While most of The Walking Dead‘s seventh season was a grueling ordeal for the character’s, the year concluded with a massive victory for Rick and the Alexandrian’s as several communities finally came together to win the first battle against Negan and the Saviors. While the confrontation was merely the first battle in what will become an all-out war, it was a much needed win for the demoralized group, who have finally rallied enough allies to stand a fighting chance against the Saviors. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series lead Andrew Lincoln shared his excitement for the eighth season of the show, which will kick-off with the 100th episode of the series.
Lincoln expressed his excitement over the upcoming season.
“This is not hyperbole. This is not a cynical act to try and amp up enthusiasm for the hundredth episode in season 8, but I am genuinely more excited about this next episode and the following 15 than I’ve ever been in my life. I can’t wait to get back.”
Lincoln addressed the criticisms towards the show for abandoning characters for long stretches of time and slowly bringing new communities together.
“It’s been a lot of placing the chess pieces and positioning and introducing key players in this landscape and I think now we get to start really playing the game. The game is afoot, as they say.’”
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The Walking Dead will premiere in October 2017 on AMC.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Independent Comics Perfect For TV
I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.
Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles. Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet. Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing. Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.
Here’s a list of 10 more comics ripe for the silver screen. Click Next to start!