AMC is launching a six-episode Walking Dead web series which will explore the backstory of zombiette Hannah, the infamous “bicycle girl” offed by Rick (Andrew Lincoln) in the gruesome series’ pilot episode. Fans will get to see Hannah before the apocalypse that changed her, as well as witness her ultimate demise.
All six installments debut Monday, Oct. 3 on amctv.com, leading up to the Oct. 16 premiere of The Walking Dead Season 2.
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• Lost alum Terry O’Quinn, who just last week made his Hawaii Five-0 debut, has thus far extended his run with the CBS drama from six to nine episodes — and maybe “even more,” hopeful EP Peter Lenkov tells TV Guide Magazine.
• Former West Winger Richard Schiff will play dad to working mom Christina Applegate on NBC’s Up All Night, EW.com reports. Schiff’s character is described as a “psychologist who’s expected to be distant, quiet, and always analyzing.” As first reported by Deadline, Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents) will play Reagan’s mom.
• Matthew Morrison will make his directorial debut on Episode 8 of Glee‘s third season, per EW.com.
• Grey’s Anatomy vet Kate Burton will portray the Vice President of the United States on Shonda Rhimes’ midseason ABC drama, Scandal.
• The Vampire Diaries executive producer Kevin Williamson is channeling his inner Dexter with a new serial killer drama pilot for Fox. Per Deadline, the Scream king’s new project is “an edge-of-the-seat thriller about a diabolical serial killer who uses technology to create a cult of serial killers.”
• Precious director Lee Daniels is set to adapt the 1960s classic novel Valley of the Dolls for NBC, per Deadline. Dolls spans two decades of the scandalous lives of three female best friends.
• Lifetime has renewed its over-the-top docu-series Dance Moms for a second season, with the first cycle set to wrap on Oct. 5.
• Season 4 of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta will premiere Sunday, Nov. 6.
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