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Interview: ‘The Walking Dead’ Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd
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Andrew Lincoln & Gale Anne Hurd The Walking Dead - image courtesy of AMC

As scores of fans around the country are bracing themselves for the Season 3 Finale of the AMC hit series The Walking Dead this Sunday, here’s a little something to “whet their appetites.” I recently had the opportunity and pleasure to engage in a one-on-one phone conversation with Gale Anne Hurd, one of the show’s Executive Producers, who has also been responsible for some of the great sci-fi productions of the modern age, like The Terminator franchise, Aliens, and The Abyss, among others. Hurd had lots to say about the apocalyptic zombie-riddled soaper and the phenomenon that is The Walking Dead, as well as teasing a little about Sunday’s finale, and even offering up some fun personal tidbits about what makes her sci-fi moxie tick.

Geeks of Doom: Well, the last episode of The Walking Dead was obviously a shocker, and I know the season 3 finale is coming up on Sunday, so in the throes of all of this, are you still surprised at what a phenomenon this is, do you ever get used to this?

Gale Anne Hurd: No, you can’t get used to it. [laughs] And why would you want to? We just have the best fans in the world and we do our best to keep them engaged, and sadly, sometimes we have to break their hearts and our hearts.

Geeks of Doom: What’s the biggest challenge each week in keeping the show fresh and unpredictable, which you have been able to do? It’s been amazing to think with the narrative that it is that the show surprises, jolts, and shocks everybody each week.

Gale Anne Hurd: Well, I think the most important thing is to make sure that all of the events and the plot points develop from character. We strive really hard to do that, to make sure that the plot isn’t in charge, that everything that happens is motivated by character, and that the consequences of some of these devastating events affect the surviving characters.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Gets A Season 4; Glen Mazzara Steps Down As Showrunner
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Not that it should come as any great shock to anyone familiar with how much of a wildfire hit AMC’s The Walking Dead is, but the network has officially greenlighted season four of the series, which tells the stories of survivors of a zombie apocalypse and their constant battle to stay alive.

What may come as a shocker, is that Glen Mazzara, the man who stepped in for creator Frank Darabont as showrunner when he was fired, is now also stepping down from his position.

Continue reading for more, as well as to read multiple statements from those involved in the show.

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Comic Preview: Dead Man’s Run #2
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Dead Man's Run 2

If you haven’t picked up issue one of Aspen ComicsDead Man’s Run, now is the perfect time! Dead Man’s Run #2, written by Greg Pak with art by Tony Parker, comes out this Wednesday. You can check out some preview pages from the issue here below.

For those who haven’t been initiated yet, check out my review of the first issue by here.

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AMC Increases ‘Walking Dead’ Season 3 Episode Order to 16, Unveils Midseason Premiere Poster
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At the recent Television Critics Association press tour AMC announced that the episode order for the third season of their popular post-apocalyptic horror-drama The Walking Dead has been increased to 16, as opposed to 13 for the second season. They also released the poster for the show’s mid-season premiere next month.

You can check out the poster, featuring a stark and powerful shot of the show’s main character Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), and a press release here below.

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‘Walking Dead’ Producer Gale Anne Hurd Developing ‘Area 51’ For Television
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Area 51

Uber-producer and former Mrs. James Cameron Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Walking Dead) has a new television project, and this time rather than focus on a world besieged by undead cannibals Hurd is looking to explore the mysteries of the unknown that exist within our own borders, and I’m not just talking about the popularity of Snuggies.

The producer is developing a television series based on the recently published non-fiction book Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Marathon Coming To AMC
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Did you miss out on seeing the first season of AMC’s The Walking Dead back in October? Or perhaps you just miss The Walking Dead?

Good news, then: AMC is running a marathon of all six episodes of Season 1 of The Walking Dead series on March 4, 2011 starting at 8pm ET/PT.

Throughout the marathon exclusive content will be shown, including interviews with Greg Nicotero, the man behind the special effects make-up, as well as executive producers Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, and Robert Kirkman, the latter of whom is the creator of the comic book series on which the television series is based.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 2 Preview To Hold You Over
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Now that the 6-episode first season of AMC’s The Walking Dead has come and gone, we’re in for a long wait with word that a second season won’t hit until some time next fall.

Season 2 will run 13 episodes this time around, which is quite exciting to think about. To help make the wait just a little more bearable, AMC has released a new video with cast and crew talking about their first-season run and where they hope to go in the future.

Among those who speak, you’ll find writer, director, and producer Frank Darabont, comic book creator Robert Kirkman, producers Gale Anne Hurd and Denise Huth, and stars Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies.

You can see the video by clicking on over to the other side now!

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‘Terminator’ Producer Gale Anne Hurd Wants To Save The Franchise
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We all know things haven’t gone so well for The Terminator franchise since James Cameron’s incredible sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day hit theaters in 1991.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines wasn’t unwatchable, but also wasn’t anywhere near what the first two movies were. Then came Terminator: Salvation, the fourth installment directed by McG, which delivered very impressive trailers and a lot of high hopes from fans but ultimately proved unworthy to the tune of millions of furious faithfuls.

Halcyon, the company behind Salvation, went bankrupt not too long after the release of the movie, and the rights to the Terminator franchise were later acquired by another company named Pacificor — though no future projects have been officially announced at the moment.

So what does Gale Anne Hurd — co-writer of the original and producer of the first three titles, as well as current producer on AMC’s The Walking Dead — think of what has become of her shared brainchild? Well, she’s not too excited about it.

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An Overview of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 1 Finale
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Walking Dead Season 1 FinaleLast night the groundbreaking AMC series The Walking Dead, developed for television by acclaimed filmmaker Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) and blockbuster producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens) and based on the Image Comics series created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, ended its first season on a somber and occasionally revealing note that valued the further development of the show’s principal characters and the severity of their situation over gruesome zombie carnage, and it proved to be a powerful finale that raised a few questions and for me at least was only somewhat disappointing. The ratings for the finale are not in yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the episode pulled in even more viewers than last week’s edition, which drew 2.8 million viewers, the show’s biggest audience since the highly-hyped Halloween night premiere.

Continue reading for a SPOILER-filled overview of The Walking Dead Season 1 Finale.

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NYCC 2010: ‘The Walking Dead’ TV Series To Air In 120 Countries
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Great news for fans of The Walking Dead living outside the United States!

Fox International has picked up The Walking Dead and will air the series in 120 countries, producer Gale Anne Hurd announced today at the 2010 New York Comic-Con.

Hurd, speaking at The Walking Dead‘s panel at the Con’s packed IGN Theater, said that the series will premiere internationally within a week of its U.S. premiere on AMC, which is set for October 31, 2010, at 10pm.

The television series is based on the popular comic book series by Robert Kirkman and was greenlit by AMC for 6 episodes, which includes the 90-minute pilot (all subsequent episodes are 60 minutes each), and encompasses Season 1 of the show.

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