Channel 4 has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after it showed an advert for AMC zombie horror show ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ during the screening of a kid’s film. The ad, which was hailing Amazon Prime’s access to the US series, was shown twice during ‘Rango’, broadcast during the late afternoon on a Sunday.
Wanna trade a Walker Merle for a Governor? How ‘bout two Carls for a Michonne? Any takers for a T-Dog? Beginning today, fans of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will be able to swap cards based on AMC’s blockbuster zombie franchise via Topps’ The Walking Dead: Card Trader app (for both IOS and Android). The digital cards cover all the major characters and moments from both series, beginning with Rick waking up in Atlanta and stretching to the arrival of Negan in Season 6 of The Walking Dead, as well as the exploits of Madison, Travis, and their clutch of L.A. survivors from two seasons of Fear the Walking Dead.Related: ‘Walking Dead’: What the Cast Is Working On NextPhysical versions of the cards will be available this fall complete with surprise extras: Each box will feature two “inserts” that could include cast autographs, artist sketches, and/or one-off “relic” cards with pieces of costumes straight from the show’s set. Finally, coming in December will be The Walking Dead: Survival Box, a line of high-end cards for premium collectors. Prices for the physical card sets are TBA.Now feast your eyes on a selection of the first wave of Walking Dead cards (including some rare inserts), from Daryl Dixon to Zombie Shane…__________________All images courtesy of Topps/AMC.
It’s the question that’s haunted moviegoers since George A. Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ crystallized the modern zombie myth in stark monochrome back in 1968: Does mankind face extinction at the hands of zombie apocalypse? AMC’s ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is the latest take on the fictional disaster that may or may not face mankind and Dr. Ben Neuman, a professor of virology at the University of Reading, says the idea of a zombie outbreak is actually not as far-fetched as you’d hope.