Two more trailers

Posted: February 29, 2012, 11:40
Two more trailers for episode 11 of The Walking Dead

David Morrissey is The Governor

Posted: February 25, 2012, 12:01
AMC announced today that David Morrissey has been cast in the role of The Governor in the network's critically acclaimed hit series The Walking Dead. The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novel, is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors, and becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group.

The Governor will appear in The Walking Dead Season 3, a 16-episode order from AMC, which begins production this spring in Atlanta.

My interview with Glen Mazzara

Posted: February 23, 2012, 15:10
Check out my interview with Glen Mazzara, showrunner for the hit TV series The Walking Dead. In the interview he speaks of his role as showrunner on one of the most popular TV series today as well as the future of characters like The Governor and Michonne and that he wants the series to get closer to Robert Kirkman’s graphical comic.

If you want to keep updated on stuff like this, follow Lilja's Library on facebook and twitter.

Small Walking Dead updates...

Posted: February 21, 2012, 03:32
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead and isn’t already following it’s showrunner Glen Mazzara @glenmassara you need to do so ASAP. He is giving us small hints and info about the series all the time. The latest questions he’s answered are these:

- Will we ever see the deleted scenes from earlier this season? Special Ed dvd perhaps?
- Yes

- Will the bicycle girl webisodes be on the season 2 DVD?
- Yes

- Can we expect more webisodes in the future?
- Yes

The Walking Dead season 3

Posted: February 16, 2012, 11:33
Glen Mazzara (showrunner) for The Walking Dead just twitted this:

Just pitched #thewalkingdead 301-308 to @gunnergale and other #TWD producers. They are blown away.

Sounds like we have a great season coming up...

The Walking Dead sets new record!

Posted: February 15, 2012, 15:29
From the AMC press release:

The Walking Dead mid-season return episode Nebraska became the strongest telecast for any drama in basic cable history against key demos including 5.4 million adults 18-49 and 4.4 million adults 25-54. These results shatter the previous record, which was held by the series' October 16th Season Two premiere with increases of +12% and +6%, respectively. The show delivered 8.1 million viewers for its 9:00 pm premiere and 10.1 million viewers for the night (9:00 pm premiere and 11:00 pm and 12:30 am encores).

Head over to Dread Central for more photos from next episode (which BTW is great).

The Walking Dead Toys

Posted: February 15, 2012, 13:23
It's no surprise that The Walking Dead is represented at the 2012 Toy Fair but check out these photos from Dread Central.

The next set of action figures based on the TV series will be Rick (a new version), Shane, the Zombie from the well, the RV Zombie and my favorite Bicycle Girl.

Also, here are some of the cool blu-ray set of season two (I'll order it as soon as it's possible).

Glen Mazzara talks Walking Dead

Posted: February 6, 2012, 09:21
Glen Mazzara took over as show runner for The Walking Dead after Frank Darabont and when the show returns on February 12 we'll be seeing the first episodes where Glen is the boss and not Frank. New York Magazin spoke to Glen about this and you can read all about it here. And let me tell you, I have seen episode 8 and I don't think anyone of you will be disappointed.

The writers have already moved on to season three, which AMC recently expanded to sixteen episodes. That’s exactly where Mazzara wants to be. “If you want to know who I am,” he says, “I hate when a show I’m working on is broadcast. I’m dreading when the show comes back on. I’m sure people will like it, but I don’t like the spotlight, and I can’t wait for the last one to run so I can get back to work.”

Walking Dead shooting in May

Posted: February 3, 2012, 11:00
The second part of season 2 of The Walking Dead hasn't even started yet but already we're getting info about season 3. Hopefully that mean it'll premier as early as this fall. Here is what I've heard.

- The small town of Senoia in Coweta County is about to become zombie central for the filming of a hit cable show The Walking Dead. The show is scheduled to shoot in the town in May and construction of zombie sets will begin next week, which will involve 60 local carpenters. Scott Tigchelaar of Raleigh Studios Atlanta says people can expect to see the town a little dirtier than normal to fit the look of the show. (If anyone notice anything and get photos; send them to me and I'll post them on Lilja's Library.

