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MC Networks today announced that Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira will reunite for a new series in the expanding universe around The Walking Dead.

The series will continue the journey and love story of the Rick Grimes and Michonne characters. Lincoln and Gurira, who have been actively involved in conceiving the creative and the continuation of their characters’ story, made the surprise announcement while appearing onstage as part of the final panel for The Walking Dead at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead Universe, will serve as showrunner on the series, which will begin with six episodes in 2023. Lincoln and Gurira are both executive producers. The series will premiere on AMC+ in Australia.

“This is a moment fans of The Walking Dead have been waiting for since Rick disappeared in the helicopter early in season nine, and Michonne journeyed away on a quest to find him the following season,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks.

“What a great surprise for the fans at this final Comic-Con for the series that launched this universe and made television history. We couldn’t be more excited for a truly epic series finale later this year and to see Andy and Danai return in a new series they helped create, one of three new series coming in 2023 that continue the stories of so many iconic and fan-favorite TWD characters.”

“Rick and Michonne are two of my favorite people and Danai and Andy are two of my favorite people,” Gimple said. “Working with all of them continues to be a dream come true. The three of us, along with a terrific team of TWD all stars and incredible new voices, are crafting an insane love epic worth the long, long wait.”

“This has been the most extraordinary journey playing Rick Grimes for the best part of a decade. The friendships I’ve made along the way are deep and lasting, so it’s fitting that I finally get to complete the story with Danai and Scott and the rest of the TWD family. I’m so excited to be returning to the screen as Rick, reuniting with Danai as Michonne, and bringing the fans an epic love story to add to the Walking Dead Universe.”

Said Gurira: “Michonne and this TWD family has meant so much to me, and to continue the journey of these beloved characters, alongside Scott and Andy, both creatively and in front of the camera, and bringing The Walking Dead fans something truly special is just glorious. I can’t wait to pick up the katana again.”

This series presents an epic love story of two characters changed by a changed world. Kept apart by distance. By an unstoppable power. By the ghosts of who they were. Rick and Michonne are thrown into another world, built on a war against the dead… And ultimately, a war against the living. Can they find each other and who they were in a place and situation unlike any they’ve ever known before? Are they enemies? Lovers? Victims? Victors? Without each other, are they even alive — or will they find that they, too, are the Walking Dead?

 

Well today is the day Walking Dead fans – eOne has just dropped Season 8 of the hit show on Blu-Ray and DVD and we have copies to giveaway.

Entertainment One Australia have announced the complete eighth Season of THE WALKING DEAD will be available to buy on DVD & Blu-ray from September 26.

 

THE WALKING DEAD Season 8 marks a pivotal moment in the show’s history and the final showdown between the Alexandrians and Saviors, before the series is set to follow a new narrative in Season 9.

 

THE WALKING DEAD Season 8 DVD & Blu-ray release is a ‘must own’ for fans, providing them with an inside look into the show’s most epic and action-packed season to date through special behind-the-scenes content and audio commentary.

 

In Season 8, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) brings “All Out War” to Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless, but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn and all hands are on deck as Rick and Negan faceoff for a legendary final battle to determine who dies and who survives as the war comes to an end.

 

Both the DVD & Blu-ray editions of the complete eighth Season of THE WALKING DEAD will have a host of bonus features as follows:

 

Special Features

 

  • Featurettes: Carl Grimes Leaving A Legacy, In Memoriam, The Price Of War
  • Inside The Episodes: x 16 episodes
  • Making of The Walking Dead x 16 episodes
  • Audio Commentaries x 6: Featuring contributions from Scott Gimple, Matt Negrete, Dan Liu, Angela Kang

 

Total Special Features Runtime – 4:25:19 / 265mins approx.

