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EW Learns Embarrassing Dead Secrets; Gale Anne Hurd Teases Season 5 to Us

This week, Entertainment Weekly shares some embarrassing secrets from The Walking Dead cast, while Gale Anne Hurd teases Season 5 to Us Weekly. Plus, Greg Nicotero discusses the “putrefied and disgusting” walkers of Season 5. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly gets Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun to spill some embarrassing secrets about Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero and Scott Wilson.

Us Weekly interviews Gale Anne Hurd, who says that Rick “will do whatever it takes to keep his immediate family and extended family alive.” [No link]

• Greg Nicotero talks to Moviepilot about Season 5’s zombies and how “we wanted to make these things look as putrefied and disgusting as possible.”

• Talking to the Los Angeles Register, Michael Cudlitz calls Abraham “a force to be reckoned with and a real big personality. Whether he’s right or he’s wrong, Abraham is all in. That makes for great choices and awesome consequences.”

Gothamist reports that next month’s NY PaleyFest will feature The Walking Dead at a panel with Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride, Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero.

• Andrew Lincoln jokes with Entertainment Weekly about Rick’s beard, saying, “When I realized the nature of this season, that it was going to be so brutal, I realized we’re going to need a bigger beard. So I just grew it. That was my preparation for Season 5.”

Variety highlights a Season 5 photo of Carol, whose “harrowing character arc proved to be one of season four’s most compelling — and gut-wrenching — storylines.”

Vulture shows off Rick’s official portrait image, noting that our hero “remains dirty. Also, sweaty, determined, pensive, resolute, hairy, lens-flared, and backlit.” features a “shattered” new Season 5 photo that depicts Andrew Lincoln as Rick.

E! Online has a new Season 5 photo of Norman Reedus “in all his Daryl Dixon, crossbow-slinging glory.” Plus, has photos of Glenn, Maggie and Michonne that are “dark, moody, atmospheric, and simultaneously hopeful and bleak.”

The Walking Dead is one of TODAY‘s “must-watch” season premieres, while USA Today considers the show a returning favorite.

ANDPOP is excited about five returning TV shows, including The Walking Dead, and implores, “Why is everyone trapped in Terminus? Will they ever find a cure for the zombie virus? And please, for the love of God, spare Glenn!!!”

• The (Lincoln, Neb.) JournalStar points out that Emily Kinney is one of several Nebraskans on TV right now. reports that Norman Reedus has released Thanks For All The Niceness, a book of fan artwork. spotlights a featurette from AMC that discusses the “impressive” zombie stuntwork on The Walking Dead.

Wetpaint has some deleted scenes from Season 4, noting that “we’re always happy to see more TWD content.”

• At Indiewire, check out Norman Reedus in a teaser for Stretch, a movie directed by Joe Carnahan.

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