We're still two months away from the return of AMC's "The Walking Dead" following its mid-season finale. TV Guide has a brief update on what to expect, saying fans of the comics can probably guess where everything will go now the prison is gone:
Rick and Carl will be on their own for a while, with Carl really needing to take a leadership role as his father grieves the potential loss of Judith and the prison.
Executive producer Scott Gimple confirms that the dynamic will shift back more towards the first season, with no safe place to hide as the survivors traverse the open road again:
"It's going to hit [Rick] in a way that we haven't seen before. If it's just the two of them, [Carl is] going to have to step up quite a bit because circumstances are wildly different and a lot will depend on him in terms of them just surviving. They don't have an awesome, dual-layer fence and brick buildings to hide behind. They're out in the world."
In other "Walking Dead" news, Variety reports that the show's creator Frank Darabont has filed suit against AMC Networks, claiming they are owed tens of millions of dollars for the show, despite the cable network's claim it is running a deficit.
The suit claims that the show's license fees are being "manipulated" as AMC controls the entity producing the show and shows it on its AMC channel. As a result, Darabont "has not received and may never receive one dollar in profits for developing the series."