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Casting Calls: Walking Dead‘s Katy O’Brian joining Z Nation; Selma Blair to recur on Another Life
by Doc on Aug.21, 2018, under Television
A couple cast additions…Katy O’Brian, who recurred on this past season of The Walking Dead as a member of the Saviors who was captured and held at Hilltop, will join the upcoming fifth season of Z Nation as new regular character Georgia “George” St. Clair, a leader in NewMerica who 8 years prior as a college freshman led a group of students and teachers to safety in NewMerica. O’Brian also appeared in episodes of How To Get Away With Murder and Halt And Catch Fire.
Deadline reports that Selma Blair (Anger Management) will join the upcoming Netflix sci-fi series Another Life, starring Battlestar Galactica and Longmire star Katee Sackhoff.
Blair will recur in the role of Harper Glass, a media influencer “who uses journalism, social media and keen intelligence in an attempt to break one of the biggest stories in human history.” The show follows astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Sackhoff) on a mission to find extraterrestrial life.
Casting news: Kendrick Sampson joins The Flash; Maggie Grace to Fear The Walking Dead
by Doc on Nov.29, 2017, under Television
A couple of casting updates…How To Get Away With Murder‘s Kendrick Sampson is joining the cast of The Flash for a multi-episode arc as Brainstorm, a TSA Agent who gains the meta-human power to read people’s thoughts – whether he wants to or not. He will first appear in the last episode before the Winter break.
Maggie Grace (Taken, Lost) will join Fear The Walking Dead as a series regular for the show’s fourth season. No details on the role are yet available.
The Walking Dead halts production today after stuntman injury
by Doc on Jul.13, 2017, under Television
Update 7/15: Regretfully we have to report that John Bernecker passed away yesterday.
Previous: We are hearing from multiple sources that the production of The Walking Dead has halted production after John Bernecker, a stuntman on the set, suffered a serious life-threatening injury. We understand he suffered a 30-foot fall and injured his head. He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital.
SAG-AFTRA, who represents the stunt performers, released a statement, “As always, the safety and security of our members and others on set is of crucial concern to us and we are focused on this in our investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the performer and his family.”
Was The Walking Dead premiere too much?
by Doc on Oct.24, 2016, under Television
I don’t know where to begin. But certainly here be spoilers, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, just stop now.
Last night was just disturbing at several levels.
We knew it was coming. We knew at least one, and probably two, characters were going to die, and at least one of them would have been a long timer. That doesn’t make it any easier in many cases. But I don’t think anyone expected it to happen the way it did.
Rhode Island Comic Con strikes hard with Gal Gadot, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Kate Beckinsale
by Doc on Sep.30, 2016, under Conventions
We will be attending Rhode Island Comic Con this November for the third year in a row (the kids are already working on their costumes), and we always look forward to it. Sometimes I get to see friends and people I’ve met before, like Eddie McClintock and Saul Rubinek from Warehouse 13 or the various people from Ghost Hunters, and sometimes its meeting idols from my childhood, like last year meeting Henry Winkler and Kent McCord, or just generally cool people like Alex Kingston and Karen Gillan, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew and Colin Baker.
This year, we were already excited that Stan Lee – yes, STAN FREAKIN’ LEE – is making his last appearance in New England there. And since we already had a picture with ER‘s Dr. Corday (Kingston) we couldn’t wait to get a picture with Dr. Carter, Noah Wyle, this year. And the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion of Alfonso Ribiero, Tatyana Ali and Karyn Parsons. Plus newcomers Billie Piper and Anthony Mackie, and far far more…I mean, as a wrestling fan, who doesn’t want to see Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat side by side?!?
But recently the stakes were raised as RICC scored some really hot people at the moment (not that STAN FREAKIN’ LEE isn’t still tops on my list), but when you add the new Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, the mysterious yet mean bat-wielding Negan from The Walking Dead Jeffrey Dean Morgan, or queen of the Underworld Kate Beckinsale, you are really raising the bar – and draining my wallet!
