Could The “Prominent Gay Character” Be an Aaron/Jesus Remix? Gimple Dishes on New Character in Season 5B

Spoilers for The Walking Dead comic book and television show – you have been warned.

aaron-the-walking-deadDuring the midseason finale of The Talking Dead, Robert Kirkman revealed that a “prominent gay character” from the comic book series would be introduced during the back half of Season 5 of The Walking Dead.

With rumors circling of the upcoming appearance of the Alexandria Safe Zone during season 5B, most fans of the comic book assumed that a man by the name of Aaron would be the next comic specific character to be introduced in the show. Aaron is introduced in Issue 67 of The Walking Dead, and is dubbed as a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Together with his boyfriend, Eric, they scoured the surrounding areas for survivors they deemed worthy of joining the ASZ – this is how Rick and his band of survivors eventually get to the Safe-Zone.

However, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Scott Gimple was questioned as to whether Aaron would be making an appearance as the prominent gay character from the comics that Kirkman promised, and he made it seem as though it might not be the character that everyone is expecting: Continue reading

UPDATE: The Walking Dead Spin-Off to Be Set in Los Angeles

Update: 12/16/2014

TheWalkingDead.com has officially reported that The Walking Dead Companion series will be set in the Los Angeles area.

This comes as little surprise as we announced on Saturday that the filming location would be Los Angeles. But, now it’s official! There is no word whether the story will stay in Los Angeles full-time, or if just the pilot episode will be filmed there.

Original Story:

There has been so much hype and drama over the new The Walking Dead companion series in the recent weeks. First it was reported that the series would be filmed in Pennsylvania until we were able to disprove that. Then three principle roles were cast for the series that is now being dubbed as “Cobalt”. Since then, no news has arisen…until today.

According to Reddit user KiddMicks, his/her neighborhood is now being scouted for the upcoming spinoff series set to be filmed and released in 2015. KiddMicks claims to have received a letter from Key Assistant Location Manager, Ted Kim – who appears to have worked on a number of series and movies including “Law & Order: LA” and 2014’s movie “Sextape”. Continue reading

Bullshit Alert: Walking Dead Companion Series to Film in Pennsylvania in December?

This is a developing story. We’ve reached out to Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead, to confirm whether this is a legit casting call. Additionally, we submitted an inquiry to the Craigslist add for more information. We will update this post with additional details as they become available.

UPDATE #1: 12/1/2014

As of today, all but 2 of the original Craigslist ads have been pulled from Craigslist.

Update #2: 12/1/2014

As of 6PM EST, all Craigslist ads have been removed and/or flagged from Craigslist.

Additionally, new details about the supposed “The Walking Dead” companion series casting call in Bucks County, PA have emerged. We received a number of emails from people looking to determine the legitimacy of the “audition”. Fortunately, enough people provided us emails to compare them all and determine that this is likely a scam by It Factor Productions.

In the emails provided to TWDEnthusiasts.com, Tina, the Director of Talent Services at It Factor Productions, reached out to inform hopefuls that the casting directors “really loved your look” and would be “interested in auditioning you for some extra work or possibly a principal role.” Oh boy, lucky you!!

When you do a little digging about the company, the reviews are less than stellar – most reviews claim that the company tries to get you to pay hundreds, even thousands of dollars, before you ever get cast.

Here is the full transcript of the email, so you can compare the email you received with the email everyone in the Bucks County, PA area received:

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Hi [insert YOUR name here],

Auditions are being held this Tuesday and Wednesday only for AMC walking Dead at 6:45 PM in North E Phili at 210 E Street Road

(You are receiving this message because you recently applied to a casting for walking Dead: Casting Details Below)

My name is Tina director of talent services with the It Factor Productions and after carefully reviewing your photos and information, our directors requested that I schedule you in for an open call/audition this Tuesday or Wednesday 12/2/2014 – 12/3/2014 at 6:45 Pm! The directors really love your look and think you will be a strong asset for the show. We are currently interested in auditioning you for some extra work or possibly a principal role. We would like to get you working on set as early as next week if possible.

Some Key Information for you to Know About Your Audition:

At the audition you will be given a script to audition with and we will also have your measurements and some quick digital’s taken. It is vital that you confirm your attendance with me via email ASAP. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask via email or by phone at 215-322-8200

Auditions will be taking place in North East Philadelphia at:

210 E Street Rd Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

Please arrive 10-15 mins early!

I know that you may have some questions! With that said, please review the Talent Interview Guide before coming in: http://theitfactorproductions.com/talent-interview-guide/

Please understand, due to the shooting dates, it is vital that you get back to me A.S.A.P. Please confirm your attendance by replying to this email. Dress code is business trendy. If you arrive looking like a mess, you will not be given an opportunity to audition.

Make sure you have proper directions to our office before leaving. Here is a link to our office, with map: http://goo.gl/V43EoM

Also, if you want check out other upcoming auditions and projects via The It Factor Productions, just follow this link for a Google search: http://bit.ly/1hC6o7c

Thanks! Please confirm! :)

Tina

To your success,
Tina Cooper – Director of Talent Services
The It Factor Productions

Lower Southampton Village
210 East Street Road, Suite 2A
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
www.theitfactorproductions.com
Phone: 1-215-322-8200

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With all of this being said, it’s pretty clear that this is a scam by It Factor Productions to garner money from unsuspecting fans of The Walking Dead franchise – kudos to them for drawing the attention. While we can not 100% confirm the legitimacy of this casting call, there are many red flags to consider before wasting your time going to this “audition”:

  • Everyone who applied is receiving the exact same email from “Tina”
  • Would AMC/The Walking Dead really be casting for a show a WEEK before they are set to start shooting? Has The Walking Dead ever had open castings for “principal roles”?
  • All Craigslist ads have been either flagged or removed, which tells us that AMC likely caught on and threw the lawyers at them.

