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Tales Of The Walking Dead gives its first look with an August 14th release.

Samantha Morton as Dee – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC

HESITANCY WITH COMEDIC CASTING.

 

Tales Of The Walking Dead had me extremely skeptical for a long time. With its cast of many comedians, it was very hard to pinpoint just how they would do in dramatic projects. But as we have seen time and time again, actors can surprise you. Often you are typecast for a specific genre or stereotype.

An example is Aubrey Plaza (which ironically ‘Tales’ Parker Posey also made an appearance in Plaza’s Parks and Recreation), but then you see the other side of them in horror and dramatic projects.

Jillian Bell as Gina, Parker Posey as Blair – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC

We know Jillian Bell from 22 Jump Street and Workaholics. We know Terry Crews from ‘Everybody Hates Chris’, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the Old Spice commercials, respectively.

Terry Crews as Joe, Olivia Munn as Evie – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC

And while they are very comedic and downright hilarious, there are other layers in a few indie films, as well as dramatic pieces that viewers that aren’t diehard fans, fail to take notice of.

Tales Of The Walking Dead was announced today with an August 14th release at 9 PM, effectively taking over the original The Walking Dead‘s timeslot until its reappearance on AMC/AMC+ in October.

 

FIRST LOOK IMAGES.

 

Poppy Liu as Amy – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC

Here is your first look at the images from Tales, as well as all you need to know about the new anthology series.

Daniella Pineda as Idalia, Danny Ramirez as Eric – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC

The first two episodes will stream as well to those who have a subscription to AMC+, while subsequent episodes will stream one week early, with a September 21st date.

 

NEW AND FAMILIAR CHARACTERS.

 

The series consists of six original standalone episodes, that come time out to one hour.

With an earlier announcement of Alpha’s (Samantha Morton) return, we will be meeting new as well as revisiting familiar characters in our little zombie-filled world.

If anything, this is a reminder of the past online-only episodes, as well as the little shorts (Flight, Red Machete, The Althea Diaries) that we have seen over time.

Anthony Edwards as Dr. Everett – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC

Could this even overlap with the other spin-offs? As we did see characters from Flight mix into Fear, so it’s very possible.

Tales is another great ensemble piece that we should look forward to. The following creatives are attached to the project.

CAST

Olivia Munn (The Newsroom, X-Men: Apocalypse, Six), Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead, Harlots), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Parker Posey (Lost In Space), Anthony Edwards (Inventing Anna, WeCrashed), Poppy Liu (Dead Ringers), Jillian Bell (Rough Night), Loan Chabanol (Fading Gigolo), Embeth Davidtz (Old, Ray Donovan,Jessie T. Usher (Shaft, The Boys), Daniella Pineda (Cowboy Bebop), Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), and more.

 

CREATIVES

 

Deborah Kampmeier (Star Trek: Picard), Haifaa al-Mansour (Good Lord Bird, Motherland), and Ron Underwood (FTWD, Big Shot), will take on the duty of each directing their own episode

Michael Satrazemis/Series Producer (TWD, FTWD) will direct three episodes.

AMC Studios is producing, with a familiar executive producer, Scott M. Gimple.

Channing Powell, steps into the role of show-runner and has written and produced as a creative on The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.

 

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 width=About the author: Katie Harden is a professionally repped New York-based/bi-coastal musical theater, entertainment journalist, and indie film actress. She is proudly part of the Actor’s Equity Association and frequently interviews colleagues, friends, and celebrities, along with reviewing television and movies. Find her at the bottom of a can of Arizona sweet tea or in the ocean!