Here is a trailer for season 2 that’s being released on DVD and blu-ray on August 28.
Archive for May, 2012
Jon Bernthal reveals alternate ending for Shane in The Walking Dead.
Zack Snyder and Robert Kirkman at Hero Complex.
Fans who can’t wait for AMC’s The Walking Dead to return this fall can get a taste of Season 3′s new villain this summer. British actor David Morrissey will play Dead’s twisted Governor, who’s expected to lead an attack on Rick’s crew after they take refuge in the prison glimpsed at the end of Season 2. But first, David stars in two TV-movies airing on Encore — Thorne: Sleepyhead (June 12) and Thorne: Scaredy Cat (June 13). I chatted up the actor just before he headed to Atlanta to begin his Dead role.
TV Guide Magazine: Besides working with an accent coach, how have you been preparing to play The Governor?
Morrissey: I’ve got the graphic novels but have only read Robert Kirkman’s [prequel] Rise of The Governor, which I thought was brilliant. There was so much in that book that I could [use], like the desire for survival above everything else. I’m finding out what his fears, anxieties and loves are so I can make him my own.
Read the entire interview here.
Season 2 of The Walking Dead will be released on DVD on August 28th. You can preorder your copies here:
Here is the press release:
“BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The series Variety called “creepy from the first frame” gets a release on Blu-ray™ and DVD that will make the dead rise! Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly releases the AMC original series THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON on August 28th, with an SRP of $69.99 for the Blu-ray™, and $59.98 for the DVD. A truly unique and very limited edition zombie head case created and designed by McFarlane Toys will also be available as Blu-ray™ only for a SRP of $99.99. The 4-Disc sets will contain all 13 episodes of the second season and will be loaded with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes and audio commentaries.
THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON is the much anticipated next chapter to the acclaimed post zombie apocalypse series. When we last left the “The Walking Dead,” the characters were in the midst of a high-intensity struggle to survive, fleeing the CDC as it burst into flames. In Season 2, they are still fighting zombies, and each other, facing more threats and obstacles than ever before.
Based on the hugely successful and popular comic books, written by Robert Kirkman, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” captures the ongoing human drama after a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. However, instead of the zombies, it’s the living who still remain that may be the biggest threat. Jon Bernthal (Rampart) plays Shane Walsh, Rick’s sheriff’s department partner before the apocalypse, and Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”), is Rick’s wife, Lori. THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON cast also includes Laurie Holden (Fantastic Four), Steven Yeun (My Name is Jerry), Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Shawshank Redemption), Chandler Riggs (Get Low), Iron E. Singleton (Seeking Justice) and Melissa McBride (The Mist). Guest stars for the second season include Lauren Cohan (“Chuck”), Scott Wilson (Monster) and Pruitt Taylor Vince (Constantine).
“The Walking Dead” is a hit with both audiences and critics. The first season won the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special and was nominated for Emmys® in Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. Season 1 also garnered a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, and was named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Top 10 Programs of the Year (2010), among other accolades.”
Here are some photos from a online forum. It’s from Senoia, Georgia where they’re going to be filming pretty much all of season three of The Walking Dead. What you see on these photos are from the set of The Governor’s house (here still under construction). Only exterior shots of the mansion will be filmed there and interior shots at the studio about two miles away.
There’s going to be an SDCC-exclusive Michonne figure from McFarlane Toys. The “blood-splattered poncho” Michonne will be based on the packaging artwork you see below.
“Exclusively from Skybound Entertainment and McFarlane Toys. A limited edition Michonne action figure, now including the blood-splattered poncho she wore upon first meeting Rick and the other survivors.”
Source The Daily Dead.
Cool post on The Walking Dead Novels facebook page.
Entertainment Weekley have just posted the first photo of Danai Gurira as Michonne!
‘The Walking Dead’: Exclusive first look at Danai Gurira as fan favorite Michonne
Ever since we saw that cloaked figure brandishing a katana sword while accompanied by two chained up armless zombies in The Walking Dead’s season 2 finale, fans have been salivating for a first look at the woman under the hood — Michonne. That first look is now here. A fan favorite from The Walking Dead comic book on which the AMC series is based, Michonne will be played by actress Danai Gurira (Treme) when the show returns for season 3 this October, and here is your exclusive first taste of what she will look like.
In the comics, Michonne is an unflinching warrior who proves to be powerful ally for Rick Grimes and the rest of the survivors. But how different will the onscreen version be? “The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics,” says Robert Kirkman (the creator of the comic and executive producer of the TV adaptation). “But like a lot of things on the show, there will be little tweaks and differences here and there. We saw that her introduction is slightly different from how it was in the comic, and her interaction with Andrea is really going to be a really cool addition to the character that I think will get television viewers up to speed, and they’ll get to know her a lot faster than comic book readers did.”
As for why they cast the relatively unknown Danai Gurira for the pivotal role, Kirkman says, “We looked at a lot of talented people that were really fantastic, but we were waiting for that one spark, that moment where everyone was completely in agreement and completely excited, and we felt like we had found the essence of this fictional character that just randomly appeared in another person, and that person was Danai Gurira. She kind of came in and really just blew us all away. She’s got incredible presence, and she’s got a theater background, and is very physical, and was just perfect for the role.”
Kirkman is equally enthusiastic about the big location setting for season 3, as Rick and company attempt to turn a prison into their new zombie-proof fortress. “It looks absolutely amazing,” gushes Kirkman. “They are shooting the hell out of this prison. It just looks absolutely stunning, and I think when people start seeing trailers and stuff for this season, I think people are just gonna be like, “Wait, what? This is what? I can’t believe this is a TV show!” It’s really creepy, really moody and it’s just gonna be really awesome.”
[HAROLD] 40s to early 50s. Male. A studious and fastidious man, trying to create a niche for himself in this new world. Guest star. Recurring.
[MANUEL] 30 to 40, Hispanic, a working class survivor, he is confident, physically skilled, a leader when necessary, capable and smart. Has a terrific sense of humor where you wouldn’t expect one. Recurring.