Showing posts with label Rick Grimes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rick Grimes. Show all posts

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Walking Dead: Season 6 Trailer

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer was just released, and it looks like the group and Alexandria are in for walkers, walkers and more walkers this October. Throw in some Morgan and crazy Rick and we are even more excited!

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer
What's in the box? 

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer
Looks like an Alexandria red shirt is going to be lunch 

Morgan - The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer
No, I said right at Marshall! 

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer
What aisle is the Colgate on?

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer
Look at his face! 

Crazy Rick
Crazy Rick!

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer
Big crowd tonight huh?

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer
Did I leave the iron on?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Robert Kirkman Hints at Season 6

Robert Kirkman Hints at Season 6

The Walking Dead writer and Executive Producer, Robert Kirkman discussed the show’s future with AMC President Charlie Collier and TV's Glenn, Stephen Yeun at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Show earlier this week.

Season 6 will be more about the threat of Walkers, hinted Kirkman, "It's taking us back to a time when the walking dead were much more dangerous and a much more ever-present threat." Comic readers might be happy to expect the No Way Out story line.

According to Kirkman, The Walking Dead is also about to get a lot more of Rick and Morgan. In trademark Walking Dead pre-show hinting style, Kirkman provided few actual details about the upcoming sixth season of the show, but he said the dynamic between those two characters that was set up at the end of last season will carry throughout the next.

“Having Rick and Morgan together, finally, again is a huge deal, and it’s definitely going to be a big part of Season 6,” Kirkman said.

“Now it’s a very different Rick and a very different Morgan who are going to have a completely different relationship,” he added. “And it’s the questions of how they’re going to interact, how they’re going to work together — if they’re going to work together — and what comes from those interactions is going to be basically the spine of season six.”

There is no word yet if Lennie James, who plays Morgan, will be a season regular next year, but this may be an indication.

Rick and Morgan

Kirkman also teased “a lot of cool stuff” with Yeun’s character Glenn in the upcoming season, which may or may not involve killing off the fan favorite. Both men played coy when it came to the possibility of saying goodbye to yet another beloved “Walking Dead” character.

“We don’t kill the popular characters,” Kirkman joked, to a chorus of laughter in the room.
“If I go — that could happen,” Yeun said, adding that he’s felt lucky to be a part of the phenomenon.
If Glenn does die, it’s a pretty safe bet he won’t go down without a fight.

“The way that we make the show — the writers and everybody really want to focus on making things poignant and purposeful and meaningful,” Yeun said. “So if it were for Glenn to go, then it’s probably going to be awesome.”

If Glenn makes it past Season 6, Kirkman and Collier are both fairly confident that The Walking Dead is a series that could live on for years to come.

“This isn’t the kind of show where the creative team is going to say, ‘It’s important to us that we end it here,'” Kirkman said. “The story that we’re trying to tell is so big, and the framework is set in the comics — I’m producing more than 12 issues a year. All of that stuff is stuff that we would like to someday adapt into the show.”

“Our long-term goal was to tell this unrealistically massive huge story, so by going season after season after season, we actually are maintaining the integrity of what we originally set out to do,” Kirkman added. “So I think there’s a possibility to go for many, many years.”

“I do think the evolution of this story and how fresh it becomes, and how real it is … and relatable, makes it something that can go for a long while,” the AMC president said.

Via - The Wrap

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

We Are The Walking Dead

We Are The Walking Dead

“When I was a kid, I asked my grandpa once if he ever killed any Germans in the war. He wouldn’t answer. He said that was grown up stuff, so…. So I asked if the Germans ever tried to kill him, but he got real quiet. He said he was dead the minute he steeped into enemy territory. Every day he woke up he told himself, ‘rest in peace—now get up and go to war.’ And then after a few years of pretending he was dead, he made it out alive. And that’s the trick of it, I think. We do what we need to do, and then we get to live. But no matter what we find in DC I know we’ll be okay, because this is how we survive. We tell ourselves that we are the walking dead.

Rick Grimes rarely discusses personal details with the rest of the group, but in Season 5, Episode 10, "Them", he states what is sure to become the most iconic pieces of dialog in the series.

With Bob, Beth and Tyreese gone, everyone in the group is finding it difficult to go on, compounded by the lack of food and water (the dogs probably weren't too filling). Rick’s speech, given in a desolate barn is intended to inspire the group.


According to Andrew Lincoln, "Them" is the closest The Walking Dead has come to a  Cormac McCarthy story.

