Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of computer and video games, today unveils its new project, OVERKILLs The Walking Dead, based on the hugely popular The Walking Dead series created by Robert Kirkman. OVERKILL’s THE WALKING DEAD - In 2016, Washington will fall. What will you do?
“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: