It’s been a weird roller coaster ride of wavering expectations as we move closer to the premiere of The CW’s iZombie, as my feelings about the show have gone from warm to cold and back to warm now that we’ve seen actual footage. The newest trailer, which you can watch below, is focused more on the main character Liv (Rose McIver) dealing with people trying to understand her secret, but I doubt anyone beyond Dr. Ravi (Rahul Kohli) would really understand. Check it out!
Like a gradually decaying living corpse, the return of The Walking Dead is lumbering our way. Season 5 of AMC’s hit zombie series returns on February 8, but until then we’ve got plenty to keep us busy. We now know the title of midseason premiere, have a new plot synopsis of the episode, and reports of dire, dire times ahead for Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his rag tag group of survivors.
We may stray into spoiler country beyond this point, be warned.
The Walking Dead is always a hot topic, but as AMC’s hit zombie series is on its annual midseason hiatus, there’s been a lot of news about the upcoming spinoff, maybe titled Cobalt, but more recently being referred to as Fear the Walking Dead (its unclear, however, if this is the series name or the title of the pilot episode). This latest story involves both of these shows and how they may crossover, even before the companion series hits the airwaves.
There may be some spoilers beyond this point. Just a head’s up.
The second half of season 5 of The Walking Dead is quickly shuffling our way (it’ll be here before you know it), but in the meantime we’ve been hearing a number of intriguing new details about the upcoming companion series, Cobalt. The other day we saw some excerpts from the script of the first episode, which shed some light on the setting and plot, and now there’s even more to learn.
Just a heads up, there may be some potential spoilers for Cobalt beyond this point.
World War Z was a movie that had a lot of problems during production, including scrapping the entire final act and reshooting it much later (by the end the budget ballooned to $200 million). The troubles were so pronounced that I was surprised by how well it turned out and how much I enjoyed it. (It still has some issues, but overall it isn’t a bad time.) A huge box office smash, a sequel was the obvious next step, and according to the writer, it sounds like they’re trying to get all the kinks worked out before hand.
Steven Knight had a solid year last year, writing and making his feature directing debut with the Tom-Hardy-in-a-car drama Locke, as well as continuing his old timey crime saga Peaky Blinders. Though he’s never really worked in horror before, the idea of him turning his eyes toward World War Z 2 is intriguing and exciting. Talking to Indiewire, the Eastern Promises scribe discussed writing the treatment and indicated that the follow up is something of a do-over.
As fans while away the hours until The Walking Dead returns to TV screens next month, they’ve had to satisfy themselves on bits and pieces of news from the popular zombie series. We’ve seen a couple promos and heard an interesting casting choice, but that’s about it. On the other hand, as the spinoff series, titled Cobalt, starts to take shape, we’re learning more and more about the project, including potential plot details and the possible return of a familiar face.
There may be spoilers for Cobalt beyond this point. You’ve been warned.