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The Walking Dead – renewed for a third series

Posted by Rich Cross on December 13, 2011

Post-apocalyptic zombie TV serial The Walking Dead has been renewed for a third season of thirteen episodes. US Cable channel AMC confirmed that the series would be returning for a third series in light of impressive viewing figures (in the US and internationally) and widespread critical acclaim.

In the UK, The Walking Dead is broadcast on the FX channel, and – in synch with the US – current transmission has paused at a ‘mid-season finale’ point, seven episodes in. The Walking Dead returns to UK screens shortly after the US broadcast recommences in February 2012.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

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Incognito Gallery – images of post-apocalyptic Manchester

Posted by Rich Cross on December 13, 2011

The Incognito Gallery in Manchester is hosting an exhibition of works by artist James Chadderton depicting a post-apocalyptic Manchester – a key filming location for several episodes of series one and two of Survivors.

Entitled ‘Death of Our City’, the exhibition showcases several striking images of an imaginary future Manchester in ruins.

The Go See This in Manchester site reports:

Featuring many of Manchester’s iconic buildings and landmarks, the show is a haunting, unnerving and photorealistic collection of images created by a fusion of traditional painting techniques, photography and new media.

“Trying to maintain a degree of realism was essential as I wanted the audience to be absorbed into that reality” explains Chadderton. “The focus was to provide images of iconic areas of Manchester such as Urbis and The Palace Theatre in a derelict and eroded state as if involved in an apocalyptic event that somehow left the city lifeless and dissolving over potentially hundreds of years.”

Several selected pieces from the exhibition are viewable in an online gallery on the BBC News site.

The exhibition continues until 4 January 2012.

The Death of Our City

The Death of Our City

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