We reported earlier that it was rumored that AMC will be producing a Walking Dead after-show that will be discussing that week’s episode. Well, AMC has officially announced that they will launch a new after-show akin to Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live”. The after-show will be called “Talking Dead”, it will be produced by Michael Davies’ Embassy Studios and will be hosted by G4′s Chris Hardwick. The after-show air immediately following the encore presentation of The Walking Dead on Sun., Oct. 16. Then beginning on Fri., Nov. 4 the series follows The Walking Dead’s encore presentation at 11 PM | 10C.
The after-show will feature Chris Hardwick talking with fans, actors, producers, and TV enthusiasts recapping the most recent Walking Dead episode and they will be taking calls.
Commenting on his newfound job as host on the Talking Dead show, Chris Hardwick says that:
“As an ENORMOUS fan of both The Walking Dead comic and television show, I pretty much begged for this job. I’m fairly certain I slobbered on the phone while doing it. Dissecting the moves of Rick Grimes and the remaining survivors after every episode is something I would be doing with my friends anyway, so the fact that AMC is actually paying to do so is a bonus, this half-hour after-show gives fans the opportunity to nerd out about the story in a very public forum: what they like, what they don’t like, or what questions they may have. Additionally, it will better inform viewers on making intelligent decisions when faced with the zombie apocalypse, which will probably happen sooner or later.”
And Joel Silverman, AMC’s Senior Vice President of original programming says that:
“Fans of The Walking Dead are incredibly engaged with every aspect of the show. They tweet, blog, and post comments in very large numbers, and we wanted to give them an opportunity to interact with the show in a way that they don’t currently have — a kind of live water cooler, And, we knew we needed a great host, and are thrilled to have Chris Hardwick on board. He is genuinely knowledgeable about the genre, and truly entertaining.”