This week Gale Anne Hurd shares Robert Kirkman’s Simpsons-esque vision for The Walking Dead while Andrew Lincoln plays prognosticator for Season 2.
• According to Variety, Gale Anne Hurd claims that Robert Kirkman is eager for The Walking Dead to air many, many seasons: “Robert Kirkman has said that he hopes it’s the series that challenges The Simpsons.” (No Link) In The Hollywood Reporter, Hurd remarks, “Given the fears in the world today, a zombie apocalypse series was less scary than, say, the financial meltdown or a disease outbreak.”
• Andrew Lincoln tells E! Online what to expect in Season 2: “More sweat, more blood, more tears, more fears, just bring it!”
• Jeffrey DeMunn, who’s playing Willy Loman on stage in San Diego, tells Playbill, “With The Walking Dead, you could remove the zombies and put something else in their place — something that is putting human beings under stress, under pressure, putting them in a hard situation.”
• Shadowlocked asks Neil Brown, Jr. (Guillermo) if he’ll appear in Season 2. The actor responds coyly, ” would love to tell you, but they are still doing writes and negotiating contracts.”
• The Hollywood Reporter cites The Walking Dead in its discussion of foreign broadcasters co-financing television shows, explaining how “Fox Intl Channels smartly parlayed around the world on Halloween.”
• Similarly, C21Media.net reports that Fox International Channels launched the drama simultaneously across all its channels to “better co-ordinate its marketing strategy, safeguard against piracy and build an international buzz.” (No Link)Read More