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Earlier in the show, Steve Edwards asked Callies about her exit and return from the show 'Prison Break,' where she played Dr. Sara Tancredi. Her character seemed to have been beheaded in Season 3, only to return in Season 4. "That's a complicated story that I probably shouldn't get into," she said. "The simple answer is that I had a baby." When they asked her to come back, it was around April 1 and she thought it was a joke. "I thought about wearing a scarf for the whole 4th season," she joked.
"The scripts this year are unbelievably good," star Sarah Wayne Callies teased. "I mean, they have just knocked it out of the park."
Plus with character dying and turning into zombies all the time, they've gotten to bring in three new actors: Scott Wilson and Lauren Cohan (familiar with fanboy crowds already from her stints on 'Chuck' and 'Supernatural'), who'll play father and daughter Herschel and Maggie Greene, and Pruitt Taylor Vince who's playing the foreman at Herschel's farm where a lot of the Season 2 action takes place. [Watch a preview here]
We caught up with the cast -- including Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun and Jeffrey DeMunn, as well as executive producer Gale Anne Hurd -- at the mecca of all things zombie, Comic-Con. They dished all about Season 2 drama, the heat (it's hotter than it was last year and there are ticks this season), some good relationships gone bad and romance in the air.
Funny question: Where does one go for a date during a zombie apocalypse? Watch our video interviews to find out.
'The Walking Dead' started PaleyFest 2011 off with a bang (or was it a cry for "braaaaains"?) in Beverly Hills last night, as the cast and creators of the hit AMC show took to the stage of the Saban Theatre to answer -- or artfully sidestep -- many of the fans' burning questions.
The undead drama was the first of many popular shows to be honored by the Paley Center for Media at its 28th annual television festival, with upcoming events set to spotlight 'True Blood,' 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Supernatural,' 'Community' and 'Glee,' to name a few.
Though writer/director/producer Frank Darabont and creator Robert Kirkman were infuriatingly tight-lipped about much of what season two has in store, we were able to glean a few tasty tidbits to whet our appetites for the fresh batch of episodes (13 in total) before their October debut. Join us after the jump for more. Heavy spoilers for the comics and light spoilers for the series ahead.
'The Walking Dead' -- an adaptation of the hugely popular comic book -- will explore just that, with an amazing cast (including Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernthal and Emma Bell), a legendary leader (Oscar nominated writer-director Frank Darabont) and a wealth of source material for inspiration, the series is one of the most talked about this season.
I caught up with the 'Walking Dead' cast and producers who marveled at the uprising of zombies in pop culture, promised that "if you like gore, this is gonna be for you" and, just in case, listed off the rules for surviving a zombie attack.
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.
(S04E21/S04E22) "I don't want to run anymore." - Michael
I'm happy that Prison Break is over. I've been a fan since the beginning, and even though it tested your threshold for absurd and ridiculous TV moments on more than one occasion, Prison Break was still one helluva ride. While part of me wishes that it had gone out on a creative high after maybe a season or two, I still appreciate what Paul Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, and Co. tried to do in season three and on some level, I even respect what went down here in the final season - arguably the drama's worst. That being said, tonight's two-hour finale offered some solid closure while wrapping up most everyone's story in ways that actually felt believable.
(S04E20) "What kind of loser gets set up for two high profile assassinations within five years?" - Lincoln
That's a question I've been asking myself for some time now, except that my query was a bit more broad - what kind of loser gets messed up in this many conspiracies period? Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield (Quick sidebar: different last names. Obviously they weren't brothers.) haven't exactly had it easy, but it's finally starting to look like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel ... at least for Michael anyway.
Therefore, it will be no surprise to you to learn that more deaths are coming in the final episodes of the series. But did you know that there is one that will be so major that the show's Powers That Be needed to meet face-to-face with the network to get approval?
Curious as to who may bite the dust by series' end? Want to speculate on how it will happen?
Extreme spoilers follow! You've been warned.
(S04E19) "Maybe I can meet my grandson one day." - Cristina
With only three original hours left in Prison Break's run (not counting the two hour telepic that may or may not air), it's about time we got some solid answers. Despite her plea saying otherwise, I feel pretty confident now in believing that Cristina ain't one of the good guys. While General Krantz isn't much better, he's starting to look like a saint compared to Michael and Lincoln's mother.
(S04E18) "I warned you not to come Michael." - Lincoln
Eighteen episodes into Prison Break's final season and we finally got some solid explanation as to what exactly The Company has been up to all this time. Answers are a good thing - except when they create more questions. After learning about Scylla's true contents (at least some of it anyway), I'm more confused than ever.
(S04E17) "She used to bake cookies when we came home from school." - Michael
For some reason all I could about during this episode was Cartman whining, "But Mooooommmm." Life sucks when your mother tries to kill you, huh? Prison Break's return saw a lot of action, but like most episodes, a lot of it was filler. It's still unclear as to what the precise end game for Scylla is going to be, but one thing is certain - the addition of Kathleen Quinlan as Lincoln and Michael's mother Christine has added a new layer of tension to the show that had been sorely lacking for the first leg of the final season.
The Prison Break spinoff idea was put on the back burner and most of us thought it would never happen after all. However, a casting call for PB's episode 4.23 makes me think that FOX is going forward with the spinoff set in a prison for women, especially now that Prison Break has been cancelled. Or they at least want to test the idea before making their final decision.
Spoilers for episode 4.23 and potential Prison Break spinoff coming up!
Now that the OMG!WTF? mid-season finale aired, it's time to analyze the product we've been offered so far and make our predictions as to what will happen next.
If you haven't watched the mid-season finale, step away from this post right now as I'll dish the reveals after the jump... then again, if you've seen the way too spoilerish mid-season finale promos that aired on TV, you are pretty much in the know.
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