Screencaps and stills from episode 908 of The Walking Dead have been added to the gallery.
Screencaps and stills from episode 908 of The Walking Dead have been added to the gallery.
Screencaps from episode 906 and stills from episodes 906, 907, and 908 of The Walking Deadhave been added to the gallery.
Screencaps from last night’s episode of The Walking Dead have been added to the gallery.
Photos from episodes 9×05, 9×06, & 9×07 of The Walking Dead have been added to the gallery.
Last night Nadia attended the season 9 premiere of The Walking Dead. I have added photos of her looking absolutely adorable to the gallery. Is anyone else crazy excited to see Nadia as Magna this season!? Remember the new season premieres Sunday October 7th at 9PM on AMC.
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The Walking Dead Season 9 is planning a radical departure, and we don’t just mean the imminent exit of star Andrew Lincoln. Rather, after Season 8 showcased the killer climax to an apocalyptic conflagration known as “All Out War,” the series – similar to the comic book source material – will engage in what could be considered a soft reboot, with a time jump to a point in which the bitter conflict rests in the rearview mirror. Now, we know just how far in the future this will take place.
On AMC’s Sunday night preview special for The Walking Dead Season 9 – hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown, who’s warming the Talking Dead center seat for returning host Chris Hardwick – the exact length of the time jump was revealed. While the dais was headlined by new showrunner Angela Kang, also consisting of Ezekiel actor Khary Payton, it was the also-present cast member, Tom Payne, who plays Jesus, who revealed the crucial chronological info that Season 9 will take place 18 months after the events of the Season 8 finale, “Wrath.”
While The Walking Dead is still a television juggernaut that regularly banks ratings that other shows would kill to have, it’s taken major hits in the past few seasons, with the aforementioned Season 8 closer only earning about 7.9 million viewers, which is nearly half of what the series pulled during its Season 5 heyday. Consequently, Angela Kang has quite the lofty task ahead in her attempt to rejuvenate the formerly buzz-heavy hit.
Fortunately, the changes appear to be promising, at least based on the initial images and what’s been shown in the Comic-Con trailer. Indeed, it appears that the series will undergo a much-needed evolution, seemingly manifesting as a more atmospheric drama, with an aesthetic that sees technology – out of necessity of the ongoing apocalypse – scaled back, forgoing the use of gas-guzzling vehicles for horses and wagons. Moreover, the 18-month time jump will see things start in a time of relative peace amongst the neighboring communities, with the defeated big bad in Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan still locked in a cell in Alexandria, forced to witness the era of non-head-bashing reciprocity.
Of course, that’s all going to change quickly when the series introduces an array of new comic-adapted characters such as Magna (Nadia Hilker), the leader of a small group of wanderers who arrive at Alexandria, taking advantage of the offered hospitality, albeit while exercising great caution. Additionally, we’ll meet the next big bad of the series in Alpha (Samantha Morton), leader of the stealthy, animalistic group of survivors, called the Whisperers, who wear walker skin masks and weaponize large herds of the dead.
The Walking Dead Season 9 premieres on AMC on October 7.
Source: Den of Geek
Nadia Hilker has been revealed as Magna, one of the many new faces joining The Walking Dead in season 9.
Hilker can be spotted in the just-released San Diego Comic-Con trailer as part of a newly encountered group of survivors.
Hilker portrayed Luna on The CW series The 100 and played Nita in 2016’s Allegiant, where she co-starred alongside Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
In Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, Magna is introduced in issue #127 — the beginning of the ‘A New Beginning’ arc, picking up roughly two years after ’All Out War’ and Rick Grimes’ defeat of Negan and the toppling of the Saviors.
Magna headed a group comprised of Yumiko, Magna’s girlfriend, couple Connie and Kelly, and Luke. The pack of survivors were first spotted in the surrounding area of Washington D.C. and were rescued by Jesus of the Hilltop before later integrating into the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
The character was later confirmed to be in a romantic relationship with Yumiko, who in the comics is Japanese-American. On Monday, ComicBook.com was the first to reveal Wonder Woman and Into the Badlands actress Eleanor Matsuura would be joining the series as Yumiko.
Hilker and Matsuura board a refreshed season 9 alongside series newcomers Dan Fogle (Fantastic Beasts), Zach McGowan (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Rhys Coiro (Ray Donovan), Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire), John Finn (NCIS), Lauren Ridloff (Children of a Lesser God) and dancer and choreographer Angel Theory.
“We have some really cool new characters for comic book fans, you’ll get to see some familiar faces,” new season 9 showrunner Angela Kang said at The Walking Dead’s Comic-Con panel Friday.
“We are opening a new chapter of the story,” Kang told THR of the new direction of the long-running series.
“[Executive producer and former showrunner] Scott Gimple has said Season Eight really closed one chapter of the show, and Season Nine is a new chapter. So, to come in to the showrunner role at that point is exciting. We’re jumping forward in time, so we get to play with the look and the feel of the show. Both from a technical level — we reviewed the filming style and continue to shoot on film — but also in terms of the way the stories and the things look onscreen. And what we’re seeing is a little bit different.
