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'The Walking Dead' Season 11, Episode 8 Review: An Okay Midseason Finale. Forbes'The Walking Dead' Season 11, Episode 8 Review: An Okay Midseason Finale

Fear the Walking Dead season 7 release time: What time is the new season out?

Express 11 October, 2021 - 02:30am

Fear the Walking Dead is back on AMC and continuing to expand on The Walking Dead universe in exciting and wild new ways. Season seven will be very different for fans, following the nuclear option ending of season six. The wait is almost over, with the premiere imminent.

For fans in the USA, the new season will premiere on Sunday at 9pm PST, October 17, while eager UK fans can catch the premiere Monday at 2am, October 18.

If fans in the UK don’t like the idea of staying up until 2am to watch the show, there is a repeat at 9pm on the same day.

In the USA the new season will also be available to watch on AMC+, the broadcaster’s streaming service alternative.

Not only is the new season of Fear the Walking Dead on the platform, but the entire Walking Dead back catalogue is available as well.

This includes both the original series and the latest spin-off The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

New episodes of The Walking Dead season 11 are airing now and are accessible on the service.

Similarly, new episodes of World Beyond season two are airing now and available to watch on AMC+.

At the end of season six, Teddy (played by John Glover) decided enough was enough and exploded several nukes across the Texas area.

Teddy went with most of the state, leaving a new villain gap to be filled in during season seven.

It is already clear from the trailer this season will be very different, both in story, content and even visuals.

The nuclear-scarred landscape and irradiated skies will be something completely new for fans of The Walking Dead universe.

Speaking at the San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, co-showrunner Andrew Chambliss told fans how season seven would be a completely new adventure.

Chambliss explained: “We were looking for a way to reinvent the show.

“We're gonna reset everyone in terms of apocalypse survival. Everyone's kind of back to zero, having to learn how to do it all over again.

“We are adding so many new elements. In many ways — from what we've shot so far — it feels like a new show.”

This isn’t the first time Fear the Walking Dead has had to reinvent itself, with season four similarly serving as a springboard for new events, characters, and locations.

Back in 2018, Chambliss told The Hollywood Reporter that “this show constantly reinvents itself".

Chambliss added: “We’ve seen the location move from Los Angeles in season one, to getting on a boat in season two and then being in Mexico, and then living on a survivalist ranch on the border in season three.

“We see ourselves continuing that tradition and carrying the show forward to the next step.”

Now Fear the Walking Dead has gone full fallout, the future of the show is a blank canvas again.

The Badass Women of The Walking Dead Universe

The Walking Dead 11 October, 2021 - 02:30am

And of the elements that worked here, none were better than the unexpected death of seeming Final Big Bad, Pope. (R.I.P.) After setting him up as the next big threat, the show dispatched him with the brutal efficiency of, well, a walker attack. Mea culpa: Just last week I said there was no way the series was offing him yet, and I’ve never been happier to eat my words. Just by executing the “God chose us” zealot, a wrench gets thrown in an otherwise predictable story, placing Leah in charge and leaving it unclear just what’s going to happen between our protagonists and the Reapers. Will the latter want revenge? Undoubtedly. But Leah’s not stupidly vengeful—there’s a host of options in play now, all more promising than what existed before.

The Walking Dead female cast members love Princess as much as you

Polygon 11 October, 2021 - 02:30am

‘I fell in love with her because of how vulnerable she is,’ actress Paola Lázaro said

Yvette Nicole Brown moderated a virtual panel with women from all three of The Walking Dead universe’s current series: Aliyah Royale (The Walking Dead: World Beyond), Angela Kang (The Walking Dead showrunner), Karen David (Fear The Walking Dead), Paola Lázaro (The Walking Dead), Alexa Mansour (The Walking Dead: World Beyond), Jenna Elfman (Fear The Walking Dead), Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), Denise Huth (The Walking Dead producer), Christine Evangelista (Fear The Walking Dead), Julia Ormond (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) and Annet Mahendru (The Walking Dead: World Beyond).

One thing the whole panel could agree with was how much they all loved Princess, the relative newcomer who started as a comic book fan favorite and has exceeded expectations.

“I’m gonna jump in here before somebody steals Princess,” said Cohan, when asked by Brown what other character she would love to play besides her own. “In so many years on this show, Paola portrays one of my favorite characters we’ve ever had. You think when you get this far you’re not going to have someone this bright, optimistic, happy, new, and she does such a good job. She’s so bright. She’s so funny. The way you fumble and stumble and fall in love and say the wrong thing? I can’t imagine anyone else making that natural.”

Julia Ormond jumped in with the praise. “It’s a super brave performance. When you have a character like that you have so many colors. Your costume is colorful. The character is colorful.”

It would be very easy for a character like Princess to stand out so much in the grim dark universe of The Walking Dead that it’s distracting. But when Princess stands out, you can’t help but love her for it. It’s also, per the theme of the panel, always nice to see a badass female character who hasn’t necessarily eschewed all femininity in lieu of a more traditionally male hard exterior. As much as we love to see characters like Maggie and Carol become cowboys, The Walking Dead doesn’t value any expression of femininity over another — especially now that there are two spin-offs with even more characters.

