News - July 14, 2017

Production on The Walking Dead shut down after stuntman suffer serious injuries
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Production on The Walking Dead shut down after stuntman suffer serious injuries

Production on the new season of The Walking Dead has been shut down after a stuntman suffered serious injuries.

The show, which is currently filming its eighth season in Atlanta, is on hold after John Bernecker suffered serious head injuries when he fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor during filming on Wednesday (July 12th). He was rushed to hospital immediately after the incident and is currently on life support. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, production has now been halted while Bernecker receives treatment and there is no date for resumption as yet. 

Producers AMC have issued a statement, which reads as follows: "We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for The Walking Dead and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set. He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital and we have temporarily shut down production. We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers."

The Walking Dead is due to return for an eighth season in October, it's unknown whether this injury will delay that or not. 

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