Negan's history has been touched on in AMC's 'The Walking Dead', but there's a desire by producers to go "deeper".
'The Walking Dead' could be set to look a little deeper into the history of one of its most compelling villains, Negan. Played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the AMC series, the character has been responsible for the murder of many characters, including Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), making him the number one target to take down for survivors such as Maggie (Lauren Cohan).
In season 8, we saw Negan finally brought to his knees by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), but when the leader decided to spare his life and instead keep him as a prisoner, it angered Maggie, who simply wants to see him dead. What Rick's decision did allow however, is a chance for audiences to find out even more about Negan.
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' May "Dig Deeper" Into Negan's Past
One of the main actors from 'Fear The Walking Dead' was killed off in this week's episode.
Following the unexpected death of Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) in the eighth season of 'The Walking Dead', fans of the 'TWD' universe never thought they'd be left with their jaws on the floor again. All of that changed however with this week's episode of 'Fear The Walking Dead', which followed suit and killed off one of its main character in scenes that shocked the world once more. Now, there are spoilers ahead, so you've been warned!
Ever since the first episode of 'Fear', Frank Dillane has provided a brilliant performance in the leading role of Nick Clark. He's one of the most emotionally reactive characters the show has produced, and is a big reason that so many viewers have stuck around. So, when it was revealed in the latest episode of season 4 that he wouldn't be hanging around, one question remained: why take out the fan-favourite?
Continue reading: Major 'Fear The Walking Dead' Death Requested By Actor
'The Walking Dead' lost another major character in the penultimate episode of season 8.
'The Walking Dead' has really been going through the motions as of late, but in this week's episode - which served as the penultimate offering of season 8 - put a focus on Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors, and in particular Simon (Steven Ogg), who had been working to overthrow the Savior leader and claim the role for himself. With conspiracy and corruption running deep through the Sanctuary, Negan realised that something drastic would have to happen if he were to maintain control.
Learning about Simon's plan in the most recent episode, Negan would take his trusty barbed wire baseball bat Lucille and force his former loyal friend onto his knees. Able to take him out with a few quick and brutal swings, Negan decided that he would give his ex-comrade one last chance to change. It turned out to be one chance too many.
Greg Nicotero thinks 'The Walking Dead' could work outside of the United States, with a frozen zombie herd tackling the series' protagonists.
'The Walking Dead' may seem to be losing steam when it comes to viewing numbers, ratings and reviews, but the universe it's opened up, for spinoff series 'Fear The Walking Dead' and a number of future projects, shows no signs of slowing down. So much so in fact, that Scott Gimple recently promised a whole slew of spinoffs would be making their way to television and other outlets in the near future.
That opened up the conversation amongst the fan base of what exactly we should expect. Whilst no official details have been announced, it's fun to try and guess what creators have up their sleeves. Producer Greg Nicotero has now also entered that conversation.
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' Producer Greg Nicotero Wants Frozen Zombie Series
Robert Kirkman has no interest in revealing just why the dead started to rise in 'The Walking Dead'.
When 'The Walking Dead' first started, whether you were following the comic books or the television series on AMC, you would have seen it kick off with lead character Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln on the show) waking from his coma. Upon his revival, he would realise that he was in the midst of a zombie apocalypse - something that he would find out had been going on for some time. Since that point, the narrative has been solely focused on each of the characters and their individual stories, as well as their fight for survival.
Following this week's season 8 episode 10 release 'The Lost and the Plunderers', numbers came in that showed the episode scored an average of 6.8 million viewers and a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which make the episode the lowest rated release since season 1 episode 5 release 'Wildfire'. Despite viewers dropping however, those working on the series don't seem to be too concerned, with current showrunner Scott Gimple admitting there were conversations going on about expanding the universe of 'The Walking Dead' further in the near future with more spinoffs and new content.
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' Hits Lowest Ratings Since First Season
AMC's long-running zombie series has already spawned 'Fear The Walking Dead'.
Based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, AMC's apocalyptic zombie series 'The Walking Dead' has become a smash hit and one of the most successful television shows of all time. Though ratings are steadily dropping, AMC are standing by the series and are now looking to the future, with a variety of different options on the table when it comes to extending and continuing its universe.
Back in 2015, bosses took the opportunity to progress the world of 'TWD' by debuting a spinoff series; the imaginatively titled 'Fear The Walking Dead'. Set in a completely different part of the United States, and kicking things off right at the start of the virus outbreak, fans got to see an all-new side to the events going on, and especially those that took place before we saw Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) wake up from his coma.
Continue reading: 'The Walking Dead' Will Soon Have More Spinoffs
Showrunner Scott Gimple has some wise words about where the show goes from here.
Finally, 'The Walking Dead' and its eighth season has returned to the small screen, but with it has confirmed the death of one of the show's leading characters; Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs). The decision to kill off Carl was a hugely shocking one, leading to online petitions from a vocal portion of fans, mass hysteria amongst some of the viewers, and a lot of mystery surrounding the future of the show.
Outgoing showrunner Scott Gimple seems to be the man to have pulled the metaphorical trigger on Carl's time on the show, but it's a decision that the comic book creator Robert Kirkman has stood firmly alongside. It may deviate wildly from the narrative being told on the pages of the graphic novels, but it's certainly lit a fire in the bellies of those behind-the-scenes.
Continue reading: Carl's Death In 'The Walking Dead' Is "The Ending Of An Era"
The show threw a huge curveball at viewers during the season 8 midseason finale.
When Scott Gimple and those working on 'The Walking Dead' made their decision to kill off Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) on the long-running AMC zombie apocalyptic drama, a very vocal portion of the fan base let their voices be heard. They weren't happy with the huge deviation from the Robert Kirkman comic book series, in which Carl is still alive, but they're going to have to deal with it if they want to continue watching the show.
Making its return this weekend for the final eight episodes that make up season 8, fans will see Carl's zombie bite to the abdomen eventually lead to his death, but just because his physical presence won't be a part of the series in the future doesn't mean that he won't have a larger impact overall.
The creator has a regret about the past of the show.
'The Walking Dead' certainly isn't a comic book series or a television show without its controversies and shocking sequences. Though many of those that have taken place on the pages of Robert Kirkman's graphic novel series have also made their way to the small screen, one noticeable difference saw Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, allowed to keep his hand, rather than having it lopped off in the TV show.
The villainous Governor is the man to have cut off Rick's hand in the 28th issue of the comic books, punishing him for refusing to answer questions. It was a permanent disability for the series' leading character, and obviously would have proved too much of a challenge for showrunners to deal with on the TV series, as it wasn't implemented.