“I fell in love with her because of how vulnerable she is,” Lázaro said. The actress noted that, much like Princess, she got in trouble when she was younger for speaking her mind with no filter and standing up for what she thought was right. When she was cast, she said at the end of the panel she messaged the writers and asked if Princess could be Puerto Rican like herself instead of Mexican American as she’s written in the comics. “There’s already a Mexican American character who is fantastic and super strong — which is Rosita. I want to represent other Hispanic people.” The writers agreed, and not only does Lázaro get to bring a little more of herself into the character, but she just gets to exist as a Puerto Rican character on television without constantly reminding the audience who she is.

“There is no one on this planet who could have played Princess better,” Brown said later on in the panel, bringing things back around to this character. “Princess is beloved.”

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Reveals CRM Plan to End the Zombie Apocalypse

ComicBook.com 10 October, 2021 - 09:55pm

The Walking Dead: World Beyond declassifies intel on the Civic Republic Military's growing plan to end the zombie apocalypse and eradicate empties from the planet. Spoiler warning for Season 2 Episode 2, "Foothold." A decade after the global outbreak of the zombie virus that turns the infected into the flesh-feasting undead, brilliant biochemist and geneticist Dr. Leo Bennett (Joe Holt) works towards a cure at a Civic Republic Research Facility in New York State. In this fight for a future, Lt. Col. Elizabeth Kublek (Julia Ormond) and the CRM recruit Dr. Lyla Belshaw (Natalie Gold) and other assets — like Leo's gifted daughter Hope (Alexa Mansour) — to build an apparatus of knowledge and research to save humanity.

In a post-credits scene ending Season 1, Episode 4, "The Wrong End of a Telescope," Civic Republic scientist Dr. Belshaw conducts empties experiments on her zombie-bitten colleague Dr. Samuel Abbott (S.J. Ovaska). Labeled "TS A 4.0.2.," the reanimated Abbott is among dozens of walkers muzzled and strapped to gurneys inside the testing facility. 

Belshaw records her notes into a voice recorder: "Test subject displayed no detectable responses to psychological stimuli. Necrotic plasma and brain fluid are being drawn for further testing. Results to be compared to tests performed during and immediately following reanimation. Tomorrow we'll begin the climate variation tests as scheduled."

In Season 2 Episode 2, "Foothold," CRM prisoner Silas (Hal Cumpston) is remanded to a decontamination center miles away from the Research Facility where Belshaw works with Bennett. He's put to work with decon crew Webb (Jesse Gallegos), Tiga (Ry Chase), and Grady (Kellen Joseph Quinn), who use modified catch poles called kill sticks to do their dirty work.

The decontamination center lures in the dead with lights and music before blowing them up and cleaning up the remains, trucking the blasted body parts away off-site.

Mechanic Dennis (Maximilian Osinski) reveals the decontamination center is the first of its kind. Now there are six larger decontamination centers across New York State — converted stadiums and arenas — each operated by trained military personnel.

They're "playing a role in an experiment in mass culling," explains Dennis. "And if the modeling's right... we can clear out the state while the measures keep more from coming in. We can gain a foothold. We can start to bring back what this place had in energy, agriculture, commerce. This? This is a training ground for that." 

On a tour of the CR Research Facility where Hope is reunited with her father in "Konsekans," Belshaw reveals the campus was once a government-funded educational research lab before the fall. The lower levels are where the bright minds of the Civic Republic are "laying the foundation to one day find out why the world turned."

Finding a cure is more about "pinpointing what inside us makes us turn — whether it be fungal, bacterial, viral, or something else entirely," Belshaw says. "But it's also about finding a way to get rid of the ones who have already turned. By investigating and hopefully discovering what keeps the dead animated, what inside them slows their decomposition rates and feeds their appetite, we hope to one day turn off those triggers, eliminate the dead as a threat, and eradicate them from the earth." 

Belshaw shows Hope a pre-recorded video of Dr. Bennett addressing their partners in the CR, part of the Alliance of the Three — the once united communities of Omaha, Portland, and the Civic Republic — bound by the Three-Circle symbol

In the video presentation, Bennett narrates footage of an empty wearing a biorecorder device strapped to its back. Scientists fuse biorecorders to the brain stems of empties, giving them the ability to record and transmit the dead's biological response to environmental stimuli — providing invaluable tracking data to help approximate and predict behavior.

The CR spent years developing the technology that Bennett cracked in two months. The program is in its infancy, he says, but has allowed CR researchers to collect "troves of information — small variations in brain chemistry, variations in speed, implying pursuit behaviors, the effect of weather on movement and awareness - massive amounts of data that will open the doors to further avenues of research."

Bennett's research involves infecting the dead with strains of fungi that grow on necrotic flesh. He posits: "It's conceivable if we can modify an existing fungus, then we can one day accelerate the dead's rate of decay, virtually neutralizing them as an active, mobile threat." 

If the CRM can decontaminate and eventually neutralize empties — even the "columns," what the CRM calls massive herds of the dead roaming the world — it's possible this "mass culling" can clear entire states of walkers. In time, Kublek envisions a future where the living reclaims the world from the dead. 

New episodes of TWD: World Beyond Season 2 premiere Sundays on AMC and AMC+. Follow the author @CameronBonomolo on Twitter for all things TWD and stay tuned to ComicBook for coverage all season long.

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