After the events of this past episode of The Walking Dead, fans are certainly buzzing about a death not many saw coming. With only two episodes left in the second season, the situation for the entire group is surely to be elevated, as the tension continues to rise. IGN recently sat down with Robert Kirkman where he discussed a bunch of goodies. *Warning, possibly spoilers*
IGN Comics: Man. Really, really brutal episode. So right off the bat, because this is obviously what everyone’s going to be talking about. The group lost Dale in this episode, and in a very different way than the comics. After being such a proponent of keeping their humanity intact, how will the loss of that voice affect the group in terms or their decision making?
Robert Kirkman: The group is very much in a state of disarray. They’ve lost their moral compass to a certain extent. Keep in mind that every time that Rick and Shane have been butting heads, there is this aspect of Dale coming in and helping Rick form his decisions and keep them in line to a certain extent. In this episode in particular, you had everyone coming to the decision to kill this guy. It was only at the last minute when Rick saw how it was affecting his son that he backed away. But it was Dale the whole time that was saying, “We shouldn’t kill this guy. We need to retain our humanity.” He’s not going to be there the next time they come up against a decision like that.
Read the rest of Kirkman’s Interview after the jump!
Who doesn’t love themselves some Maggie, right? Not only is she Glen’s love interest on the show but she is also the free spirit of Hershel’s family, sort of an intermediary between the strict regime on the farm and Rick’s group of survivors. Lauran is asked about all sorts of topics some of which include Zombies on set, working on the southern accent, appetite and much more…Read the interview after the jump….
Lauran Cohan answers questions on all things Maggie
For those that haven’t seen the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead Season 2, I highly recommend you go watch it before reading this interview, as it will spoil just about every major event that takes place over the course of the first half of the season. Robert Kirkman sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss all sorts of tidbits about the finale as well as where the season will go from here. If anything this interview will make all of us want February to get here fast….
The Hollywood Reporter: Sophia (Madison Lintz) was in the barn the whole time! How come Hershel never mentioned it?
Robert Kirkman: I don’t think that Hershel was ever doing a cataloging of the zombies. It was painful for him because his wife and son were also in the barn. It’s not like he was actually hanging out in there or paying attention to all the walkers that were in there. He knew they were looking for a girl named Sophia but who knows what zombies were are in there and how often they’d been put in there. Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) was the one who was in charge and corralling them and putting them in there. So for all Hershel knew, Otis had put the Sophia zombie in there months ago.
THR: Was killing one of the comic’s original characters an easy one?
Kirkman: When a good idea comes up, you have to go with it. Sophia is a character who is still alive in the comic book series and who has contributed quite a bit to the overall narrative and informed a lot of story lines for a lot of different characters. Having Carol (Melissa McBride) survive her daughter as opposed to the other way around as it is in the comics is going to lead to interesting but different stories.
Robert Kirkman spills a lot more Walking Dead Season 2 tidbits after the jump
Not much more to say here besides, hey…check out the latest Walking Dead trailer. Another great one.
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What did everyone think? For a second there I thought we may have had a quick snippet shot of the prison behind that chain link fence, but then I paused it and saw that it was a church, probably the one that had zombies on the benches from earlier in the trailer!
October 16th is just around the corner!
Today has quickly become Walking Dead news and commentary today, specifically Robert Kirkman day…..This video is part of the booty for the day. A set visit with the man himself. Walking Dead season 2 is well into production and it certainly hasn’t seemed to cool off whatsoever down in Atlanta, GA. Enjoy the set visit courtesy of AMC’s Walking Dead blog
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The Walking Dead season 2 hits AMC This fall!
One of the most talked about tidbits from the first season of The Walking Dead was the secret that Jenner whispered into Rick’s ear. There has been tons of speculation as to what it could be. If you’ve read the comic series, than you probably have a pretty good idea of what the secret probably is already, however by now we know there is no guarantee that the show is going to follow the comic book’s story line. For those that haven’t seen the show and have been able to abstain from reading spoilers or digging the info from their friends, the anticipated reveal will be a whopper all right! From Robert Kirman himself via WalkingDeadPodcast website: (don’t worry, no spoilers)
“There’s teasing the audience and there’s torturing the audience, there’s a fine line. We’re going to have a lot of other stuff to deal with, but we’re definitely going to be dealing with [the whisper] soon and not torturing audiences with the mystery of that too much.”
The whisper reveal is definitely a major plot point to look forward to when The Walking Dead resumes with season 2 this fall on AMC. Keep checking back for more updates on the upcoming season as they happen!
Last week we learned that Pruitt Taylor Vince would be playing the role of “Otis” the ranch hand at Hershel’s farm. Now TVLine is reporting that the roles of “Hershel” as well as “Maggie” have also been cast:
“Scott Wilson (In Cold Blood, Monster, Junebug) will play Hershel Greene. “He is the patriarch of the family,” says executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. “He’s a veterinarian with a great sense of humanity and a very unique take on the Walkers.”
Walking Dead Season 2 has it's "Hershel!"
And for the character of Maggie:
“She’s in her twenties and is a survivor who ends up as a romantic interest for Glenn (Steven Yuen),”
Will Hershel's daughter Maggie go the same route as the comic?
The Walking Dead season 2 is shaping up to be very interesting. Look for it to land on AMC sometime before Halloween 2011!
As the sweltering heat begins to swarm all of us, we know that are only a handful of months away from the Season 2 debut of The Walking Dead season 2. It has been reported already that Hershel Greene’s farm will be a major set-piece in the upcoming season and now we have some casting news to go with that as well. TVLine has the scoop:
“In the first piece of casting news for the spooktacular AMC series’ sophomore run, TVLine has learned exclusively that Pruitt Taylor Vince has landed the recurring role of Otis, a foreman at Hershel’s Farm, where much of the Season 2 action is set to take place.”
We've got Otis! Walking Dead Season 2!
For all the horror veterans out there you may recognize Pruitt Taylor Vince as the mental patient in the movie Identity. Excellent casting decision in my opinion! For the full report including a brief character description for those not familiar with the character please visit TVLine.
Starting to go through Walking Dead withdrawls? Is Reading about Season 2 production being under way simply not cutting it? Well AMC’s Walking Dead blog has given you more to enjoy in anticipation of the new season. Check out this Behind-The-Scenes video of the production on what looks to be a rather scorching hot day in Atlanta, George. Even though it is approaching 102 degrees today here, it at least is a dry heat, none of that humidity nonsense you will found down there in the south.
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For all the Walking Dead Season 2 information you can get as well as the latest updates check out AMC’s official blog for The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead season 2 has begun shooting and Robert Kirkman is letting loose what few details he can so far about the upcoming season. Check out a few tidbits from his interview from the official AMC Walking Dead blog:
“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.
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.”
Want more? Check out the interview in it’s entirety at AMC’s Official Blog for The Walking Dead by clicking the image below!