Telltale Games has a bunch of projects in the works right now, including a series based on Borderlands and another on Game of Thrones, and while both of those sound crazy exciting, the series I’m most excited for is the second season of The Walking Dead. It’s set to debut later this month — December 17th — and I don’t think it’s possible for me to be any more amped up for it.
I’m sure there will be as many tears shed as blood, and if this new trailer is any indication, there may be more of the latter this time around. Watch it after the jump.
Christmas is coming early this year, as Telltale has announced they’re gifting us with the second season of The Walking Dead on December 17th. If you haven’t played the bonus episode 400 Days, which serves as a bridge between the first and second season, there’s still time left to get on that. I would also suggest buying stock in tissues, because Telltale’s about to hit us with all the feels.
This isn’t necessarily new news, as Telltale has confirmed that the second season in their nail-biting episodic series The Walking Dead will arrive this year and seeing as it’s now December, there isn’t much time left before 2014 arrives and brings with it games like Dying Light and The Evil Within. Before we get those, we can look forward to more of Clementine and friends, the likes of which will include Omid, who we met in the first season. I also have a couple of new screens for you to enjoy — consider it an early Christmas present — check them out after the jump.
One of the most unforgettable, gut-wrenching video games in recent memory has been Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. The first season was a roller coaster ride of emotions and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how Telltale follows that up with the second season. The bridge episode, 400 Days, set the stage for another dramatic season, though I may need to play it again to remember everything that happened in that episode. I might also need to get a couple extra boxes of Kleenexes, just in case.
Season two will follow a brand new cast of survivors, as well as Clementine, in some capacity, from the first season. Telltale took to Facebook to announce the impending announcement, confirming it will be unveiled tomorrow, October 29th, at 12pm PST/3pm EST.
NBC’s awesome “Hannibal” just hi Blu-ray last week, but it’s never too early to start pimping the new season. The below image (via EW) comes from showrunner Bryan Fuller and reminds me a bit of Marilyn Manson’s video for “The Nobodies.”
Speaking of Season 2, Fuller exclusively told me, “Going into the second season, all the rules of the first season are broken. We have to find new rules and new dynamics and that’s a very exciting prospect. I fear retreading familiar territory and I don’t want to re-do the first season because we already did it. With the second season being different, in terms of the writing and breaking, I’m starting to look at the potential of the third season. So at the end of Season 2 we’re going to do what we did at the end of Season 1, which is completely reinvent the show again. We’re going to restructure it and tell it in a new way. I love the idea of being able to reinvent the show every season because it keeps it fresh for us as storytellers and it keeps it fresh for the audience.”
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With NBC’s awesome “Hannibal” out on Blu-ray this week, I leapt at the chance to speak with writer/producer/showrunner Bryan Fuller about the program. “Hannibal” is such a singular program, erudite and stomach-churning in equal measure, and it’s always interesting to get an insider’s perspective on these things. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve been a fan of Fuller’s for a while, he’s a unique voice in the world of television and his shows always carry a bit of a personal stamp.
We discussed the challenges of getting something as gory as “Hannibal” on Network TV and what fans can expect from the Blu-ray as well as how Season 2 and Season 3 will continue the evolution of the show (and keep viewers on their toes).
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In a Comic-Con panel held this past weekend, The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games joined series’ creator Robert Kirkman and IGN’s Greg Miller to discuss the game, the effect it’s had on the industry and where they’re planning on going next with season two.
A notable bit of news from the panel surrounded the promised return of a few familiar faces, including Clementine and Kenny. We’ll finally have Kenny’s fate revealed to us, and what makes it even more interesting is the fact that Clem will play a part in it. In related news, if you played through season one and its more than solid bonus episode, 400 Days, the decisions you made will carry over to season two.
When an audience member (jokingly) asked Telltale president Kevin Bruner how they could get Capcom to fire their staff and give the Resident Evil franchise to Telltale, Bruner responded with “We storm the gates.” Hilarious.
In a new episode in their Playing Dead video series, Telltale’s A.J. LoCasio, Sean Ainsworth and Harrison Pink narrowed down when we can expect to see The Walking Dead: 400 Days — the one episode long bridge that will connect the first season with the next, due later this year — and that time is early July.
The episode will come to the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac and iOS. Watch the latest Playing Dead after the jump.
I could only make it through the first episodes of Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove,” despite the fact that I left the set of the show intrigued and dying to see it. So hopefully by the time Season 2 rolls around they’ll have found a way to integrate the disparate components of the universe into a more satisfying narrative.
Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee (“The Walking Dead,” “Dexter,” “The Shield”) joins the series as executive producer in season two. Eli Roth is still on as an executive producer adding, “Netflix members loved the potent combination of sexy monsters, mystery, and the dark family soap opera that ended with a huge twist, leaving audiences worldwide totally shocked. Season One was just a warm up for what we have in store for season two. Get ready to be scared in ways you never expected.”
Hopefully Eglee guy can tame this messy beast.
The series stars Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”), Freya Tingley, and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II). The second season will consist of 10 episodes that will go into production later this year. The sophomore season of “Hemlock Grove” will premiere in 2014.
As we all try to patiently wait for the second season in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead a brand new episode titled 400 Days has been confirmed. During their press conference, Sony revealed the episode will be coming to the PS Vita, along with the first season and bonus content, but it will definitely also be making its way to every other platform. The episode will follow five characters whose stories will play out in a single episode. Trailer after the break!
Telltale has teased a character from their next game based on The Walking Dead, and his name is Vince. Whether Vince will be making an appearance in season two or whatever it is they have coming before that is something we probably won’t find out until E3, at the earliest. Either way, I’m just happy to be seeing more of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. Season two cannot come soon enough. See more of Vince after the jump.
“Holliston” returns for its expanded second season on FEARnet tomorrow night (June 4th) at 10PM. As I did last year, I headed up to the Ariescope offices for an extended chat with writer/creator Adam Green and star Joe Lynch about the show.
Being that these guys also have plenty of other projects in the works in addition to “Holliston”, we naturally touch on a few of them including Hatchet III, Everly, Knights Of Badassdom and Digging Up The Marrow.
Season two will feature 10 episodes. Genre guest stars joining this year include Bill Moseley(Texas Chainsaw), Kane Hodder (Hatchet III), Sid Haig (The Lords of Salem), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), Danielle Harris (Halloween IV and V), Bailee Madison (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark) and James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). READ MORE
Everyone’s been on pins and needles waiting to see if NBC will re-up on Bryan Fuller’s awesome (and expensive) “Hannibal”. Well… they have! Congrats to Mr. Fuller are in full order and I imagine a good deal of you should be happy! More importantly, a few more of you have to watch this thing next year (heck, you can start tonight) for a Season 3 to happen.
You also have a little bit of a wait ahead of you, the new 13 episode order will return no earlier than mid-season of next year. Maybe later. “We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said. “There are many great stories still to be told.”
The Thursday night series explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, and Caroline Dhavernas all star.
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
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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.”
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“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