Season One of AMC’s The Walking Dead was a honest to goodness smash hit, filled with it’s blend of drama and gore for the masses. The show -based on Robert Kirkman’s hit comic series- created the coming of the new era in zombie. From the opening credits of the first episode, right down to the final minutes of the last, it was a treat. With that said, they did stray off the path the comics set forth. New characters and scenarios were added to the show. All well and good. But, purists are running out of patience. They want to see the story get back on track. If anything, they just want to see the sword wielding bad-ass Michonne.
Well suffice to say, that’s not happening. At least right now.
Robert Kirkman revealed a few details of the upcoming season- scheduled to limp onto airwaves in October (with a full 13 episode season). His writing team consisting of Evan Reilly (Rescue Me), Scott Gimple (FlashForward) and Angela Kang (Terriers) and one freelancer have fleshed out what’s been promised as a more emotional and violent follow up season.
“We’re well into the show; scripts are all completed and the final touches are being made and I think he cameras will be rolling in a few weeks. We’re all very excited to get back to Atlanta and sweat.”
With the scripts all finished where will we see Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of travelers?
“The last time we saw our characters, they were loaded up into the RV and they were driving away from the CDC. We will definitely see where that caravan is going and follow them on their journey. So, pretty much where we get blown up.,”
As for when will see the sword swinging bombshell warrior Michonne? In the comics she comes in like a badass, carrying two zombies on chains. We might very well see that, but not this season. Bummer! Kirkman said he would like to see her in a potential third season.
“Frank [Darabont] and everybody involved in the show love her. We’re all very interested in working her into the show.”
So no swords in the second season, guess that means they’ll once again stray from the path that fans have come to enjoy from the comic book series. Patience, I guess.
Via: Daily Blam