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post #4411 of 6194
They could do an episode or two to give his back story, the way BB gave Gustavo Fring's back story.
post #4412 of 6194
Season 4 of the Walking Dead::

4A- 8 episodes
4B- 8 episodes

Guessing Oct into Dec., then pick-back up in Feb., like this past year's schedule
post #4413 of 6194
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They could do an episode or two to give his back story, the way BB gave Gustavo Fring's back story.

But Gus Fring's backstory was ridiculously awesome, especially with how he finally dealt with his tormentors (and how one of them finally dealt with him). I doubt the Governor's would be anywhere near as compelling.
post #4414 of 6194
The Governor's (comics universe) backstory in novel form, by Kirkman (and a co-writer) himself:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Walking-Dead-Governor-ebook/dp/B004VMV49Y/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1377898427&sr=1-5&keywords=walking+dead

First of a trilogy. My four-word review: Not horrible; not necessary.
post #4415 of 6194
The Walking Dead is getting a spin off.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=827541
post #4416 of 6194
'Walking Dead' Companion Series in the Works at AMC
By Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - Sep. 16, 2013

AMC is developing a second companion series to cable's biggest hit, The Walking Dead.

The scripted series will hail from Walking Dead comics creator Robert Kirkman and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert, AMC announced Monday.

The new companion series, which like the flagship effort hails from AMC Studios, will tell a brand-new story and feature a new cast of characters and again be based on Kirkman's long-running comics. The spinoff will mark the third effort AMC has tied to the comics and join the flagship series as well as its Chris Hardwick-hosted gabfest The Talking Dead.

The series has a target on-air date of 2015.

"Building on the success of the most popular show on television for adults 18-49 is literally a no-brainer," AMC president and GM Charlie Collier said. "We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse."

For Kirkman, this will mark his latest small-screen project in development, joining AMC's adaptation of his newest comic, Thief of Thieves, and Clone, which is set up at Universal Television. (Worth noting: NBC famously passed on Frank Darabont and Hurd's pitch for what became The Walking Dead.)

"After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn't be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe," Kirkman said. “The opportunity to make a show that isn't tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing."

The world of The Walking Dead comics is a big one. In 10 years, the series has featured an untold amount of characters and locations in addition to thousands of the undead. New showrunner Scott Gimple -- a longtime comics fan -- has said that his approach to season four is to take a "remix" of Kirkman's source material -- likely taking advantage of lesser-known characters and putting different fan favorites into familiar scenarios featured in the comics.

The Walking Dead represents cable's biggest drama among total viewers and key demos; its third season finale shattered its own records again. The companion entry comes at a key time for the cable network, which this month will conclude critical favorite Breaking Bad as it is prepping a spinoff prequel (Better Call Saul) from creator Vince Gilligan. The network recently bid The Killing farewell for a second time and next year will close its book on Mad Men.

The cabler also has drama pilots Line of Sight, starring The Walking Dead's David Morrissey, in the works and recently ordered to series 1980s computer drama Halt & Catch Fire, starring Pushing Daisies' Lee Pace, as well as period drama Turn, based on the book Washington's Spies, from Nikita's Craig Silverstein. Freshman cop drama Low Winter Sun has failed to hold on to much of its Breaking Bad lead-in, which doesn't bode well for a second season.

Season four of The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Oct. 13. The Walking Dead is based on the comics created and written by Kirkman and published by Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics.

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post #4417 of 6194
Pretty soon will walking dead jump the shark? I'm sure that the Walking Dead will become the longest running series on AMC once Breaking Bad and Mad men end their runs...thank god for dvrs!!! The advertising during walking dead is good as it targets the main demographic (18-49 year olds). The way the show is edited and made for commercial tv is unique unlike Doctor Who which BBC America screws to death from the british version. Advertising is what is pushing AMC Networks' stock up. With the news of the spinoff, plus all the merchandising, The Walking Dead is here to stay.
post #4418 of 6194
Pretty soon, we'll have a sitcom based upon The Walking Dead!
post #4419 of 6194
Thread Starter 
Normally a spin-off would involve a different story and setup but I can't see how that works with TWD. Isn't this going to be just a different set of characters doing exactly the same things in the same world? That's the sort of thing a regular show would just introduce into the main story. It's not as if the main story doesn't have space to add new characters. Death comes easy and it's a convenient way to kill off dead wood and introduce something more interesting. AMC could just use the budget allocated for a spin-off to make the season longer and give it more scope.
post #4420 of 6194
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Originally Posted by dougotte View Post

Pretty soon, we'll have a sitcom based upon The Walking Dead!

