Monday, 27 August 2018

Walking Dead 3 Degrees of Separation Part III

So for Part 1, I identified lots of links to The Walking Dead, its predecessors and other films, but that got me thinking there must be many more links. So that led to my Walking Dead 3 Degrees of Separation Part II. Now, for Part III, its like an obsession.

In this installment I am looking at the cast list and their accents (more than a few convincing American accents from Blighty actors) more links between shows, more trivia, and just where the hell did all the dogs go?


  • Main Cast:
    • Andrew Lincoln - Rick Grimes - English
    • Norman Reedus - Daryl Dixon - American
    • Steven Yeun - Glenn Rhee - Korean - American
    • Lauren Cohan - Maggie Greene - British - American
    • Melissa McBride - Carol Peletier - American
    • Michonne - Danai Gurira - American
    • Chandler Riggs - Carl Grimes - American
    • Sonequa Martin - Sasha Williams - American
    • Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Negan - American
    • Lennie James - Morgan Jones - English
    • Michael Cudlitz - Abraham Ford - American
    • Josh McDermitt - Eugene Porter - American
    • David Morrissey - The Governor - English
  • Charmed
    • Norman Reedus aka Daryl - played Nate, Paige's boyfriend
  • Blade
    • Norman Reedus aka Daryl - Blade II
  • Great Music they have used in TWD
    • Bad Moon Rising - Mourning Ritual
    • Crying - Roy Orbison
    • Fast and Loose - Motorhead
    • Town Called Malice - The Jam
  • Trivia
    • Daryl Dixon didn't even exist in the comics - he was created for Norman Reedus!
  • Snatch 
    • Lennie James aka Morgan starred as Sol


Part II:
  • Prison Break
    • Sarah Wayne Callies - Lori Grimes in TWD
    • Sarah Wayne Callies - Sara Tancredi in Prison Break
    • Michael Cudlitz - Abraham in TWD
    • Michael Cudlitz - corrections officer series 1 Prison Break
  • 24
    • reboot 24: Legacy - to star Corey Hawkins
    • Corey Hawkins plays Heath in TWD
    • Michael Cudlitz plays Agent Rick Phillips
  • Weird fact
    • Here I am doing my 3 degrees of separation for TWD
    • Corey Hawkins in Theatre - 6 degrees of separation! 
  • Spin off from TWD
    • Fear The Walking Dead
  • Actors from other great films
    • A River Runs Through It (Michael Cudlitz )
    • The Truman Show  
    • Love Actually (Andrew Lincoln)
  • Lost
    • Michael Cudlitz played Big Mike Walton
  • Comic book origins TWD
    • number of issues - 170
    • written by - Robert Kirkman
    • illustrated by - Tony Moore
    • first issued in 2003
  • Stage names
    • Andrew Lincoln - real name Andrew James Clutterbuck


Part I













  • The Walking Dead 

    • Zombies












  • 28 Days Later

    • Zombies
    • Danny Boyle












  • Danny Boyle

    • Sunshine
    • Music from Sunshine Episode 5 Series 1 TWD












  • Stephen King 

    • 3 actors from TWD in The Mist
    • Jeffrey DeMunn - in The Green Mile, The Mist, Storm of The Century
    • Andrew J West went on to star in Stephen King mini series Under the Dome
    • Michael Rooker - starred in The Dark Half












  • Andrea - TWD

    • dies as Andrea by shooting herself in the head
    • dies in The Mist by being shot in the head












  • Game of Thrones

    • Series 7 reference to "Walking Dead Men"












  • Zombie films homage and references to other films

    • Day of the Dead
    • Dawn of the Dead
    • Jaws - Ben Gardner's head
    • Return of the Living Dead
    • Zombie
    • An American Werewolf in London
    • Creepshow












  • Actors from other great films

    • The Truman Show 
    • Love Actually (Andrew Lincoln)












  • Hints at what's to come

    • barbed wire wrapped bat next to corpses
    • gun with barbed wire wrapped bat on it ( Negan)












  • The "Baddies"

    • Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)
    • Gareth (Andrew J West)
    • Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker)
    • Shane (Jon Bernthal)
    • The Governer (David Morrissey)