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THR Asks Cast About Dead Auditions; Norman Reedus Twitter Q&A Highlights

This week, The Hollywood Reporter asks the cast about their auditions for The Walking Dead, while Norman Reedus does a Twitter Q&A. Plus, Steven Yeun teases Season 6 to EW. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter flashes back with several members of the cast, past and present, to recall “their early days auditioning for the show that at the time, many didn’t think would ever work.”

Entertainment Weekly and MTV share the highlights of Norman Reedus’ Twitter Q&A, including his response that he would play Abraham “for a day” if he had to choose to be another cast member.

• Steven Yeun tells Entertainment Weekly that Season 6 is about “how much has been taken away from us. The end goal is to find some semblance of life that we lost before.”

• Danai Gurira, speaking with MTV about her Almasi Arts Alliance non-profit, enthuses that Season 6 is “so full of astounding storytelling, really riveting character development, and just constant edge-of-your-seat stuff.”

Fast Company profiles Robert Kirkman, who is “committed to an unusual (for Hollywood) strategy of putting comic-book creators at the core of everything his company does.” shares what it learned about Season 6 from the special edition of Talking Dead that aired before the Fear the Walking Dead premiere. Access Hollywood has more hints from the show.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution poses several random questions, in anticipation of Season 6.

Vulture presents a Season 6 clip of “unlikely new pals” Sasha and Abraham in a car having “a very stressful, cryptic conversation.”

• Meanwhile, Collider highlights a Season 6 promo that “features dramatic shots of cast members emerging from the shadows, weapons drawn.”

• Chad L. Coleman talks to IGN about Tyreese’s death, noting that “you got to see how much this man was carrying around as emotional weight and guilt and rage. All the various emotions. I thought that was just great storytelling.”

Vulture details how the two Dead shows are different, noting that “The Walking Dead is stylistically similar to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, whereas Fear the Walking Dead is more like The Grapes of Wrath, if tumbleweeds were replaced with the occasional zombie.”

• The New York Post points out that The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead share “character types,” comparing Rick to Travis and Lori/Andrea to Madison.

Wetpaint figures out the connections between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, saying that “we think you’ll be surprised to see how intricately both casts are intertwined.”

• Steven Yeun, interviewed by Bloody Disgusting, says he thinks human flesh tastes like “pork belly.”

Design & Trend explains why members of the cast — including Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus — should not have been snubbed for this year’s Emmy awards.

The Mary Sue shares a video of an original piano arrangement of The Walking Dead theme song, complete with a zombie-playing violinist. spotlights The Walking Dead‘s “viral phone number that keeps you up to date on the zombie apocalypse.”

Behind the Thrills highlights the career of Greg Nicotero, who’s considered “one of the most noteworthy artists of the field and has brought to popularity monsters that continue to haunt our pop culture.”

Wetpaint uses GIFs to present 14 of the show’s “awful villains and other baddies.”

• Reviewing the Season 5 DVD, Moviepilot says The Walking Dead “continues to be the most compulsively watchable show on TV, an undead soap-opera which allows core characters to continually evolve.”

DVD Talk reviews the Season 5 DVD, concluding, “What most will likely (and rightly) regard as the most intense season of the series yet, The Walking Dead: The Complete Season Five offers up sixteen episodes of unbridled intensity.” looks back at “the surprisingly humble beginnings of cable’s most popular franchise,” The Walking Dead.

What Culture wonders “how close did The Walking Dead come to replicating the characters from the comic books?”

io9‘s fall TV preview includes the show’s Oct. 11 Season 6 debut, commenting that Rick may be “the only person hard enough to protect the safe zone from the Wolves, a terrifying group who wear the skins of zombies to hide among them.”

The Washington Times checks out the construction set for Dale’s RV, courtesy of McFarlane Toys.

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