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Daryl and Carol Described as “Soulmates”

September 25, 2019

The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang has once again addressed Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol’s (Melissa McBride) special bond ahead of the season 10 premiere, describing them as “soulmates”.

Having previously spoken about the possibility of romance between the two characters, Kang has now shed a little more light on the nature of their relationship. While it might not necessarily be a romantic one, the showrunner says they “love each other” nonetheless.

Speaking to TVLine, Kang teased that Daryl and Carol “have a very big storyline together” for the upcoming season, and that although they are sometimes on “divergent tracks”, their connection is always strong.

“They are best friends,” she said. “I think they are soulmates, whether or not their relationship ever goes into romantic territory. They are tied to each other in this world and have been through so much together.”

She continued: “They love each other and they trust each other. They care what happens to the other. And yet that can be very complicated when there’s so much trauma and this bigger thing that’s taking over the communities.”

Kang previously revealed that she’d spoken to Reedus about a potential relationship for Daryl, saying: “We’ve talked about, ‘What does a relationship for Daryl look like? Is he capable of it? Where is his heart?’ All of that.

“Norman thinks very deeply about his character and has such good instincts, so we like to kind of check in with him and ask, ‘What are you thinking about this?'”

Gallery: TWD Season 10 Updates!

September 23, 2019

Hey guys! I’ve updated the gallery with some photos from season 10 of The Walking Dead coming up in about 2 weeks! Hope you enjoy!

“The Walking Dead” Confirmed for San Diego Comic-Con 2019

June 30, 2019

AMC will bring The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead to San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H Friday, July 19, Skybound confirms.

The network has yet to reveal details or make the announcement official.

On Thursday, July 18 (3:00PM – 4:00PM), franchise creator Kirkman will host Skybound Presents: In Conversation with Robert Kirkman, where the Walking Dead, Invincible and Oblivion Song writer will participate in a Q&A session with fans.

Also on Thursday, TWD and Fear executive producer David Alpert will participate in Adapting Source Material for Film and TV (4:15 – 5:15PM) alongside panelists Maggie Bandur (co-executive producer Deadly Class, Powerless) and M. Raven Metzner (co-executive producer and writer, Sleepy Hollow, Iron Fist).

Author Wesley Chu, who penned China-set spinoff novel The Walking Dead: Typhoon, will appear as part of Marginalized Voices in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (6:30PM – 7:30PM) alongside author Rebecca Roanhorse (Star Wars: Resistance Reborn).

Sean Mackiewicz, Senior Vice-President/Editor-in-Chief of Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, will be present Saturday, July 20 when participating in Skybound Presents: Comic Books and Creators (3:30PM – 4:30PM). Mackiewicz is a voice familiar to TWD readers for his commentary alongside Kirkman in the monthly comic book’s “Letter Hacks” column.

In 2018, TWD panel guests included Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, producer-director Greg Nicotero and showrunner Angela Kang. It was there Lincoln addressed his exiting the show for the first time publicly.

Fear returned with stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay García, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, and Garret Dillahunt alongside producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd.

It is not yet known which stars will participate in the panels, but fans should expect SDCC regulars Reedus, Gurira and Morgan to participate in AMC’s TWD presentation, potentially joined by Melissa McBride, Khary Payton and series newcomers Samantha Morton, Ryan Hurst and Cassady McClincy. James, Debnam-Carey, Domingo and the Fear crew are likely to return, possibly alongside series newcomer Austin Amelio and chief content officer Scott Gimple.

Per tradition, fans should expect the first TWD Season 10 trailer to premiere at Comic-Con.

New episodes of Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 premiere Sundays at 9/8c on AMC. TWD Season 10 will debut this October.

Scott Gimple Was “Dead Set Against” Killing Carol

April 12, 2019

The Walking Dead chief content officer and executive producer Scott Gimple once fought to keep Carol (Melissa McBride) when talks during Season Three pointed to the grieving mother “going away.”

“I was dead set against it, because I thought it would be a great story to see a person who came from abuse become the hero and not in an easy way, that she herself had to struggle with the power that she found,” Gimple said during the AMC Networks summit.

“And that is I think Carol’s great story is that she found that she was strong, she found she had this superpower, but then it wouldn’t be easy. It wasn’t happy ever after after that, that she had responsibility and there was a weight to that strength that she found.”

Gimple was serving as writer-producer on the series under then-showrunner Glen Mazzara, who once notified McBride Carol was to be killed off just episodes into the third season.

Those plans changed when it was decided T-Dog (IronE Singleton) would make a sacrifice play rescuing Carol in 304, “Killer Within,” perishing from a walker attack when the group’s prison base was infiltrated by the undead.

“Personally, it’s been so important to me to see her become strong. It’s really hard for me to talk about that aspect of her without getting just boiled up inside because I know people like her that didn’t make it,” added an emotional McBride, whose Carol evolved from battered housewife to bow-wielding queen.

“So that aspect has always been very important to me. But yes, empathy, you need more of that. I would love to see a day when this doesn’t happen. These, by the way, are good tears because it’s important and it was a good thing what’s happened to Carol.”

Carol has since suffered the loss of adopted son Henry (Matt Lintz), who was abducted and then decapitated by Whisperer leader Alpha (Samantha Morton). The death proved so devastating it caused Carol and husband Ezekiel (Khary Payton) to split, but the “Carzekiel” fairy tale romance could return in the future.

For now, playing Carol is “such a wonderful thing,” McBride added. “And there’s some great storytelling with this character, who has just brought herself up and risen to the occasion to do what she needs to do to survive and to help the people that she cares about also survive. So it’s been pretty amazing.”

McBride and Daryl Dixon star Norman Reedus are now the longest-running Walking Dead stars, both with the series since its third episode in Season One. In November, the stars renewed their contracts and inked massive three-year deals.

The Walking Dead Season Ten is due out this fall on AMC.

Gallery: “The Calm Before” and “The Storm”

March 25, 2019

Hey guys!

Intense episode last night!!!! Well, I’ve added more episode stills to the gallery from last night’s episode of The Walking Dead along with screen captures from the episode. I’ve also added some episode stills from the finale next week, I hope you all enjoy!