Walking Dead season 2 is not kicking off until the end of October, but there’s been a whole lot of drama that has sent nerds into a frenzy. Budget cuts and the departure of show helmer Frank Darabont. The show will go on, but it’s quality has been called into question. Fans are deathly afraid that new show-runner Glen Mazzara will fuck up the house that Darabont built. Mazzara is aware of this concern. In a recent TV Guide Online interview he promises to carry the torch accordingly.
“There’s been all this concern that I’m going to f— up this show, and really, we’re just trying to get it done.”
Here’s the thing. Mazzara’s job is a fairly easy one. Before Darabont left he already mapped out the entire second season, with about eight episodes already written. Basically, all Mazzara has to do is point the camera and shoot. Mazzara went onto say:
“We all did a lot of work on plotting this season under Frank, and part of the reason we’ve had such a smooth transition is that it’s a fully articulated world.”This [season] is consistent with the material that we did last year. I think, like any second season, you work out the bugs. You try to improve. What you’re seeing is the usual growth of any TV show, creatively. There’s no plan to deviate from what we worked out, there’s no different vision of the show.”
Personally, I’m more worried about AMC’s handling of the show than the show itself. I have full faith in the creative team.
The Walking Dead is coming back with a 90-minute second-season premiere on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 9/8c on AMC.