Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead was one of the best games to release last year. It was emotional, dramatic, and unforgettable. It was also buggy, but they’re working on that. Its success guaranteed a second season, but it looks like we may have to wait a while for it. After receiving a BAFTA for Best Story for The Walking Dead, Telltale co-founder and CEO Dan Connors told Eurogamer “We’re aiming for fall next year [for season two].” Thankfully, it looks like they have something else in the works to keep us busy until then.
UPDATE: Speaking with Game Informer, a Telltale rep said season two is actually coming this year, not in 2014. “The current estimated release window for Season Two of The Walking Dead is for fall of ‘this’ year (2013), and not ‘next’ year (2014) as has been reported after a recent interview. We apologize for any confusion and thank you and all of our fans for your continued excitement for Telltale’s series.” Phew.
Hey, you. Did you hear about that game based on The Walking Dead? We’ve only barely covered it here (ha!), so if you’re unfamiliar, it’s an episodic game from Telltale Games that’s set in TWD universe that follows a group of people trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zom — err, what am I doing? Of course you’ve heard about the game. I’m pretty sure every other post I wrote last year was about how amazing it was. Obviously, Telltale Games is hard at work on season two, but according to Telltale writer Gary Whitta’s tease in a recent interview on IGN’s Up at Noon, we won’t have to wait for the second season to roll out for more TWD.
The first season of ‘Mortal Kombat Legacy’ was a gritty and pretty spectacular reimagining of the Mortal Kombat franchise. Like a good MK sequel, it will add new fighters to the roster, including Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kenshi, and Ermac. You can expect more rivalries, bloodshed, and origin stories as the warriors fight for Earthrealm. Personally, I’m most looking forward to seeing Sub-Zero and Scorpion fight, because I can never get enough of that.
No word on when we can expect it outside of a nebulous “Koming Soon,” but I’m sure the wait will be worth it. That first season was fantastic. Grab some popcorn and check out the new trailer after the jump.
“American Horror Story: Asylum concludes next Wednesday night with the season finale! How will it all come together? Any guesses?
Episode 2.12 “Continuum” just aired so now we have the teaser for the finale, 2.13 “Madness Ends,” in which “Johnny sets out to complete his father’s work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.” Written by Tim Minear; directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Airs January
It airs next Wednesday, January 23, 10:00 pm e/p. Head inside for the teaser! READ MORE
While I loved the first season, I’m not up to speed on “American Horror Story: Asylum so I apologize for the lack of commentary on this promo – I avoided watching it.
Episode 2.11 “Spilt Milk” just aired so now we have the teaser for Episode 2.12 “Continuum’.
In it, “A deadly new inmate threatens Sister Jude’s chance of release from Briarcliff. Grace’s obsession with the aliens turns violent. ”
The episode is written by Ryan Murphy and directed by Craig Zisk and airs next Wednesday, January 16th. Head inside for the teaser!
The first season of American Horror Story introduced me to a delightfully twisted world where literally anything goes. Season two seems to have upped the ante, even going so far as to add mutants, Nazis, and aliens (a sub-plot I haven’t grown too fond of, honestly). “Dark Cousin” continued this trend by bringing the angel of death into the mix, played by the always lovely Frances Conroy, who I’ve been madly in love with since seeing her in Six Feet Under. So let’s let loose our big, black wings and do a barrel roll into the mad world of American Horror Story: Asylum.
Finally! Now we get to meet the characters of “American Horror Story: Asylum”! EW got their hands on 10 stills featuring the primary cast in character and, for my money, it looks more interesting that Season 1. Also – it’ll feature Aliens? Per the article, ““aliens, Nazis, and a serial killer named Bloody Face who wears a mask made out of his victims skin along with black nightie and opera length gloves.”
Starting on October 17th, only on FX, the new season is set at an East Coast asylum for the criminally insane in 1964, and revolves around Jessica Lange’s new character — a nun — and her boss at the institution, played by James Cromwell. Clea Duvall, Chris Zylka, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, The Voice’s Adam Levine, Mark Consuelos and newcomer Lizzie Brochere round out the cast. Other returning cast members set to play new roles include Sarah Paulson, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe.
The first installment of “American Horror Story” earned 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, tying for the most of any program this year and setting a record for the most Emmy nominations for a miniseries in basic cable history. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear are Executive Producers of “American Horror Story: Asylum.” It is produced by 20th Fox Television.
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The Third Season of “The Walking Dead“ starts back up in October. But, if you can’t wait that long for some zombie action, we’ve got yet another deleted scene from the Second Season that see Rick giving some orders to some pretty p*ssed off survivors.
We’ve also got a bead on a new character, Milton, to be played by Dallas Roberts. Per Robert Kirkman, ““Milton is the details guy. He’s the guy that works with the Governor, who is monitoring all situations and is trying to help the Governor make sense of this world that they’re living in. He’s not exactly a scientist, but he’s a smart guy that is trying to find out how zombies behave. Watching him do his little experiments is going to be a lot of fun.”
Head inside for the deleted scene! Season 3 premieres October 14th. READ MORE
“American Horror Story” show creator Ryan Murphy has been getting a bit more giddy in public about the secrets he has in store for the upcoming season of the hit show. Even though he’s not really giving anything away, he’s definitely doing a good job of selling the concept. I have to say, I’m kind of intrigued by the narrative freedom that might be afforded by transporting the main cast into brand new characters in a brand new setting.
We already knew that Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Adam Levine, Lizzie Brochere, Chloe Sevigny and James Cromwell have all been locked in, with the returning cast playing new roles. And Murphy had also disclosed that the season would be “set in an institution for the criminally insane that Jessica Lange’s character runs.”
Murphy now tells TV Line, “I don’t want to say what Zach and Lily are doing, or what anybody else is doing, until we get closer to [fall]. But I’ll continue to say that everybody is playing the opposite of what they played last year, which I think is why they’re all so into it. Like, I have talked to Zach and Jessica and they were very excited… and that’s a rare thing.” But in keeping with the “opposite” theme, does that mean Peters, who in Season 1 played the rather evil Tate, will be the new chapter’s hero? “Knowing me it will be the anti-hero,” Murphy teases. “It won’t be what you expect.”
I’m interested to see where Murphy takes the third season, which he already has planned out as well. “American Horror Story” returns to FX this fall. READ MORE