He told Entertainment Weekly:

"When I was preparing for the first season of this show I read a few things and The Road was one of them. I just thought that is a modern parable. I mean that’s what it is: It’s a kind of classic parable and that’s the closest thing I can equate it to. I think there’s a simplicity, a directness, and a poetry in that book. Certainly the script had it and I hope we’ve managed to capture that in episode 10."

What did you think of Rick's speech in Episode 10?  Did you prefer the comic version?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The First 2 Minutes of the Mid-Season Premiere: The Walking Dead: Season 5

Don’t miss this exclusive first scene from the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead. Watch the first TWO minutes of The Walking Dead mid-season premiere before it returns this Sunday at 9|8c.

The Walking Dead: Season 5

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Sneak Peek at Season 5 - Only a Few Days Left!

In this clip from AMC, the cast and crew of The Walking Dead share their expectations for Season 5.

A Sneak Peek at Season 5 - Only a Few Days Left!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Will Season 4 End With A Ned Stark Moment?

In HBO's Game of Thrones, the first season ended with one of the most shocking moments in television (well, for those of us who hadn't yet read George R.R. Martin's books anyways) when the perceived main character was beheaded.

In the television version of The Walking Dead the main character, Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln has a similar role to Ned Stark. He is in an incredibly rough situation, and has already survived multiple life-threatening situations, all the while remaining a role model for his son, Carl.

Now as what remains of the group converge on Terminus, the audience all know there is going to be a very tense episode ahead that will leave our heads spinning until the Fall, when the Walking Dead returns.

We know main characters are going to die. The trailer for the Season 4 finale of The Walking Dead above does little to change our view of that. The message talking about "Community for all" sounds like it's supposed to be a welcome and encouraging greeting, but it's creepy. Even the name 'Terminus' is creepy.

Also, in one (potentially) final lesson from father to son, in the clip above, Rick shows Carl how to set a snare.  We can be pretty sure the irony is that Terminus also a trap the group is headed for too.  Even Joe so much as told that to Daryl.

Rick Grimes at Terminus

At All Things Walking Dead, we think Rick is on the chopping block (and in Terminus that can be particularly grizzly).  The T.V. show has already demonstrated it is fine with getting rid of characters that are still alive in the comic version.

What could be more shocking for fans, and create even more of a buzz for the show, than to have Rick Grimes killed off?  Dale, no; Andrea, no; Rick, for sure.

Just remember folks, we called it.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Looking Ahead to Season Four

Here's a video that looks ahead to season four of The Walking Dead.

The show is reportedly casting a new regular character named Roy Stark, who is described as "a former army medic who is deeply haunted by his past -- pre- and post-zombie apocalypse... [and] as a result, he's a bit of a loner, although he maintains a charming/self-deprecating/confident public face. [TV Line]

Comics creator Robert Kirkman previews the fourth season, starting with the return of David Morrissey's Governor:

Yeah, he’s still very much in the mix. That’s certainly not the last that we’ll see of him. When we see him again and where we see him again, that’s the big question. It’s not going to be like it was in Season 3; it’s not going to be Rick and the Governor on a collision course with a conflict between them. He’ll be used in very different ways next season. 

Carl and Rick seemed to have almost switched roles to some degree, with Carl being incredibly cold and Rick finding a sense of optimism to some degree. How does that inform their relationship from this point forward?  
Rick has had a success. The people at the prison have survived this conflict with the Governor, he brought people from Woodbury into the prison, and he’s kind of had this big win. He’s had this moment where he’s brought people together and he’s doing good things. But he’s had this tremendous loss in that Carl has lost this piece of his humanity. This has been Rick’s main mission throughout the show, to protect his family. We’ve seen two very big failures on that front this season. Moving into next season, we’re going to see a very different Rick, but one of his main goals is to manage this situation with Carl and see if he can bring him back from this darkness that’s crept into him. Whether or not he’s able to do that, we’ll have to see. But this is a big change in the character of Carl, but it’s something that’s going to be weighing heavily on Rick next season.

Kirkman offers this general teaser for the upcoming season:

I’ll say that there are a lot of familiar elements that are remaining. Michonne is still around, Rick and his group are still in the prison, the Governor’s still out there… so there are a lot of things that are carrying over from Season 3 to Season 4, but I can’t stress how different things are going to be. There are going to be some radical changes to those elements that are going to bring in a lot of new storytelling. While [Season 4] does seem somewhat familiar, it’s going to be vastly different from Season 3.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rick Grimes

Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

Rick Grimes is a sheriff's deputy from a small town outside of Atlanta who is wounded in the line of duty at the beginning of the Walking Dead story-line. When he wakes up, he discovers the world has become a zombie apocalypse.  Like the audience and reader, Rick is thrown headfirst into the Walking Dead's world.