“We’re seeing the world start to break down around our characters a bit more. They run into challenges, with things like the infrastructure breaking down around them and things that they used to scavenge being in much shorter supply. We get to see a world where they’re not relying on unstable gas that’s hard to find; they are taming horses; they’re pulling wagons; they’re fashioning more hand weapons so they don’t have to rely on bullets as much. That’s been really fun. We get to play while staying true to the principles of The Walking Dead that people love. It’s a new era in terms of where our characters are at and the challenges they’re facing.”
The Walking Dead returns to AMC Sunday, October 7.
Source: Comic Book
“The 100” actress Nadia Hilker has been cast as Magna for “The Walking Dead” Season 9, TheWrap has learned.
Magna is a character introduced in the comics after the post-All Out War time jump, and is described by AMC as “a tough as nails survivor who has been living on the road.” Magna is first introduced in the comics in issue 127.
Magna is a leader for the group that includes the previously announced Connie, played by Broadway actress Lauren Ridloff, and Yumiko, played by “Wonder Woman” actress Eleanor Matsuura.
Hilker played Luna on “The CW” series “The 100,” and played Nita in 2016’s “Allegiant” with Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
At the “Walking Dead” San Diego Comic-Con panel Friday, AMC announced several other characters for the upcoming Season 9, which will premiere on Oct. 7.
Samantha Morton will play Whisperer leader Alpha, Angel Theory will play Connie’s alert and protective sister Kelly, Zach McGowen will play Justin, “a hostile Savior not interested in working together with the other communities,” Rhys Coiro will play Jed, “A rebellious Savior who refuses to fall in line,” Brett Butler will play Tammy Rose, “A salt-of-the-earth resident at Hilltop,” and John Finn will play Earl, “Hilltop’s blacksmith and Tammy Rose’s devoted husband.” “Fantastic Beasts” actor Dan Fogler will play Luke, “A fatigued survivor who understands there is safety in numbers. He values what is beautiful and hopeful and makes us uniquely human.”
Source: The Wrap
Nadia Hilker. The 27 year old rising star that came into acting by chance and is set to become a household name.
Currently based in LA with a neat line of films and television shows under her wing, Nadia had a beautiful picturesque childhood in the German countryside – building tree houses and travelling the world with her brother, while being surrounded by a loving and supportive family. Different from other kids, Hilker’s wild hair and infectious adventurousness set her apart. Toying between a few “nice life experiences” as she calls them, life finally allowed her to listen & see the signs around her to pursue a career as an actor.
Not having finished acting school but being empathic and staying connected to herself, while having a never ending fantasy definitely helped – “Acting wasn’t always a part of my life, so I am grateful it found me – it’s all I really know and love now. When reading for a role I try to find that person within me, put myself in my characters shoes and make myself believe everything they have experienced”.
Acting is a hard and a competitive world – the Mecca of beauty and perfection… “You need self motivation in order to succeed in such an industry. Out here everything is possible, shinier and bigger. Don’t compare yourself, don’t get distracted, know your strengths and weaknesses. Success could happen today, tomorrow or maybe never. But if it happens you need to be strong enough to stay true to who you are”.
Being a happy person with a healthy combination of family and friends, and believing that happiness comes from within, Nadia became the woman she is today. “No money, fame, or good looks can fulfill you if you’re not fulfilled within”. So staying faithful, believing in karma and what’s meant to be is Hilker’s key. “Its a tough industry and I definitely wake up every now and then asking myself what the hell am I doing, but then I look back and realise what I’ve accomplished so far and keep going”.
Nadia could have ended up living a happy life as a farmer, or broker on wall street, but knowing what she knows today, she feels like the happiest person in the world – “I am very grateful that I was able to be part of a small independent film, a big franchise and a successful TV show. These are three very different formats of film-making and each one of them taught me something new”.
Being part of projects with a strong message, movies that stay with people and make them think is a preference she’d like to maintain. “Bringing a character to life is therapeutic and an exciting journey” one where herself and the character become one. As for fame, for her it comes with a lot of pros and cons where the pros outweigh the cons “It gives you a voice, a power and a responsibility to promote good in the world”.
With a smile on her face she states that she is a great cook and that writing is dearest to her heart “I don’t know whether I am a good writer or not, but writing helps me grow – explore myself, and the world. When I create stories and characters I collect pieces of myself – it’s like acting but just with myself and for myself”.
Music wise she appreciates anything coming from the heart. Michael Jackson is definitely one of her heroes, and movie wise she tries to explore. “I appreciate silent movies, action, fantasy, old classics & Disney of course! I also spend a lot of time watching documentaries, it’s like going to school!”.
Down memory lane, at 18 and not even into acting yet she remembers watching ‘Training Day’ with Denzel Washington and thinking “I want to be the female version of him!” while Sean Penn would be her dream collaboration “I love all characters he chose to play over the years, especially ‘Into the Wild’!”
We all treasure our memories but for Nadia there was a phase in her young years that she will never forget, a unique life lesson by her hero – her mother. “My Mother had cancer, she was extremely sick and had to stay in the hospital for weeks. She taught me the most important lessons during that time – how there is no life without death, that death awaits us all, and the only thing that matters is how we live our lives before we die”.
Family, friends, nature, writing, sleep, faith, love and gratitude are her must haves and she strongly believes in living life to the fullest! “We have one life, so let’s take risks and don’t be scared of failing or getting hurt. Follow your dreams, be a good person, treat others how you want to be treated, love yourself and live in the now”.
Source: Platea Magazine