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model who won the title of Miss Israel in 2004. She made her film debut in the fourth film of the Fast and the Furious franchise, Fast & Furious as Gisele. Her role was expanded in the sequels Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6 in which she performed her own stunts. Most recently, Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film is part of the DC Extended Universe in which Gal will also play the role in the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble film Justice League, both due out in 2017.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, also known for his role as Denny Duquette on Grey’s Anatomy, John Winchester on Supernatural, and the Comedian in the 1990 film Watchmen, is the newest antagonist on AMC’s The Walking Dead. As he starts the new season as Negan, he will be appearing at the fifth annual Rhode Island Comic Con. Joining Morgan from The Walking Dead are Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Cudlitz, Jeremy Palko, Josh McDermitt, and Christian Serratos.
Known for her leading role as Selene in the Underworld franchise, Beckinsale has also appeared in Van Helsing, Total Recall, Click, Pearl Harbor, and the voice of Queen Ayrenn in the game Elder Scrolls. Joining Beckinsale from the Underworld movie franchise is Kevin Grevioux, who is known for his role as the Lycan Raze.
Come join me at Rhode Island Comic Con on Veterans Day Weekend at the Providence Civic Center/Dunkin’ Donuts Center and say hi!
The Walking Dead gets seventh season renewal
by Doc on Oct.30, 2015, under Television
What took so long? They’re what, 3 episodes into the sixth season? 🙂
AMC, which typically doesn’t wait to renew shows, gave The Walking Dead a seventh season today, two days prior the Episode 4 of the sixth season where we were already handed a cliffhanger last Sunday. Episode 3 took in 18.2 million viewers.
The Talking Dead, the aftershow hosted by Chris Hardwick, also has been renewed.
Fear The Walking Dead web series kicks off when TV season ends
by Doc on Sep.28, 2015, under Television, Video/DVD
If you like Fear The Walking Dead, you won’t have to fear the season finale coming up on October 4th – because a 16-part web series kicks off that day called Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462.
The series will premiere on amc.com, with new one-minute episodes debuting every Sunday thereafter, both online and during commercial breaks of The Walking Dead.
The web series tells the story of a group of passengers aboard a commercial airplane during the earliest moments of the outbreak. Over the course of the series, the plane and the lives of its passengers are put in jeopardy once they discover an infected traveler. The series is written by L. Signorino and Mike Zunic and directed by Fear director of photography Michael McDonough. Producers are Fear showrunner Dave Erickson and co-exec producer David Wiener.
AMC orders up 15 episode second season of Fear The Walking Dead
by Doc on Jul.31, 2015, under Television
Wasting no time as usual, AMC during a Television Critics Association panel confirmed that they’ve already ordered up a second season of spinoff series Fear The Walking Dead, with 15 episodes. The first season of six episodes starts August 23rd.
FTWD is set in Los Angeles and deals with the outbreak of the virus and will address the collapse of civilization and the response of the government and the military.
SDCC The Walking Dead trailer
by Doc on Jul.12, 2015, under Television
The trailer for the upcoming 6th season of The Walking Dead on AMC.
Chills. It seems the problems just don’t end for Rick…
Premieres Sunday, October 11 at 9/8c on AMC!
AMC dubs companion series Fear The Walking Dead
by Doc on Mar.27, 2015, under Television
We learned from our friends over at Fanbolt that the name of the companion series to AMC’s The Walking Dead has been named: Fear The Walking Dead.
The news came from creator and producer Robert Kirkman himself via Twitter:
IT'S OFFICIAL! The walking dead companion show on AMC is called FEAR THE WALKING DEAD! Expect more news very soon! #FearTheWalkingDead
— Robert Kirkman (@RobertKirkman) March 27, 2015
The companion show will be set in Los Angeles and have all new characters. It stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey. Co-creator/co-writer (with Robert Kirkman) Dave Erickson will executive produce and act as showrunner. The Walking Dead production gang of Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert will also executive produce.