Rick Grimes may be through as far as the TV series The Walking Dead is concerned, but we haven’t seen the last of the iconic character played by Andrew Lincoln.
Scott M. Gimple, the Chief Content Officer for The Walking Dead Universe, has announced that Lincoln will reprise the role in a series of original, feature length films for AMC – production of which could start as early as 2019.
The films, produced by AMC Studios, will pick up following the badly wounded Rick’s being helicoptered away during tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead.
AMC’s 20th Anniversary of Fear Fest continues through October 27th with new episodes of The Walking Dead, more instalments of AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror and a host of scary marathons: a Halloween marathon; a Stephen King marathon; a Slasher-thon; a Demons Inside Marathon; a Hellraiser marathon, and a Friday the 13th marathon.
Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan.
Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. Nothing can prepare them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.
AMC’s flagship series, The Walking Dead, its sibling series Fear the Walking Dead, Preacher will return to Comic-con International 2018 – and the critically acclaimed offshoot of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, will make its Comic-Con debut.
Each series will be the subject of a panel, with a special 10th Anniversary panel for Breaking Bad.
Other events include a red carpet premiere for season four of Better Call Saul; Dead Quarters, the official fan zone of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead; and a booth activation for The Walking Dead: Our World.
Comic Con International 2018 will take place July 19th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA.
Beginning Sunday, June 24th at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT, AMC will air a multi-weekend Best Of The Walking Dead marathon event, leading into all-new episodes of season three AMC’s “Preacher,” airing Sundays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
War is hell – especially in a walker apocalypse. The key art for season 8B of The Walking Dead foreshadows life after Carl, with Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Dania Gurira) facing the Carl-less world together.
Season 8B of The Walking Dead premieres on February 25th.
Entertainment Weekly’s new Walking Dead Cover looks kind of tasty. The cover comes with a full story from EW Executive Editor at Large Dalton Ross’ recent set visit. I really need to get back on the set visit circuit at some point, sadly real life and the day job keeps me busy.
AMC is launching two new initiatives for fans of The Walking Dead and Feat the Walking Dead: The Walking Dead Fan Rewards Club and The Walking Dead Subscription Box (working title).
Fans can earn points for things they’re probably already doing (watching the show; posting comments and discussions online, etc.) through the rewards club, while the subscription box will be a quarterly box of exclusive TWD/FtWD-related, limited edition merchandise from the shows.
Both initiatives will go into effect in September – in time for The Walking Dead’s milestone 100th episode and the premiere of the second half of Fear the Walking Dead’s third season.
AMC today released special Comic Con art for “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead.” “The Walking Dead” key art also reveals October 22nd as the season 8 premiere, which coincides with the series’ 100th episode.
AMC will also be present at MLK Park with a fan activation for fans of both shows.