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“So I’m always like [points at imaginary bodies around the room] … two years, three years, six months, two weeks, oh, God this is awful! It’s really rough. Doing the comic, it was fine because it was just lines on a paper. Whatever. We’re killing that guy. Cool. But the show, it sucks because we all work together, we hang out, and have a great time. But, you know, the story’s gotta get done and people gots to die, as I like to say. It’s pretty rough.”—Robert Kirkman on killing off characters on the show
I don’t know if we will be able to show everything.
I remember a couple of scenes I would look over at what was going on in the scene and I would be like, ‘What the eff? What are we doing? How is this legal? It’s grounded and real, too; it’s not like torture or gore for no reason,” he said. “It’s literally, that is what would happen and we are trying to show it. It would not work on network television, let me tell you that.
”—Steven Yuen also commented on the premiere, saying that that some of the scenes filmed in the train car were so intense, he thinks they’ll be heavily edited by the time we get to see them:
“In our first episode, it’s very much going to focus on the story of Terminus. There’s a lot of big revelations that haven’t really come out that I think people are gonna be pretty startled by. There’s a couple other revelations that I think people might’ve gotten a little bit of a lead on. We’ll definitely be defining those in some cool ways and confirming some theories and shooting down others, which is very exciting. But I think the coolest thing about coming back to season 5 is that we really hit the ground running. What I mean by that is that we very quickly deal with the situation that we left them in — this trapped, victim situation where they’re kind of at the mercy of the people of Terminus. We really kind of expand the story from there very rapidly, so I think this is going to be a pretty fast-paced season with quite a bit going on. News is already out that Seth Gilliam has been added, and we’re bringing in new characters like we always do, and I think season 5 is going to be our best season yet. I think when people finally see the premiere, they’ll see what I’m talking about.”—The Walking Dead: When season 5 starts, it’ll pick right back up where the last season ended. And, says Robert Kirkman, the premiere will be all about Terminus:
12 thinks you might not know about The Walking Dead
1. The Walking Dead is an enormous hit for AMC, but it was originally pitched to HBO. They decided to pass because they felt it was too violent!!! HBO? Too violent?? For reals???
2. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon, was involved in a pretty terrible car accident whilst in Berlin, Germany back in 2005. Consequently his left eye has a titanium eye socket and he has 4 screws in his nose.
3. Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes, changed his last name. He was born as Andrew Clutterbuck!
4. Back in the second ever episode, when Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) was shooting on top of the roof, residents nearby in Atlanta thought it was real and alerted the authorities. A SWAT Team was called in to diffuse the situation, it took some explaining that it wasn’t a real sniper on the roof.
5. When you see those Walkers chow down on their latest kill, they are actually eating bits of ham soaked in vinegar. Tasty!
6. The show’s special effects supervisor, Greg Nicotero, has played several Walkers over the years, including the one that bit Amy on the neck back in season 1.
7. Did you know there’s a potential link between The Walking Dead and another AMC hit show, Breaking Bad? Glenn from The Walking Dead drives the same car that Walter White was told to return to someone called Glenn. Mind blowing, eh?
8. So could it be that Walter White’s ‘baby blue’ was responsible for the zombie apocalypse on The Walking Dead? Well, it just might, because in the first season Daryl carried a bag that contained some of Heizenberg’s blue meth!
9. But wait, we’re not done with the evidence. In the season 4 episode, Still, Daryl says to Beth “Merle had this dealer. This janky little white guy……He say’s “I’m gonna kill you, bitch!”” - Remind you of anyone…
10. It’s not just Breaking Bad that has been referenced in The Walking Dead. Remember Dale? Well he smoked Morley Cigarettes, the same fictional brand of cigarettes also smoked by the Cigarette Smoking Man in The X-Files.
11. Young Carl Grimes has himself a stunt-double. She’s a 31 year old lady called Ashley. Ha ha!
12. Season 4 saw most of the cast heading towards Terminus. This is actually a reference to the settlement that was at the end of the Western and Atlantic railroad lines back in the 1830s. It too was called Terminus, although today it is better known as Atlanta, Georgia. Where The Walking Dead is filmed.
“There’s a lot going on with Terminus. In our premiere episode of season 5 we’re going to give a ton of answers of who the people of Terminus are, what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, what’s going on with them. And by the end of that episode you’re going to have a much better understanding of what’s going on with them and why they’re so important to the show. Oh, and Daryl dies.”—The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman promised a season premiere that would give some answers about Terminus:
“I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what season 10 is gonna be. We know where season 11 and 12…we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there.”—The Walking Dead’s Executive producer Dave Alpert hinted that the show could run for a very long time