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COMIC REEL: Kirkman Talks “Walking Dead” Spinoff’s Timeline; New “Powers” Promo Images Revealed

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COMIC REEL: Kirkman Talks “Walking Dead” Spinoff’s Timeline; New “Powers” Promo Images Revealed

THE WALKING DEAD

USA Today has a report on Robert Kirkman and the “Walking Dead’s” appearance at SXSW over the weekend. Kirkman stated that while the AMC zombie drama has no end date in sight, he does know how the show will end

“It’s a long arc,” said Kirkman. “I don’t anyone to ever get the impression that it’s like, ‘Oh, this is popular so I have to keep this going for years and years.’ I definitely know the story that we are telling and I know how the story that we are telling ends.”

Kirkman hinted that the series finale, which is many many years away, will come as a surprise to viewers. “Decades from now, you will be able look back and… you never would have guessed from the beginning where it was that we were going to end up,” said Kirkman. “Having the luxury of telling a story over such a long period of time with so many diff characters is going end up with something really cool and unique when it’s all said and done.”

The creator also discussed the still untitled spinoff series that will air six episodes this summer. “We’re going to be focusing a little bit earlier,” said Kirkman. “There will be hints and moments in the second show that if you go back and watch the first season of ‘The Walking Dead’ will inform some of the discoveries that they had. It’s going to be cool. We are trying to form an overall tapestry of a TV universe.”

AMC has released a behind the scenes featurette starring Norman Reedus titled “Daryl’s New Bike.”

The cable network has also published a sneak preview of next week’s episode, “Try.”

Airs Sundays on AMC

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has released a new photo of Drea de Matteo as Karla Faye Gideon via Twitter.

ABC has also released a synopsis for the upcoming episode, “One Door Closes,” which features the debut of Edward James Olmos and the return of Lucy Lawless.

“One Door Closes” – War comes to Coulson’s doorstep in a way he never anticipated as shocking revelations are brought to light, and Skye struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.

Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Christine Adams as Agent Weaver, Kirk Acevedo as Agent Calderon, Cornelius Smith, Jr. as Case, Sai Rao as Susanna, Mackenzie Astin as Tim Maguire and Rick Otto as lead Hydra agent.

“One Door Closes” was written by Lauren LeFranc & Rafe Judkins and directed by David Solomon.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

Deadline has a report from “Arrow’s” PaleyFest panel that hints at major changes coming to the series. Star Stephen Amell didn’t reveal whether or not Oliver will take Ra’s al Ghul up on his offer to lead the League of Assassins, but he did reveal that Arrow will take stock of his superhero career.

“That makes being the idea of being the person who commands the League of Assassins in any way that he sees fit really appealing,” said Amell. “It’s an offer in name only. If Oliver says no, there will be dire consequences.”

Additionally, ComicBook.com has reported that Shado (Celina Jade) was included in footage screened at PaleyFest, thus revealing their return.

SpoilerTV has a promo for “Arrow’s” return episode airing this week, “The Offer.”

AfterBuzz TV and Seat 42F have posted red carpet interviews with the majority of “Arrow’s” cast. ComicBookMovie has a roundup of all of those quick red carpet convos.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Hot Toys has revealed promo art and designs for their upcoming line of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Artist Mix collection, which includes figures for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

THE CROW

“Crow” creator James O’Barr has confirmed to Dread Central that “Boardwalk Empire” star Jack Huston has joined the franchise’s film reboot in the lead role. O’Barr told Dread Central that “Jack Huston has definitely been cast” and that he is “really happy with that choice.” O’Barr also mentioned that “The Crow” begins filming “in a couple of months.”

THE FLASH

During “The Flash’s” PaleyFest panel over the weekend, executive producer Greg Berlanti revealed that Wally West might show up on the show next season. “That’s our hope,” said Berlanti. “And we’ve already been picked up for a second season so I think if we were going to do something like that, we would do it next season.” You can check out the show’s full PaleyFest panel below.

The CW kicked off the weekend by posting a new image to Twitter of Reverse Flash that shows off the villain’s entire costume.

POWERS

Sony Pictures Television has released promo images from the upcoming fourth episode of “Powers,” an installment titled “Devil in a Garbage Bag.”

Premieres March 10 on PlayStation Network

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