- It was earlier rumored that John Hawkes would play Philip Blake, the psychotic zombie-killer who declares himself the Governor of Woodbury. Now, it looks like that won't happen. Hawkes' publicist states quite plainly that "John is NOT appearing on The Walking Dead." So, that is that.

- According to IMDb, Marvin Duerkholz who's probably best known for his role as Cody on MTV's Teen Wolf, is set to appear in The Walking Dead's season 3 premiere episode as Phillip Eagle. As all fans of the comic knows there are no character by that name in the comic. The closes is Philip Blake, known as The Governor, but I don't think Duerkholz will be playing that role.

Who is The Governor?

Posted: January 30, 2012, 11:57
It's now less than two weeks until the return of The Walking Dead and even though we won't see The Governor until season 3 (at the earliest) there are already speculations on who will be play him. In an interview with Movieweb Tom Savini says he's ready to step in and do the role but that the creators of the series are looking to have John Hawkes play The Governor. And for those of you that doesn't follow the comic version of The Walking Dead I can tell you that The Governor is one of the cruelest characters I have encountered.

And here is an interview with Robert Kirkman (creator of the comic) and Glen Mazzara (showrunner for the TV series) about season 2.

Latest updates on The Walking Dead

Posted: January 25, 2012, 10:40
18 days until the premier of the second part of season 2 of The Walking Dead and more and more news are being released...

- There maybe have been a major spoiler released unintentionally when Variety announced that Jon Bernthal who plays Shane is in early talks with TNT about him staring in Frank Darabont's new drama L.A. Noir. If Jon gets the part it's not likely that he'll do both shows, especially since the role in L.A. Noir would be a lead.

- In a recent trailer for episode 8 (airs Feb. 12), at the very end two new characters were revealed. They have now been identified. According to The HD Room, the two mystery men are actors Aaron Munoz and Michael Raymond James. Munoz will play Tony, one of two new survivors that will cross paths with Rick's group. James' character's name is still unknown. Both roles are being labeled as "guest stars" so these characters could potentially only be around a couple of episodes or less.

- Here is a new promo clip from FOXLA:

Thanks to Dread Central.

Trailer for the 4th season of Being Human

Posted: January 20, 2012, 21:48
The second season of the US version of Being Human started this past Monday and today a trailer for the fourth season of the UK version was released. It'll be interesting to see how it does with the loss of two major characters...

And here is a press release for the season:

Being Human, BBC Three's award winning and critically-acclaimed drama, returns for a fourth series. Following the gripping series three finale in which viewers watched Mitchell fall victim to the wolf-shaped bullet, series four sees the aftermath as the housemates return to their home in Barry Island. There are also some new faces in town...

In an old B&B in a sleepy seaside town, we join Annie, her housemate George and their new friend. They’re reeling from the loss of their best friend Mitchell, Tom’s father-figure McNair and the tragic departure of George’s girlfriend, Nina. But with a newborn baby to look after, it’s never been more difficult to live life under-the-radar as a ghost and two werewolves.

There are also the vampires to deal with: lurking in every corner of society, waiting for the Old Ones to arrive and take over the world with brutal force. Can they fight them off? And at what cost? One thing becomes clear – the vampires believe that the child of two werewolves is important in their own mythology. Can this little baby really be the saviour of humanity? And what exactly are Cutler’s ‘alternative’ plans for world domination?

Starring Lenora Crichlow as Annie, Russell Tovey as George, Michael Socha as Tom, Damien Molony as Hal, Andrew Gower as Cutler, Alex Jennings as Griffin, Mark Williams as Regus, Louis Mahoney as Leo, Tamla Kari as Pearl, Darren Evans as Dewi, Anthony Flanagan as Fergus, Sean Francis as Lucas and Mali Harries as Lisa.

Being Human is also being simulcast on the award-winning BBC HD channel – the BBC’s High Definition channel available through Freesat channel 109, Freeview channel 54, Sky channel 169 and Virgin Media channel 187.