 

Fans can pre-order the complete eighth Season of THE WALKING DEAD from either JB Hi-Fi or Sanity both with exclusive cover artwork here:

JB Hi-Fi: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/walking-dead-season-8/

Sanity: https://www.sanity.com.au/specials/1051/The_Walking_Dead

 

For you chance to win one of the copies of The Walking Dead Season 8 that we are giving away simply go to our Facebook page, make sure you have liked the page and then private message us with the answer to this question – ‘In which country was Andrew Lincoln born?’

 

 

 

Australian actress Phoebe Tonkin, best known as the hybrid werewolf/vampire “Hayley Marshall” in the popular TV shows THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS, will appear at Oz Comic-Con in Sydney and Brisbane.

Tonkin’s other US television credits include a lead series role in CW Network’s US series THE SECRET CIRCLE, a guest lead role on the CBS drama series STALKER and a guest lead role in THE AFFAIR. She is currently in production on the Stan original TV series BLOOM, opposite Jackie Weaver, Bryan Brown and Ryan Corr.

Her Australian television credits include the internationally successful series H20 JUST ADD WATER in the leading role of “Cleo Sertori”. H2O screened in over 120 territories worldwide and saw Tonkin nominated for an AFI Best Actress in a TV Drama Award. She also recently appeared in the SBS mini-series SAFE HARBOUR.

Tonkin’s feature film credits include lead roles in TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN for Paramount Pictures; the feature film BAIT, opposite Xavier Samuel; the UK feature TAKE DOWN opposite Ed Westwick and Jeremy Sumpter; and Mark Webber’s feature film THE EVER AFTER opposite Teresa Palmer.

Tonkin joins a stellar line-up of film & TV guests attending the Brisbane and Sydney events including:

  • Tonkin’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS castmate, Aussie Nathaniel Buzolic who also starred in PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE.
  • Australia’s own Dichen Lachman best known as “Reileen Kawahara” in Netflix’s smash hit ALTERED CARBON. Lachman also starred in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, as well as AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, SUPERGIRL, THE 100 and NEIGHBOURS.
  • SHADOWHUNTERS heartthrob Matthew Daddario, who plays “Alec” on the TV series based on the popular “Mortal Instrument” books written by Cassandra Clare.
  • Dominic Sherwood known for his role in the teen vampire film VAMPIRE ACADEMY and more recently the hit fantasy series SHADOWHUNTERS.
  • Beloved voice-over star Christy Carlson Romano, who is best known for lending her voice to the titular character in Disney Channel’s KIM POSSIBLE.
  • Iconic Star Trek actress Gates McFadden, best known for portraying “Dr. Beverly Crusher” in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.
  • Dominic Keating known for his role in the cult TV series, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE.
  • Clare Kramer, best known for her role as the vengeful goddess “Glory” in the cult classic BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.
  • Anthrax guitarist and thrash metal legend Scott Ian, who also appeared in THE WALKING DEAD.
  • Nathan Jones, known as ‘The Megaman,’ an Australian actor and former WWE professional wrestler who starred in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and TROY (Brisbane Only)

All guests will participate in panels each day, as well as photograph and autograph sessions with fans.


Oz Comic-Con Brisbane – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – September 22 and 23

Oz Comic-Con Sydney – International Convention Centre Sydney – September 29 and 30

 

Tickets on sale now at www.ozcomiccon.com/tickets

Entertainment One Australia have announced the complete eighth season of       THE WALKING DEAD will be available to buy on iTunes and other digital platforms from April 17.

With season 9 set to embark on a new narrative, the latest season of THE WALKING DEAD is a          pivotal point in the show’s history and is a ‘must own’ for fans of the show. The digital release of   THE WALKING DEAD season 8 is the only opportunity to own the whole season ahead of the physical release on DVD & Blu-ray later this year.

