Exclusive Interview: Frank Darabont inhabits MOB CITY

MOB CITY poster art | ©2013 TNT

MOB CITY, TNT’s original series that will run in three two-hour blocks on Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, depicts the battle between the Los Angeles Police Department and organized crime that raged through the Forties, mixing real historical figures like LAPD Chief William Parker (Neil McDonough) and gangsters Bugsy Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) with fictional personages including Detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal), mob associate Syd Rothman (Robert Knepper) and mysterious object of desire Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davalos). Writer/director/producer Frank Darabont, who brought the first season of THE WALKING DEAD to television (his feature credits include […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Showrunner Glen Mazarra talks THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 and more

THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 key art | ©2012 AMC/Frank Ockenfels

With Season 3 of THE WALKING DEAD debuting tonight on AMC, ASSIGNMENT X spoke with executive producer and showrunner Glen Mazarra who took the time to look back on the events of Season 2 and where the show is heading in Season 3 as our ragtag group of survivors headed by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) finally make it to the Prison to find safe haven from the “walkers” (aka the living dead). Two big fan favorite characters from the Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore/Charlie Adlard created comic will also be joining Season 3 including the villainous The Governor (David Morrissey) and warrior […]Read On »

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Blu-Ray Review: THE WALKING DEAD – THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

THE WALKING DEAD - THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON Blu-ray | ©2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa Suzanne McBride, IronE Singleton, Lauren Cohan, Jane McNeill, James Allen McCune, Emily Kinney, Scott Wilson Suggested Retail Price: $69.99 The second season of THE WALKING DEAD started off slow, maybe a bit too slow for its own good as the survivors of the zombie apocalypse found themselves finding safe haven on the farm owned by Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson). However, as the season progresses, the farm isn’t as safe as once thought and it results in a kick-ass second half where many of the groups […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Gale Anne Hurd talks THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 – Part 1

Gale Anne Hurd at the 37th Annual Saturn Awards | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Based on Robert Kirkman’s ongoing graphic novel series THE WALKING DEAD, AMC’s series about a small band of survivors trying to survive in a world overrun by zombies is now in production on its third season. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd spoke to ASSIGNMENT X about THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 in this exclusive interview. Hurd is a genre veteran, having produced and co-written the original TERMINATOR and served as a producer on ALIENS, ALIEN NATION, THE ABYSS, THE RELIC, CLOCKSTOPPERS and THE INCREDIBLE HULK, as well as acclaimed non-genre fare like THE WATERDANCE and the documentary CHOCTAW CODE TALKERS. […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 2 – “Beside the Dying Fire” – Season Finale

Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 2 finale - "Behind The Dying Fire" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa Suzanne McBride, IronE Singleton, Lauren Cohan, Jane McNeill, James Allen McCune, Emily Kinney, Scott Wilson Writer: Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara Director:  Ernest Dickerson Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 18, 2011 SPOILERS AHEAD … In the thirteenth episode and season finale of THE WALKING DEAD Season 2, “Beside the Dying Fire,” a zombie herd ends the group’s sojourn at the farm and not everyone makes it out alive. With the comfort of a possible new home gone, and truths shared about Shane’s (Jon Bernthal) […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 2 – “Better Angels”

Jon Bernthal in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 2 | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa Suzanne McBride, IronE Singleton, Lauren Cohan, Michael Zegen, Jane McNeill, James Allen McCune Writer: Evan Reilly, Glen Mazzara Director:  Guy Ferland Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 11, 2011 In the twelfth episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 2, “Better Angels,” Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) is laid to rest, and the group takes stock of where they stand. Hershel (Scott Wilson) invites everyone into the house, hearts are bared, and the survivors plan to heal and prove that Dale’s fear of a “broken” group is […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 2 – “Judge, Jury, Executioner”

A zombie in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 2 - “Judge, Jury, Executioner” | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa Suzanne McBride, IronE Singleton, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, James Allen McCune, Jane McNeill, Scott Wilson, Michael Zegen   Writer: Angela Kang Director:  Greg Nicotero Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 4, 2011 In the eleventh episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 2, “Judge, Jury, Executioner,” the entire group is drawn into a day of discussion and despair as they face the very real prospect that civilization as they knew it is gone. Randall (Michael Zegen) represents a threat, and Rick (Andrew […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 2 – “18 Miles Out”

Andrew Lincoln in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 2 - "18 Miles Out" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Phillip DeVona, Emily Kinney, Michael Zegen   Writer: Scott M. Gimple, Glen Mazzara Director:  Ernest Dickerson Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: February 26, 2011 In the tenth episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 2, “18 Miles Out,” rescued survivor Randall (Michael Zegen) is on the mend. As Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Shane (Jon Bernthal) head out on the road to release their charge back into the wild, the journey becomes an expedition into mending much more than one injured […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 2 – “Triggerfinger”

Rick Grimes in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 2 - "Triggerfinger" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Lauren Cohan, IronE Singleton, James Allen McCune, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Jane McNeill, Aaron Munoz, Phillip DeVona, Michael Zegen, Keedar Whittle Writer: David Leslie Johnson Director:  Billy Gierhart Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: February 19, 2011 In the ninth episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 2, “Triggerfinger,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Hershel (Scott Wilson), and Glenn (Steven Yeun) are pinned down at the bar following their disastrous encounter with other survivors. Meanwhile, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) recovers from her accident […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 2 – “Nebraska”

Jeffrey DeMunn in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 2 - "Nebraska" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Lauren Cohan, IronE Singleton, James Allen McCune, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Jane McNeill, Aaron Munez, Michael Raymond-James Writer: Evan Reilly Director:  Clark Johnson Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: February 12, 2011 In the mid-season premiere episode “Nebraska” (Episode 8, to be exact) of THE WALKING DEAD Season 2, the horrific fate of Sophia (Madison Lintz) has shaken everyone to their core. Hershel (Scott Wilson) and his people reel from the permanent loss of the family and friends they […]Read On »

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