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Jul 19, 2019

Andrew Lincoln left The Walking Dead last year, but he wasn’t killed off. Instead, the last we saw of Rick Grimes he was being taken away in a helicopter and his friends and family never discovered what happened to him. When he left the show the producers said they would be bringing Lincoln back as Grimes for a series of three TV movies. More

Watch the First Trailer for “The Walking Dead” Season 9 - Andrew Lincoln’s Final Season

The Season Premiere is October 7; Plus Watch the New Fear the Walking Dead Trailer

Jul 20, 2018

A new trailer for season 9 of The Walking Dead has been shared fresh from Comic-Con and it’s been revealed that the show will premiere October 7 on AMC. There’s also a new trailer for the rest of season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead.

Comic-Con TV Trailer Roundup: “The Walking Dead,” “Westworld,” “The Defenders,” and More

Plus Trailers for Inhumans, Star Trek: Discovery, Fear the Walking Dead, Gifted, Riverdale, and More

Jul 25, 2017

Another San Diego Comic-Con is done and there are still a lot of trailers to digest. Here is a roundup of all the notable trailers for various TV shows. It includes trailers for the new seasons of Westworld, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Teen Wolf, Riverdale, Vikings, The Last Ship, and The Originals. Then there are trailers for the first seasons of three new Marvel shows (The Defenders, Inhumans, and Gifted), as well as the new trailers for Star Trek: Discovery and Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek spoof The Orville. More

Apr 06, 2016

You could almost hear the groans across America. After a half-season’s worth of preparation for the arrival of Negan, the villain whose entrance we were promised would change the trajectory of the show’s storyline forever, we got…a cliffhanger. More

Watch: Full “Fear the Walking Dead” Trailer

The Walking Dead Companion Series to Premiere August 23

Jul 10, 2015

After previously releasing some brief teaser clips for the show, AMC has now shared the full trailer for Fear the Walking Dead, the new spinoff/companion series to The Walking Dead that takes place in Los Angeles at around the time the zombie outbreak starts. More

Watch: Intense First Trailer for Season 6 of “The Walking Dead”

Trailer Premiered at Comic-Con Today, The Show Returns October 11

Jul 10, 2015

At The Walking Dead’s Comic-Con panel today the first trailer for season 6 was shown and now AMC has posted it online. The intense trailer seems to set up a power struggle between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and returning character Morgan Jones (Lennie James), as our heroes try to make it work in the small safe zone they’ve found in Alexandria, Virginia. More

Watch: “Fear the Walking Dead” Clip, “Nick’s Escape”

The Walking Dead Spinoff to Premiere This August

Jun 19, 2015

We don’t know all that much yet about Fear the Walking Dead, the new spinoff/companion series to The Walking Dead. More

This Week in Geek: Punisher in “Daredevil,” Chris Hemsworth in “Ghostbusters,” Christopher Lee, etc.

Plus Updates on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, X-Men: Apocalypse, and more!

Jun 12, 2015

Welcome to This Week in Geek, our roundup of geek-centric film and TV news from the last week. This week we have tributes for the late Christopher Lee and updates on Marvel’s Daredevil, Ghostbusters, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Martian, Victor Frankenstein, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and more. More

The Walking Dead: Seven Questions for the Second Half of Season Five

We Predict What Might Lie Ahead for Our Favorite Zombie Slayers

Feb 06, 2015

A year ago, when The Walking Dead returned for its season four mid-season premier, there was nothing but questions. Did Judith survive the zombie horde? When would Carol return? Would Lizzie freak out and kill everyone? More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2014 Issue with St. Vincent on the Cover

Issue 52 Also Includes Interviews with Jenny Lewis, The War on Drugs, James Franco, Ariel Pink vs. Panda Bear, Jason Schwartzman vs. Real Estate, the Cast of The Walking Dead, "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten, and More.