If you did apply for this casting call, and decide to go in for the interview, email us with your experience at thewalkingdeadenthusiasts@gmail.com.

Original story:

Finally some new details about the recently announced Walking Dead spin-off series has arrived! After months of anticipation, the world has finally learned a couple of small details about the show; however this time, it’s in regards to production schedules.

A couple of ads posted on Craigslist are calling for extras and principal roles for AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. The release reveals that filming will begin in mid-December in none other than Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

[POLL] Who Will Die in the Midseason Finale?

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There has been a lot of speculation lately regarding who might die during the Season 5 midseason finale. Robert Kirkman has stated that Episode 8 “Coda” would be “deadly and unexpected.” That being said, which characters do you think might meet their demise? Vote in our poll below and feel free to sound off with your thoughts in the comments section! Continue reading

Emily Kinney Spotted On Set During Last Days of S5 Filming?

In a rather interesting turn of events, Emily Kinney was reportedly spotted on set in Georgia during the last few days of Season 5 filming – which evidently wraps up today.

In a new photo that has been floating around the internet, you can see Emily Kinney (aka Beth Greene) walking around the Alexandria Safe Zone. Although she isn’t filming and doesn’t appear to be “in character”, that doesn’t necessarily mean she hasn’t been either. Continue reading

Spoilers Regarding Character Death in Mid-Season Finale – You Be The Judge!

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SPOILER WARNINGS – take this information with a grain of salt, but it’s more than likely accurate as the source tends to be reliable. These are MAJOR spoilers for a character death in The Walking Dead Season 5 Mid-Season finale. You have been warned!

Walking Dead producers have promised some carnage this season after Season 4’s less than stellar character death count. Only 4 episodes deep into Season 5 and they’ve already delivered on that promise. But new The Walking Dead spoilers have been floating around that hint at a major character death to come during the mid-season finale. Continue reading

Why Was Carol at the Hospital at the End of Slabtown? [SPOILERS]

Warning: MAJOR (and we mean MAJOR) spoilers for upcoming episodes of Season 5 of The Walking Dead – including set photos that confirm rumors. You have been warned – leave now or forever hold your peace.

If you watched Episode 4 of The Walking Dead entitled “Slabtown”, the latest episode featuring the return of Beth Greene, you know the last 30 seconds of the show left you speechless – and with about a million lingering questions.

After being saved/kidnapped (you can decide) by the cross car people in Season 4, fans were finally treated to Beth’s harrowing journey since that fateful night. Evidently, she was “saved” by a group of armed police officers who found her struggling to survive – not too hard to believe. But after awakening in the hospital, she learns that she must “repay” her debt in the form of physical labor or sexual favors for the male police officers. Continue reading

Kirkman on Record: “Rick Is NOT Still in Coma”

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One of the biggest concerns many The Walking Dead fans have is that the events Rick Grimes is experiencing are not actually happening in real time. Many fans have speculated that Rick is actually dreaming about the Zombie Apocalypse as a result of his comatose.

Both the television show and the comic book start with Rick waking up in the hospital after he’s shot in the line of duty – leaving him in a coma for an undisclosed about of time. Once he wakes up, he realizes that the world has seemingly come to an end. Many fans feared that Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, would end of the series with Rick awakening in his hospital bed, realizing that all the events that unfolded were actually…”just a dream.” Continue reading

Will Juan Gabriel Pareja, Morales from Season 1, Return to The Walking Dead?

Episode-5-Morales-Carol-760Not many characters from the original cast of Season 1 of The Walking Dead are still alive today. Jacqui decided to “opt out”, Amy met the true death while heading to the shitter, poor Dale got his innards ripped out, and Andrea…well, don’t even get me started about Andrea.

But one of the biggest mysteries of the entire show – possibly a bigger mystery than what actually caused the zombie apocalypse – was when Morales (played by actor, Juan Gabriel Pareja) decided to abandon the original Atlanta survivors near the end of the Season 1. Instead of going to the CDC, Morales and his wife decided they would be better off heading to Birmingham, Alabama to find some of their family members who lived there. After that, we never heard from the Morales family again. And honestly, it felt a bit strange to viewers that a large portion of the cast would just be cut out of the series all together for no apparent reason. Continue reading

Ep. Spoilers for ‘Four Walls and a Roof’ & ‘Slabtown’ Leak Online

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Warning, folks. Big time scary spoilers for the next two episodes of The Walking Dead – Episode 3 “Four Walls and a Roof” and Episode 4 “Slabtown” – have been leaked by our friends over at The Spoiling Dead Fans.

While the leaked videos have been disappearing online at record speeds, The Spoiling Dead Fans did the world a service and gave us a very thorough breakdown of what each of the scenes featured. The videos show clips from next week’s episode, as well as the much anticipated episode “Slabtown”, which has been said to feature long-lost Beth Greene. Continue reading