Off Season

The Walking Dead Pilot Review & a new podcast!

Hi Folks (if there are any of you still reading this site),

I’m happy to report that we’re planning on recording a new episode of The Talking Dead Podcast this week. It should be up by Saturday if all goes well, and will cover all the recent Walking Dead news, including this latest tidbit (or should I say huge development!)

Corona Coming Attractions has posted a script review of the upcoming Walking Dead pilot ordered by AMC, and they have nothing but positive things to say about it. Here’s an excerpt:

Contained in Darabont’s 60-page pilot script are all the elements to make the show a success. There’s plenty of horror that happens in those 60 pages. The director’s script covers the broad range of the zombie horror emotional spectrum, such as giving us moments of extreme gore (hey, any zombie TV show wouldn’t be a zombie show if it didn’t have folks being munched on!), moments of shock value (hey, you didn’t think that there was a zombie hiding behind that car, did you?) and the moments that I believe are the best indicator that The Walking Dead TV series has what it takes to transcend the boundaries of being simply labelled a horror show, the psychological horror scenes. Those scenes are the hammers that you’re going to remember and the ones that are going to propel this show to be viewed as something more important than just a scary show.

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AMC orders a pilot for The Walking Dead

Hi Folks,

There hasn’t been much Walking Dead TV show news lately – hence our lack of updates or a new episode of the podcast – but today marks an important milestone in bringing our favourite comic series to the small-screen. AMC issued a press release informing the world that they’ve officially ordered a pilot for the upcoming series. According to the Spash Page blog over at MTV, Robert Kirkman will Executive Produce the episode, with Frank Darabont writing and directing.

Read more at MTV here.

The original press release can be found on AMC’s own site, amctv.com.

Also please stay tuned for a new episode of The Talking Dead podcast very soon.

Horror Hacker interview with Robert Kirkman

Hey Walking Dead fans,

Here’s another quick note lot let you know that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has been interviewed once again, this time by the AMC TV blog Horror Hacker. You can check out the interview here. It mostly focuses on his influences for The Walking Dead comic series, but ends with a couple of questions about the upcoming TV series.

Again, not too much new information here but it is interesting to hear about his favourite zombie movies. In this quote, Kirkman is talking about the decision to do the comic in black and white:

We thought it would be neat to just go out and do a comic book series that takes place in that world [Romero’s Night of the Living Dead], and do it in black and white. In the end, we decided to do something completely different, but to keep the black-white thing because you could get away with more gore.

Check out the full interview over at the AMC TV blog Horror Hacker.

Wall Street Journal interview with Robert Kirkman

The Wall Street Journal blog Speakeasy, has published a new interview with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. It focuses primarily on the upcoming TV series, but also touches on his relationship with Todd McFarlane and their new colaboration “Haunt”.

The interview doesn’t provide too much new information about The Walking Dead TV series, however it does shed some light on the events leading up to a production deal with AMC TV.

From the interview:

I heard from a lot of people who wanted to put in ninja zombies and superpowered zombies and whatnot. I wasn’t looking for somebody to adapt the material without any changes, but I wanted them to keep it true to the original themes of the series.

Read the full interview here.

Website

Hey folks,

I know there aren’t many of you visiting this site yet, but I thought I should point out that not everything is 100% functional yet. While I get everything up and running please enjoy the podcast, and here’s a few links that you might find useful:

Our podcast feed: http://www.talkingdeadpodcast.com/?feed=podcast (subscribe in iTunes)

Our iTunes profile page: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=335695389

Episode #2: MTV interview with Robert Kirkman

With a slightly more structured approach, Jason and I recorded the second episode of The Talking Dead last night. Some new information was released about the upcoming show on AMC, mostly in an MTV interview with The Walking Dead author Robert Kirkman. We run through those details, and then move on to talk about some other shows currently running on AMC.

You can read the MTV interview here.

More information about AMC, and all their programming is available on their official site.

Note – Please excuse my error at the end of the podcast where I misquote the URL of this website. Cut me a break, it’s a new site 😉

Episode #1: Welcome to The Talking Dead Podcast

Welcome to The Talking Dead podcast, a show dedicated to the upcoming AMC television series “The Walking Dead”. Yes, we know the show is only a concept at this time, but we’re such huge fans of the comic that we just couldn’t wait to get this podcast started. In our first episode we introduce ourselves, and talk a little about the show’s announcement.