Michael Cudlitz will be joining 'The Walking Dead' once more, but working behind the camera.
It's official: Michael Cudlitz will be making his return to 'The Walking Dead'. Instead of bringing Abraham back from his grave however, the actor will be working behind the camera, directing the seventh episode of the show's upcoming ninth season. This isn't something a former actor has ever done before, which means Cudlitz is making series history, although 'Fear The Walking Dead' alum Colman Domingo will follow in his footsteps, directing the 12th episode of that show's fourth season.
Cudlitz made an incredible impression during his time on 'The Walking Dead', with the actor really making the role of Sergeant Abraham Ford his own. When we first met him, he had a mission to bring Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) to Washington D.C., as he claimed he had access to a cure for the zombie outbreak. Unfortunately, Eugene was revealed to be a liar, making those claims simply so he could be protected at all times.
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New showrunner Angela Kang thinks that season 9 will serve as "a new chapter" for 'The Walking Dead'.
Despite all of the controversy surrounding recent seasons of 'The Walking Dead' and decisions made in regards to the story, fans are still cautiously positive about what's to come now that Angela Kang is stepping in as showrunner on the series' upcoming ninth season. Taking over from Scott Gimple, Kang is working on what she describes as a "new chapter" for the comic book adaptation, as the series will go through a time jump and move towards seeing Andrew Lincoln exit the series and retire the leading character of Rick Grimes.
Not the only major character to be bowing out, we know that we'll at least see Lauren Cohan in a reduced capacity, with Maggie Greene's future up in the air. Having picked up the lead role in another show following a very public battle for an equal wage to her male 'Walking Dead' counterparts, Cohan may also be forced to wave goodbye to the 'Walking Dead' universe.
'The Walking Dead' will be cutting back on the violence in season 9, instead opting to focus on the rebuilding of communities.
'The Walking Dead' will be going through some big changes when it makes its return for its ninth season. We know that Angela Kang is stepping in as the series' new showrunner, and that Andrew Lincoln will be bowing out of his lead role as Rick Grimes in the zombie apocalyptic series, but now new information has emerged about what to expect from the actual plot of the upcoming batch of new episodes.
Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) reign of terror has seemingly come to an end in the show, following his capture at the end of season 8, bringing to a close a season of violence and conflict that saw survivors butting heads and killing one another to keep moving forward. Now though, the series will be moving away from the warring communities formula to get back to the heart of what 'The Walking Dead' was always meant to be: building new civilisations and working together to thrive.
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.
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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?
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'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.
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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.
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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.
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