Norman Reedus is on the cover of SFX 370, as The Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon gets his own spinoff series. Below we run down some of the highlights of the issue.
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The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
In this new six-part series, Daryl Dixon washes ashore in France, unsure how exactly he got there, and then journeys across the country, hoping to find a way home. We get the low-down from executive producer Greg Nicotero, in an eight-page feature.
After his made-on-a-laptop debut Monsters, Gareth Edwards tried the big studio way of doing things with Godzilla and Rogue One. He tells us how his new humanity-vs-AI tale tries to combine the best of both approaches.
The Winter King
Sharpe creator Bernard Cornwell's 1995 Arthurian novel has been adapted for a new series, which is coming to ITVX later this year. We went on set, hung out in Merlin's tor, and spoke to the writers, the producers, and three of the leads.
The latest entry in the horror franchise brings Tobin Bell's Jigsaw back into the fold. Director Kevin Greutert teases what delights are in store. Probably not kittens and cupcakes, eh? Unless there's a stroke-activated bomb in the kitten, and broken glass in the cupcakes.
Star Trek: Lower Decks
The crew of the USS Cerritos warp back to our screens for a fourth season of animated hijinks on 7 September. We find out more from supervising director Barry J Kelly.
Do you remember this 1998 Channel Four series about a secret vampire-hunting organisation supported by the British government, starring the likes of Jack Davenport and Idris Elba? Good, wasn't it? Which is why we caught up with creator Joe Ahearne for a six-page retrospective.
And that's not all, features-wise. We also get the production designer of The Last of Us to talk us through creating a post-apocalyptic world. In the latest of our Doctor Who features in the run-up to the 60th anniversary, we speak to Frazer Hines about playing '60s companion Jamie. We also preview Gen V, a new spinoff from The Boys set at a college for superheroes; talk The Wicker Man with the man who assembled Magnet, the group who performed the score; have a chinwag with Enterprise pilot Melissa Navia (aka Erica Ortegas); profile author John Connolly; and get Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan to fill in our author questionnaire.
And the big features are just the tip of the iceberg! As ever, our news section, Red Alert, is crammed with insights into yet more movies, TV shows, comics and books. In the spotlight this month: alien Greys sci-fi thriller No One Will Save you; season two of Invasion; touching documentary Otter Baxter: Not a F***ing Horror Story; this year's offerings at Halloween Horror Nights; a new Secret Invasion novel; comics titles Avengers Inc and Project: Cryptid, plus a 2000 AD/Battle Action crossover.
The SFX verdict on Blue Beetle kicks off 22 pages of searing critical analysis, as we inform you which of the latest films, TV shows, books, comics, audio plays, and video games are worth splashing your hard-earned cash on!
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