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This Could Become 'Biggest Ever Profits Case in TV History'

'Walking Dead' creators, producers sue AMC

(Newser) - A bunch of Walking Dead bigwigs are suing AMC, claiming the network hasn't compensated them fairly. In what the Hollywood Reporter says "could become the biggest ever profits case in television history," co-creator Robert Kirman (whose comic books provided the show's source material) along with producers... More »

'Split Second': Stuntwoman Killed on Deadpool 2 Identified

Joi 'SJ' Harris died in a crash during filming in Vancouver

(Newser) - The motorcycle stuntwoman who was killed on the Deadpool 2 set has been identified as Joi "SJ" Harris, who was working on her first film, reports Deadline Hollywood . Harris lost control of her motorcycle while filming a scene in Vancouver and crashed through a plate-glass window. She wasn't... More »

Questions Swirl Around Walking Dead Stuntman's Fatal Fall

It's not clear what went wrong with what should have been a simple stunt

(Newser) - Stuntperson John Bernecker was supposed to be doing what one veteran stunt coordinator calls "the ABC of stunts"—a 22-foot fall—on the Georgia set of the Walking Dead when he instead plummeted headfirst to his death . The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at the investigation surrounding the... More »

Fall on Set of Walking Dead Proves Fatal

Stuntman John Bernecker has died at the age of 33

(Newser) - Sad news from the world of The Walking Dead: John Bernecker, the stuntman who suffered severe head injuries after falling Wednesday on the Georgia set of the AMC series, has died, TMZ reports. Variety has also received confirmation of Bernecker's death, citing the Coweta County coroner, who says the... More »

Serious Accident on Set Halts Walking Dead Production

Stuntman on life support after 20-foot fall

(Newser) - A stunt gone terribly wrong on the set of AMC’s hit zombie series The Walking Dead has temporarily halted production of the show’s eighth season in Atlanta. According to USA Today , stuntman John Bernecker sustained serious head injuries during a stunt after falling 20 to 30 feet onto... More »

The 10 Favorite TV Shows of Republicans, Democrats

Everybody loves Supernatural , apparently

(Newser) - It seems there's still three things Republicans and Democrats can agree on: zombies, nerds, and Jared Padalecki. The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, and—surprisingly—Supernatural are the only shows that make the top 10 of supporters of both political parties, PR Newswire reports. E-Score ranked the shows... More »

Neighbor Calls 911 Over Walking Dead

After report of 'screaming,' cops found family watching show

(Newser) - A Montana family watching The Walking Dead on Sunday unexpectedly found themselves at the center of a real-life drama. Police say a neighbor heard "screaming from a house about someone having a gun" and called 911. Minutes later, officers surrounded the Great Falls home with weapons drawn, per KRTV... More »

Man Kills 'Zombie' Friend After Walking Dead Binge

He used guitar, microwave in beating, police say

(Newser) - A New Mexico man watched so much of The Walking Dead—and drank so much malt liquor—that police say he became convinced his friend was a zombie and acted accordingly. Police say Damon Perry, 23, beat, kicked, and stabbed his friend Christopher Paquin, also 23, to death after the... More »

Walking Dead Spinoff in the Works

'Spread the Dead' coming in 2015

(Newser) - AMC is nowhere near done with zombies. The network announced Monday it has greenlit a Walking Dead spinoff, reportedly called Spread the Dead. Newsy reports: More »

Zombies Trendiest When We're Dissatisfied

Interest peaks 'when as a culture we feel disempowered' : expert

(Newser) - How to explain the current fascination with The Walking Dead, the "zombie walks" occurring across the country, or the televised warnings of zombie apocalypse? It's no coincidence that we're in the midst of a zombie obsession, says a professor who's studied the phenomenon: People get into... More »

Detroit's Salvation: Zombie Theme Park?

Post-apocalyptic theme park could bring tourism

(Newser) - You probably won't see this in any Chrysler commercials. Instead of tearing down some of Detroit's sketchier neighborhoods, a local entrepreneur thinks he can rejuvenate the city by turning it over to zombies. "I thought, 'What do we have around here?' A lot of abandoned buildings,... More »

British Columbia Preps Citizens for Zombies

If you're ready for the undead, you're ready for anything

(Newser) - You've picked on the wrong little girl, zombie! That's the message a feisty British Columbian has for a walker who aims to eat her brains in a video produced by the province to prepare its citizens for an invasion of the undead. Actually, not really. It's a... More »

AMC's Walking Dead Creator Steps Down

Frank Darabont won't be directing zombies this season: Report

(Newser) - Can the Walking Dead survive without its head? Frank Darabont—creator, executive producer, and director of the critically acclaimed AMC hit series—has stepped down as its head honcho, reports Deadline Hollywood . It's unclear whether Darabont will depart the zombie show entirely or remain in another role. More »

County Warns Residents of Zombie Invasion

Luckily, the undead are just actors from AMC's 'The Walking Dead'

(Newser) - Cobb County has an important message for Georgia drivers: Zombies ahead. Seriously. Officials are posting two message boards warning those behind the wheel that they may encounter zombies in the area, which is being used to film scenes from AMC's The Walking Dead on Monday, reports the Marietta Daily ... More »

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