In Season 8, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) brings “All Out War” to Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless, but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future.  The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.  Planing

 

Links

 

Entertainment One Hub: https://www.eonehub.com.au/twds8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/walkingdeadaustralia/

Season 8 Trailer: https://youtu.be/mIIELHxW2ug

Assets: https://entonegroup.app.box.com/s/md89oo31g13vpma8mu6nw434h5yye350

 

Episodes

 

  1. The Walking Dead 801: Mercy
  2. The Walking Dead 802: The Damned
  3. The Walking Dead 803: Monsters
  4. The Walking Dead 804: Some Guy
  5. The Walking Dead 805: The Big Scary U
  6. The Walking Dead 806: The King, the Widow, and Rick
  7. The Walking Dead 807: Time for After
  8. The Walking Dead 808: How It’s Gotta Be
  9. The Walking Dead 809: Honor
  10. The Walking Dead 810: The Lost and the Plunderers
  11. The Walking Dead 811: Dead or Alive Or
  12. The Walking Dead 812: The Key
  13. The Walking Dead 813: Do Not Send Us Astray
  14. The Walking Dead 814: Still Gotta Mean Something
  15. The Walking Dead 815: Worth
  16. The Walking Dead 816: Wrath

The Walking Dead

 

To celebrate the release of The Walking Dead Season Seven on DVD and Blu-Ray this week our friends at Entertainment One have given us 5 copies of the hit show on Blu-Ray to giveaway.

In this season of The WalkingDead Rick’s group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s much bigger than anything they’ve seen so far. While they have a singular purpose – to defeat Negan – it won’t come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Gregory (Xander Berkeley) do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable.

 

 

For your chance to win a copy of The Walking Dead Season Seven on Blu-Ray simply to listen to our special zombie episode of our Subculture radio show below and private message to our Facebook page with the answer to the question ‘Which television show does Dave G say he believes that The Walking Dead links to?”

 

 

The Walking Dead Box Set

If you’re an Aussie fan of The Walking Dead, then you will be on the verge of nirvana because two big things are about to happen in your world.

Not only are we only a few weeks away from Season 7 hitting the TV screens, answering the big question who exactly did Negan kill in that finale, but you have also Season Six becoming available on DVD/Blu-Ray/On-Demand on 21st September through eOne Entertainment.

Well we thought we would bring you this interview with Norman Reedus (the rough and tough Daryl Dixon) and Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee).

With a hectic schedule away from the set of The Walking Dead, it seems only fitting that the best place to grab an interview with two of the show’s biggest stars is at a convention. Luckily that also meant Reedus and Yeun were in great moods after being presented to their fans and only too happy to talk.

So first of all, what are convention fans like when they run into stars from their favourite show? “They just freak out,” laughs Yuen. “They ask what’s going to happen next. I mean, they’re just [really] into the show. Like, I’m into the show. Sometimes I’ll go to the set, and I’ll watch things that I’m not in being filmed, ’cause I’m just so excited to watch them do it.”

Both men are also in unison when asked what makes the show so damn popular. “It comes down to the writing. It starts with what’s on the page, I think.” says Yuen. “Yeah I think it’s the writing,” nods Reedus. “I think it’s the writing and commitment to the stories that we’re telling. Nobody on the show gives less than 110 percent, ever. Ever.” Yeun adds, “And that goes to crew. That goes to cast. That goes to post.”

Staying on the top of the writing of the show, Reedus admits he doesn’t know how the creative team behind The Walking Dead do it so well. “You know, I’ve directed music videos, short films, I’ve edited them… it’s nothing like this show, though. This is such a juggernaut of — there are so many people that I can’t figure out how they do the dialogue so well, you know what I mean? But as far as my character and storyline, Scott’s always been collaborative. It’s always been a team.”

“There’s some times when I’m like, ‘No, I don’t get that. What does that mean?’, and he’s like, ‘No, no, this doesn’t mean anything, it’s just –‘ And I go, ‘Oh, oh, that’s so good!’ The talks we have at the beginning of the year especially, sort of the midpoint, really do help shape what we’re doing. I mean, Daryl, especially, is not a character in the books. And he was this little bit of this enigma. Jumping into it, I think he’s always been one of the most challenging characters because he’s such a guarded character. So how much do we show of him, and show off who he really is? And who he really is has been changing the whole time, too. It’s been exciting that as he’s been showing more of himself, that we’ve been able to show those changes involved.”

