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Is Scary Redneck Merle Returning to 'The Walking Dead'?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 10th 2011 8:15AM
Merle Dixon, 'The Walking Dead'The return of 'The Walking Dead' is just days away and ahead of the Season 2 premiere we hear a rumor that scary redneck Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) may also be returning.

Norman Reedus, who plays Merle's almost equally scary younger brother Daryl, told TV Guide that an upcoming episode (airing Nov. 13) will revolve around his character.

"It's pretty much all Daryl on his own, in a hard-core man-versus-world psychological [quest] with inner turmoil and hints of 'Deliverance.'"

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'The Walking Dead' Talk at Comic Con

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 24th 2010 1:45PM
walking_dead_amc_posterFor a show about zombies, the panel on Friday for the upcoming AMC series 'The Walking Dead' was pretty lively. This is due in no small part to the cult following that the Robert Kirkman-created comic book has. (Imagine, a panel at Comic Con that actually has a connection to comics.)

Comic Con could be the biggest PR event that the cast and producers do this summer, but it won't be the last. Producers are hoping that by the time the show's October premiere rolls around that the whole world will know about 'The Walking Dead.'

Kirkman, who will also serve as the show's executive producer, was joined on the panel by cast members including Sarah Wayne Callies, Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden and Emma Bell and executive producers Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd.

The show hired some actors to play zombies to walk up and down the aisles during the panel. "I'm shaking," said Callies, who accidentally knocked her name tag off the table (perhaps so the zombies couldn't find her?).

The show announced two cast additions: Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus will play brothers Merle and Daryl Dixon.

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