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Chad L. Coleman, who plays Tyreese on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about landing a love interest on the show and his secret to taking out an entire walker herd with just a hammer.
Q: What did you know about Tyreese going into this season?
A: That Tyreese was going to go through a lot. That’s what Scott [Gimple] was saying. He was gonna get tested, and he was going to kind of get turned inside out. No actor worth his weight doesn’t want to take on stuff like that. So that’s been real gratifying and rewarding to be able to do that.
Q: We come back this year and Tyreese has a girlfriend. How’d you swing that?
A: Man, Melissa Ponzio is so beautiful and talented, I wish she and I had the opportunity to work together more. But it was awesome working with her. That was my mantra: Tyreese should have a love interest. I just didn’t expect Karen to die in the second episode. I want a love interest andI want her to be around the entire season — but Karen’s death is very pivotal in the storyline.
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George A. Romero’s landmark zombie horror classic, retold in exciting Graphic Novel format by Stephen A. Dymarcik II. The story that started the Zombie Genre. When radiation raises the dead, a group of survivors battle flesh-eating zombies. Siblings Johnny and Barbara visit their father’s graveside in a small Pennsylvania town, but it all takes a turn for the worse when a zombie attacks Johnny. Barbara flees to a spooky isolated farmhouse where a group of people are already holed up. Fighting and panic ensue as the group tries to figure out how best to escape the apocalypse, while hoards of undead converge on the house; a local sheriff-led posse discovers that if you “kill the brain, you kill the living dead.” This graphic novel is a must have for zombie lovers, horror buffs or anyone who enjoys a good read.
Photographer Jeff Zoet has reimagined the classic animated series, pitting the supernatural investigators against villains much scarier than the ghosts they’ve encountered before.
The epic photo series, titled “Scooby-Doo vs. the Zombie Apocalypse,” places truly badass versions of Shaggy, Scooby, Velma, Fred and Daphne in a bloody fight against attacking zombies.
Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Sasha on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about blurring the lines between reality and horror on-set and where she’d head in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Q: Sasha seems very close with her brother Tyreese. Did you model that off of a relationship you have with a sibling?
A: Well I do have siblings, but I don’t have any brothers. I was inspired by some friendships I have. I didn’t have to pull too much from my past experiences, because Chad and I have a very cool connection anyways — it was very brother and sister when we first met. We have the same sense of humor, so we clicked with each other from the beginning. We really were just able to build off of that, and not have to inject something else onto it.
Q: Last season was your first on The Walking Dead. Is there an initiation ritual for new cast members?
A: Wouldn’t it be funny if there was, and we had to run through some walkers or something? But that’s the beauty of this cast and crew: it’s the most welcoming environment that I’ve ever been in. It’s very familial, and they welcome you with open arms.
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AMC is doubling down on The Walking Dead, developing a mysterious companion series from Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comics on which the zombie drama is based. AMC envisions the series for a target on-air date of 2015 for the original drama that will feature a brand-new story and a new cast of characters based on the rules of the universe featured in Kirkman’s long-running comic book series.
Kirkman (comics creator/exec producer)
If I had to pick I’d pick, space dragons (laughs). I’ve never really shown another part of the world in the comic books. There have been mentions in the show like, “They’re doing this from France,” but they’ve never shown it. So the idea of seeing another part ofThe Walking Dead universe and exploring that is very exciting to me. It’s going to be remarkable just how different things can be just by going to a different location. The thing that really excites me most about the spinoff is that I feel like I’m in competition with my 24-year-old self and have to top myself. That’s a fun challenge for me.
Scott Gimple (showrunner)
Everyone is asking me if I’ll be involved and I don’t know. The Walking Dead is a 16-hour-a-day job so I’m not banging down their door because I still have stuff to do here. I think the Telltale game actually kicked open the door a little bit for a companion series. We saw special appearances of other characters: Clementine was a super cool story. I’d start with Lee and Clementine, then I’d look for a cool place to set it. We’d do it on an island in the South Pacific. I have no idea what I’d have to do with it, but I’m excited to see it because now I get to watch The Walking Dead and be surprised.
Andrew Lincoln (Rick)
There’s always the fascination when you watch something like our show and you think, “How did it start? What caused it? How do we cure it?” But that is completely at odds with what our show is about. The thing I love about our show is we’re the grunts. We’re the people that don’t know anything. That’s why I love episodes one and two because the new threat is the common cold that’s going to kill us. There are countless areas that you can explore because it is about the human condition — it’s just a vacuum packed, perfect sort of lab test.
Lauren Cohen, who plays Maggie Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about some traits from Maggie she’s taken on and her dog’s love for walkers.
Q: After last season’s finale, what were you hoping for your character this season?
I was mostly just hoping to see how all the characters fared from that and came out on the other side. How we were coping with whether or not the Governor was still a threat. What I was most looking forward to, which has really materialized, is a lot more character study, and we’ve definitely come into that this season.
Q: What did you know about Maggie’s story arc going into this season?
I knew that we would have the possibility of a pregnancy and I knew that Maggie’s M.O. this year would be, “Live, don’t just survive.” There’s apprehension about whether or not she could have a baby, but I think she definitely would. Even in today’s society, I don’t think anybody is ever ready for a baby — but that doesn’t make it the wrong choice when you have it.
Disney has been releasing a new series of Mickey Mouse shorts online, and in honor of October, they’re sharing a spooky silly episode featuring an undead Goofy. Several commenters have noted that this video is, unfortunately, not available in many countries.
Mickey Mouse in “Ghoul Friend” was written, storyboarded, and directed by Aaron Springer, with art direction by Joseph Holt. It’s a fun short that plays nicely with its decaying second banana.