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The Walking Dead Takes You Behind The Scenes Of Season Five

AMC’s hugely popular zombie drama The Walking Dead is deep into production of its fifth season. In previous years, there has been a gap in the narrative between when one season ends and the next begins, but given the cliffhanger nature of the season four finale, that isn’t a legitimate option. Consequently, there hasn’t been as much news coming from the Georgia-based set as usual, but this weekend the network will treat fans to their first look at the upcoming episodes. As a taste of what’s to come, there are two new behind-the-scenes videos for you to check out, as well as some words from showrunner Scott Gimple about what season five, and beyond, might look like, and even a few tidbits about the still-in-development spinoff series.

The first video shows off the key members of the cast and crew talking about the premiere episode of the upcoming season, and they’re like kids on the first day of school, but nerdy kids, the ones who actually like being in the classroom. Sure it’s their job to hype the show they’re working on, but everyone does appear to be hyped up for the new season, even calling it this one specific installment the most ambitious first episode they’ve ever tackled.

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Aubrey Plaza Curbs Hunger Pains In Zombie Comedy Life After Beth’s Trailer And Posters

Zombie movies used to reside strictly within the horror genre, and then Dan O’Bannon came along and revealed the comedic side of the genre with Return of the Living Dead. With Warm Bodies came the “romantic zombie comedy,” a microtrend that is being pushed forward with rampant glee by Jeff Baena in his directorial debut, Life After Beth. We now have our first good look at the film through two generic posters and a surprisingly enjoyable trailer, seen above.

I’m glad I’m married so that I don’t have to worry about random girlfriends turning into people-eating monsters. (Possibly not the only reason.) In Life After Beth, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) plays Zach, whose true love Beth (Parks & Rec‘s Aubrey Plaza) suddenly dies, leaving him to mope and sulk to his broken heart’s content. That is, until he discovers Beth’s grave has been desecrated and that her parents are hiding something. As you can imagine, that “something” is Beth herself, who has been miraculously revived in some way. At first, things are fine and dandy, as the couple goes back to doing the things they used to, with Zach poking fun at Beth about having zombie tendencies.

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Syfy’s Zombie Drama Z Nation Adds Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, And DJ Qualls

Z NationOver the last few years, Syfy has become a repository of reality shows, professional wrestling, and half-assed monster-of-the-week creature features. That’s about to change in a big way, as they’re finally getting back into the habit of producing original science fiction content instead of just spewing out mediocre nonsense. One of their upcoming projects, the undead drama Z Nation, has just added a trio of new actors to the cast list. The Z, of course, stands for zombies.

Harold Perrineau (Lost), DJ Qualls (Hustle and Flos), and Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do) have signed on to the show, which is currently in production in Spokane, Washington, and join Michael Welch (Twilight) and Kellita Smith (Roll Bounce). The Asylum, yes, the people responsible for such cinematic treasures like Sharknado and Titanic 2, is behind this series, their first foray into television. Which gives many of us pause, and rightly so.

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The Walking Dead Producers Have 12 Seasons Mapped Out

The Walking DeadGiven that the ratings for AMC’s zombie drama The Walking Dead have continued to get better over the course of the first four seasons, we’re in for many more years of the misadventures of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and company. A planned spin-off promises to expand on this world, but the core show is bound to continue far into the horizon, and we have an idea of just how far this run could continue. Producers say they have already mapped out the series as far as the 12th season.

A while back, newly entrenched showrunner Scott Gimple told Larry King that he could see the show continuing for ten seasons. His fellow producer, Dave Alpert, has indicated that they have plans that extend well beyond that. During a recent panel at the Producers Guild of America, he had this to say:

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Which Walking Dead Character Will Be The First To Die In Season Five?

The Walking DeadAMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead is notorious for killing off major characters. Maybe they don’t take it to a Game of Thrones level, but if you’re a character on the show, you can never be entirely comfortable that you won’t get offed at the drop of a hat. While there were a fair share of fireworks during season four, the body count, at least for main characters, was relatively low—there were, however, a number of people added between season three and four that were little more than canon fodder. The most recent season ends on one hell of a cliffhanger, with most of the survivors in immediate peril, and we may now know who the first big death of season five is going to be.

It should go without saying, but there are significant SPOILERS beyond this point, both for the show and Robert Kirkman’s comic book that serves as the source material. You’ve been warned.

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The Walking Dead Season Five Photo Reveals A Beaten Up Rick Grimes

The Walking DeadSeason four of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead hasn’t been in the books for very long, but the wheels are already turning on season five. The next chapter of undead action is currently filming outside of Atlanta, though it won’t return to our TV screens until this October. There hasn’t been a ton of news about the gang’s upcoming adventures, but they production has released a new photograph from the set.

This image gives you a glimpse at the show’s protagonist, former sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Season four was a bit of a rough patch for Rick, especially the second half. He got beat up pretty good and at one point wound up in a minor coma—when it comes to comas, is there really such a thing as a minor one? From the look of this picture, it doesn’t appear that things are going to get much better any time soon.

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