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Darabont Chats With Deadline; Dread Central Campaigns for Michael Rooker

This week Frank Darabont chats with Deadline about the genesis of The Walking Dead while a campaign to garner an Emmy Award for Michael Rooker gets some attention from Dread Central.

Frank Darabont speaks with Deadline about directing for TV: “There’s no time for second guessing. The wheels are in constant motion. I love that about television. If I’d known how much fun it was, I’d have done it years ago.”

Dread Central highlights a grassroots campaign to “finally land [Michael] Rooker an Emmy Award.”

TVLine reports that Pruitt Taylor Vince has been cast in the recurring role of Otis, a foreman at Hershel’s Farm. TV Guide, Zap2it, Comic Book Movie and Crave Online also cover this first piece of casting news from Season 2.

Celebuzz interviews Adrian Kali Turner (Morgan’s son Duane), who talks about attending Comic-Cons (“everyone loves the show”).

Cinema Blend highlights the first photos from The Walking Dead Season 2 set, remarking, “the make-up and effects looked impeccable (kudos to the master, Greg Nicotero).”

Zap2it notes that AMC has released a The Walking Dead featurette from the first day of shooting. After watching the video, MovieWeb concludes, “It’s going to get hot and gory this fall!” MTV advises watching all the way to “the very end for a scene in which Steven Yeun has a ridiculously awkward moment with a zombie.”

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