Most networks worry about spies on a set leaking out spoilers for their tv shows, but AMC needs to worry more about their own AMC Store since it leaked out a major 'The Walking Dead' spoiler regarding Joe Bernthal.
For readers of 'The Walking Dead' books, this won't come as such a surprise, but for you watchers of the show who haven't, be warned that this will tell you what's coming up for the ending of season two. As we reported back in January, it was pretty much a given that Joe Bernthal's character Shane would be the first major character to bite the bullet for the hot AMC show. Bernthal is already onboard Frank Darabond's TNT show ‘L.A. Noir‘, so everyone was speculating, and I kept hearing the same thing from my AMC sources that after all the bad blood from the Darabont ending, it was pretty much a done deal for Shane to be killed off. Anyone who's read the comics knows that Shane's character is long past living on borrowed time.
Now this image has been floating around as proof that Shane will be turning into a zombie has been around since season 1 when a fan of the show did some Photoshopping wondering how each of the main characters would look as zombies. There's a few more below, but first, here's how the AMC store leaked out what the network wanted to keep very well secret...even though many of us already knew this was coming. The cached linked can be clicked on, but I know AMC's going to hit every search engine to kill that link ASAP. The store was advance selling the 'Walking Dead' season two blu-ray and in the description, they put this.
"This special limited edition Blu-Ray includes all 13 episodes on 4 discs, including bonus features such as: the making of the barn, an extended zombie gut scene, Shane's last episode, full Comic Con coverage with panel, comic book vs episode comparison, and more!"
I had to bold the Shane part, but what a major screwup! It didn't take long for AMC to release this statement which only shows how badly they know this screwup was. "The post on the AMC store was completely unauthorized. The matter is currently under investigation." Someone's going to get reamed out and probably more than one person.