Captain America, Walking Dead Crossover: Execs Team Up for Crime Drama, 'The Mastermind'

Captain America, Walking Dead Crossover: Execs Team Up for Crime Drama, 'The Mastermind'

Fans will have a taste of an Avenger-like team up on television. The Captain America directors are collaborating with FX Network and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to create a new drama series. They will also be joined by Fargo and Legion showrunner Noah Hawley.

The team will adapt The Mastermind into television. The new drama will be based on journalist Evan Ratliff’s series of investigative articles for Atavist Magazine. The story will revolve around Paul Le Roux, a former programmer and criminal cartel boss who turned into a Drug Enforcement Administration informant.

Captain America: Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo will executive produce and helm the drama. Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment will also exec produce along with Hawley and his FX Productions-based 26 Keys. The deal brings Kirkman to FX, which is among the networks that passed on TWD before AMC picked up the zombie/post-apocalyptic show. FX hasn’t released additional details about The Mastermind, including the cast and premiere date.

Russo Brothers on Avengers: Infinity War

The siblings are currently working on the upcoming Avengers sequel. They keep fans updated on the filming by sharing some images of the set locations. They recently posted on Instagram a photo which shows the brothers driving a terrain vehicle loaded with camera equipment.

No member of the Avengers appeared in the snap, but the caption sparked buzz among fans. The nod to the Serengeti made fans speculate that Infinity War will partially take place in Black Panther’s locale, Wakanda. Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) first hinted about Wakanda when he posted on Twitter a picture of his set chair and a traditional drum. Avengers: Infinity War will hit theaters on May 4, 2018.

See photos below.The Walking Dead Season 8 Resumes Filming Following Tragedy

According to Variety, the production of TWD Season 8 had already resumed this week. The filming of the series was shut down last week following the death of stuntman John Bernecker. The stuntman fell off a balcony on the set and suffered a brain injury that took his life.

Meanwhile, several TWD stars took to Twitter to pay tribute to Bernecker. Norman Reedus (Daryl) shared a photo of Bernecker on his social media accounts. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) and David Morrissey (the Governor) also sent their condolences to Bernecker’s family.

As for The Walking Dead Season 8 premiere date, there are reports that it will be delayed due to Fear the Walking Dead’s upcoming midseason premiere. TWD Season 8 will reportedly premiere in late October or early November to keep in line with Fear the Walking Dead’s current airing schedule.

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Tootsie Roll and Winter Fresh, deep in the Serengeti.

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Here we go… #BlackPanther #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/T4UDl5cR0s

— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) June 8, 2017