The Walking Dead Remembers Shane Walsh, Rick Grimes' Roadkill

Look, we haven't exactly kept it a secret just how appreciative we've been with the fine folks at Skybound offering up the "Who Is…?" video series, where each episode profiles a character from the television series and compares them to their comic book counterpart. Previously, we've "met" Paola Lazaro's Juanita Sanchez aka Princess, Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan, Tom Payne's Jesus, Melissa McBride's Carol, David Morrissey's The Governor aka Philip Blake, Christian Serratos' Rosita, Chad Coleman's Tyrese, and the late Scott Wilson's Hershel Greene. That said if you're asking us, "Who Is Shane" like we're getting this week? Our answer would be, "roadkill." Too harsh? Maybe, but it's also a compliment to Jon Bernthal's performance that he was able to take the character along the devolving storyline arc that was laid out for him. Here's a look at the poor man's Rick Grimes, and how he functioned in both his on-screen and printed page worlds:

Jon Bernthal as Shane in The Walking Dead (Image: AMC)
Jon Bernthal as Shane in The Walking Dead (Image: AMC)

In less than two weeks, fans of the TWD universe will find out what the future holds for the franchise, and they won't need to leave their homes to do it. All three series will be bringing their respective teams for online panels during Comic-Con@Home, running on Friday, July 24 (12p-1p: Fear the Walking Dead; 1p-2p: The Walking Dead; 2p-3p: The Walking Dead: World Beyond). Best part? It's free for anyone with access to a screen and the internet, and here's a look at what you can expect.

The Walking Dead season 10, episode 16 "A Certain Doom": Beta engages the final battle of the Whisperer War. Directed by Greg Nicotero, with a story by  Jim Barnes, Eli Jorné, and Corey Reed, and teleplay by Reed.

The Walking Dead will be making its 11th SDCC appearance with a panel spotlighting season 10 finale "A Certain Doom," which is set to air as a standalone episode later in 2020. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the panel will feature TWDU Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer Angela Kang, Executive Producer Greg Nicotero, who directed the season finale, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Paola Lazaro, and more.

Season six of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan's (Lennie James) last message at the end of season five implored the group to "Live" and this season we'll see what that means to each of them. Some will find the stability and opportunity within Virginia's communities to be intriguing, some will sink into darkness, while others will fight back against what has been forced upon them. Life behind Virginia's walls will test each and every one of them in different ways, forcing them to define who they are in this new world.

Fear the Walking Dead will present a panel to promote the upcoming sixth season, premiering later this year. Moderated by Hardwick, the panel will include Gimple, Showrunners and Executive Producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond delves into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond makes its SDCC debut, with a panel in support of the second spinoff series. Moderated by Hardwick, the series' panel will feature Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer Matt Negrete and cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond, and Joe Holt.

A Q&A opportunity for The Walking Dead universe fans (Image: AMC)
A Q&A opportunity for The Walking Dead universe fans (Image: AMC)

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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