The Walking Dead just can’t catch a break. Just days after renewing its flagship hit for Season 9, AMC has been hit with yet another profit-sharing lawsuit from series creator and former showrunner Frank Darabont, atop a recent lawsuit from other producers and showrunners.
It’s hard to believe Breaking Bad is ten years in our rear-view, but harder to imagine the roads not taken. One of the AMC drama’s most heartbreaking deaths almost arrived a full two seasons early, as creator Vince Gilligan reveals some of the writers’ worst pitches.
The time difference between Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead raises questions about their impending crossover, but our first photos may hold a clue. See Lennie James’ Morgan making a Fear-ful debut, and hear what producers have to say about the big event.
We’re accustomed to death on The Walking Dead, and doubly-so when the comics provide a road map. That’s what made that climactic bite in Sunday’s midseason finale such a shocker, and – before you ask – both producers and the actor in question confirm the character’s exit, noting “[That bite] is a one-way ticket.”
The Walking Dead and its Fear-ful prequel remain about a decade and continent apart, but a link between the pair has finally been found. Months after reports of a crossover, The Walking Dead confirms Lennie James’ Morgan will rejoin the franchise in a crossover role on Season 4 of Fear The Walking Dead.
There’s little argument that The Walking Dead began Season 8 with more of a whimper than in previous years, but AMC isn’t putting anyone out of their undead misery yet. New word from the network CEO suggests that the franchise is still intended to last them a few more decades.
The Walking Dead rarely leaves any one thread dangling too long, but its latest return might be the series’ biggest surprise yet. Sunday’s “The Damned” brought a major blast from the past for Rick, and might just change the game going forward.
Any series is bound to show its age after eight seasons, but The Walking Dead might finally have begun to decompose. Sunday’s Season 8 premiere ratings were the third-lowest in the series’ history, beating only the 2010 series premiere and the 2011 Season 2 opener.