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AMC Picks Up a Third Walking Dead Series

The Walking Dead is still a success for AMC as the network has announced that it has given the green light for a third series. Matt Negrete will be the showrunner for the series which will run for 10 episodes. Negrete created with series with franchise chief content officer Scott M. Gimple.

Negrete has been a writer and producer on The Walking Dead for the past five seasons.

It’s unknown who will appear on the series but we know that it will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come of age in the apocalypse. Production will begin this summer in Virginia for a 2020 debut.

Below is the official description:

Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.

This new series is on top of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and the three films that will focus on Andrew Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes.

More Details of The Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead Crossover

As revealed on Talking Dead tonight, we now know a little bit about the crossover between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead dubbed “Worlds Collide.”

While exact details are being held close it has been revealed that Morgan Jones, played by Lennie James, will be heading to Fear the Walking Dead from The Walking Dead. Morgan is one of the oldest characters on The Walking Dead having debuted in the first episode and then taking a long break before he returned to the show.

It’s unknown exactly how this will happen or the time frame it’ll occur but Jones is currently in Austin, TX filming the next season of the show.

AMC Teases Fear the Walking Dead/Walking Dead Crossover

At New York Comic Con, AMC revealed that the television series The Walking Dead and its spinoff Fear the Walking Dead will be crossing over. The television channel also released a teaser image for the event.

While it was initially said this type of crossover would never happen, it was pretty clear it would at some point. It’s unknown exactly what’s going to happen, so we’ll have to wait and see.

The Walking Dead returns October 22 on AMC.

TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead S3E3 Teotwawki

Alicia and Nick fall in with new crowds; Madison discovers Otto’s past mimics her own.

Fear the Walking Dead slows things down after the exciting debut double episodes of this season and we learn more about the Otto ranch as an ominous cloud feels like it slightly rolls in.

The episode kicks off with a video featuring the Ottos that plays intot he show later as we get a more definitive take as to what their deal is. From the short 30 second opener it’s clear that the Ottos are survivalist of the stereotypical type and Jeremiah is looked up to for his “predicting” the fall. There’s an undercurrent of religion but it’s mostly anti-government focused.

What’s interesting though is that we see some outtakes from Otto’s video later and we learn more about him and his family and why he’s the way he is. It’s tragic in many ways and Madison is able to relate to him a little more over it. Jeremiah though comes off as a bit tragic, sad, and a monster over it all. We also get a better sense of the Ottos as a whole and why one son is good and the other, not so much.

Through the madness of it all, we get a better view of Madison and her family as well. Nick is out of it as usual, scheming and planning and just not all there. Alicia goes the other side assimilating well in a Carol sort of way.

Then there’s Strand who we get a better idea as to where he was going and what’s on his mind. The series would be stronger if they cut him from the episodes and their short bits, instead saving them for an entire episode and longer segment. The short bits aren’t enough, but it’s clear his story will eventually dovetail back.

The episode isn’t bad, it’s just not as strong as the previous one. While the first two episodes were the introduction and a lot of the set up, this episode begins to play out what’s been lined up. As part of the whole it’ll be fine and while there’s some interesting moments, the episode is ok to watch but not all that exciting or intriguing… until those final moments, when things are pulled out from under us and thought lost character returns.

Overall Rating: 7.07

TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead S3E1 Eye of the Beholder/The New Frontier

The Clark family find themselves in a terrible predicament; Strand faces resistance as he attempts to hold power.

Fear the Walking Dead kicks off its third season with two episodes that shakes things up. To say it shakes things up is an understatement. New characters are introduced, new locations are explored, more dynamics are set up, and a major character apparently dies. A lot of criticism has been levied towards the series and this first two episodes feels like it addresses some of them by upping the action and really shaking things up.

When the last season ended we saw individuals dressed in military uniforms either shooting or capturing some of the individuals we’ve come to know and this episode drops us into the horror as those same military individuals are murdering them to see how long before they turn. It’s twisted and weird but from that a lot of conflict arises and it’s best to not reveal everything.

