The Walking Dead Season 2 Offers ‘Crazy’ Amount of Zombie Killing

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At C2E2 in Chicago a few weeks back, AMC brought cast members of The Walking Dead for a presentation about the show’s second season. Unfortunately, the cast hadn’t read scripts so all they had to go off was what they know from the comics.

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman however, was at WonderCon this weekend doing more press for the series and his other upcoming works, and offered some juicy hints about The Walking Dead season 2, pointing out that there will be an exponentially increased amount of zombie killing.

Our pals at Collider chatted with Kirkman and straight up asked how they plan on outdoing the zombie mayhem presented in the 6-episode premiere season of The Walking Dead.

“I can say, sitting here knowing what I know about the second season, that you can’t even see the bar because it’s been raised so much. There is all kinds of crazy stuff that is coming up. I’m really excited. I mean, you get 8 guys that like zombies that know they are doing a T.V. show like The Walking Dead, and they know that you can get away with the kind of things that we got away with on the first season. It really becomes just an effort to just find that thing that AMC is going to make us change. So we all sitting there going, “Oh, they are going to make us change that!” So there is a lot of cool stuff coming up.”

A large portion of the credit for the success of the adapting  an adult zombie comic into an expensive live-action television series goes to AMC for letting Frank Darabont and company do what they did. Prior to The Walking Dead, it wasn’t fathomable that a zombie series, let alone an expensive, gritty and realistic one, would work on primetime TV. AMC let the creators and team faithfully adapt Kirkman’s comic and it paid off in spades. They now have a major hit.

With the boundaries the series pushed and knowing how lenient AMC has been thus far, what can they get away with in The Walking Dead‘s second season?

“I worry that we are getting a little too like, “Oh, yeah. They will let us do anything” just because they have been so accommodating and seemingly breaking their own rules by allowing us to put this kind of stuff on T.V. It’s really kind of shocking, but I think it’s a testament to how successful the show has been that they have been willing go to that extra mile. They are allowing a zombie show to be a zombie show. They are not pulling punches at all, and I think that is a big part of its success. People who like zombie movies can sit down and watch this, and not feel like they are getting a light version of a zombie movie. We plan to stretch those boundaries to the test on the second season.”

No one from the cast or crew has opened up to spoiling plot and character details about the the show’s second season, or how what comic storylines they will draw from and alter for the series, but hearing Kirkman talk about it in this manner is enough to raise fan anxiety for more Walking Dead come the fall.

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Just like the comic series, Kirkman previously promised that the show will have an “evolving” cast so while series protagonist Rick Grimes might be safe for season 2, there will be character deaths and cast additions. Maybe Kirkman will get his wish of Charlie Sheen signing on? I hope not.

The Walking Dead season 2 will see the return of Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus and the rest of the living cast members.


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The Walking Dead season 2 premieres October 2011.

Source: Collider

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  1. Am I the only one who thinks that whole season 1 sucked reaaaaaaally hard????

    • yeah your pretty much the only one

    • yes you are the only one what the hell omg it was the best

  2. AMC if your reading this, I love you for being the only channel on network television that has allowed a series this beautiful…I am a zombie fanatic and the developers of this series as well as the network did a great job…i couldnt have pictured a better way to re-create the 1st season…when whats his face said that he wanted to give fans a zombie series, not some dumbed down zombie move, he was right…im so thrilled to see those who worked on this series staying true to what zombie films are all about… the first episode I watched (ep. 1 obviously)I looked over at my and “said holy crap, this tv series looks better than zombie movies ive watched…in fact its move quality.” CJ thanks to you im gonna watch that last episode again…haha…and that was an awesome idea…especially* when you consider she cant medically abort the baby with no hospital around…meaning…well, the obvious.I hope AMC continues to push past the bs tv ratings because i found my new favorite tv series and channel :p

  3. The Walking Dead is an awesome take on the zombie Genre. What I like most is that it is real intense drama, unlike most zombie movies that throw way too much comedy into the mix. I hope season 2 is longer than just six episodes though. Good work, Mr. Kirkman!!

    • Great show! Loved it! Glad AMC allowed the creators to push the boundaries and then some more. Can’t wait for season 2. Apparently there will be 13 episodes!

    • ooooooooooooooooo yes its 13more of the walking dead comming up this oct

  4. There should be at least 14 episodes this time around. The 6 episode 1st season was pure cruelty. Having to wait this long for more.

  5. What’s up I’m Chris I so wanna be a zombie I’ve been doing stage acting sence I was 5years old i am now 20 and I love acting as a zombie if I could come back as a zombie sweet hit me up Thoe thanks.

  6. In the genius comic books Lori and the unborn baby get killed by the zombie invasion during the escape from the jail. The comics are so far pushing the envelope that the producers would do well to follow them to the letter if they want this series to keep being a success. The comics have some shocking moments which will leave your heart palpitating. Noone is spared in this world. Wait till the ‘Governor’ pops his head into the show.

    Things get really dark when this bloke gets involved. He is as evil a character as has ever appeared in a comic or any other pop culture medium. The whole subplot involving The Governor is riveting and then some. I hope they don’t rush it because it will create the most talked about TV season in recent memory if the producers have the balls to follow the comic’s linear progression.

  7. Apparently it’s out first week in November in the UK. Can’t wait myself the trailer looks great.

  8. I love this show,hurry up can hardly wait ,this show kept me on the edge if my seat every show

  9. The first season like all tv shows had it’s ups and downs. Now if anyone has ever been shot they would know that since his bullet wound wasn’t healed it hadn’t even been 2 months into the outbreak, That’s ok i can let that slide, but what the hell were they thinking making his like that, i loved the season but i couldn’t stop waiting for them to finally just kill her off like she deserved. Personal opinion, hope season 2 is better than 1.

  10. Where cab I get a cisc of series 2 of FX’s – the walking dead

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