While Rick in the coma, his best friend and partner Shane leaves Rick in the hospital during the chaos of the initial outbreak figuring he is dead.  Shane then takes up an affair with Rick's wife, Lori. Although Lori later admits to the affair after learning she’s pregnant, Rick tells Shane he had already figured out the truth on his own.

As the story's main protagonist (so far) Rick struggles to cling to the moral code he represents as a police officer. In the story of the Walking Dead, this is often easier said than done. At one point early in the story, Rick states, "We don't kill the living, only to subsequently realize that the philosophy does not necessarily play out when “the living tried to kill us.”

Becoming the group’s leader, Rick takes the responsibility upon himself of keeping everyone safe as well as finding them a safe refuge.

When his son Carl is accidentally shot by Otis, a man living in a secluded farmhouse with Hershel's family, Rick thinks he’s found a haven. But even the farm eventually proves to be unstoppable to a walker horde, and needs to be abandoned.

Meanwhile Shane's affair with Lori is not the only strain on Rick and Shane’s relationship.  Shane was the initial leader of the group when Rick met up with them outside of Atlanta.  Shane constantly questions and betrays Rick’s leadership as he struggles with his own demons, including the sacrificing of Otis to a walker herd to save himself.

The struggle for power among the living characters of the Walking Dead is a prevalent theme, and the corrupting influence of power and the path to get it are continually played out.

Shane accuses Rick of being unable to make the hard choices to keep people safe, like killing the walkers Hershel has hidden in his barn.   Shane plots to murder Rick, blame the murder on the "escaped captive" Randall, and assume leadership of the group. Rick, however, aware of what is happening is able to use his cunning to kill Shane first. “Damn you for making me do this,” Rick cries.

After escaping from the walker attack on Hershel's farm, his leadership is again questioned when he reveals that he’d been keeping a secret from the group.  Just before the group escaped the demolition of the Center For Disease control building, Dr. Jenner let Rick know that everyone is infected, and that when people die, they will become walkers, even if they are not bit.  Rick did not tell the group, possibly because he did not know if it was true, but when Shane turns soon after Rick killed him, the truth is confirmed.

“I didn’t ask for this,” Rick counters. He maintains there’s still a place where the group can fortify and build a new life, but invites anyone who wants to leave to do so. “If you’re staying,” he warns, “this isn’t a democracy any more.”

In The Walking Dead, Rick isn’t nearly as calm and collected as he is in the TV series. In fact, on the Hershel's farm, it is Rick that confronts Hershel and says the walkers in the barn must be put down. This is also due to the fact that Shane is not as much of a main character in the comic as in the TV series.

In The Walking Dead television series, Rick is played by British actor Andrew Lincoln.

Lincoln is the son of a civil engineer father and a South African mother, a nurse. He was educated at Beechen Cliff School in Bath, and then the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Lincoln's first big break came when he was cast as Edgar 'Egg' Cook in the popular UK drama series "This Life". Various roles followed including that of teacher Simon Casey in the Channel 4 series "Teachers", and as Mark in the hit film Love Actually. In 2010, he was cast in "The Walking Dead".

Discussing the character of Rick with Fangoria, Lincoln commented:
"I think his humanity is pretty intact but his ruthlessness, his decision making, has moved into a Shane point of view. There is an uncompromising nature that I think has happened over time to Rick. The other thing to bear in mind is that he is the most isolated, both in his group and in his relationship. I don't think he is in the most stable-certainly when I was playing it, I wanted it to be this instantaneous, almost Pavlovian reaction to the situation. Certainly, in season one and season two, I don't think he would have been so quick to make that judgment call. That's one of the joys of playing Rick. The moral ambiguity of the show is the most interesting part for me-certainly as an actor-because in any other world, any other situation that wasn't Hell you wouldn't make these kinds of calls. You wouldn't be pushed into this corner to make these calls. The thing that dignifies him and helps to justify the situation is the fact that he always has their safety as a priority, so it becomes this sort of selfless act even though it's incredibly evil. His humanity is never fully taken away from him, although as we go through this season it diminishes and diminishes and that's all I will say."