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Old September 9 2011, 12:25 AM   #61
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Re: "The Walking Dead" Season 2 Updates

Ahh executives. Is there anything they can't ruin?
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Old September 11 2011, 12:19 AM   #62
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HitFix's Daniel Fienberg has a full article up with quotes from the main three producers from the Sept 8 screening of the 90-minute season 2 premiere.

A couple selections:
"We knew early enough to work it into our story, so when our break happens, we'll have big [open-ended] story there that will hopefully keep you anticipating the return in February," Kirkman promised.

Fans will still be pleased to know that the majority of the season was laid out by devoted fan Darabont before his abrupt exit from the show back in July.
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Old September 11 2011, 12:24 AM   #63
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Darabont rejoins the show "in some capacity."

Six weeks after suddenly exiting the show he created, executive produced and ran – AMC’s The Walking Dead – Frank Darabont is still in discussions to continue on with an unspecified role on the show. According to inside sources, Darabont is likely to retain his executive producer title, but just what that will mean in terms of his creative input remains uncertain.
Is this just damage control spin?

Darabont needs to tell AMC to fuck off. He needs to move on to people that don't treat him like garbage. If this show completely tanks in season two, I'll blame AMC entirely.
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Old September 23 2011, 03:52 AM   #64
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AMC will be airing a half-hour talk show called The Talking Dead to accompany the show this season.
Described by AMC executive Joel Stillermanas a “kind of live water cooler,” the half-hour chat show will kick off Sunday, October 16, immediately after the Season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead. Starting with its second episode on Friday, November 4, The Talking Dead will air Fridays at 11 following the encore presentation of The Walking Dead.
It seems like a rather bizarre idea to me, but the article points out that Bravo has had success with this model already. Anyone think they might give it a shot, or will discussing the show here be plenty for you? I'll probably give at least the first couple episodes a shot.
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Old September 23 2011, 03:56 AM   #65
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Darabont rejoins the show "in some capacity."

Six weeks after suddenly exiting the show he created, executive produced and ran – AMC’s The Walking Dead – Frank Darabont is still in discussions to continue on with an unspecified role on the show. According to inside sources, Darabont is likely to retain his executive producer title, but just what that will mean in terms of his creative input remains uncertain.
Is this just damage control spin?

Darabont needs to tell AMC to fuck off. He needs to move on to people that don't treat him like garbage. If this show completely tanks in season two, I'll blame AMC entirely.
I agree. I am so worried that this second season is going to be a let down. I hope not. The first season was so tightly written and I am sure it was due to his overall direction.
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Old September 23 2011, 05:32 AM   #66
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I don't really understand the dire need for Darabont? The Walking Dead is a series that's already been scripted and story boarded through Robert Kirkman and Image Comics; all the show needs is an Exec who will format it for television and otherwise get out of the way.

Darabont is not content with the Eisner award winning story as it stands; he seems to have been obsessed with making sure his mark is on it as Frank Darabont's The Walking Dead (something Frank seems to have succeeded with in some people's eyes - they don't even seem to mention Kirkman).

The Walking Dead is not on television because of Frank Darabont. Frank Darabont created nothing here; but he's tried to monkey with it enough to make you think he was necessary.

The bigger concern here is how much AMC will screw with things by slashing the production budget. If the production doesn't have the money to properly adapt the locations, FX, etc; then it's a problem. I would much rather jettison Darabont's salary if it meant keeping the adaptation on track.
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Old September 23 2011, 09:50 AM   #67
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AMC will be airing a half-hour talk show called The Talking Dead to accompany the show this season.
Described by AMC executive Joel Stillermanas a “kind of live water cooler,” the half-hour chat show will kick off Sunday, October 16, immediately after the Season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead. Starting with its second episode on Friday, November 4, The Talking Dead will air Fridays at 11 following the encore presentation of The Walking Dead.
It seems like a rather bizarre idea to me, but the article points out that Bravo has had success with this model already. Anyone think they might give it a shot, or will discussing the show here be plenty for you? I'll probably give at least the first couple episodes a shot.
At least it's not a zombie cooking show. Yeah, I'll probably give it a look at least once.
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Old September 23 2011, 10:17 AM   #68
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At least it's not a zombie cooking show.
The Woking Dead?
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Old September 23 2011, 10:52 AM   #69
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I guess it'll depend on what sort of things they talk about. I'm hoping they'll actually have interesting stuff like 'The science of the undead', or 'zombie combat techniques', rather than the standard "We chat with the 2nd Assistant Director about filming this weeks episode!"
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Old September 23 2011, 03:02 PM   #70
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The quotes in the article from host Chris Hardwick make it sound it like it'll be a mix of both those types of things.
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Old September 23 2011, 11:50 PM   #71
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At least it's not a zombie cooking show.
The Woking Dead?
That's horrible. Good one.
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Old September 24 2011, 12:47 AM   #72
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There's a Chinese restaurant/mystery meat joke in there somewhere...
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Old September 28 2011, 12:16 AM   #73
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In addition to the aforementioned talk show, we'll be getting a prequel web series. The series will follow the attempts of "Bicycle Girl" (the zombie Rick shot in the pilot) to survive the apocalypse before she is ultimately killed. All 6 episodes will go live on AMC's website on October 3.
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Old September 28 2011, 09:27 AM   #74
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Interesting. I wonder if it will be animated or live action.
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