Touching on how deep Daryl is as a character brings the topic around to the fact that while the writers of the show have introduced a number of love interests for him along the way, he has never seemed to act on it. Does Reedus feel that fans or the show’s writers put pressure on for something to happen?

“The writers wouldn’t be pressuring.  They would just pull the trigger,” laughs Yuen. “Fan-wise you watch these two groups battle each other, like the Bethels and the Carols,” explains Reedus. “But the amount of fan art that I get off me and Rick making out is… it’s like, ‘what is this?’, you know? Like, we should do a show, a proper art show of the two of us in the bathtub together – I mean, it’s insane. But, the thing is, are they looking for me to have a committed relationship with these people, just to bone them? Like, what am I doing? And the truth is, I don’t know that Daryl is ready to do any of that.”

“And, you know, it’s almost the same as, ‘Are you ever gonna cut your hair on the show?’  Why the hell would I cut my hair? ‘Are you ever gonna take a bath?’ Well, I’m just gonna get dirty again. You know what I’m saying? They go to war, and sometimes I feel bad for whoever. Because what’ll happen is those girls that – that other __ in the Daryl whatever’s – will get, sometimes, bashed.  And I’m like, “That’s bullshit.  She doesn’t deserve that. I remember when Carol got real badass – I saw this one, and it was like, ‘She doesn’t even need Daryl anymore.  She can take care of herself.  Daryl’s just a big man-child.’ These people go nuts. It could go on and on and on. But do I feel pressured? Nope.”

Yuen laughs and adds, “And I’d say, the characters on all — I mean, this is a guy who’s pretty damn guarded, and the fact that he now has family – he really does have a family with these people. He’s on a journey.”

Reedus nods and says, “It might not be the most obvious timeline to other people in their life, but Daryl has had a pretty wild life, pretty weird life.”

When touching on the deepness of the characters in The Walking Dead, the talk turns to whether or not ‘specialists’ are brought in to talk to the writers and the actors on how characters might react to the very dramatic circumstances they often find themselves on the show. “Season Three was a really rough season for most of us,” explains Yuen.

“Especially for Carl,” adds Reedus. “I remember Steven was talking about how emotionally distraught he was after the whole scene with the governor, with him, with Glenn and Maggie. It is hard for all of us. And after Carl killed his mom, just these scenes that you don’t remember much, they impact us, as people, so much. We’ve all been through really, really tough places, because of this show.”

Yeun nods and adds, “I’ve said this a few times – you know, there’s a lot of horror, there’s a lot of survival war, there’s a lot of really intense emotional things that happen on this show. And this show has gone on for six years.”

Of course, the guys couldn’t give away any spoilers but when asked about where the characters will head in the new season Yuen quickly answers, “Actually, all of these characters, you generally know where they started, ’cause we’re starting fairly close to where we ended. They’re gonna be very, very far away from that by the end of the season.  So, you guys could easily do the math on that. I’m just saying, if you know where they start, they’re not going to be emotionally in the same place by the end of the season.  None of these folks.”

So what can they tell us about this Team Rick/Team Morgan divide that seems to be happening? Is that a real thing or just in the fan’s minds? “Well, I will neither confirm nor deny,” laughs Reedus, “but I will say that there are conflicts within this group. I don’t know if Lennie was talking about it at this table or another table, but Lennie is – I mean, what did he say to Daryl? ‘All life is precious.’”

“He shows up at Alexandria, right after Rick has shot Amanda in the face. There seems to be a different approach coming head-to-head. And there’s other characters we know that have pretty strong opinions about all this. So, even if it’s not absolutely exactly Team Morgan and Team Rick, there are conflicts that we’re going to see.”

If you want to see whether Team Rick or Team Morgan come to the fore, make sure you grab your copy of The Walking Dead Season 6 from eOne Entertainment.