“I look forward to digging in with our brilliant writers, producers, directors, cast and crew to bring this epic final chapter of Robert Kirkman’s story to life for our fans over the next two years,” said Kang, who took over as TWD showrunner from Gimple at the start of Season 9. “The Walking Dead flagship series has been my creative home for a decade and so it’s bittersweet to bring it to an end, but I could not be more excited to be working with Scott Gimple and AMC to develop a new series for Daryl and Carol,” the EP added. “Working with Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride has been a highlight of my career and I’m thrilled that we get to keep telling stories together.” … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ To End After Super-Sized 11th Season; Norman Reedus & Melissa McBride Spinoff Set For 2023
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With the mini-trial wrapping in early March just before Los Angeles went into lockdown, Kirkman, Alpert and Hurd all took the stand along with super lawyer Ziffren. As Ronald Reagan’s name was oddly invoked on one occasion, and AMC execs past and present combed through dense contract explanations, most of the proceedings saw the lawyers, like Snyder and Bird Marella’s Ron Nessum, in a near constant state of objection and procedural friction that often stoked polite judicial scolding. … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ Trial Ruling Sees AMC Rip Robert Kirkman; Ominous Sign For Frank Darabont & CAA NYC Case?
Which, as Nessim sought over the AM hours to have Wiseman “compare this to that,” in the words of Judge Buckley and delve into apparent contradictions in her testimony and previous declaration, means the once pivotal AMC executive was a witness who made a point of being held down to very little – at least by the plaintiffs’ side. “I’ve looked at 100 exhibits in little over two hours and I am confused as to what you are asking,” Wiseman punted to Nessim as the clock struck noon and her testimony neared its conclusion. … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Trial Finds Fox TV Boss Charlie Collier In Zombie Hot Seat Over AMC Backend Payouts
AMC is expanding another successful series into a scripted franchise. After giving the go-ahead last week to Better Call Saul, a spinoff series from Breaking Bad, the network just announced that it is in the initial stages of developing a companion series to mega hit The Walking Dead. The new drama series has a target on-air date of 2015. It will be will be executive produced by The Walking Dead executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert for AMC Studios. “Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s president and general manager. He noted that the companion series will have “an entirely new story and cast of characters”. “It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse,” he said. Added Kirkman, on whose comic The Walking Dead was based. “After 10 years of … [Read more...] about AMC Prepping ‘Walking Dead’ Companion Series Produced By Robert Kirkman & Gale Anne Hurd For 2015 Premiere
“Admitting this evidence would also turn this trial about Defendants’ breach of contract into a series of irrelevant and time-consuming ‘mini-trials’ about, among other things, how well-liked Darabont was by the cast and crew – many of whom only agreed to work on the series because of Darabont – and about the practice of agency packaging,” CAA and Darabont’s high-powered legal team continue in their own 26-page filing about the admission of the emails and the WGA conflict. “Here, the ‘collateral’ matter Defendants want to use to distract the jury risks swallowing the actual matter in dispute, which already involves complex contracts and an industry the jurors are likely unfamiliar with,” they conclude. … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ $300M Lawsuit Becomes Battle Of Frank Darabont’s Expletive-Filled Emails, Again; AMC, CAA & Ex-Showrunner Prep For 2021 Trial