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On Mon., Jun. 6, production of The Walking Dead Season 2 officially kicked off. Now AMCtv.com begins its series of on-set interviews with the show’s talented creative team by chatting with executive producer Robert Kirkman about his expectations for the second season, why he won’t play a zombie and Glenn’s love prospects in the apocalypse.
Q: With Season 2 underway, what are you looking forward to?
A: Time spent in the Atlanta sun. I don’t go outside a lot and it’s nice to be in nature. Mostly I’m just looking forward to seeing the actors again. We don’t get to hang out that much, so it’ll be fun to get back to seeing those guys and interrupting them while they’re working: “I know you’re really worried about this scene and you’re trying to get your lines straight and everything, but let’s chat about what I saw on TV last night.”
Q: What are you expecting from the first few weeks?
A: It’s a funny question: I really don’t know exactly what they’re going to be shooting. But I will say there are some really awesome set-pieces coming up in the first episode. It’s just going to be a lot of fun to get back and see Andrew and Sarah and Jon in costume again, watching Greg Nicotero make zombies again. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.
Q: Have you seen what Greg has planned, zombie-wise?
A: Oh yeah. I’ve seen a lot of the stuff that he’s been putting together, and I can just say that he’s definitely taking things to the next level. I used to joke when we were promoting the first season, I would say “These are the best zombies that you’ve ever seen because Greg Nicotero has perfected his craft, and if he goes and does a zombie movie next THOSE will be the best zombies you’ve ever seen.” And now I’m happy to say that The Walking Dead Season 2 zombies are the best zombies you’ve ever seen because that’s what Greg Nicotero is doing next. There are going to be some memorable comic book zombies here and there, and then a lot is just Greg going, “OK, what can you do to the human body?”
Q: Previously, you announced that Hershel’s farm would play a big factor in Season 2. What can you tell us about that?
A: Season 1 focused on Atlanta so much, and we got to see desolate Atlanta and how this stuff affects cities. And that was really cool, and a lot of cool visuals come from that. But rather than repeat ourselves we’re going out into the woods. We’re gonna see a lot of rural roads and open fields see how bad things are as you get away from the city centers. It’s definitely different enough that Season 2 stands on its own and has its own thing. And a lot of that comes from Hershel’s farm and seeing these characters. All I can say is it’s gonna be great, and the casting on Season 2 is going to be as pitch-perfect as the casting on Season 1. I can’t wait for everyone to meet Hershel.
Q: Any hints who will be playing him?
A: We were looking really hard at Charlie Sheen for everyone, but he can’t play multiple roles. Turns out he can’t even play one, so, I don’t know. [Laughs]
Q: How does the fact that Shane’s still alive change the story since he died so early in the comic?
A: While we’re mapping out this arc and figuring out this story, we’ll pull something in from the comic and then we’ll go, “OK, so how does Shane existing change this? What does Shane bring to the situation? What’s going on with his character at this point and how does it affect this thing that’s already existed.” It’s really neat for me to treat The Walking Dead TV show as an alternate dimension where Shane lived, and there’s all this different stuff happening because of that. Shane really throws a wrench in a lot of stuff.
Q: Are you now reluctant to kill him off?
A: Yeah absolutely. It’s hard thinking about killing any character. If they’re good characters, there are always more scenes to write, but this is the nature of things: There are zombies around. People gots to die. And after getting to know Jon Bernthal and see his portrayal of Shane, it’s not an easy decision. He’s past his expiration date by comic book standards, but Shane is by no means rotten. I think he’s remaining fresh for a while. We’ll see.
Q: Last season you were pretty adamant you wouldn’t be dress up as a zombie. Have you had a change of heart?
A: I have not changed my mind. It’s just a pet peeve of mine: I don’t like recognizing people in cameo. I’m fine with cameos where I know that’s a buddy of mine that’s a zombie, but I do so much promotion for the show I just feel like viewers would be like, “That’s that guy from the Internet! What’s he doing in the background?” I feel like I would stick out like a sore thumb and ruin the scene. Also, I would not be able to resist the urge to wave. No one wants to see a waving zombie.
Q: How about directing an episode this season?
