Robert Kirkman has plans for “The Walking Dead.” Big, all encompassing plans that last for years and cross from the comic books, to the TV show on AMC and beyond. But first, he has to finish one of the longest arcs in the history of the Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment book that inspired the series: “All Out War.”
SPOILERS FOR “THE WALKING DEAD #125” PAST THIS POINT.
In the April 9 released issue of the comic, main character Rick Grimes finally came face to face with his sadistic adversary Negan. The fan least-favorite villain has killed numerous characters, nearly decimated what little civilization was left in the zombie apocalypse stricken world and even thought he had killed Rick.
MTV News: Getting back to Negan, [Producer] Scott Gimple has said he wants to get the character on the show eventually. You know, there is a guy AMC likes, who’s just finishing up a run on a popular show on the network. Any chance you could snag Jon Hamm for the part?
Robert Kirkman: He’s not tall enough! That’s a joke. I think Jon Hamm would be perfect. I think after “Mad Men” has run, Jon Hamm is going to have a Tom Hanks level film career, so I don’t think he’ll be coming back to television anytime soon. Although that would be cool!
As far as Negan casting goes, Scott and I are always talking about who we would put in that, it’s definitely on our minds, and there are definitely a lot of candidates. But I wouldn’t expect Negan too terribly soon, although he is definitely in the plan. It’s a 99% lock that he’s going to be in the show eventually, so be on the lookout for that.
Like most of you, Karen and I were shocked, disturbed, and thrilled by this episode. Join us for a huge season-ending podcast as we thoroughly go over “A.” Also in this ep, we:
We’ve had a great season podcasting about The Walking Dead and we’ve loved all the interaction from you guys (and just that you’re listening at all). If you haven’t gotten a chance yet and you like what we’ve been doing, please find us on iTunes at walkingdeadcast.com/itunes and leave us a rating or a review. Thank you!
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Finally, join us in a few days for an interview with the big man himself, WD showrunner Scott Gimple, and then stick around over the break for biweekly podcasts about zombies, horror, pop culture, and other shenanigans.
Don’t get bit! By anyone!
Join us with special guest Melissa Hutchison, aka the voice of Clementine in Telltale’s acclaimedThe Walking Dead video game series (and all-around fabulous person) as we discuss this week’s episode. Also Melissa answers all your questions, and learn how you can win a replica of the hat that Clementine wears in the game! That plus news, your feedback, and more.
Shocking episode this week, no bones about it. And also just a great one on many levels, IMO. Join Karen and I as we break it down thoroughly for you (and even provide some positive things to hold on to if this episode brought you down). Also I tell you all about Walker Stalker Con Chicago, we respond to a considerable amount of the email and calls you guys gave us this week, Gracie Lou and Mr. Blahg compare this week’s ep to the comic, and more!
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This week we geek out simply because the episode had a cemetery and a mortuary in it (so cool), but our opinions are split on a lot of other aspects. Listen in as we break it down, report the latest WD news, and respond to your feedback. And also we announce our new sister podcast, Under the Comic Covers with Mr. Blahg and Gracie Lou. In fact, check out bit.ly/utccovers now for their first episode, featuring an in-depth interview with the illustrator of The Walking Dead himself, Charlie Adlard.
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This week’s episode was divisive among you guys and it was one of either Jason’s or Karen’s favorite in the series. Can you guess who? Also, tune in for an interview with First My Family and emergency preparedness expert Andrew Torres and find out how you can win a bonafide Walking Dead Survival Kit valued at $130. All that plus news, your feedback, and a very tiny peek at next week’s episode. Only four more left people!!!!
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Our friend Kirk has been working on this and sent in the final product. Go team Abraham!
Thanks for sending this in, Kirk!
Special guests and mixed opinions this week. Join Karen, Jason, and long lost friend Doug to talk about Claimed, announce the winner of our Walker Stalker Con Chicago Contest, and catch you up on the latest news and feedback from you guys. All that and a meaty Comic Talk segment from Mr. Blahg and Gracie Lou.
Thanks for all the iTunes reviews. We’re inching up on 800 reviews! Unbelievable. Thanks guys. I’m throwing down a challenge. Can we get to 800 by next week? If you haven’t left us a review yet, you can do so by going to walkingdeadcast.com/itunes. Cheers!
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