Season 4 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead“ commences production in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, May 6th. The current Season 3 is a high water mark for the historically spotty show in terms of both ratings and quality, so naturally more than a few folks are curious about the recent decision to replace the responsible showrunner, Glen Mazzara, with Scott M. Gimple (who may be even better – who knows).
Paleyfest, an annual event that offers some pretty great panels and roundtables with cast and creatives from various TV shows, held its “Walking Dead” event this past Friday and, per EW, there were some pretty interesting revelations about Season 4.
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As we mentioned earlier, AMC announced today that the cast and crew of “The Walking Dead“ return to Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, May 6th to begin production on season four. Season 3 is currently about to wrap up, but it’s also considered the strongest run in the series to date. And it’s certainly the highest rated, which is why it’s a bit of a mystery that showrunner Glen Mazzara is leaving and handing the reigns over to Scott M. Gimple.
While Gimple has been a writer on the show for years, it’s still a shocking move that caught many off guard. Luckily Scenestr caught up with Mazzara and got quite a few quotes that shed some light on the situation and what it means for the (already written) 4th season of “The Walking Dead.”
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For the second consecutive year, AMCTV.com has launched “The Walking Dead” original webisodes, titled “Cold Storage,” developed, produced and directed by Emmy Award winning special effects guru Greg Nicotero.
“‘Cold Storage’ tells the story of a young man, Chase (played by Josh Stewart), trying to reach his sister in the early days of the zombie apocalypse. He finds temporary shelter in a storage facility run by a former employee named BJ (played Daniel Roebuck); however, things are not what they appear.”
In addition to Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises) and Roebuck (“Lost”), the cast of “Cold Storage” includes Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever) as Kelly and Chris Nelson (Kill Bill) as Harris.
Season three of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” premieres Sunday, October 14 at 9pm ET. READ MORE
AMC has released over a dozen new cast posters from “The Walking Dead“ Season 3!! “In the highly anticipated new season, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his fellow survivors continue to seek refuge in a desolate and post-apocalyptic world and soon discover that there are greater forces to fear than just the walking dead. The struggle to survive has never been so perilous.”
The 16-episode Season 3 of “The Walking Dead” will air in two parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 14th and returning in February, 2013 with the final eight episodes. But that’s not all! A new web series from called “Cold Storage” – directed by Greg Nicotero of all people – will be hitting AMC on October. It will feature all new characters.
In “Cold Storage”, “Cold Storage tells the story of a young man, Chase (played by Josh Stewart), trying to reach his sister in the early days of the zombie apocalypse. He finds temporary shelter in a storage facility run by a former employee named B.J. (Roebuck); however, things are not what they appear.”
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The Third Season of “The Walking Dead“ is just over halfway done shooting and now AMC has an interview up with special effects/makeup guru Greg Nicotero. In it, he speaks in-depth about the design of the creatures and a few special surprises for Season 3.
The show, “tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.”
On Michonne’s pets, “They’re missing their arms, their jaws and their teeth… We actually sculpted the front of the walkers’ faces out about an inch and a half, so when you see the walkers on camera, those are not their real eyes — those are glass eyes that are built into the prosthetic. But by building the prosthetic piece out, we were able to deemphasize their real chin, which was covered under the foam latex piece, so you could stand on set and look at their faces and not see their chin, as if their entire jawbone was torn out. It was a really good marriage of a practical prosthetic face, prosthetics on the body and then the visual effects that erased the arms. It’s pretty amazing.”
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Say anything you want about Blood Splatter, it’s undeniably ambitious. Craig W. Chenery’s guide to zombie effects is packed with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos and dozens of interviews with the bad boys of latex horror. With its detailed dissection of over 300 zombie films–including time counter notations for every act of zombie violence–there’s no doubt that Blood Splatter is impeccably researched. But what could potentially serve as a bible for zombie enthusiasts comes undone under a series of regrettable missteps. For one, remember those hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos I mentioned? Well, they’re all in black and white. You heard me, all of them. Details lie beyond the break. READ MORE
Greg Nicotero‘s role with AMC is expanding as the Emmy-winning special effects artist on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has inked a first-look deal to develop projects for the cable network, reports THR. Under the pact, Nicotero – who took home an Emmy on Saturday for his prosthetic makeup for the zombie series – has been named co-executive producer on the drama starring Andrew Lincoln. He’ll also direct an episode during Season 2, which premieres next month.
In addition, an October 3 date has been set for the “Walking Dead” six-episode web series penned by John Espositio, which tells the origin story of “Bicycle Girl,” the infamous “walker” from Season 1, as she struggles to survive and protect her family as the world begins to fall apart.
Nicotero also co-owns KNB EFX Group and his film, The United Monster Talent Agency, premiered last Halloween as part of AMC’s Fearfest. His credits include Day of the Dead and nearly 800 feature films.
Consulting Producer and Special Makeup FX Artist Greg Nicotero discusses the dos and don’ts of making zombies, creating webisodes for online, and how The Walking Dead reminds him of Christmas. New Dispatches From the Set are released every week throughout the production.
Returning for 13-episodes this October, “‘The Walking Dead’ tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.”
The doc takes an inside look at the creation and execution of some of today’s most spectacular special effects in Hollywood blockbusters, through one of its most prolific FX houses in the industry — KNB EFX. From animatronic critters to prosthetics and character makeup to aliens, monsters and ghouls, the KNB EFX group has been creating innovative state-of-the-art effects for movies for more than 20 years and over 300 films as diverse as Scream to The Chronicles of Narnia.