Season 3 of The Walking Dead is coming up fast – just over a month away, in fact. But for those that can’t hold in the excitement for another 4 weeks there is more to tease you. The latest comes in the form of a video that Robert Kirkman put together giving fans a tour of the new prison set that will become the main base for our zombie-survivor pals. Give it a watch and see what Kirkman has to say:
Make sure to check out season 3 when it starts up on October 14th.
It’s a damn good season for television fans this Fall. Doctor Who is starting up in just a few days, the Dexter premiere is looming close behind and, of course, The Walking Dead season 3 is set to hit the air in October. The Walking Dead marketing team has been teasing us along thus far with various pictures and the power of the written word. Now, they release their first video. And though it may not be long enough to truly show us what to expect, it’s the first look we get.
So here it is, the first Walking Dead TV spot:
Yup, an amazing 11 seconds long. No doubt we’ll see more coming up hard and fast until the final premiere in 6 weeks.
Look to October 14th for the return of the zombie madness that is The Walking Dead.
Ever wonder where all those bodies come from that AMC gets to staff the endless hordes of zombies appearing (almost) every week on The Walking Dead? No, they don’t raid the local graveyards and reanimate the corpses using the demonic powers of necromancy (I know, that’s what I thought at first too). Turns out some dude has to build them, using a mixture of living people and special effects mastery.
Greg Nicotero, the main FX guy for The Walking Dead has released a video that gives fans a little tour of his studio. He shows how some of the zombies come to life along with providing a few teasers as to what we should expect on the visual side of the coming season.
I’m think this guy is having way too much fun and might, perhaps, need a few hours of counseling. Still, the FX look pretty cool and season 3 should be a blast.
Look for The Walking Dead season 3 to premiere on October 14th.
With The Walking Dead season 2 wrapping up last month, it was only a matter of time before the people who bring this amazing show to life decided to start talking openly about season 3. A panel at North Hollywood’s TV Academy brought together much of the cast and crew so that they could plug the new season and drop some hints at what fans may expect. The basics? More actiony-zombie goodness, more complex character development and (wait for it…) more T-Dogg.
Some of what they had to say is old news to those keeping up on the show, such as the presence of Woodbury Prison and the addition of The Governor and Michonne as main characters. They also talked a bit about the changes that were made from the original comic book series to the television production. Fans are told to expect even more changes, as plotlines which followed one character in the comic will often be switched to someone else. This is supposed to start right off the bat with episode 1.
They also voiced their intention to keep using Hershel (who was dead by this point in the original story) and Daryl (who was invented purely for the series). Daryl will be taking a bigger role and acting as Rick’s right-hand man, Rick will be getting crazier and Glenn and Maggie will continue to do the nasty.
Robert Kirkman, the brain behind the comics, said that they’ll also be trying to push the boundaries of how much blood-and-guts AMC will allow next season by getting creative with the zombie kills.
Glen Mazzara, who just finished with the premiere script, emphasized that season 3 will start off with a bang and progress in the Walking Dead fashion fans have grown to love. Characters will continue to be explored in complex ways and the zombies will continue to have their heads blown off.
So far, no schedule has been set in stone about when the new season will air, but a fall release is likely.
In other, less exciting and more fanboy oriented news, the limited edition Blu-ray season 2 box set for The Walking Dead has been revealed. This oddball collector’s piece features a zombie head (crafted by the boys as McFarlane Toys) with a screwdriver stuck in its eye. When the head is tilted back, the discs appear – kinda like the world’s ugliest Pez dispenser.
Zombiephiles may consider this the best thing ever, though those of a more practical bent may just be a little peeved that the thing is so large and awkward that it takes up half a shelf.
When this monstrosity hits stores is not known, but it is expected to match the airing of the new season.