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Is The Walking Dead Getting Rid Of This Divisive Character?

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The Walking DeadOn AMC’s The Walking Dead, the character of Carl, played by Chandler Riggs, is hugely divisive among fans. We even included the son of protagonist Rick Grimes on our list of annoying sci-fi characters we would like to see die on screen. I’m of the camp that he’s in the process of becoming a solid character (the same can be said about most of the cast members), but in Robert Kirkman’s comics that serve as the source material, this isn’t as big an issue, he’s a little borderline sociopathic badass. But this is The Walking Dead we’re talking about, and no one lives forever, and the reveal of a few upcoming covers have people speculating on Carl’s future in the comics.

There are SPOILERS beyond here for those of you not current on The Walking Dead comics. Just a warning.

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Watch The Walking Dead Cast And Crew Talk Huge Changes In The Rest Of Season 5

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The Walking DeadThe first half of The Walking Dead season 5 is in the books. As usual, they wrapped things up with a bang, and while the hit zombie drama is on its annual mid-season hiatus, there is still a lot for fans to talk about. Now AMC has released this new video of the cast and crew discussing the future of the post-apocalyptic survivors as they move into new episodes starting next year.

You probably already guessed this, but if you’re not caught up on this season of The Walking Dead, you might want to sit this one out because we’re taking a trip to spoiler country for the next few hundred words. If you’re current, however, by all means, continue, and watch the aforementioned video below.

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One Walking Dead Fan Is Taking Drastic Action Following That Last Shocking Death

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The Walking DeadThe Walking Dead kills people. If you’ve watched AMC’s hit zombie drama for any period of time, you’re well aware of this. In fact, the series has gone to great lengths to create an environment where no one is safe, where no one is unkillable. That was on full display this past weekend when the mid-season finale killed off a fan favorite character. It wasn’t an unexpected move, but it made some people incredibly angry, and a group of fans are taking an unusual approach to rectify the situation.

It should go without saying that if you haven’t watched the most recent episode of The Walking Dead, “Coda,” and if you care about having things spoiled, stop reading now. There are SPOILERS beyond this point.

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The Walking Dead Companion Series Adds Two Cast Members And This Title

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zombie fenceNow that season 5 of The Walking Dead is on a mid-season hiatus until February, we probably won’t hear as much on that front as usual. There will still be quick peeks and bits of news, but likely not the constant glut that we get in the thick of new episodes. One thing we do have some fresh news on, however, is the slow burning spinoff. We’ve seen character descriptions, but now it has two cast members to fill those roles, as well as a shiny new title.

According to Deadline, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have both been cast in the pilot of the new series, which is now titled Cobalt. You have to imagine that the full official name is The Walking Dead: Cobalt, or something like that in order to capitalize on the popularity of the core show, but right now the report simply refers to it as Cobalt. Dillane is going to be most recognizable as the 16-year-old Tom Riddle from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, while the Australian Debnam Carey made her U.S. debut this past summer in Into the Storm. She was also cast in the AMC pilot Galyntine, which the network recently passed on.

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Matt Smith Will Battle The Undead In This Zombie Thriller

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Matt Smith doctor whoI’m admittedly not the most knowledgeable Doctor Who fan in the known universe. I like it, I watch the long running BBC sci-fi adventure with some regularity, but I’m not up on all of the minutia like more thorough Whovians out there. Over the years, the Time Lord has battled all kinds of enemies, like Daleks and Cybermen, but I don’t know if he’s ever gone up against zombies (I could, very well be wrong, like I said, there are sizeable gaps in my information on this front). That is going to change soon, sort of, as former Doctor Matt Smith has signed on to go head to head with the undead in the upcoming zombie film Patient Zero.

Deadline reports that Smith has joined the cast of the zombie thriller that already includes Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer (who also recently appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1). Stefan Ruzowitsky will direct the picture, while Mike Le wrote the script. As it stands, the story follows a man, most likely Smith from the sounds of it, who hunts for, you guessed it, patient zero after a strain of super rabies causes a zombie apocalypse. But there’s a hook, he’s inexplicably immune to the plague and can walk among the monsters and even communicate with them. He hopes to use his skills to cure the disease and save his infected wife, presumably Dormer.

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The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale Made Norman Reedus Weep

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The Walking DeadOn The Walking Dead, Daryl (Norman Reedus) may come across like a tough-as-nails redneck, and while he’s certainly that to a degree, he’s also got a softer side and has many of the most earnest, heartfelt connections on AMC’s hit zombie drama. The show has had its serious emotional moments over the years, and apparently there’s one coming up in this weekend’s mid-season finale, “Coda,” that reduced Reedus to tears.

Just a heads up, if you’re not caught up on season 5 of The Walking Dead, you might want to sit this one out, as we’re going to talk about where the series is right now. We’ll try to keep the spoilers light, but they’ll be lurking around, like those pesky walkers.