The Walking Dead just wrapped its seventh season a few weeks back, but the AMC zombie drama is already making a few big changes ahead of its return this fall.
TV Line reports that three actors have been upped to series regulars for the show’s eight season. Those are Steven Ogg (Simon), Katelyn Nacon (Enid) and one of the cast’s most recent additions, Pollyanna McIntosh, who plays the Scavengers’ leader Jadis.
With three of the show’s major characters now gone following season seven, this news hardly comes as a surprise. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple recently previewed the show’s eighth season, teasing that it’s going to make people break their televisions:
“It’s going to be bigger, more intense… this year, same thing. The first four episodes will melt people’s minds and break their televisions.”
Production on The Walking Dead‘s eighth season is expected to begin sometime this summer. If everything goes as usual, we should expect a first look trailer and more news such as a premiere date at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Are you excited?
Source: TV Line
10 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!