A: No, no no. That’s ridiculous. I won’t do that until Season 3. [Laughs] Look, directing looks really difficult. And I’m really proud of the fact that I’ve made my living by doing things that aren’t very difficult. So, you know, I don’t want to start working for a living. That just seems unwise to me.
Q: What can you tell us about Season 2 that no one knows?
A: It’s hard because you’re AMC, so I should be able to just say a bunch of things. But I don’t want to get either of us in trouble. So let me think… It’s gonna be a lot of fun seeing a potential love interest for Glenn. He ended up being a fan favorite in the first season, so we get to see a little bit of romance for this guy.
I was casually browsing the intertubes and I found this. Nice picture of some zombies from the upcoming season 2 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” This is pretty good for wetting my appetite for some zombie goodness this fall, no pun intended.
That chick has some incredibly huge eyeballs. Either that or that’s some impressive makeup. If those are contacts she’s wearing I bet that’s really uncomfortable though.
Also from McFarlane Toys comes some super cool zombie action figures from The walking dead. Wow, I want these….. for collectability… not because I do terrible perverted things to them. Don’t you judge me.
Do you here that kids, daddy needs some zombie toys to make him happy or someone’s going to get a spanking. (Threats of physical violence are the hallmark of good parenting.)
So here’s a little rumor I found. I good old buddy the Hard Drinking, Prostitute Loving Charlie Sheen will make a Cameo in next season’s “The Walking Dead.”
According to Socyberty, producer Frank Darabont was excited by the idea that Sheen, a fan of the show, had proposed through his agent. And that:
Upon hearing the news, Sheen was reportedly ecstatic, and has already cleared the shooting schedule with his Two and a Half Men duties. Sheen’s involvement may very well lead to others in the acting community making brief cameos as zombies, an idea Walking Dead creator Andrew Lincoln reportedly welcomes. No word yet on what specific episode Sheen will be appearing in.
Okay? Super? While I’m happy to see any celebrity turned into a rotting stinking corpse hungry for the flesh of the living, does this cheapen the series and make it less serious? What do you think about that?
So here’s the latest rumor, Frank Darabont has apparently fired the entire writing staff for the next season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
EXCLUSIVE TUESDAY 5PM: I hear The Walking Dead writer/ executive producer/ director Frank Darabont has let go of the writers on the hot freshman AMC series, which has already renewed for a second season. That includes Darabont’s No. 2, writing executive producer Charles “Chic” Eglee. Writer turnover on series between seasons is commonplace but wholesale overhauls are unusual. What’s more, I hear Darabont is looking to forgo having a writing staff for the second season of Walking Dead altogether and assign scripts to freelancers.
I got this from news from Deadlines.com you can go there to read the whole article.
Well that’s pretty interesting. Sucks big time if you’re one of those writers though. Another rumor I’ve heard is that Darabont is planning on writing season 2 of “The Walking Dead” by himself.
My question: What do you think of that? Is it better to have a singular voice writing these things, or should you have a staff of people? I’m never a fan of designing by committee, but in this case I think burnout from taking on such a workload would be a concern. Thoughts?
The official Twitter account for AMC’s The Walking Dead television show is broadcasting the official zombie rules that will govern the behavior of the undead.
These are very much inline with what you could expect from the “Pop Culture” zombie type
Zombie Rule #1
Ability to run is based on the amount of time a zombie has been undead, and how much decay has set in.
Zombie Rule #2
Zombies decay but at a much slower rate than humans, and it’s still possible to differentiate between young and old zombies.
Zombie Rule #3
Zombies are like lions: if they’ve eaten, you can walk by them without fear, but a pack of hungry zombies will attack you.
Zombie Rule #4
The quickest speed of any zombie is a shambling run. see Night of the Living Dead. NO sprinters exist.
Zombie Rule #5
Zombies are not dexterous. They cannot pick up or use any items more complex than a rock or a stick.
(This differs from Romero’s “Day of the Dead” where Bub the zombie uses a gun to shoot Captain Rhodes… Ha! Zombie can use guns, Rosco!)
Zombie Rule #6
Zombies have poor eyesight but they do have a strong sense of smell.
Zombie Rule #7
Zombies cannot speak but can communicate by pack mentality. The herd tends to move together if they sight food.