AMC’s The Walking Dead has proved to be a rating juggernaut and fans came in droves to see the cast and executive producers talking about this show. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, who hosts The Talking Dead, the panel started off with executive producers Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero (also Makeup Supervisor), Gale Anne Heard, Glen Mazzara. They addressed some of the naysayers who said the show was moving too slow and mentioned that the fever pace that was developed in the back half of season 2 would only get faster as the characters get sent to the iconic Prison. The Prison is one of the most well known setting in the comic books and Hardwick remarked how great the set looked when he visited. Heard raved about how great it was to bring some of the fan favorite characters like katana wielding Michone and the Governor. Before bringing out the rest of cast, they announced that the show will premiere Sunday October 14 9pm and previewed an exclusive clip from the upcoming season.
The clip highlighted many of the new characters and settings like Woodbury and the Prison. The characters seem to be in dire straits when the new season premieres trying to move forward from the issues they had at The Farm. There will also be a return of Merle, Daryl’s big brother, who if you remember was abandoned on a roof top at the beginning of season 1. The trailer hints very heavily at what the cast described as the “Rick-tatorship” with Rick really taking control of the group. Also, you can see that the zombies look different from the first two seasons since they’re starting to really decompose from lack of food.
The actors were really excited to be there, remarking about how nice it was to get out of Georgia and be amongst the legion of fans. Danai Gurira, who plays Michone, and David Morrisey, who plays The Governor, were embraced wholeheartedly by fans, who hanged on their every word.
Hardwick then turned it over to audience for Q&A that provided a lot of laughs and a few insights into the actor’s minds. There’s a large British contingent of actors on the show who told the audience that they constantly work with a dialect coach, having “church” Skype sessions on Sundays and talking with the crew to get the accents down. There was great fun had with Steven Yuen and the young girls who kept asking him questions. Robert Kirkman also offered some solace to fans who want to learn more about the character of Daryl, there will be a video game with flashbacks to Daryl and Merle’s adventures after the apocalypse. The cast then shared a few thoughts about their characters decisions and how much alike they were to their characters.
Be sure to check out the premiere of The Walking Dead on October 14th at 9pm.
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