This Week’s Dead: The Walking Dead News – Week of 10-19-2015
Hey there members of TWD family…here’s This Week’s Dead, your round-up of The Walking Dead news! If you don’t want to read spoilers from the premiere, scroll down to the show news section!
Last Night’s Episode: Episode 602 JSS
JSS, EP602 was an action-packed, riveting episode for fans. For the people of Alexandria, it was a downright tragedy. Over the course of the show, the Wolves attacked in real time, killing the majority of the residents of Alexandria. Dressed like one of the attacking gang members, Carol heroically fought back, securing the armory and killing many of the intruders. Aaron, Rosita, Maggie and Jessie also managed to take down one or more of the attackers.
Conflict arose when Morgan preferred letting the Wolves go to Carol’s methods, and later in the episode, he ran off a group of them, but not before one took a gun. At the end, Morgan came face to face with the Wolf he met in the Season 5 finale, and after a struggle, he apologized before killing the man with his staff.
Meanwhile, Enid helped Carl keep Judith safe, and we saw a glimpse of her backstory and time alone before Alexandria. In the end, she vanished from the house, leaving behind a note for Carl that revealed the meaning of the initials that serve as the episode name–Just Survive Somehow.
Last Night’s Talking Dead:
On Talking Dead, guests included director Kevin Smith, actor Paul Bettany and Katelyn Nacon who plays Enid. Katelyn fielded questions from fans but was careful not to give too much about the character away. She did say that she “hoped” Enid would be shown again in the show and that if she was fans would be “pleasantly surprised.”
Show News and More
The Walking Dead Season 6 Premiere Ratings Are In
While the show didn’t top the record-breaking Season 5 premiere, the season opener First Time Again had an adjusted +3 rating of 19.5 million, beating Sunday Night Football. What’s most impressive about the show’s numbers is that it dominated the 18 to 49 age category with 12.84 million viewers in the coveted demographic.
New Cast Member Confirmed
No, it’s not Negan! YET! While who new cast member Xander Berkeley will be portraying on the show hasn’t been revealed, the initial report specifically stated that the 59-year-old American actor will not be playing Negan. Known for appearing in Sid and Nancy, The Mentalist, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 24 and Nikita, the American actor is likely playing Gregory, the leader of the Hilltop Community from the comic series. We’ll keep you posted when we learn more!
Andrew Lincoln Wanted Ethan Embry to Remain in the Cast
Rick may not have cared for Carter, but Andrew Lincoln (Rick, TWD) did! In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Greg Nicotero shared that Andy had pleaded with him not to kill off the character because he loved Ethan Embry’s portrayal of Carter and thought he could bring a lot to the show. Of course, that wasn’t to be, much to the disappointment of Ethan, who shared on Talking Dead that he’s a huge fan of the show. You can check out the complete interview with Greg here.
Lauren Cohan to Star in Upcoming Horror Film
During the season 6 mid-season break, you can get a little dose of Maggie if you miss her! Lauren Cohan‘s new movie The Boy is set to premiere on January 22, 2016, in theaters across the U.S. In the movie, Lauren plays a nanny working in a home in the English countryside. The only problem? The child she is watching is actually a life-sized doll that may or may not be haunted. You can see the trailer here.
New Guests Announced for Walker Stalker Con Events
The Walker Stalker Con line-ups for Atlanta and New York/New Jersey are growing, and guests are now being announced for Dallas. This week, Jon Bernthal (Shane, TWD), Laurie Holden (Andrea, TWD) and Kenric Green (Scott, TWD) were added for the Atlanta event scheduled for Halloween weekend. Lew Temple (Axel, TWD), Jon Bernthal, Jane McNeill (Patricia, TWD), Greg Nicotero and Melissa Ponzio (Karen, TWD) were announced as guests for the December 4 to 6 event at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Also, Christian Serratos (Rosita, TWD), Josh McDermitt (Eugene, TWD) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham, TWD) were confirmed for the Dallas con, which will be held March 5 and 6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
Emily Kinney Lands Role in Film
Emily Kinney (Beth, TWD) filmed a video to let WalkerStalker Con Atlanta fans know she wouldn’t be able to attend this year’s event due to taking a role in a movie that will be filming this month. No word yet on what the movie is or what part Emily will be playing.
Scott Wilson to Give Free Lecture at Georgia College
If you live close to Bainbridge State College, you can get up close and personal with Scott Wilson (Herschel, TWD) on Friday, October, 23. As a part of the Third Annual Carter Arts & Lecture Series held by the college, Wilson will be speaking at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Auditorium. The event is free to the public and beforehand, cosmetology students from the college will be giving free zombie makeovers at a pre-reception.
2 Cast Members to Appear at Wizard World Comic Con Louisville
If you’re in the Louisville, Kentucky, area, don’t miss your chance to meet Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha, TWD) and Tyler James Williams (Noah, TWD) at Wizard World Con! The stars will be signing autographs on both Saturday, November 6, and Sunday, November 7, at the Kentucky International Convention Center. More information can be found here.