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USA Today Names The Walking Dead a Comic-Con Winner; EW Hails Season 2 Trailer

The Walking Dead panel was a big hit at Comic-Con this year, with Ad Age selecting it as one of the event’s winners while Entertainment Weekly hailed the Season 2 trailer.

The Walking Dead was one of Ad Age‘s Comic-Con winners: “Last year’s breakout TV hit was this year’s most talked-about TV show…”

Entertainment Weekly calls The Walking Dead Season 2 trailer screened at Comic-Con “fantastic. Very intense.” The Washington Post echoes, “boy, is this footage intense.” After watching The Walking Dead trailer, indieWIRE comments, “I canceled my cable TV after football season ended earlier this year; I just may sign back up once the new season begins.”

One of the 50 things USA Today learned at Comic-Con: “The Walking Dead is more lively than ever.”

The Vancouver Sun‘s list of Comic-Con’s top trends include The Walking Dead: “Zombie fans dressed in homage to the show were a regular site [sic] and they did not come away disappointed.”

The Hollywood Reporter lists 11 things it learned at Comic-Con about The Walking Dead, such as “Robert Kirkman never envisioned the long-running series being adapted at all.”

Comic Book Resources thinks The Walking Dead‘s Comic-Con booth this year has last year’s beat by a “zombie-littered country mile.”

WorldScreen.com reports The Walking Dead Season 2 will premiere in the U.S. on October 16, and Fox International Channels has announced it will start showing Season 2 globally starting October 17 before Episode 2 airs in the U.S.

Fangoria reports that Special FX Makeup Artist Greg Nicotero will direct a Season 2 episode. And Bloody Disgusting reports that Nicotero will direct six webisodes for the new season.

FEARnet has news that The Walking Dead Season 3 may feature an episode penned by Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill.

Cinema Blend and shockya live-blog The Walking Dead panel at Comic-Con. Variety reports that the line for the panel was about 7,000 strong by 8:30 in the morning. (No Link) The panel’s moderator, Chris Hardwick, tells The Hollywood Reporter, “The only way I was going to get in was if I was moderating.”

The Los Angeles Times, Rabid Doll, Comic Book Resources and Collider.com all cover The Walking Dead panel, with the latter mentioning Frank Darabont’s comment that Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off.

The Hollywood Reporter chats with Andrew Lincoln and Robert Kirkman at Comic-Con, and Lincoln shares, “[Rick] makes one terrible decision very early on in the season which has massive repercussions for the group.”

Robert Kirkman previews Season 2 with Entertainment Weekly and jokes that “romance and zombies go well together.” Kirkman also talks to Comic Book Resources and Wired.

Sarah Wayne Callies teases to the Associated Press that “the most dangerous things out there are the monsters inside.”

MTV, Collider.com, TV.com, Examiner.com and Comic Book Resources all have interviews with The Walking Dead‘s various cast and crew at Comic-Con.

Comic Book Resources features the newest The Walking Dead production stills from Season 2.

Soompi reports The Walking Dead is a nominee for a Seoul International Drama Award in the best mini-series category.

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