Dexter at the movies?

Posted: January 16, 2012, 14:42
Executive producer Manny Coto just did an interview for EW in which he had this to say:

Finally, while the series has been guaranteed two more seasons, Coto says that doesn't mean the creators are plotting Dexter's exit strategy. In fact, everyone's favorite serial killer may eventually migrate to the big screen. "We're not really looking at an end game right now," says Coto. "In a way, it's almost like every season is a form of an end game. This season could've been an end to Dexter, setting it up for the movies, for example. So every season kind of comes to it's own conclusion and can be a sort of end game."

Coto is quick to add that he's "just speculating" when it comes to movie plans. "I've heard nothing about it. I'm actually just projecting from my own experience on 24, where at the end we weren't going to kill Jack Bauer. We were going to leave him open because down the road there might be a movie. And sure enough, there's a movie coming."

Read the entire interview here.

The Walking Dead season 3...and 2 news

Posted: January 16, 2012, 12:41
AMC has announced that season 3 of The Walking Dead will have 13 episodes.

And, while we wait for that. Here are the key takeaways from the AMC drama’s Saturday afternoon session at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

1 AMC screened for reporters a key scene from the midseason premiere that showed Rick giving an inebriated Hershel a pep talk when suddenly they’re interrupted by [SPOILER]!

2 Young Sophia’s death will strain Carol’s deepening bond with Daryl. “It really affects their relationship,” previews exec producer Glen Mazzara, “and forces Carol to really stand on her own.”

3 Despite chatter that the walkers appear to be moving faster this season, producers insisted that no conscious decision was made to speed them up. ”Some actors playing zombies make that choice,” said Mazzara. “They’re not getting faster on our end.”

4 Robert Kirkman would neither confirm nor deny that the pivotal comic book character of Michonne will turn up this season.

5 The escalating Shane/Rick rivalry “puts everybody else in a difficult position on that farm,” said Mazzara.

6 Mazzara said that, in keeping with the graphic-novel source material, there remain no plans to establish what caused the zombie outbreak: “This story is about our characters.”

7 Regarding the widely-circulated alterna-plan for Season 2 pitched by Frank Darabont before he and the show parted ways — one that, in flashback to the dawn of the outbreak, followed a band of Army rangers through Atlanta and ultimately planted that dead, grenade-clutching solider in the Season 1 tank — Mazzara confirmed that “that story was discussed internally,” but added, “It was under Frank’s stewardship that we moved off of that storyline. Frank moved off of that storyline.”

Second part of The Walking Dead season 2

Posted: January 8, 2012, 04:01
On February 12 the second part of season 2 of The Walking Dead kicks off and here are three teasers. But don’t look at them if you haven’t seen the first seven episodes of season 2.

Season four of Being Human

Posted: January 8, 2012, 03:00
The UK version of Being Human is about to kick off its fourth season and in Toby's Blog you can read more about the upcoming episode and the new cast. And here are the episode titles:

1 “Eve Of The War”
2 “Being Human 1955”
3 “The Graveyard Shift”
4 “A Spectre Calls”
5 “Hold The Front Page”
6 “Puppy Love”
7 “Making History”
8 “The War Child”

A great documentary

Posted: December 28, 2011, 23:44
I was lucky to get a copy of this documentary about KNB EFX Group called Nightmare Factory the other day (review coming along with my interview with Greg Nicotero who is one of the founders of KNB). I watched it today and what can I say? It’s a great 90 minutes documentary that everyone interested in special effects should watch. So far it’s only been aired on the movie network in Canada but I truly hope that all of you will get the chance to see it. Yes, it is that great.

The Walking Dead shows why it's best!

Posted: November 28, 2011, 23:15
The Walking Dead is at its mid-season break and what a mid-season finale. It really shows why it's the best series on TV at the moment. Here are two short clips from the next episode. The only downside is that you'll have to wait until Feb. 12 to watch it.

Dexter interview

Posted: November 22, 2011, 15:09

Interview with Michael C. Hall