Comic books and projects based on them are as popular as ever. I mean just look at how well ‘The Avengers’ did in theaters. But moving over to the television side of things, it looks like AMC has officially renewed two of it’s comic book related properties: ‘Comic Book Men’ and ‘Talking Dead’.
Airing right after each episode of ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Talking Dead’ is hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick and features recaps and discussions with special guests based on the episode that just aired. Hardwick had these spoiler free words to say about the renewal of his show:
“Talking Dead has been an amazing experience and I cannot pile enough hugs and thanks onto AMC for renewing it. I CAN’T WAIT for Season 3 of Walking Dead, so that we can finally talk about Rick meeting [SPOILER] and [SPOILER]-ing him with a heavy-duty [SPOILER] at the [SPOILER]. And let’s not forget all the rest of the [SPOILER]s getting in on the action! [EXPLETIVE] me! It’s going to be great.”
‘Comic Book Men’ is a ‘Pawn Stars’-esque show that takes place in the comic book store owned by writer, director, and internet entertainment mogul Kevin Smith. Touted as the first unscripted show to tackle the world of the nerds, we follow the employees of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, Walt Flanagan, Mike Zapcic, and Ming Chen, along with resident lingerer, Bryan Johnson, as they interact with customers who bring them some of the most sought after (and some of the least sought after) treasures from pop culture and comic book history.
In a statement from Smith, who also executive produces the series, he expresses how unreal this announcement is for him:
“Pinch my fat ass, ’cause I must be dreaming! A thousand thank you’s wouldn’t cover the gratitude I’m feeling right now. And as you might imagine, everyone at SModcast Pictures is in love with everyone at AMC today! Rest assured, Walt, Bry, Mike, Ming and I are suited up and ready to hit the ice for our second season with Team AMC.”
For the full press release, head on over to Collider.
What do you think of the renewals for these two shows? Are you excited to see them return next season, or are they just the random things that come on after ‘The Walking Dead’ for you?