Dec 19, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the Best of 2014 Issue, which is about to hit newsstands and will be out all of January and February. It features St. Vincent on the cover and interviews with some of the artists behind 2014’s best albums. More

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

Watch: New Trailer for Season Five of The Walking Dead

The Zombie Hit Returns to AMC October 12th

Sep 08, 2014

AMC has released a new trailer for season 5 of The Walking Dead. In it we get hints of the fate of Rick Grimes and our heroes, who were last seen lured in and imprisoned by the people of Terminus, locked up in an old train car and potentially a future meal for cannibals. More

Watch: New Walking Dead Trailer for Season 5 Released at Comic-Con

The Walking Dead Returns to AMC October 12

Jul 25, 2014

AMC has just released a trailer for season 5 of The Walking Dead. The trailer debuted at Comic-Con but is now online. The smash hit and critically acclaimed zombie show returns on October 12 at 9 PM. More

Feb 09, 2014

To this point, The Walking Dead generally hasn’t been the type of show to tantalize us with unresolved questions and subtle clues for its more devoted viewers to decode. But the first half of season four featured an unusually large number of plot points that remain unaddressed as we head into the final eight episodes. More

Jan 02, 2014

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday February 9. More

Nov 04, 2013

On Dec. 3 Morrissey‘s highly anticipated memoir Autobiography will receive U.S. distribution Dec. 3 via G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House. More

Jul 22, 2013

The Walking Dead will return to AMC on October 13. More

Comic-Con 2011 Day Two – The Walking Dead (plus Season Two Trailer)

Robert Kirkman and the Show’s Stars on Season Two of the Zombie Apocalypse

Jul 25, 2011

“I was of the mind that it was never going to be a TV show, because it’s so dark,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead comic book series that was adapted into the critically acclaimed AMC TV series, one of the biggest and best reviewed cable series of 2011. At the panel in Ballroom 20 the producers and cast teased season two, which debuts October 16. We also have the trailer for season two. More

Zombies Rule in New Walking Dead Promo

Show Premiers October 31st

Sep 08, 2010

Check out this new clip for the appropriately named Frank Darabont AMC series, Walking Dead. The gore starts flying on Halloween. More

Aug 25, 2010

Zombies are hot! Just ask Frank Darabont, whose new show The Walking Dead premieres this Halloween on AMC. We have the trailer. More


Oct 09, 2015

Despite having appeared in only three episodes spread over five seasons, Lennie James has managed to make Morgan Jones one of the most iconic characters in the history of The Walking Dead. When we first meet him in the show’s premiere episode he was the father and grieving husband who first explains to Rick Grimes that the world has fallen into zombie-fueled chaos. More

Aug 21, 2015

You probably know more about The Walking Dead than Cliff Curtis. Though the zombie thriller has utterly dominated cable TV for the past three years, pulling in a record-setting 17 million viewers for its season five premiere, Curtis was not one of them. More

Aug 21, 2015

In 2008, The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd had no reason to believe that the zombie drama would ever be anything more than a cable TV curiosity. More

Fear the Walking Dead

Fresh Blood: Cliff Curtis and Gale Anne Hurd On The Walking Dead Companion Series

Aug 20, 2015

Cliff Curtis isn’t used to playing nice guys. Over his 22-year career, the New Zealand-born actor has played a gang member (Training Day), an FBI man (Live Free or Die Hard), a cranky Marine (Runaway Jury), and a variety of drug dealers and otherwise unsavory characters (Bringing Out the Dead,Blow). More

The Walking Dead: Death in Primetime

Robert Kirkman, Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Gale Anne Hurd, and Josh McDermitt on How a Show About Zombies Has Conquered Television

Apr 20, 2015

On October 30, 2010—the day before AMC aired the first episode of The Walking DeadRobert Kirkman had no idea what to expect. He knew he had a strong storythe success of his Walking Dead comic book series had proven thatand he knew there was nothing remotely like that story on TV. More

Mar 20, 2015

[Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched last week’s episode, “Spend,” which aired March 15, then read no further.] Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has said that he works hard to give his characters a suitable end, leaving the most memorable (and most gruesome) deaths for the show’s most significant characters. More

Christian Serratos of The Walking Dead

Blood Under the Fingernails

Feb 20, 2015

When The Walking Dead began holding auditions for the role of Rosita Espinosa in July of 2013, it’s unlikely that hardcore fans of the comic would have placed Christian Serratos on the shortlist of candidates. More

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

May 28, 2014

He fearlessly stares down sociopathic killers and hordes of zombies every week as the crossbow-wielding, motorcycle-riding Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, but Norman Reedus readily admits that what really makes him nervous is the idea of talking to legendary Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis. More

Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman's Four-Panel Terror Shambles Onto TV

Oct 06, 2010

“This is not good.” Those are the foreboding first words you read in the debut issue of Image Comics’ The Walking Dead. There is no over-the-top internal monologue from a main character, or omnipresent narrator clueing you in to the overall through-line. It’s just a bleak, monochromatic landscape, punctuated by telephone poles and a pivotal police shootout. More


