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The Walking Dead Season 5 Round-Up: EW covers, plus new image and clip

08.28.2014

If you're a big The Walking Dead fan, and can't wait for the fifth season to start in a couple of months, I have some goodies for you this morning. Entertainment Weekly has released the four different covers for their latest issue, featuring most of the key players from the AMC series, including Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon and Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes.

Take a look:

The new issue of EW also provides us with a first look at The Wire's Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes. In addition, EW spoke with Gilliam, and he talked a bit about landing the part, as well as how he prepared for the role.

On if he's read the comics:

I only read the comic book where Father Gabriel was introduced, which I think was episode 61 in the comics. I didn’t read anything before that, and I haven’t read anything after that. I discovered from reading about the show that often times characters’ names and journeys are kind of crisscrossed and mismatched, so I thought if I did read too much I might be giving myself a lot of information that would be useless, or just outright wrong. So I figured, like with everything, I’d just take the script and try to fill him out the best I possibly can.

Gilliam on when he read for the part:

I actually did not realize I was reading for the role of Father Gabriel during the casting process. The sides were for a school guidance counselor named Michael, who had an issue with a couple of his students. I had not seen the show before I was cast on the show. So I just thought, Okay, I guess they’ve discovered some guy who’s holed up at a school or something like that and was carrying around this horrible exchange that he had with his students. [Laughs]...I got a call from Gale Anne Hurd after the offer was made to me to explain who I would be playing. And that was about maybe a week after I had auditioned.

On binge watching the show:

I watched the first three seasons on Netflix in a week. And season four was not available on Netflix at that time. I watched season four on a weekend when I got down to Atlanta and started working. And I actually started working before I was able to watch the fourth season...The binge was intense, man. It was intense. I thought, well it’s a zombie show. It’s a show about zombies. And then I watched and I was like, this show is not about zombies at all, really. The show’s about a whole lot more than just zombies, which I was really excited by.

If that wasn't enough, AMC has also released a new clip from the upcoming season starring Chad Coleman's Tyreese. It's very short and is more of a teaser than a full-blown clip, but I'm sure a few of you will be interested in checking it out.

The fifth season of The Walking Dead will premiere on AMC on October 12, 2014.

Source: EW

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3:23PM on 08/28/2014
Haters can hate, I love this show. It is a fun, entertaining, good show -- many times great. Sure, the quality has slipped in some episodes, but last season was awesome, and season 5 looks to be great as well. TWD is still one of the best shows on TV.
Haters can hate, I love this show. It is a fun, entertaining, good show -- many times great. Sure, the quality has slipped in some episodes, but last season was awesome, and season 5 looks to be great as well. TWD is still one of the best shows on TV.
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12:27PM on 08/28/2014
I'm pretty excited for the next season to begin, I've already re-watched the previous seasons (a couple times)
I think the cover with Michonne is the coolest of the group. It's not the best show, but it has me hooked.
I'm pretty excited for the next season to begin, I've already re-watched the previous seasons (a couple times)
I think the cover with Michonne is the coolest of the group. It's not the best show, but it has me hooked.
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9:52AM on 08/28/2014
All I keep hearing about is the possibility of Darrel being gay.

Not necessary.
All I keep hearing about is the possibility of Darrel being gay.

Not necessary.
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9:27AM on 08/28/2014
Rick looks more and more like a hobo.
Rick looks more and more like a hobo.
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11:40AM on 08/28/2014
I just feel bad because Andrew Lincoln, and I mean this in the most heterosexual way possible, is a really good-looking dude and he hasn't been able to shave or get a decent haircut in the last couple of years.
I just feel bad because Andrew Lincoln, and I mean this in the most heterosexual way possible, is a really good-looking dude and he hasn't been able to shave or get a decent haircut in the last couple of years.
11:59AM on 08/28/2014
Yeah, compare his look in The Walking Dead and his look in Love Actually. Total Opposite!
Yeah, compare his look in The Walking Dead and his look in Love Actually. Total Opposite!
9:25AM on 08/28/2014
I just hope that they actually explain more of what happened with the origins of the zombie plague and if there is an actual cure in Washington DC.
I just hope that they actually explain more of what happened with the origins of the zombie plague and if there is an actual cure in Washington DC.
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11:05AM on 08/28/2014
That would be nice, but I doubt they will since they still haven't explained it in the comics. And as the producers have been telling us since the close of Season 4, they are planning to bring this all back to the comics' continuity.
That would be nice, but I doubt they will since they still haven't explained it in the comics. And as the producers have been telling us since the close of Season 4, they are planning to bring this all back to the comics' continuity.
11:01PM on 08/28/2014
Well, that sucks.
Well, that sucks.
9:24AM on 08/28/2014

Cancel this show already

It's gone on long enough with the same redundant stories and terrible acting. I honestly don't get how this is one of highest viewed shows on tv.
It's gone on long enough with the same redundant stories and terrible acting. I honestly don't get how this is one of highest viewed shows on tv.
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9:18AM on 08/28/2014

Meh

Walking Dead has become sort of redundant over the last few seasons. I mean how long can you keep the audiences interest when every season is the same thing, with just slightly different settings. They have to survive, they have to get some place, they have to avoid the other bad humans, we get preached at about how bad we all would become at the end of the world, and then don't forget the always mythical one place on earth that is safe that we have to get to. Old, old, old. I am sure I will
Walking Dead has become sort of redundant over the last few seasons. I mean how long can you keep the audiences interest when every season is the same thing, with just slightly different settings. They have to survive, they have to get some place, they have to avoid the other bad humans, we get preached at about how bad we all would become at the end of the world, and then don't forget the always mythical one place on earth that is safe that we have to get to. Old, old, old. I am sure I will watch, but it will be a binge watch of multiple episode after the season finishes without commercials. Then if for some crazy reason they actually make me interested I don't have to wait for next week to see the next show. But my hopes are basically non existent for that outcome.
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