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Robert Kirkman Talks Governor With Zap2It; EW on Greg Nicotero’s Makeup Tips

twd-s3-david-morrissey-interview-25.jpgThis week the media is buzzing about the introduction of the Governor: Robert Kirkman and David Morrissey dish to Zap2It on what lies ahead for him, while Entertainment Weekly has some makeup tricks from Greg Nicotero. Read on for more news.

David Morrissey and Robert Kirkman talk with Zap2It about what’s ahead for the Governor. Kirkman describes the comic-book incarnation of the Governor as a “devious, horrible, terrible human being. A villain you absolutely love to hate.” Morrissey says of his character, “The audience gets to see him in a personal place, they know him better than anyone.”

• In the spirit of the Halloween season, makeup artist Greg Nicotero shares with Entertainment Weekly some easy tricks to get rotting zombie skin. “I love this time of year,” he says.

Check out Just Jared’s red-carpet photos of The Walking Dead cast at the Paley Center for Media’s annual Los Angeles benefit, which also honored AMC. Access Hollywood also has red-carpet interviews with executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, show runner Glen Mazzara, Steven Yeun, Laurie Holden, and Norman Reedus.

Time and Examiner.com are excited by the introduction of the Governor to the story line, with the latter saying, “The buildup in the coming episodes of a Rick versus Governor showdown is well worth the wait.”

The Los Angeles Times highlights show runner Glen Mazzara‘s long-term plans for the Governor. “We were looking for a talented actor who could play a lot of nuance,” he said of casting Morrissey.

Robert Kirkman talks with Entertainment Weekly about Episode 3, “Walk With Me,” calling it a “big indication of what to expect from Season 3.”

Robert Kirkman also discusses the return of Merle with The Hollywood Reporter and moving toward a reunion between him and Daryl.

FanBolt has an interview with Andrew Lincoln and Gale Anne Hurd on what’s to come in Season 3.

ComicBook.com compares The Walking Dead to Robert Kirkman’s original comics, praising the two for having a “creepy similarity.”

The Washington Times has photos of the Walking Dead “minimates,” action figures from Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles. Check out other photos of McFarlane Toys’ release of the Walking Dead TV Series 2 collection, which has five new action figures.

The Star Tribune interviews Danai Gurira about her role as Michonne and how she came to be an actress. “The fact that she’s as capable as men is right up my alley in my search to play strong black women on-screen,” she says of her character.

The Hollywood Reporter tells fans of The Walking Dead how to win a chance to appear in the game Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

Access Hollywood profiles David Morrissey, who reveals how his portrayal of the Governor is informed by history.

• With the triumphant return of Merle, ComicBook.com shares their five favorite Merle quotations from Episode 3, “Walk With Me.”

• Check out Hypable’s top ten most frightening moments from The Walking Dead, coupled with photos and video clips.

Examiner.com shares theories on Michonne‘s pet zombies and questions whether Lori‘s baby will be a walker.

MediaPost commends AMC and The Walking Dead for their creation of superfans, robust ratings, and social check-in scores via GetGlue, calling the show the “latest hot commodity.”

ComicBook.com has photos of Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker at a Wizard World Austin Comic Con panel.

The New York Times praises the zombies of The Walking Dead for taking over Sunday night, mentioning that the drama is the highest-rated entertainment program of the night that doesn’t involve football and that the repeat, at 10 p.m., has been the second-highest-rated cable program for the night in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic. Zap2It reports that ratings for the third episode held steady, with 10.5 million viewers, up from last week’s episode.

The Hollywood Reporter features sneak-peek photos from The Walking Dead‘s next episode, “Killer Within,” airing this Sunday, at 9 p.m.

Madison.com lists The Walking Dead as one of their “recent obsessions.”

DailyPress reports that several cast members of The Walking Dead will make a special appearance at the Blood at the Beach convention in Virgina. A half-dozen cast members will be on hand, led by Chandler Riggs, IronE Singleton, and Juan Gabriel Pareja.

PopMatters praises The Walking Dead for its presence at Comic Con this year, saying, “The Walking Dead showed its superiority in every way possible.”

Fangoria invites fans to watch The Walking Dead with their Live Dead blog.

• For recaps and reviews of Season 3, Episode 2, “Walk With Me,” check out Assignment X, The Atlantic, Collider, Entertainment Weekly, Hitfix, the Los Angeles Times, Screen Rant, MTV, Slate, Wet Paint, and Zap2it.

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