New ‘Walking Dead’ Season 2.5 Trailer: More Zombies, More Action

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The Walking Dead Season 2.5 Trailer New Walking Dead Season 2.5 Trailer: More Zombies, More Action

[WARNING SPOILERS FROM THE FIRST HALF OF THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 2]

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Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead were divided in their response to the first half of season 2, which saw Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors stuck in place on Hershel’s (Scott Wilson) farm while they searched for Carol’s daughter Sophia, who went missing after a highway onslaught by a zombie herd.

During the final moments of the season 2 midpoint finale, we learned that Rick and Shane’s (Jon Bernthal’s) big morality debate was all for naught: Sophia was already dead, one of many walkers trapped inside Hershel’s barn. Though that payoff was well worth the wait for some fans, others claimed that the majority of season 2 had still been wasted on milking this one storyline.

When The Walking Dead returns in February, it will be (in a lot of ways) a make-or-break moment for the series: the last of axed showrunner Frank Darabont’s influence will have dried up, and the show will be trying to re-establish itself under the guidance of new architects. In that sense, there are lingering questions as to whether or not some of the fan complaints were taken into consideration, and the whether the show will try to change up its pacing or zombie quotient to meet the demands of certain fans.

Judging from The Walking Dead season 2.5 trailer below, it at least appears that we’re in for more action, and less drama:

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THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 2.5 TRAILER

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“Now with more chase scenes, carnage, and zombie attacks!” should probably be the tagline for that trailer.  All in all, it looks like the fallout from ‘the Sophia dilemma’ is going to be heavy – that is, until the survivors are once again forced back onto the road, where many fans prefer them: on the run, scared, and getting slaughtered. But will an action/horror focus truly provide more payoff and development than deeper (read: slower) look into the psyches of these people caught in a hell-on-Earth situation?

We’ll find out when The Walking Dead returns to the airwaves on Sunday February 12 @ 9/8c on AMC.

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  1. I can’t wait I love this show I enjoyed the first half of season 2 even though the events felt somewhat stretched over 7 episodes, with only 6 episodes left in season 2 its good to know that season 3 will boast 16 episodes which means more story more drama more zombies.

  2. Looks like Shane is trying to smother Grimes with that rag, which I’m sure goes through his head ten times a day.

  3. Awesome! February can’t come soon enough!

  4. very excited…something tells me this is gonna be a real good run…its set up to be great

  5. Great….I guess I missed that there was more to season 2. I figured it was just short like season 1 was…..I don’t know why they took such a long break…Maybe it will push up advertizement costs….But glad to see there’s more now instead of waiting until next fall again…

  6. Love this show. wish they would make a dark and gritty x-men tv show like this, and maybe the hulk too, and other series as well.

  7. Yes, the first half of this season felt like they had taken a 3 episode story arc and figured out how to double it. Not at ALL what I was hoping for. (and no, the ending scene was not worth all the boring they had to slog through to get there)

    All I can say is…MOVE ON. We want to see them on the run, we want to see them reach their initial destination, we want to know what happened to Merle, we want to have Lennie James join the cast (finally)!

    • That’s not quite how the show works though and it’s like the comic book in that respect. Most of the time both have slow build ups between characters and situations and full releases at the end of story arcs or issues/episodes.

      I don’t know why people are asking for constant action and insanity. This show’s a drama, why does nobody understand that?

      • I can’t speak about the comic this is based off of but TV is a completely different medium that I AM familiar with. As such, the first half of this season did not translate well if it was indeed pulled from the comic.

        Slow is one thing but the pace has been literally GLACIAL, especially when you stack it against the first 6 episodes. They should have either shortened this mini arc to 3-4 episodes or found a way to add a bit more excitement/interest to it. It really felt as if the writers had this great idea and an epic ending but failed to distribute the time correctly.

        And for the record, I did not ask for non-stop action or insanity, did I???

        • Im gonna have to agree with mongoose on this it was moving too slow the first half of the season…i prefered the pace of season 1 wayyyy more. I know they had to set up some character arcs but it just was not enough action…btw the comics focused on the people but charcters die way more quickly and the tone is different…it is not comparable to the comic at all

  8. I love the show they just drug it out a little too much but I have faith that it will get better like most shows usually do

  9. I have a breakdown of the trailer on my site if anyone is interested.

    Either way, can’t wait for 2.5!!!

  10. I’m going to keep watching it because why stop now but honestly this show has never lived up to the first episode for me. Hopefully the second half of the season salvages things but the way it’s started out I really don’t know. It’s pretty bad spending 7 episodes on character development when you have poorly acted and badly written/unlikable/one dimensional characters.

  11. I am REALLY pumped for the second half of the season after seeing the story about the actor that plays Shane. Finally get to see the scene I have wanted since I heard TWD was going to be on TV! (hopefully)

  12. oh man i cant wait!! looks like Carl is gonna get in on the action =)

  13. I’m just hoping we see the show get back to it’s comic book roots. At first I was a little skeptical about their choice to keep Shane alive considering he died long before they got to the farm in the comics, but the way they have been writing his character has added a little more intrigue to the story and has given the show it’s own identity in a sense. Daryl has also quickly become my favorite character, which is also odd because he isn’t even in the comics. I’m just hoping they still follow some of the story progression and have them move on to the suburbs and then to the prison. Getting a hint at the Mayor would be nice too, my guess is that he will be Merle and we will see him towards the end of the season, maybe even in the last scene.

  14. Friggin LOVED the first half, so I’m in! I just gotta see how all this turns out…

  15. I don’t know about you guys, but I sat through most of the terribly long stretch of nothing that Boardwalk Empire had in it’s season 1, and the first half of season 2 of The Walking Dead’s slowness does not compare at all. So I had no issue enjoying the pace of this season.

  16. I loved the first part of season 2 part 1, was well done and bought to the attention some character development which is always a good thing. So often many programmes dumb down. But intelligent writing, plot and development is what series should be about.

    Really looking forward to seeing part 2, Feb 17 in the UK, lets hope this does not get cancelled like so many other shows! Remember Threshold anyone?

  17. Oh please. It’s not going to be make or break. People just need to shut their mouths and enjoy this amazing show. Season 2 has been amazing and anyone that thinks otherwise needs to stop whining and watch the show.

    Yes, that’s a fact.