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The Walking Dead Gets a Video Game; FEARNet Previews Season 1 DVD Set

This week The Wall Street Journal reports on a pending video game for The Walking Dead while FEARnet features clips from the Season 1 Blu-Ray/DVD bonus material.

The Wall Street Journal reports on a deal for Telltale Games to develop a The Walking Dead video game series, with Telltale forecasting a $20 million to $30 million franchise based on the undead drama “if all goes well.”

FEARnet has two clips of bonus material from The Walking Dead Season 1 DVD set, out March 8, featuring Frank Darabont, Robert Kirkman and various cast members discussing the series.

The Walking Dead action figures have generated a flurry of interest, with MTV revealing images of the Michonne and Zombie Lurker figures and chatting with the founder of the company that’s making the toys (he reveals there will be “guts in the cavities that you can pull out”).

FEARnet reports that Robert Kirkman is very involved with The Walking Dead action figures and pushed for Daryl’s inclusion (“Robert said, ‘You have to have Daryl!’ He let us know he’s a fan favorite.”). TV Guide thinks the figures look cool, “but I personally won’t be satisfied until I get my Merle Dixon (with removable hand!) figure.”

The Walking Dead Composer Bear McCreary tells TV Squad, “the music of The Walking Dead is not something I want people to listen to while they’re having dinner,” explaining that the sound of the show is “oppressive.”

• Revenue at the U.K.’s Entertainment One (eOne) production and distribution company rose 87 percent due to the popularity of The Walking Dead, Television Business International reports.

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