It’s all change at The Walking Dead. For its ninth series, the zombie dystopia has reinvented itself. There’s a new showrunner Angela Kang, a time jump that means the All Our War plot that consumed the last two series is well in the past, and the already publicised fact that Andrew Lincoln, who plays community leader Rick Grimes, is due to leave mid-season. Not only did last week’s season opener – which showed off the gang’s seemingly thriving new world order – reinforce the feeling of rebirth, it suggested that the show has been creatively rejuvenated too. This season already feels like an improvement on previous seasons thanks to the absence of a continuing story which eroded this show’s energy years ago. The network of communities, their names glimpsed on a Land’s End-style signpost, has sprung up, doing their bit for Rick’s new civilisation (alongside Alexandria, Hilltop and Oceanside we see the word … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead season 9 episode 2 review: Slow burn ride akin to the prison days
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FANS of The Walking Dead were left panicked last night after beloved character Aaron lost his hand. Aaron, played by Ross Marquand, shockingly forfeited his limb when it was pinned by large log in a ghastly accident. New trailer for season 9 of The Walking Dead reveals conflict is growing between the camps The builder was one of a group of workers alongside Rick (Andrew Lincoln) trying to restore a bridge when a herd of walkers attacked them. In the flurry, Jed (Rhys Coiro) dropped the bone-crushing piece of lumber on to Aaron's arm as he tried to run from the zombies. Reacting to his grave injury, medic-in-training Enid (Katelyn Nacon) made the decision to sever Aaron's arm below the elbow in order to save the rest of the limb and his life. The stomach-churning scene left many hiding behind their hands and commenting on Aaron's horrid injury. A fan posted: "That crushed arm from the log though damn, walking dead." "I feel bad for Aaron right now... Omg!" another shared. As … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead fans horrified as character loses a HAND in gruesome amputation scene
The hills were alive with the sound of gurgling zombies as The Walking Dead returned for its first episode under new show-runner Angela Kang. Her big challenge will be to reverse the plummeting ratings that have seen the series go from Game of Thrones rival to thrill-deficient laughing stock. There is also the small matter of bidding adieu to star Andrew Lincoln, aka Sheriff Rick, who after eight years has had enough of slapping rotting corpses with sharp objects and is due to depart by the end of the season. But before all that Kang had to get the story back on the road as the action resumed 18 months from the downfall of Saviours kingpin Negan. It was a very bloody new beginning Negan had been overthrown – but that didn’t mean the killing had ended. When recurring slithery schemer Gregory (Xander Berkeley) tried to exploit the death of poor Ken (see below for full eulogy) with a whispering campaign against Maggie (Lauren Cohan), the … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead, season 9, episode 1, A New Beginning recap: a bloody, merciless return to form
THE creator of The Walking Dead has revealed the show's hit video game WILL be concluded following weeks of behind the scenes turmoil that had fans fearing its cancellation. Robert Kirkman yesterday announced a deal had been made between game developers Telltale and Skybound to "wrap up" The Walking Dead: The Final Season. The announcement comes after Telltale Games suddenly axed all but 25 of its staff last month, with further staff getting the boot as the studio struggled. Gamers feared they would never find out how the story of main character Clementine would end if the developer went under. But putting their minds to rest at a panel event in New York Comic Con 2018, Kirman said: "Come on, we couldn't lose Rick AND Clem in one year!" Skybound Games, owned by Kirkman, confirmed it would finish off the story with a final game. In a statement on Twitter, the company announced: "We're so happy to announce that we've reached a deal with @telltalegames that will allow Skybound to … [Read more...] about Telltale’s The Walking Dead game to FINALLY be completed by Skybound
FOLLOWING Season 8's dramatic ending, The Walking Dead is returning to screens with its next installment. Here's everything you need to know about series 9 of the zombie drama... When is The Walking Dead season 9 released? Season 9 of The Walking Dead will return to screens on October 8, 2018. It will be shown in the US first, on October 7, and then arrive on UK screens the day after. Fox will air the series, but the episodes will also be available on Now TV. Season 9 is likely to have 16 episodes - the same as the previous six series. The season 8 finale had aired in the UK on April 16. Who will be in the cast of The Walking Dead season 9? Series 9 will see a shake-up to the cast of The Walking Dead. Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) will definitely return, after Rick decided to save Negan and keep him prisoner. Norman Reedus (Daryl, Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Josh McDermitt … [Read more...] about When does The Walking Dead season 9 start, who is in the cast and how many episodes will it have?