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Walking Dead Week: Complete Roundup of Our Interviews – Robert Kirkman, Andrew Lincoln, and More

Plus Interviews with Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, and Others

Oct 12, 2014

This week has been "Walking Dead Week" on Under the Radar's website. Season five of the wildly popular and critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic zombie drama starts tonight (Sunday, October 12), at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Central) on AMC. In anticipation of the show's return, for this special theme week of coverage we have interviewed around 10 members of the show's current cast and have been posting one to two Walking Dead interviews every day this week. We have also posted some lists related to the show. Here is a recap of everything we've posted. More

Walking Dead Week: Roundup of Our Interviews Thus Far – Andrew Lincoln and More

Plus Interviews with Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, and Others – More to Come This Weekend

Oct 10, 2014

This week has been "Walking Dead Week" on Under the Radar's website. For this special theme week of coverage we have interviewed around 10 members of the show's current cast and have been posting one to two Walking Dead interviews every day this week. Below is a recap of everything we've posted thus far. But we're not done yet. Check back over the weekend for our interviews with actress Lauren Cohan and the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman. More

Walking Dead Week on Under the Radar’s Website This Week

Interviews with Various Cast Members Throughout the Week, Including Andrew Lincoln and Melissa McBride

Oct 06, 2014

This week is Walking Dead Week on Under the Radar's website. Season five of the wildly popular and critically acclaimed post apocalyptic zombie drama starts this Sunday, October 12, at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Central) on AMC. In anticipation of the show's return, for this special theme week of coverage we have interviewed around 10 members of the show's current cast and will be posting one to two Walking Dead interviews every day this week. More


Interviews

Oct 12, 2014

Given Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's contrarian reputation—he has boasted on numerous occasions that the intensity of Daryl Dixon fans has made him more eager to kill off the character—I half expected him to be a combative person to interview. In fact, he's exactly the opposite. Five minutes late for our conversation, he apologizes profusely, then gives me 10 more minutes of his time than he'd previously agreed to, even though he has a full day at the New York Comic-Con ahead of him. Talk to him for just a few minutes and it becomes clear that what might appear to be a desire to torture Walking Dead fans is really Kirkman's dry wit. Who would have guessed that the man who has plumbed the depths of human despair in his work would also harbor a dark sense of humor? More

Oct 11, 2014

Given the role that romance plays in nearly every massively successful television drama, it's telling that The Walking Dead has featured only one love story throughout its four seasons.  More

Oct 11, 2014

Given that the bad guys ultimately lose in every good vs. evil drama presented in television drama, part of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's genius is in limiting the number of purely malevolent antagonists in his story.  More

Oct 10, 2014

Even though he has never spoken to me, Andrew Lincoln greets me by saying my name like I'm an old friend. Talk to him for 20 minutes, and you realize it's not an act. He listens carefully, laughs frequently, and thinks deeply about every topic thrown at him, and he seems to genuinely enjoy it all, as if you're doing him a favor by allowing him to reflect on his five years as Rick Grimes. More

Oct 09, 2014

If Gale Anne Hurd's only claim to fame was being the producer and co-writer of Terminator (1984), her place in entertainment history would be set. Only 28 at the time, she had her whole career ahead of her, and she has used her time well, adding Aliens (1986), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and a few dozen other films to her resume.  More

Oct 09, 2014

It must be hell trying to supply memorable moments to every member of such a large cast, but the writers of The Walking Dead have the benefit of being able to capture human beings at every stage of emotion that accompanies living through a zombie apocalypse.  More

Oct 08, 2014

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of The Walking Dead's nearly unprecedented success is the fact that it is built upon so many actors that hardly anyone knew before the show became a ratings juggernaut. Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBridethese were actors who were pretty much completely unknown by American audiences when the show debuted in October of 2010. More

Oct 08, 2014

When Alanna Masterson joined the cast of The Walking Dead, she was so obscure no one had made a Wikipedia entry for her yet. Coming from a family of actorsher brother Christopher was Francis on Malcolm in the Middle, and her brother Danny was Stephen Hyde on That '70s Showit was only a matter of time until she would make her own mark in the family business. More

Oct 07, 2014

As much as The Walking Dead is known for its striking scenes—zombified little girls, beheadings, throats being ripped out—its true genius is found in its smaller, more reflective moments. One of the most poignant of these came in the season three premiere, when the teenaged Beth Greene is asked by her father, Hershel, to sing for the group of survivors.  More

Oct 07, 2014

Since the demise of irascible redneck Merle Dixon in season three, The Walking Dead hasn't had a character you could turn to for (admittedly dark) comic relief. Enter Dr. Eugene Porter, a self-proclaimed brilliant scientist with a mullet and an ability to make every social situation awkward simply by his presence.  More

Oct 06, 2014

There's a scene near the end of season four's "The Grove" that seems to represent the culmination of Carol Peletier's character growth. Having just killed her adopted daughter, Lizzie, because of her violently unstable behavior, Carol sits at a table in an abandoned house and confesses to Tyreese that she was the one who murdered his flu-stricken girlfriend.  More

Oct 06, 2014

Though The Walking Dead's TV version instantly earned high marks from readers of the graphic novel when it debuted in October, 2010, fans still had one question. Where was Tyreese? One of the most memorable characters from the show's source material, the hammer-wielding warrior was conspicuous in his absence from early episodes, and readers couldn't comprehend how the show's writers could leave out such a central character. More