Remember when the booming streaming business was so cutthroat that all the studios were hoarding their own shows behind massive walls of steel and refusing to share? That was….like, ten minutes ago. We guess times change in a blink these days. AMC Networks made the surprising announcement this morning that they’ve made a deal with Warner Bros to put some of their shows on Max, a competing service.
We are definitely getting a Walking Dead Universe tabletop RPG — the campaign from publisher Free League opened March 14 and, despite setting a time limit of less than a month, has already raked in over half a million dollars. The campaign closes in less than 48 hours, but there’s still time.
The Walking Dead is finally coming to an end this weekend…well, sort of. There are plenty of spinoffs that will keep the brand alive, and some of them include characters from the original series. But if you want to make your own story, TWD will give you a “Game Master” divider screen and let you do that too.
AMC is currently running what they promise will be the final season of The Walking Dead….but they said nothing about spinoffs! The main series may not get the ratings it did last decade, but the brand still has value, which means it must be milked dry. And the latest milking therof focuses on Negan and Maggie in Isle of the Dead (Oh yeah, spoiler alert: they survive to the end of the current series).
It’s been so long since the last time Killing Eve aired a new episode that I barely remember all the little espionage subplots going on. But in the grand scheme of things, that’s not important: the show’s really about a homicidal nut in glamorous clothes and the M16 agent obsessed with her (whether she admits it or not). The series finally returns at the end of this month to wrap up the whole story.
The Walking Dead is credited with launching a zombie craze in popular culture throughout the 2010s, and was the most popular show on cable for several years. Even though the show isn’t as fresh as it used to be, AMC still considers it the star brand of the network, and has boasted as recently as last year that they could see it going on forever. Apparently they changed their minds (or the people who thought so were fired)…an end date was just announced for the post-apocalyptic series.
Thanks to a real apocalypse, AMC has been forced to program a schedule that, for the first time in years, cannot lean on The Walking Dead or its many spinoffs. It’s been rough for ’em. Looks like those days are coming to a close, though…the network announced return dates for the three TWD shows.
BBC announced today their hit spy comedy-drama Killing Eve will run until at least 2021. The second season was simulcast on both BBC America and AMC last spring; both networks will run Season 3 soon.
The Walking Dead won’t be back for its tenth season until October. Until then you’ll have to make do with the “Fear” variant (which has gotten better in recent years). AMC released a new teaser today, and though it doesn’t contain any footage from the season itself, it communicates the current situation effectively.
The original comic that started it all may have just ended, but The Walking Dead is far from expired in AMC’s view. The network plans to run both the original series and its spinoff for years to come (the latter was just handed a sixth season) and there’s even a third series in the works.
It’s been an open secret for several months that AMC wants to expand the presence of The Walking Dead on their channel even further than what already exists, by launching a third series set in Robert Kirkman’s post-apocalyptic world. Today was the day they made an official announcement.
The Walking Dead is in an interesting place as a TV show. Despite it still being one of the most popular shows on TV, it has been seeing declines in its ratings. What’s more, this season brought a lot of controversy with the death of fan-favorite character Carl Grimes (who’s still alive in the comic) and rumors of other characters leaving as well.