There’s lots of good in the fact that we’re dropped in the action and there’s a hell of a lot of conflict. The bad is some of that conflict deescalates rather quickly. It does come off as using each other for convenience but the fact there’s not a bigger grudge on display is a bit of a headscratcher. There’s easy ways to explain this away but it’s a little odd and stands out as the biggest negative of the first two episodes.

The new locations and characters are what really stands out. We’re taken to a new community that feels like a ranch the Bundy’s might like while taking a stand against the government. They mention they’re putting together a new society and community, which adds a slight ominous tone to what otherwise would be Herschel’s Farm Part 2. And that all is part of the excitement of these first two episodes. Lots of new characters and locations and we have to figure out who is on the level and who will be an obstacle and threat.

The episode too also catches us up on Strand who everyone thinks is a doctor for that truth is revealed. The episode may have been stronger without that and more being devoted in another, but his short segment does answer some questions that have been left hanging last season.

But, the biggest thing is the death of a major character. The fact the season kicks off with a major character seemingly dying (and I’d be surprised if they survived) lets us viewers know that everything is on the table and anything can happen. It also greatly shifts the dynamic as to what this season may bring.

The third season kicks off in a way that I’m excited to see what happens the entire show is shaken up in a way that it feels like a whole new series. What might happen? We’ll find out and I’m excited to see. I wasn’t excited about the series returning but after this episode I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Overall Rating: 7.97

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and WonderCon is hurtling at us. We’ll have reviews, previews and more coming at you this week.

While you wait for things to get rolling, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

ScreenCrush – ‘Zombieland’ Director Bringing ‘Archer and Armstrong’ Graphic Novel to the Big Screen – Please. Please. Please.

Fox News – Sword-carrying Joker arrested in Virginia, police say – Yes, there’s laws about masks in Virginia.

CBR – Fear the Walking Dead Showrunner Steps Down to EP – There’s a job opening folks!

ComicsAlliance – Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone Will Return for More Marvel Movies – Spoiler people!? Not really, sort of.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Did you know you get free comics with your Amazon Prime membership? – There’s some interesting stuff there.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Lifelight’s My Dear Cold Blooded King is a stylish manga drama – Free comics. Go read!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Kris Stress is drawing a comic a day chronicling the Trump presidency – More free comics. Go read!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Atomic Junk Shop – Cerebus in Hell #1 and #2

Talking Comics – The Flash #19

ICv2 – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 1

The Beat – Ley Lines #9

Comic Attack – X-O Manowar #1

TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead S2E15 North

fear-the-walking-dead-posterIn the second-season finale, Travis’ rage causes unrest at the RBH; and Madison must decide if she will stand by Travis. Meanwhile, Nick takes on leadership of the Colonia as Narcos close in.

Fear the Walking Dead shakes things up with the second of the two-part season finale as Travis’ actions causes Madison to have to make a choice as to what to do and then there’s Nick and Colonia, with those drug dealers closing in.

Shit goes down at the hotel which shakes things up and forces Travis and Madison to take off, but they also head out to find Nick and like the last episode this one is split into two parts but the exact opposite is the focus. Nick takes center stage and his role with Colonia.

The hour was action packed and pretty damn gory. As a clash between the Colonia crew and Narcos was coming it was a question whether they should fight or run and the latter is chosen with Nick taking over as leader of the group… which doesn’t go well at all.

The episode is about decisions and consequences and also ramping things up. While it’s the zombie apocalypse, but the need to kill, and kill humans, hasn’t been there as much, but this episode and the previous one feels like a switch has happened. The show has no problem killing characters, and they kill off some big ones here. There isn’t quite the same connection as with its sister series, so the killing of characters can come fiercely and quickly, like it has here. And some of it comes quick and in unexpected ways.

And that ending! Didn’t see that coming at all and I don’t want to spoil things, but who opened fire? Is this the US government? Is this Minutemen-ish people? We’ll have to wait until next season to find out, but it looks like we’ll finally see what’s going on in the US!

Overall Rating: 7.95

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