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
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With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down small screen production worldwide in March, TWD’s VFX heavy Season 10 ender was unable to finish its post-production requirements. “For big episodes like that, to deliver them, it’s basically about two weeks before air,” TWD showrunner Angela Kang told Deadline on April 5 as the penultimate episode of Season 10 air. “It takes that long to get all of the post-production effects done and all the final finishing. So, we were about a week and a half out by the time the California governor called a shutdown to stuff because of the coronavirus.” … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ Reveals Revised Date For Season 10 Finale Delayed By COVID-19; Drops Sneak Peek With Extended Clip – [email protected]
On-screen, leading man Lincoln left two years ago and now Marvel Universe regular Danai Gurira headed off stage, so to speak, in March of this year. While the door was never fully closed on Gurira’s Michonne character, who went looking for Grimes after the wounded one-time Sheriff’s Deputy was spirited off by a mysterious helicopter in the fifth episode of Season 9, it seemed pretty clear that the focus of the series had shifted to CAA repped Reedus and McBride’s characters – even more so with both actors inking lucrative new contracts in recent years. … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ To End After Super-Sized 11th Season; Norman Reedus & Melissa McBride Spinoff Set For 2023
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?
Under friendly re-direct from AMC outside counsel Scott Edelman, Wiseman, who left her Business Affairs gig in 2014, offered a series of clarifications from her testimony of this morning. “I don’t think my testimony is inconsistent, I think it centers on the word “exhibit,’” the TV exec elaborated in one particularly telling exchange with the Gibson Dunn & Crutcher lawyer. Under further questioning from Nessim and thanks to Judge Buckley sustaining an objection from the defense, Wiseman avoided having to answer questions about how much the costs of TWD would be if the show were produced by an outside entity. … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Trial Finds Fox TV Boss Charlie Collier In Zombie Hot Seat Over AMC Backend Payouts