I know you all are itching for your zombie fix on Sunday nights, so here’s a little behind-the-scenes video on the set of “The Walking Dead” from AMC to help hold you over till the season premieres October 13. Looks a bit chaotic in some of the prison scenes here. Get the inside scoop from cast and producers on what to expect next season.
Other show news this week was that one episode of the season will follow a comic book in the series pretty much verbatim, but of course, they aren’t saying which one. Nice way to get tv viewers to pick up the comics, you marketing masters.
In addition to stealing the show on “The Walking Dead,” he’s recently been featured on one of this week’s three special EW covers along with his co-stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Chandler Riggs (Carl). Then he took over “The Walking Dead’s” Instagram account, using a glorified cell phone camera as an excuse to run amok: licking his co-star’s face, and photobombing the zombies while flipping the bird.
He’s oh-so-bad that one. Which shouldn’t be too surprising from someone who, as he put it himself, “has made a career out of giving people dirty looks.”
He may be oh-so-bad but looks oh-so-good on the cover of EW in full Daryl Dixon character. And yes, he has the poncho, which has inspired numerous Twitter accounts in itself.
So here you go fans, with two of the cover shots and Norman behaving badly on Instagram.
Another promo for the next season of “The Walking Dead” is making the rounds, thanks to Entertainment Weekly. Seems everyone’s favorite poncho-wearing, crossbow-shooting redneck has added a new accessory to his post-apocalypse fashion statement — a bandana.
We’re not sure why Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) might want to cover his face from zombies, unless the gas of decomposition is getting to be a bit much with all those dead stumbling around. More puzzling is why they would cover Reedus’ face, as he has become sort of the “Walking Dead” poster boy for all the ladies watching.
Sex sells, Gale Ann Hurd. To men and women. Just sayin’.
But here’s Daryl going incognito on the shooting set for the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead.”
Huffington Post posted a great, long interview with Michael Rooker, aka Merle Dixon on “The Walking Dead,” or formerly of TWD as he became a zombie and was killed by his brother last season. But you know we still love him, as we “genre” fans embrace you for life once you’ve made your mark with us.
I had forgotten about his role in “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,” which he reveals was his first role, and talks about his method acting technique for the role in this clip. He was seriously disturbing in that movie if you haven’t seen it.
He also talks about his love of horror and some of his other roles in horror, including movies like “The Dark Half” and “Slither.” He doesn’t even mention “Mississippi Burning,” where he had a rather notorious run-in with Gene Hackman.
So anyway, check out this great interview and watch Rooker mess with the Huff Post guy. Priceless. Can’t we bring him back to “The Walking Dead?” Please?
As reported here last week, now everyone is picking up the spoiler about Merle biting the dust, and it looks like it will be this Sunday’s episode, “This Sorrowful Life,” rather than the season finale. The only thing that remains somewhat of a mystery is the how and what will happen to him after he turns, but you don’t really expect me not to have spoilers on that as well, do you?
If you don’t want to know, don’t read on.
It looks like Merle will go out a hero, or trying to be a hero, anyway. With the looming deal to hand over Michonne to The Governor to try to avoid a war between Woodbury and the prison, Merle is off to deliver her, but ends up cutting her loose, with the idea of taking the bull by the horns, so to speak, and taking out The Gov.
As bad ass as Merle is, he will fail.
And we all know what happens to those who die, if a bullet isn’t put through their brain. So yes, Merle will turn and some one will take him out. Given the history of the show, and bearing in mind what would make the most gut-wrenching death scene, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that his brother, Daryl, is likely the one who has to put him down. Andrea killed her sister, and Carl shot his own mother in the head, so Daryl won’t be spared. But, unlike those two who rather calmly did what had to be done, tough guy Daryl won’t take it so well, from what the spoilers are saying.
That’s a nice way of telling you you better have those Kleenex handy, guys. ‘Cause people are divided on most characters on this show, but everyone freakin’ loves Daryl. Everyone.
Speaking of love, it doesn’t exactly take a genius to figure out the wedding part of the article must be Glenn and Maggie, who make things official in this episode, at least as far as an engagement. Now, this will be a test of the writers for the show, not to make this a cheap, melodramatic moment, but a touch of hope in such a bleak landscape. Let’s hope they pull it off.