Walking Dead Weekend Roundup – November 16, 2014


Walking Dead Weekend Roundup – The Governor Forms Production Company

Walking Dead Blackout, The Governor Forms Production Company, Norman Reedus’ New Book, Walking Dead #137 Cover and more!

Walking Dead Blackout

– AMC’s network dispute with DirecTV is threatening to spill over to Walking Dead fans. AMC has declared a possible service interruption for DirecTV’s 20 million subscribers unless problems are resolved quickly. DirecTV has already dropped AMC to its Latin American subscribers. The conflict could see The Walking Dead missing in action mid-season for DirecTV subscribers.

According to Deadline, AMC released this statement during programming:

“DirecTV has not engaged in meaningful negotiations with us, which leaves us to doubt whether a timely renewal is possible. In addition, DirecTV is in violation of our current agreement, and it has dropped AMC in Latin America. We hope to finalize a new agreement quickly but in the meantime, we think it is important to alert DirecTV customers who care about The Walking Dead that their ability to watch the show on DirecTV is at risk.”

DirecTV responded with a statement of their own:

“Customers will not miss any of this year’s new season of The Walking Dead or any other shows. AMC is contractually obligated to provide all of its programming for several more months and we intend to renew our AMC partnership at a price that’s fair to our customers.”

– AMC previously pulled the plug on Dish Network for around three months in 2012.

Walking Dead Ratings

– Last Sunday’s episode “Self Help” scored a 6.9 rating, scoring around 13.5 million viewers in the 18-49 age demographic. According to TVbytheNumbers, the rerun at 11pm grabbed AMC an additional audience of 2.7 million viewers in the 18-49 age range.

– The previous episode “Slabtown” scored a 7.6 rating, scoring around 14.5 million viewers in the 18-49 age demographic.

The Governor Forms Production Company

– David Morrissey has started his own production company alongside three other filmmakers named On the Corner.

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Morrissey discussed his new pursuit:

“I have been working as an actor and director for over 30 years and have always been fascinated by all aspects and stages of the industry. Therefore it was a natural progression for me to become involved with the creation of drama from its concept to delivery and beyond” – David Morrissey

Norman Reedus: New Book

– Norman Reedus has a new book out for Walking Dead fans. “Thank You For All the Niceness”, is a brand new fan art book featuring 3,000 submissions from all over the world.

According to Reedus’ website Bigbaldbook.com, “This is not your average display of fan artwork. Created in every thinkable medium, the Norman/Daryl archetype is captured in tattoo designs, cakes, pencil sketches, mosaics, chalk drawings, digital art, and even children sketches from his youngest fans.”

– The art book will be exclusively available for NYC fans. Check out The Strand Bookstore and St. Marks Books to obtain your very own copy! A significant portion of proceeds will be donated to charity.

Comic News

– The new cover for issue #137 of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead has been revealed on Twitter!

Talking Dead Guests

– Celebrity guests on Talking Dead tonight feature former WWE superstar CM Punk and comedian Yvette Nicole Brown. Cast members include Tyler James Williams who played Noah on episode 4 ‘Slabtown’ this season.

CM Punk was recently hired by Marvel Comics to pen Thor Annual #1 alongside artist Rob Guillory.


– Daryl Dixon and Carol will be back in action. Last week’s ending showed an unconscious Carol being pushed on a gurney. Is it all part of the plan? Or have things gone haywire in the police-run hospital? As last episode’s revelation showed us… Things are not always what they seem. Will it be a Mission Impossible style rescue? Or one risk too many?

– There’s only three episodes of The Walking Dead left in 2014.

What will be the outcome of operation Save Beth? Find out tonight on Episode 6 “Consumed” on AMC! See you next time Walking Dead fans!