That could be funny and interesting especially if told from the zombie point of view.
post #4421 of 6194
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dougotte View Post

Pretty soon, we'll have a sitcom based upon The Walking Dead!

That could be funny and interesting especially if told from the zombie point of view.

Warm Bodies already did that.
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post #4423 of 6194
^^^ She looks a bit different, hair's a bit different I guess

I can't wait!
post #4424 of 6194
Bring it on, can't wait. Best show on TV right now.
post #4425 of 6194
The farm stuff season 2 & the dragged out governor/andrea season 3 2nd half really killed me.

Ill still dvr cause honestly im just running out of shows but eh.

Also i know why they did it $$$ but the 1/2 hour talking dead was better than the now too long 1 hour.
post #4426 of 6194
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^^^ She looks a bit different, hair's a bit different I guess

I can't wait!

Who is it? I don't recognize her.
post #4427 of 6194
Cmon, shes Daryls squeeze, kinda.
post #4428 of 6194
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Cmon, shes Daryls squeeze, kinda.

It's Carol? It doesn't look like her.
post #4429 of 6194
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It's Carol? It doesn't look like her.

Amazing the difference in appearance hair makes, isn't it?
post #4430 of 6194
That picture looks exactly like Carol. Yeah, her hair is growing out again... but anyone who doesn't recognize that as Carol must not have been paying much attention to her. It really isn't that radically different of a picture of her.
post #4431 of 6194
I had a dream last night when the new season started they were showing us what the world was like way into the future when the virus is gone and things are getting back to normal. The FBI was helping getting the world back together, and Rick's right hand man was Rupert from Survivor. smile.gif Man, I watch to much TV. smile.gif
post #4432 of 6194
That wasn't a dream about Walking Dead. That was a dream about congress.

Sent from my Nexus 7
post #4433 of 6194
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I had a dream last night when the new season started they were showing us what the world was like way into the future when the virus is gone and things are getting back to normal. The FBI was helping getting the world back together, and Rick's right hand man was Rupert from Survivor. smile.gif Man, I watch to much TV. smile.gif

I guess you haven't watched enough TV, these days the FBI is the worst law enforcement agency around (too many shows where the FBI has no clue LOL)
post #4434 of 6194
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I guess you haven't watched enough TV, these days the FBI is the worst law enforcement agency around (too many shows where the FBI has no clue LOL)

Maybe then I had a nightmare if they were running everything. smile.gif

FYI, a lot of reviews are coming in of the season premiere (no spoilers) but they say the first two are awesome. Soooo can't wait for this Sunday!!!!
post #4435 of 6194
Interesting, very interesting. I look forward to seeing how this season progresses.
post #4436 of 6194
Yes, I only wish it would have been two hours for the Season Premiere. Especially when they got to the end of this episode.
post #4437 of 6194
Pretty damn good.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Questions:
Are the pigs sick?
Are the bleeding eyes a sign of something?
Did you see that scalp peel off the walker?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Walkers falling through the roof sequence is how you do it... smile.gif
post #4438 of 6194
Did Maggie's southern accent get even more twang in it?
post #4439 of 6194
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Did Maggie's southern accent get even more twang in it?
ha! i thought i noticed that too.

good season opener. cannot believe how much carl has grown.
post #4440 of 6194
Thread Starter 
Okay Dead episode. Nothing particularly interesting happening apart from swine flu.

For once it would be a nice change of pace if someone actually got bitten and the zombies didn't have the ability to bite completely through clothing. Just add more scenes where someone pulled themselves away and the result was just a change of pants. Make the humans a little more resilient then I wouldn't be so apathetic when one of them gets it, because it's happening far too easily now.

Given that they have now made some decent upgrades to the prison I hope this isn't going to result in another season on a farm again. Last season at least had two locations for something to happen in. I'm expecting this season to be like [Rec] in which all the action takes place in the prison as they try to control a disease outbreak Walkerizing them one by one.
Edited by VisionOn - 10/13/13 at 11:04pm
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