Oct 26, 2016

There’s a small moment in The Walking Dead‘s season one finale “TS-19,” where Rick Grimes tells Dr. Edwin Jenner that he’s “grateful” that he and his group have been allowed to enter the safety of the CDC. “The day will come when you won’t be” is Jenner’s grim reply. More

Feb 12, 2015

For a show where character deaths drive much of the plot, The Walking Dead doesn’t linger long on the actual dying process. Some characters get to say goodbyes (Lori, Andrea), some drift away in peace (Bob) but most don’t get to say anything at all (Beth, Hershel, Dale, Merle). You’d have to go all the way back to when Jim (remember him?) was bitten in season one to find an episode that focused as much on the anguish of someone who knows he’s slipping into the clutches of the zombie fever. With “What Happened and What’s Going On,” The Walking Dead have delivered their most poetic examination of death yet, updating the show’s thesis in the process. More

Apr 06, 2014

The last time The Walking Dead delivered a season finale, the response was mixed, to put it delicately. In season three, fans wanted a satisfying payoff to the season-long buildup to war between The Governor and the Team Grimes prison group, and what they got was little more than an inept attack, a hasty retreat, and The Governor losing his mind and slaughtering his own army. More

Mar 29, 2014

Coming off one of The Walking Dead‘s most emotionally exhausting episodes—the one we have to assume was making AMC executives “nervous” because of the (perhaps unprecedented) depiction a child’s execution—the fifteenth episode of season four needed only to provide a glimmer of hope to lighten the mood before the series finale. More

Mar 15, 2014

Perhaps more than any other show, The Walking Dead is burdened with the unenviable task of satisfying viewers who want nonstop zombie-stomping action and those who want the character development that makes the storytelling meaningful. More

Mar 05, 2014

Tony Soprano, Don Draper, Walter White, Frank Underwood—for whatever reason, modern audiences like their protagonists conflicted, duplicitous and deeply flawed. Despite the moral ambiguity inherent in having to live in a world where you have to kill other humans as a necessity, The Walking Dead is remarkable for just how traditional the show is in portraying its central struggle as being essentially between the good Rick Grimes fighting against the bad, in both zombie and human form. More

Feb 25, 2014

[Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen the latest episode of The Walking Dead, “Inmates,” then read no further.] More

Feb 18, 2014

If the last moments of the previous episode (“After”) ended at an uncharacteristically optimistic placeRick and Carl being reunited with Michonne after each learns that they can’t hope to survive alonethe beginning of “Inmates” represents the exact opposite sentiment. More

Feb 11, 2014

The first moments on “After” are telling. Taking an aerial view of the aftermath of The Governor’s ruinous attack on the prison where Rick Grimes and his band of survivors had tried to establish some semblance of a normal life, we see a smoldering tank surrounding by zombies. More

Jul 25, 2011

“I was of the mind that it was never going to be a TV show, because it’s so dark,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead comic book series that was adapted into the critically acclaimed AMC TV series, one of the biggest and best reviewed cable series of 2011. At the panel in Ballroom 20 the producers teased and cast season two, which debuts October 16. We also have the trailer for season two.


The Walking Dead Vol. 13: Too Far Gone

Written by Robert Kirkman; Art by Charlie Adlard; Cover by Cliff Rathburn

Dec 17, 2010

Now that AMC has wrapped its highly successful six-episode first season of The Walking Dead, it’s a great time to reflect and dive back into the books that made zombie geeks initially fawn over the show. Robert Kirkman’s thirteenth paperback volume, Too Far Gone, finds the group “safe” inside the Alexandria Safe-Zone community near Washington, D.C. More

The Walking Dead: Compendium One

Written and created by Robert Kirkman; Art by Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, Cliff Rathburn, and Rus Wooton

Jun 16, 2009

Image’s The Walking Dead: Compendium One is a hulking 1088-page softcover graphic novel that collects Robert Kirkman’s ongoing zombie masterpiece. The “compendium” series collects the first 48 issues in one shot and it’s a worthy edition to any discerning comic book enthusiast’s library. The astonishing fact that Kirkman’s post-apocalyptic comic can spawn yet another repackaging testifies to its hardcore fans, who will probably pick it up even if they picked up the smaller volumes along the way. This series is still salient. Another batch of potential fans could pick it up at their local shop and devour it like the rest of us did the first time. More