you're telling, so there's always an element of 'new' in the mix."
Click on for an exclusive look at "Invincible" co-creator Cory Walker's cover for issue #100!
If you're one of the many "Walking Dead" fans outraged by the death of your favorite characters — be it Shane, Dale or any other number of recent casualties — then you might want to tune into "Robot Chicken" later this month for some sweet, sweet revenge.
Robert Kirkman, creator of the "Walking Dead" comic books and executive producer of the AMC series, will cameo as himself on the November 18 episode of Adult Swim's stop-motion sketch comedy series. Best part of all: he'll be eaten alive by the very same zombies he's unleashed upon your favorite characters over the last few years of "Walking Dead" mania.