TV News: Walking, Strain, Nemesis, Turn

By Garth Franklin Monday December 2nd 2013 04:21PM
TV News: Walking, Strain, Nemesis, Turn

The Walking Dead
AMC closed out the first half of the fourth season of "The Walking Dead" last night with 12.1 million viewers tuning in for the episode.

That's up 15% on last year's mid-season finale, while the season so far has averaged 13 million viewers - up 29% from the first half of season three. The show returns in February and here's the trailer (be warned, spoilers for the finale).

The Strain
The first viral promo trailer for the TV series adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" novels has gone online. del Toro is directing the pilot for the vampirism pandemic-themed series which premieres in July.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are developing "Nemesis," an eight-hour miniseries adaptation of William Bernhardt's book about famed Prohibition agent Eliot Ness, for NBC. The story follows a post-Untouchables era Ness when he was Cleveland's Director of Public Safety.

The population becomes terrorized by America's first serial killer, the so-called 'Torso Killer'. who is leaving decapitated bodies in his wake. Ness takes over the case, but soon the case takes over his life. [Source: Deadline]

AMC used the "Walking Dead" finale last night to premiere the first trailer for the Revolutionary War-set series "Turn".

Jamie Bell plays a New York farmer who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form a spy ring that helped turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.